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Lee County is under the Property Tax Extension Limitation Law which places a limitation on the total amount of property tax that can be levied by most local governments. Generally, the law limits the increase of a local government's tax levy by 5% or the rate of inflation (whichever is less) over the highest extension of the prior three years. The tax caps are not applicable to:
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Your taxes may be higher than they were last year for any or all of three general reasons:
Generally, yes; by state law, complaints to the Board of Review must have been filed within 30 days after the roll is published in the newspaper. The only exception is if there is a discrepancy in the physical data about your property, such as the assessment being based on a 2,400-square-foot house when you actually have a 2,200-square-foot house. To compare your property's physical attributes to the assessment records, contact your Township Assessor or County Assessment Office.
No, each local government makes this decision independently. Lee County has no authority to issue any property tax levy but its own.
Your taxes will be sold at the annual tax sale. If your taxes are sold, you will retain the right to redeem your property. To redeem it, you will have to pay costs and interest in addition to any tax due. For more information, contact the Tax Redemption Department of the County Clerk's Office.