Walton County, Florida Tax Assessors' Office
571 US Hwy. 90 East
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32433
Where is the Walton County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Walton County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Walton County Tax Assessor's Office oversees the appraisal and assessment of properties as well as the billing and collection of property taxes for all taxable real estate located in Walton County.
Contact the assessor's office if you need help with paying your property taxes, applying for a homestead exemption or other tax exemption, reporting upgrades to your home, appealing your property tax assessment, or verifying your property records.
Submitting a Walton County property tax appeal
If you believe that your house has been unfairly overappraised (i.e. appraised at a value higher than the true market value of the property), you can attempt to get your home re-appraised at a lower value by contacting the Assessor's Office to submit a property tax appeal.
You will have to submit a form describing your property and sufficient proof that it is overassessed, including valuations of similar homes nearby as evidence. If your appeal is accepted, your home assessment (and property taxes) will be lowered as a result.
If you would like to appeal your property, call the Walton County Assessor's Office at (850) 892 8123 and ask for a property tax appeal form. Keep in mind that property tax appeals are generally only accepted in a 1-3 month window each year.
For more information and example appeals, see how to appeal your property taxes.
Useful Walton County Facts:
The median home value in Walton County is between $186,036.00 and $213,564.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Walton County?
You can try contacting the Walton County local government directly with any issues the Assessor's Office can't solve. In many counties, certain property records such as deeds are kept in the county courthouse or county archives instead of at the tax assessors' office.
The county seat for Walton County is located in the in Defuniak Springs, which is located at PO Box 1355. You can direct your general inquiries to Walton County with the contact info listed below.
Walton County Phone Number
Walton County Fax Number
Walton County Address
PO Box 1355
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435-1355
Useful Walton County Links:
- Property Tax Search Tool & GIS Map
- Walton County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Walton County Government Homepage
- Walton County Tax Records