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Who collects property taxes for the City? Who do I contact to make a payment or set up a payment plan? How do I pay my taxes online?
The Tax Collector of Palm Beach County collects taxes for every local government agency that has the power to levy taxes. Information pertaining to payments of property taxes can be found at
What is the City's current property tax rate? How do I calculate the City portion of my tax bill?
The City's operating tax rate for fiscal year 2016 is 5.55 mills, and the debt service rate is .1371, for a total millage of 5.6871. Millage is the tax rate used to calculate your property taxes. One (1) mil equals $1 for every $1,000 of taxable property value. Therefore, you are paying $5.69 in City taxes for every $1,000 of taxable value in fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015 - September 30, 2016).
How much of my total tax bill goes to the City?
Depending on what area of the City you live in, your total property tax bill for fiscal year 2016 is either 20.8227 or 20.9443 mills (some areas of the City pay taxes to the Jupiter Inlet District, which is 0.1216 mills in fiscal year 2016). Therefore, the City portion of your total tax bill in fiscal year 2016 is either 27.3% (5.6871/20.8227 = 27.3%), or if you also pay taxes to the Jupiter Inlet District, 27.2% (5.6871/20.9443 = 27.2%).
How is my property's market value calculated? Are there exemptions that I may be eligible for? Is there a procedure to appeal if I disagree with my market value?
The City does not determine your property's market value. This is a function of the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser. The Property Appraiser's website contains information concerning how your property is valued, what exemptions are available and how to apply for them, and how to file an appeal if you disagree with your market value. This information can be found at
Who do I contact for questions regarding the City's budget?
Questions concerning the City's budget can be directed to the Finance Administrator, Allan Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Deputy Finance Administrator, Mary Anderson-Pickle at email@example.com.
Who performs the annual audit of the City's financial records?
The City of Palm Beach Gardens' financial statements are audited annually by the CPA firm Marcum, LLP. The partner in charge of the engagement is Michael Futterman, CPA. (Michael.Futterman@marcumllp.com)
What are the creditor bond ratings for the City?
The City maintains the highest general obligation bond ratings from Moody's (Aaa), Standard & Poor's (AAA), and Fitch (AAA). The City's non-ad valorem debt is rated Aa1 by Moody's and AA+ by Standard & Poor's and Fitch.
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