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Lee County Florida Property Tax Rates To Remain Unchanged

Posted by Benjamin Dona on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 at 5:46pm.

The Lee County Florida commissioners voted earlier this week to leave the maximum county-wide property tax rate unchanged for next year. They could also vote to lower it at their budget hearings in September but cannot legally raise it under any circumstances. The rate for a typical resident of unincorporated Lee County will remain at about $5.34 for every $1,000 in taxable value.

It's great news for many Lee County homeowners - especially those who don't live in one of the dozens of special taxing districts. Those folks will still probably see some increase in their property taxes as many of their rates are headed up because of the property values drop (22.7%) this year. It also does not affect residents living in one of the many cities throughout the county. They will have to wait and see what those entities will do with their own tax rates.

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Gulf Coast Associates, RealtorsBenjamin Dona is the Broker and Owner of Gulf Coast Associates, Realtors in Bonita Springs, Florida. He holds two advanced degrees, an MBA and an MA, and has an extensive background in both business and marketing. In 1998, he founded Gulf Coast Associates, and formed a group of like-minded Realtor® associates dedicated to offering professional Southwest Florida real estate services by concentrating on information, education and the use of leading edge technologies. He also is a recognized expert on the "Net," a much-quoted and read blog author, and a contributor to both national and international news outlets. Benjamin is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and numerous local real estate boards throughout Southwest Florida.

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2 Responses to "Lee County Florida Property Tax Rates To Remain Unchanged"

Ryan Jones wrote:
Wow, what great news for Lee County homeowners. Also, interest rates have come down the last few days. So, there is a silver lining out there...

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 at 8:58pm.

Benjamin wrote:
Appears to be one here in Southwest Florida.

Posted on Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 8:29pm.

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