Desoto County, Florida - Assessor's Office
The Desoto County Assessor is responsible for appraising real estate and assessing a property tax on properties located in Desoto County, Florida. You can contact the Desoto County Assessor for:
- Appealing your property tax appraisal
- Information on your property's tax assessment
- Reporting upgrades or improvements
- Paying your property tax
- Checking the Desoto County property tax due date
- Your property tax bill
The Desoto County Assessor's Office is located in Arcadia, Florida. Arcadia is the county seat of Desoto County, where most local government offices are located. The assessor's office is located in the same building as the Desoto County government, at 201 East Oak Street, Room 102.
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Desoto County Assessor's Office Services
There are three major roles involved in administering property taxes - Tax Assessor, Property Appraiser, and Tax Collector. Note that in some counties, one or more of these roles may be held by the same individual or office. For example, the Desoto County Tax Assessor may also serve as the Desoto County Tax Appraiser.
- The Desoto County Tax Assessor is responsible for setting property tax rates and collecting owed property tax on real estate located in Desoto County.
- The Desoto County Property Appraiser is responsible for determining the taxable value of each piece of real estate, which the Tax Assessor will use to determine the owed property tax.
- The Desoto County Tax Collector is responsible for collecting property tax from property owners. They issue yearly tax bills to all property owners in Desoto County, and work with the sheriff's office to foreclose on properties with delinquent taxes.
When contacting Desoto County about your property taxes, make sure that you are contacting the correct office. You can call the Desoto County Tax Assessor's Office for assistance at 863-993-4866. Remember to have your property's Tax ID Number or Parcel Number available when you call!
If you have documents to send, you can fax them to the Desoto County assessor's office at 863-993-4869. Please call the assessor's office in Arcadia before you send documents or if you need to schedule a meeting. If you have general questions, you can call the Desoto County government at 863-993-4800.