DeSoto County, Florida Tax Assessors' Office
201 East Oak Street, Room 102
Arcadia, Florida 34266
Where is the DeSoto County Tax Assessor's Office?
What can the DeSoto County Assessor's Office do for me?
The DeSoto 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 DeSoto 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 DeSoto 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 DeSoto County Assessor's Office at (863) 993 4866 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 DeSoto County Facts:
The median home value in DeSoto County is between $104,517.00 and $123,683.00. Property tax rates are based on property values.
How can I contact DeSoto County?
You can try contacting the DeSoto 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 DeSoto County is located in the in Arcadia, which is where the DeSoto County Assessors' Office is also located. You can direct your general inquiries to DeSoto County with the contact info listed below.
DeSoto County Phone Number
DeSoto County Fax Number
DeSoto County Address
201 E Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
Useful DeSoto County Links:
- DeSoto County Assessors' Office Homepage
- DeSoto County Tax Records
- Property Tax Search Tool & Mapping
- DeSoto County Government Homepage
- Property Appraiser's GIS Map System