How does the Tax Cap Law apply to Lee County?

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:

  • Increases due to newly constructed property
  • Bonded indebtedness of a local government
  • Increases approved by the voters through referenda

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1. My assessed value declined; why did my tax bill increase?
2. If I think my assessment is incorrect, is it too late to file an assessment complaint?
3. Does Lee County decide how much in property tax that the local governments (such as schools and municipalities) in my area can levy?
4. How does the Tax Cap Law apply to Lee County?
5. What will happen if I don’t pay my property taxes?
6. If have further questions about my tax bill. Who do I contact?