The Hernando County Tax Collector, an elected Constitutional Officer, is responsible for collecting the taxes that the taxing authorities set.
Tax Rates are set by the County's taxing authorities;the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners, Brooksville City Council, Hernando County School District, etc. depending on within whose jurisdiction your property lies.
The Hernando County Property Appraiser, an elected Constitutional Officer, is responsible for identifying, locating and fairly valuing all property, both real and personal, within the county for Ad Valorem tax purposes. The Property Appraiser does not create the value.
There are two types of Property Taxes assessed: Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property.
For detailed information about Real Property and Tangible Personal Property Taxes, please visit the Property Appraisers web site at www.hernandocounty.us/pa.
The real estate tax bill is a combined notice of ad valorem taxes and non-ad valorem assessments:
- Ad valorem taxes are based on the value of the property. Examples of ad valorem taxes are school, county and city taxes.
- Non-ad valorem assessments are based on factors other than the property value such as square footage or number of units. Levying authorities are responsible for setting the non-ad valorem assessments. Examples of non-ad valorem assessments are stormwater utility, fire and rescue, and solid waste collections.