Leon County Property Appraiser
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The feel of a cool breeze, the smell of pumpkin spice, and the sight of leaves changing colors all foreshadow the coming of my favorite season: Autumn. It is also a time for my staff and I to catch our collective breaths, after working so hard for months to prepare you for your upcoming property taxes. So, by now, I trust that you have received and carefully reviewed the legally required Notices of Proposed Property Taxes (“TRIM notices”) that were mailed to property owners in late August. While not a bill, TRIM notices provide you with your property values for January 1, 2023, applicable exemptions, and estimated taxes based upon millage rates proposed by local taxing authorities. The tax collector’s office sends tax bills in early November.

The real estate market in Leon County remains strong. While the federal government’s efforts to curb inflation through higher interest rates have resulted in a decline in the number of real estate transactions, property values have continued to increase.

Also, as we near the end of hurricane season, I’m grateful that our area did not experience more severe impacts from Hurricane Idalia, but we need to remain vigilant and keep our “hurricane preparedness bucket” handy. A few of our neighboring communities were not so fortunate, but Floridians are resilient. My team and I were prepared to assist Leon County’s emergency management team in any way that we could. We continue to stand by in support of the affected counties who are still recovering.

My goal is to keep you informed so that you can make the best financial decisions for your family. If you have any questions about your property’s values, please give us a call or stop by the office. I wish you a safe and joyous holiday season.

Akin Akinyemi

Akin Akinyemi, PhD, RA, CFA, CMS
Leon County Property Appraiser

It’s Tax Bill Season: Need Assistance Understanding Your Tax Bill? Contact the Leon County Tax Collector.

The Leon County Tax Collector is responsible for the collection of local taxes and fees. For more information, please refer to the Leon County Tax Collector’s brochure: “Understanding Property Tax Collection” or contact their office.

Leon County Tax Collector
P: (850) 606-4700

Important Notes:

  • If you recently purchased property, there is a chance the ownership and mailing address change did not occur in time to reflect on the annual tax bill. To obtain a copy of your bill, please contact the Leon County Tax Collector.
  • If you have questions about your escrow account and the payment of taxes, please contact your lender and/or the Leon County Tax Collector.
  • If you have questions related to property values, ownership records, assessment reductions or property tax exemptions, please contact our office.
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  • File for your homestead exemption! This may save you hundreds of dollars each year. You can file online, just click here.
  • There are other exemptions that may save you money. Visit our Exemptions page for more details.
  • If you previously filed homestead within the state of Florida, you may be eligible for additional savings. When filing for your homestead exemption, remember to file a Portability application.
  • Get an estimate of your property taxes. Do not assume the taxes from the previous owner will be the same for you; a change in ownership may reset the assessed value to the full market value, this could result in higher property taxes. Search for your parcel to access our tax estimator tool or call our office at (850) 606-6200.


  • Beth,

    It was a true pleasure to talk with you yesterday! You did an outstanding job of addressing my needs, and providing prompt, accurate information. Although we all have high-tech at our fingertips, my strong preference is to converse with people, and you met that desire for me in a big way. You are a true asset to the Leon County Property Appraiser's office.

    Mike B.
  • Thank you James, your explanation was excellent.

    Brian C.
  • Just a quick note to say “thank you” for the excellent service you provided! I called to get some typos corrected on our home property tax bill. Beth was delightful—extremely friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. She quickly resolved our issue and was happy to do so.

    Amelia F. & Bill E.


The Leon County Property Appraiser's Office has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration from the International Association of Assessing Officers.

The CEAA award is in recognition of utilizing best appraisal and assessment practices. In 2012, our office became the 11th jurisdiction nationally to earn the certificate since the inception of the program, and the 8th jurisdiction in Florida. The office was recertified in 2018.


November 4 | 8 a.m.
Big Bend Heart Walk 2023

November 10
Veteran’s Day – Office Closed

November 23-24
Thanksgiving Holiday – Office Closed

Total Parcels 111,821

Vacant Residential Land 9,433

Single Family Residential 74,903

Mobile Homes 6,782

Multi-Family 2,314

Apartments 362

Condominiums 5,082

Vacant Commercial Land 968

Improved Commercial 4,105

Vacant Industrial Land 243

Improved Industrial 751

Agricultural 1,531

Institutional 708

Government 1,566

Other 3,073
2021 Population Estimate 292,817

Median Age 31

Total Employer Establishments 7,821

Educational Attainment (high school or higher) 93.4%

Total Housing Units 135,687

Median Household Income 54,675

Foreign Born Population 6.6%

Individuals Below Poverty Level 16.2%

Veterans 15,099

View more.. Source: U.S. Census Bureau | QuickFacts