Alachua County, Florida Tax Assessors' Office
12 S.E. 1st Street Room 213
Gainesville, Florida 32602
Where is the Alachua County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the Alachua County Assessor's Office do for me?
The Alachua 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 Alachua 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 Alachua 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 Alachua County Assessor's Office at (352) 374 5230 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 Alachua County Facts:
The median home value in Alachua County is between $186,072.00 and $193,128.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact Alachua County?
You can try contacting the Alachua 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 Alachua County is located in the in Gainesville, which is located at PO BOX 5547. You can direct your general inquiries to Alachua County with the contact info listed below.
Alachua County Phone Number
Alachua County Fax Number
Alachua County Address
PO BOX 5547
Gainesville, FL 32627-5547
Useful Alachua County Links:
- Alachua County Tax Records
- Alachua County Assessors' Office Homepage
- Property Tax Search Tool
- Alachua County Government Homepage