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Cities With The Highest And Lowest Property Tax Rates In Pinellas County
Dated: August 3 2020
Find Out Which Cities Have the Highest and Lowest Property Tax Rates in Pinellas County, Florida
Most people will agree that buying a home is one of the BIGGEST investments they'll ever make. Like any investment, real estate comes with long term costs that need to be considered and budgeted for, such as insurance and property taxes. While homeowner's insurance rates can fluctuate from property to property, one thing we can predict is property taxes, based on the local rates released by each city. This information is important to know BEFORE you purchase a home.
To make things simpler for you, we've collected the latest property tax rates in Pinellas County, FL and listed them below. The results might surprise you, but can help you save money when shopping for a home. In some cities, the millage rates (aka property tax rates) are 174% higher than others, even though they’re just minutes away from one another. That can add up on your annual property tax bill or drive up your monthly mortgage payment if the mortgage company also escrows taxes and insurance for you.
Here’s what we have found for the current 2019-2020 property tax rates:
LOWEST Property Tax Rates in Pinellas County (amount listed below is per $1,000 of property tax value):
Belleair Shores- $.64 (Under a buck! But remember, this city only has just over 40 homes in it.)
Redington Shores- $1.80
Redington Beach- $1.81
Indian Rocks Beach- $1.83
Indian Shores- $1.87
Belleair Beach- $2.04
Unincorporated Pinellas County- $2.09
Palm Harbor- $2.09 (Adopts County Tax Rate)
Pinellas Park- $2.09 (Adopts County Tax Rate)
City of Seminole- $2.48
Madeira Beach- $2.75
HIGHEST Property Tax Rates in Pinellas County
St. Petersburg- $6.76 (Often the highest in Pinellas County!)
Kenneth City- $5.44
Belleair Bluffs- $5.35
Tarpon Springs- $5.37
Safety Harbor- $3.95
Treasure Island- $3.61
South Pasadena- $3.50
St. Pete Beach- $3.15
It's information like this that can save you thousands of dollars over the years when it comes to home ownership in the Pinellas County & Greater Tampa Bay areas of Florida. What kind of information is your Realtor providing you with? If you're not already working with us for all your real estate needs, maybe it's time to give us a call...
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