About the Appraisal & Taxation System
The Property Appraiser and her staff are charged with placing a fair and just value on each
individual property in Glades County. This is done using mass appraisal methods in which the
appraiser considers sales, cost, and income approaches to value. These property values may
fluctuate due to local market conditions, property use, zoning, and the size and condition of
improvements on the site.
The taxing authorities use the total taxable values of the real property, tangible personal
property, and centrally assessed (railroad) property preliminary rolls as a basis for setting their
millage rates according to how much revenue from ad valorem taxes they need to fund their
budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Public hearings are then held by each taxing authority to
set millage rates and budgets. The tax bill is then computed by multiplying the the final certified
ad valorem tax roll value for each property parcel times the millage rates applicable to the
jurisdiction in which the parcel is located. The Tax Collector then merges this ad valorem tax roll
with the non-ad valorem tax roll.
Glades County Property Appraiser