• Okaloosa County Property Appraiser

    • Government - County
    1250 Eglin Pkwy N., Ste 201
    Shalimar, FL 32579
    (850) 651-7240
    (850) 651-7244 (fax)
    • About

      The property appraiser is responsible for identifying, locating, and fairly valuing all property, both real and personal, within the county for tax purposes. The “market” value of real property is based on the current real estate market. Estimating the “market” value of your property means discovering the price most people would pay for your property in its current condition. What is important to remember is that the property appraiser does not create the value. People establish the value by buying and selling real estate in the market place. The property appraiser has the legal responsibility to study those transactions and appraise your property accordingly. The property appraiser also

      tracks ownership changes;
      maintains maps of parcel boundaries;
      keeps descriptions of buildings and property characteristics up to date;
      accepts and approves applications from individuals eligible for exemptions and other forms of property tax relief;
      Analyzes trends in sales prices, construction costs, and rents to best estimate the value of all assessable property.

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