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Pinellas County
Property appraiser estimates higher values
Article published on Monday, June 10, 2013
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Pam Dubov
CLEARWATER – It’s been a long time coming, but property values in Pinellas are finally on the rise.

Property Appraiser Pam Dubov released the estimated 2013 taxable values by taxing authority May 29. The numbers forecast an overall 3 percent increase countywide.

This is good for the taxing authorities, fire districts and municipalities. If the estimates prove true, it means more money for the coffers. The total taxable value for the general fund in 2013 is estimated to be in excess of $55.97 billion compared to $54.35 billion in 2012.

The property appraiser forecasts a 2.98 percent increase for the county’s general fund, health department, Pinellas Planning Council, Juvenile Welfare Board and Southwest Florida Water Management District. A slightly larger increase of 3.41 is estimated for Emergency Medical Services.

The Pinellas County School Board could see a rise in values of 3.18 percent and 3.33 percent for Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority.

Tax values for unincorporated county’s municipal services district could go up 2.32 percent and 2.26 percent for library services. Pinellas Park Water Management District values could increase by 4.10 percent, according to the estimates, with 1.37 percent increase for Clearwater Downtown Development, 3.89 percent for Feathersound Community Services and 2.2 percent for Palm Harbor Community Services.

Two thirds of the county’s 24 municipalities have estimated tax value increases of more than 3 percent. Belleair Shore had the highest estimate at 7.43 percent. Gulfport had the lowest at 0.77 percent.

The complete order listed high to low:

• Belleair Shore - 7.43 percent

• North Redington Beach - 6.61 percent

• Redington Beach - 5.71 percent

• Belleair Beach - 5.22 percent

• Indian Rocks Beach - 4.99 percent

• Redington Shores - 4.69 percent

• Madeira Beach – 4.64 percent

• Treasure Island – 4.51 percent

• Kenneth City – 4.24 percent

• St. Pete Beach – 3.98 percent

• St. Petersburg – 3.74 percent

• Indian Shores – 3.73 percent

• Pinellas Park – 3.67 percent

• South Pasadena – 3.66 percent

• Oldsmar – 3.57 percent

• Clearwater – 3.24 percent

• Belleair Bluffs – 2.90 percent

• Seminole – 2.53 percent

• Dunedin – 2.11 percent

• Safety Harbor – 1.74 percent

• Largo – 1.29 percent

• Tarpon Springs – 1.16 percent

• Belleair - 1.05 percent

• Gulfport – 0.77 percent

Estimated values are up for 14 of 15 fire districts. Taxable value in the Safety Harbor Fire District is forecast to drop 0.15 percent. Other value increases, in order high to low, include:

• Belleair Bluffs fire – 6.21 percent

• South Pasadena fire – 5.17 percent

• Lealman fire – 4.19 percent

• Seminole fire – 3.43 percent

• Tierra Verde fire – 3.27 percent

• Dunedin fire – 2.83 percent

• Gandy fire – 2.64 percent

• East Lake fire – 2.54 percent

• Pinellas Park fire – 2.41 percent

• Highpoint – 2.31 percent

• Palm Harbor fire – 2.12 percent

• Clearwater fire – 1.31 percent

• Tarpon Springs fire – 0.79 percent

• Largo fire – 0.71 percent

• Safety Harbor – negative 0.15

The property appraiser has a July 1 deadline to certify taxable values for the next budget year. The values and tax levies by each taxing authority will be used to calculate Truth in Millage Notices that will be mailed to property owners Aug. 19. Taxing authorities have until Aug. 2 to inform the property appraiser of tentative millage rates. Those rates cannot be raised, but they can be lowered.

For more information on the budget process, visit www.pinellascounty.org/budget/14budget. For more information on property values and TRIM notices visit www.pcpao.org.
Article published on Monday, June 10, 2013
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