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Alachua County Florida Property Tax

$1,984.00 13th of 67

Median Property Tax In Alachua County, Florida


Median Home Value In
Alachua County, Florida

1.05% 3rd of 67

Median Property Tax
As Percentage Of Home Value


Median Income In
Alachua County, Florida

The median property tax (also known as real estate tax) in Alachua County is $1,984.00 per year, based on a median home value of $189,600.00 and a median effective property tax rate of 1.05% of property value.

Alachua County collects very high property taxes, and is among the top 25% of counties in the United States ranked by property tax collections. Of the sixty-seven counties in Florida, Alachua County is ranked 13th by median property taxes, and 3rd by median tax as percentage of home value.

Compared to other counties in Florida, Alachua County collects a relatively high percentage of each property's value as tax. Combined with home values that are $7,200.00 greater than the Florida median of $182,400.00, this results in the relatively high property taxes in Alachua County.

Property Tax Tip Note: Due to the complicated and varied methods used to calculate property tax in different counties, the best way to compare property taxes between jurisdictions is through median property tax values. If you need to calculate the exact tax due on your property, contact the Alachua County Tax Assessor.

Alachua County's Property Tax Is Higher Than Average

13th out of 67

By median yearly property tax

3rd out of 67

By percentage of median home value

21st out of 67

By percentage of median income

You can see how Alachua County (highlighted in green) compares to the sixty-seven other counties in Florida with the bar chart above, sorted by median property tax in dollars. For a visual map of county property tax rates in Florida, see our Florida county property tax map.

Property Tax Tip Remember: Real estate prices also play a large part in which Florida counties have the highest and lowest median property taxes. Higher-valued properties will generally have higher taxes, even if the median percentage of home value levied as property tax is different. For comparisons, you can also use Percentage Of Home Value.

Alachua County is located in Florida, which is ranked 23rd highest of the 50 states by median property tax. Here's how Alachua County's property tax compares to the 3,142 other counties nationwide:

456th out of 3143

By median yearly property tax

1057th out of 3143

By percentage of median home value

477th out of 3143

By percentage of median income

To see how Florida as a whole compares to the rest of the states, check our our interactive state-by-state property tax map. You can find statewide statistics on the Florida property tax page.

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Alachua County Property Tax Assessor

Property tax assessments in Alachua County are the responsibility of the Alachua County Tax Assessor, whose office is located in Gainesville, Florida.

If you need to pay your property tax bill, ask about a property tax assessment, look up the Alachua County property tax due date, or find property tax records, visit the Alachua County Tax Assessor's page. Applications for the Alachua County homestead exemption, any property tax appeals, and applications for a current use tax reduction must also be submitted to the Alachua County Assessor's Office.

For some properties, you can easily find the most recent tax assessment by looking up the property address with our property records search. You can also use our Alachua County Property Tax Calculator to estimate your property tax based on median tax values (results open in new page).

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Data Sources: Our property tax data is based on a 5-year study of median property tax rates conducted from 2006 through 2010.

United States Census Property Tax Data
U.S. Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 2006-2010
The Tax Foundation Property Tax Data
The Tax Foundation
Property Tax Calculations, July 2012
florida Property Tax Data
Florida Department of Revenue
Tax Statistics & References