The “Certified Values” are total taxable property values determined by the Department of Revenue for each tax jurisdictions.

The department provides these values to the tax jurisdictions every year on the first Monday in August.

We will provide certified values on Monday, August 6, 2018.

The full details of the report, including the certified values of every county and district can be found in My Property.

The certified values are used to determine the mill levies for each tax district.

Calculating Levies and Property Tax

To calculate the number of mills in each jurisdiction and property tax due, follow the steps below.

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Important Dates

2018 certified values will be available August 6, 2018.

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Step 1

New Budget Value

Begin by finding the new budget. This is the jurisdiction’s previous year’s budget increased by half of the inflation from the previous three years:

  \displaystyle \text{New Budget} = \text{Previous Budget} \times \left(1 + \left(\frac{\text{3 Years Inflation}}{2}\right)\right)

Step 2

Maximum Mills

Next find the jurisdiction’s maximum mills.

This is 1,000 times the jurisdiction’s New Budget divided by its Certified Taxable Value minus its Newly Taxable Value (Rounded down to the third decimal):

  \displaystyle \text{Maximum Mills} = 1,000 \times \left(\frac{\text{New Budget}}{\text{Certified Taxable Value} - \text{Newly Taxable Value}}\right)

Step 3

Millage Rates

Find the Millage Rate. This is the total number of mills from all jurisdictions for your property divided by 1,000.

  \displaystyle\text{Millage Rate} = \frac{\text{Total Mills}}{1,000}

Step 4

Property Tax

Finally, property owners multiply the Taxable Value by the Millage Rate to find their Property Tax.

  \displaystyle\text{Property Tax} = \text{Taxable Value} \times \text{Millage Rate}

This is an estimate of general property taxes. Local governments may also assess special fees and assessments. Property owners should contact their County Treasurer for more information on special assessments or fees.

Example Levies and Property Tax

For this example, we will look at a property with a $2,793 Taxable Value, in one tax jurisdiction with:

  • Previous Year’s Budget: $1,000,000
  • Three Year Inflation: 2%
  • Current Year Certified Taxable Value: $2,000,000
  • Newly Taxable Value: $100,000

We will also assume a second tax jurisdiction with 304 mills.

Step 1

New Budget Value

\displaystyle \text{New Budget} = \$1,000,000 \times \left(1 + \left(\frac{0.02}{2}\right)\right)
\displaystyle \text{New Budget} = \$1,000,000 \times 1.01
\displaystyle \text{New Budget} = \$1,010,000

New Budget: $1,010,000

Step 2

Maximum Mills

\displaystyle \text{Maximum Mills} = 1,000 \times \left(\frac{\$1,010,000}{  (\$2,000,000 - \$100,000)}\right)
\displaystyle \text{Maximum Mills} = 1,000 \times \left(\frac{\$1,010,000}{\$1,900,000}\right)
\displaystyle \text{Maximum Mills} = 1,000 \times (0.531)
\displaystyle \text{Maximum Mills} = 531

Maximum Mills: 531

Step 3

Millage Rates

Find the Millage Rate. This is the total number of mills from all jurisdictions for the property divided by 1,000.

\displaystyle \text{Millage Rate} = \frac{531 + 304}{1,000}
\displaystyle \text{Millage Rate} = \frac{835}{1,000}
\displaystyle \text{Millage Rate} = 0.835

Millage Rate: 0.835

Step 4

Property Tax

\displaystyle \text{Property Tax} = \$2,793 \times 0.835
\displaystyle \text{Property Tax} = \$2,332.16

Property Tax: $2,333