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Who pays the highest taxes in Pinellas County?



It's budget season here in Florida. Local officials are deciding how much to tax their residents and will soon public hearings on next year's budgets.

Have you ever wondered how your city stacks up, taxwise?

St. Petersburg residents currently pay the highest tax rate in Pinellas County. St. Petersburg has a millage rate of 6.7742. One mill is equal to $1 of tax for each $1,000 of assessed, nonexempt property. For example, the owner of a St. Petersburg home valued at $100,000 after exemptions paid $677.42 in property taxes this year. The owner of the same home in North Redington Beach is paying $75.11. Not that there are any $100,000 homes in Redington Beach.  

Just for comparison's sake, here's the millage rate that residents in each city in Pinellas County are currently paying. These figures are courtesy of the Pinellas County Property Appraiser's Office.

St. Petersburg: 6.7742

Belleair: 5.9432

Pinellas Park: 5.5862

Tarpon Springs: 5.4500

Belleair Bluffs: 5.3500

Clearwater: 5.1550

Largo: 4.9999

Kenneth City: 4.7592

Oldsmar: 4.0500

Gulfport: 4.0390

Dunedin: 3.3817

Safety Harbor: 3.3808

St. Pete Beach: 3.2819

Treasure Island: 3.1368

Seminole: 2.4793

Belleair Beach: 2.0394

Indian Rocks Beach: 2.0000 (Nice and even)

Redington Shores: 2.000 (Ditto) 

Redington Beach: 1.9410

Indian Shores: 1.8700

Madeira Beach: 1.7900

South Pasadena: 1.6985

North Redington Beach: 0.7511

Belleair Shore: 0.6646

So now you know.

[Last modified: Friday, August 23, 2013 3:20pm]


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