The assessed value of real estate and tangible personal property is established by the Property Appraiser. However, taxes are levied by the taxing authorities. A Taxing Authority is a unit of government that determines tax rates and levies taxes. The Florida Constitution directly authorizes taxing authorities to levy ad valorem taxes. Listed below are the taxing authorities in Hillsborough County, along with applicable telephone numbers.
Countywide Levies by Board of County Commissioners General Revenue
School Board Operating
Hillsborough County/ Municipal Service Taxing Unit (unincorporated)
County Library (Tampa & unincorporated)
Non-Countywide Levies by SW Florida Water Management District - (SWFWMD) General District
Transit Authority (Tampa, Temple Terrace & unincorporated)
Tampa Port Authority