Homeowner or real estate investor, this is for you! You should have received earlier this month your 2019 Property Tax bill. This bill includes Ad Valorem and Non-Ad Valorem taxes. Ad Valorem taxes are levied based on the county property appraiser’s assessed value of your real and tangible personal property. Non-Ad Valorem taxes are flat fees for county services such as stormwater, solid waste collection and recycling and may also include CDD fees, if applicable.
The payment deadline for the current year assessment is March 31st, 2020 and become delinquent April 1st. However, paying early can earn you a discount. Pay by November 30, 2019 to enjoy the largest discount.
To access your property record:
Duval County – https://paopropertysearch.coj.net/Basic/Search.aspx
If your property is secured by a mortgage, rest assured! You’ve likely already been making monthly payments towards this tax assessment through your mortgage. Your lender escrows these funds all year and will pay the bill on your behalf (usually in November). Your lender will credit you any overage between what was collected and the actual assessment due. Check with your lender to confirm the bill is paid!
If you do not have a mortgage on the property or your lender does not escrow funds to pay this tax bill, you will need to pay it yourself. Click the links below to make an online payment:
Duval County – http://www.coj.net/Departments/Tax-Collector.aspxDon’t like the bill? File for a Homestead Exemption if you have not already. Doing so could reduce homeowners’ assessed property value by up to $50,000 and ultimately save money on your tax bill. If you purchased a primary residence during 2019, you may be eligible for a 2020 homestead exemption by filing an application by March 1, 2020. More to come on filing this application.