August 15, 2019
2019 TRIM Notices
IMPORTANT PROPERTY TAX INFORMATION: Tomorrow, TRIM Notices will be mailed, and will also be made available on our website! Eddie clearly breaks down the TRIM Notice and explains other relevant property tax information in the video below. Let us know what you think or if you have any questions!
July 3, 2019
Our office will be closed Thursday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
May 23, 2019
Our office will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day. We remember and honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
May 8, 2019
FCIAAO Conference in St. Petersburg
Eddie Creamer, St. Johns County Property Appraiser, had the opportunity last week to present on our drone program at the FCIAAO conference in St. Petersburg. We’ve found this technology beneficial to our office, and hope to share our knowledge with other counties in the state. To view the presentation as well as contact information for our drone team, click here.
April 25, 2019
2018 Second Final Tax Roll Submission
I am please to announce that the second certification of the 2018 Tax Roll, for both real and tangible personal property, occurred on April 25, 2019. In accordance with F.S.193.122(3), the second certification of the tax roll by the value adjustment board reflects all changes made by the board together with any adjustments or changes made by the property appraiser.
April 16, 2019
Our office will be closed Friday, April 19th in observance of Good Friday. A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
March 7, 2019
Monthly Financial Statements
Eddie Creamer, St. Johns County Property Appraiser, will now publish monthly financial statements to the SJCPA website. The monthly financial statements are a detail of revenues from taxing authorities and expenses of the office compared to the budget as approved by the Florida Department of Revenue. The detailed budget may also be viewed here.
In publishing this information, Property Appraiser, Eddie Creamer, stated “It is very important that government be transparent at all levels. There is no reason that we, in public service, should not be held to the same normal financial standards and accountability as a private sector business. Bank accounts should be reconciled monthly and financial statements should be prepared and reviewed as well. This information should then be made available to the public in a clear, consistent, and transparent manner. A better informed taxpayer can ask more informed questions and hold those in public service to the high standards we took the oath to maintain and defend”.
February 14, 2019
Drone Ops Team Meets with Orange County PA
Today, representatives from the Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office met with our Drone Operations Team to learn more about the many advantages of our drone program. During their visit, our Drone Team shared knowledge of everything from FAA licensing to flight data processing. Pictures from our flight demonstration this afternoon may be viewed on our Facebook page. We look forward to assisting OCPA with their future endeavors and hope to have them back again soon!
February 14, 2019
Our office will be closed Monday, February 18th in observance of Presidents’ Day. A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
January 17, 2019
Our office will be closed Monday, January 21st in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
January 9, 2019
Hurricane Matthew Assistance
St. Johns County homeowners affected by Hurricane Matthew and with unmet recovery needs may be eligible for assistance. Registration is now open for Restore St. Johns, a County-based housing recovery program. Click here to learn more about program eligibility and to apply.
January 4, 2019
Storm Damage Adjustments
Our office recently mailed a letter to all properties receiving a hurricane adjustment as a result of damage caused by Hurricane Matthew or Irma. Our field appraisers will be out conducting follow-up inspections to determine whether repairs have been completed and/or if the property was able to be occupied as of January 1, 2019. Please click here to read the letter mailed to homeowners with adjustments on their property for hurricane damage. The Application for Abatement of Taxes for Homestead Residential Improvements may be found here.
December 27, 2018
Our office will be closed Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January 1st in observance of the New Year’s Holiday. A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
December 20, 2018
Our office will be closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas Holiday. A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
December 11, 2018
Increasing Property Values Spur County Revenues
Did you know increasing property values and new construction will continue to increase St. Johns County revenues? See our breakdown by Taxing Authority comparing 2017 & 2018 values. We expect to see the same sort of growth for 2019.
November 19, 2018
Our office will be closed Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
November 9, 2018
Our office will be closed Monday, November 12th in observance of Veteran’s Day. A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
November 6, 2018
Web Data Update
Our website and public data bundles now reflect the working 2019 Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property values. “Working” values will continue to change throughout the first half of next year as our appraisers evaluate their market areas, new homes and businesses are added to the tax roll, exemptions are granted, and ownership changes are applied. In addition to land, building and exemption values, historical assessment information from the 2018 and prior year tax rolls are available on your Property Record Card.
October 30, 2018
2018 Tax Bills
2018 Tax Bills have been mailed to property owners in St. Johns County. A quick link to your tax bill is available at the top of your Property Record Card. Click here to view your bill online today!
October 12, 2018
2018 First Final Tax Roll Certification
Yesterday, our office presented the 2018 Tax Roll, both real and tangible personal property, to the Florida Department of Revenue and the St. Johns County Tax Collector. Once our submission receives the Department of Revenue’s approval, the 2019 “working” Tax Roll values will be available on our website and in our public data bundles.
August 23, 2018
TRIM Notice PSA
I have been made aware that a small subset of the 2018 TRIM Notices did not print as legibly as desired. We are working with our vendor to identify where the error occurred in their printing and mailing process. If the data printed on the TRIM Notice you received by mail is not clear, please note that an electronic version may be printed from your Property Record Card. Just use our Real Property Search or Tangible Property Search functions to look up your data. Should you have any questions or need assistance please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904-827-5520.
August 17, 2018
2018 TRIM Notices
Your 2018 TRIM Notice is now available. More information on what your TRIM Notice contains is available here. You can use the quick link located on your Property Record Card to view and pay your tax bill online. Click here to get started!
August 16, 2018
SJCPA Web Data
To keep up with our growing county, our staff is already hard at work on the 2019 Tax Roll! Until we are certified by the Department of Revenue in October, changes to the 2018 Tax Roll will be published in our property search data, CAMA Data/CAMA Data Supplemental bundles and the GIS Data bundles.
To allow new homeowners the opportunity to file for exemptions, our homestead application will reflect the most current ownership as we process transfers in our 2019 database. Our maps will also reflect splits or combines that our GIS teams applies in our 2019 geodatabase.
July 24, 2018
2018 Preliminary Roll Approval
I am pleased to announce the approval of the 2018 preliminary assessment roll for St. Johns County by the Florida Department of Revenue.
As our staff continues to work diligently towards the First Final Certification of the 2018 Tax Roll, we would like to bring the following dates to your attention:
August 17, 2018 – Notices of Proposed Taxes (“TRIM Notices”) will be mailed to owners of taxable Real and Personal Property.
September 11, 2018 – Last day to protest values and/or file a petition to the Value Adjustment Board.
October 11, 2018 – Tentative 2018 First Final Tax Roll Certification.
July 19, 2018
2018 – 2019 Budget Presentation
Yesterday, Property Appraiser Eddie Creamer presented to the Board of County Commissioners a tentative budget for Fiscal Year 2018/2019. Although not a requirement of the Property Appraiser’s Office, Eddie consistently strives to provide outstanding service to the citizens of St. Johns County while being as transparent as possible with taxpayer dollars. A copy of his presentation can be viewed here.
July 3, 2018
Our office will be closed Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
June 29, 2018
New Property Tax Refund
Eddie Creamer, St. Johns County Property Appraiser, announced a new property tax refund for property owners who suffered hurricane damage during the 2016 and 2017 storm seasons.
Residential homesteaded property owners in St. Johns County and throughout Florida may be eligible.
To qualify, the property must be homesteaded and have been uninhabitable for a minimum of 30 days due to damage from Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew or Irma.
The property owner must also submit an Application for Abatement of Taxes for Homestead Residential Improvements, along with documentation showing the property was not fit to live in, to their county property appraiser’s office.
The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2019.
If approved by the Property Appraiser, the St. Johns County Tax Collector’s Office will issue a tax refund after homeowners pay their 2019 property tax bill, which is payable Nov. 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.
The application for St. Johns County may be found on line using this link.
June 11, 2018
Request for Quote Released
The St Johns County Property Appraiser’s office announces a Request for Quote (RFQ) for a Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal System. The deadline for the submission of proposals is July 11, 2018. All interested firms can obtain a copy of the RFQ by clicking here.
March 23, 2018
2017 Second Final Tax Roll Certification
I am honored to announce that the second certification of the 2017 Tax Roll, for both real and tangible personal property, occurred on March 22, 2018. In accordance with F.S.193.122(3), the second certification of the tax roll by the value adjustment board reflects all changes made by the board together with any adjustments or changes made by the property appraiser.
March 20, 2018
Proposed Additional Homestead
This November, Florida Voters will have the opportunity to vote on proposed legislation to introduce a “third homestead” benefit that will take effect January 1, 2019. If passed, the portion of your assessed value between $100,000 and $125,000 may be eligible for up to an additional $25,000 exemption. We invite you to learn more here or use this calculator to see how this proposal may affect your homestead property’s taxable value.
March 8, 2018
Have you visited our mapping site lately? In addition to our latest aerial imagery, you can view flood zones, sales data, taxing districts – and more! Click here to launch our map and use the check boxes in the sidebar to add the layer(s) of your choice.
February 28, 2018
Our office will be closed Friday, March 30th in observance of Good Friday & the Easter holidays. A full list of our holiday closures can be found here.
December 18, 2017
Storm Damage Assessment
Our expert appraisers are diligently working to assess property damage due to Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma. Please view our most recent press release to see how we plan to continue these efforts in 2018.
November 30, 2017
New Office Hours
Effective January 2, 2018 our office will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
November 6, 2017
Property Appraiser Returns $270,898.76 to St. Johns County
“We are working very hard to be fiscally responsible with the taxpayer’s money. We are proud to be able to provide the St. Johns County Taxing Authorities these funds that can be invested in local services that make St. Johns County a great place to live.”
-Eddie Creamer, St. Johns County Property Appraiser
November 1, 2017
View from Above
Our Drone Operations team visited the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum to obtain aerial photography of the property. This is the first of many flights to come, and we are excited about the future of our drone program and the benefits of this program to our office as well as our community. We are happy to be of service to one of our premier local attractions and to gain some valuable training time in the process. Thank you to Kevin Beverly and Sarah Repult for putting this flight together.
October 27, 2017
2017 Tax Bills
Your 2017 tax bill is now available. You can use the quick link located on your Property Record Card to view and pay your tax bill online. Click here to get started!
October 13, 2017
New Website Features
Your feedback is critical to the evolution of our web services – and we are listening! In response to your requests, we have added new services that we hope will enhance your experience on our website. We have expanded your search criteria options with our new Property Type Search, which will allow you to search our property records using various property characteristics. Additionally, and for the first time, our Tangible Personal Property records are now available online. We invite you to explore these new features and look forward to hearing from you as we continuously work to improve our website.
October 12, 2017
2017 Tax Roll Certification
I am honored to present the 2017 Tax roll, both real and tangible personal property, to the Value Adjustment Board for Certification and Transmission to the St. Johns County Tax Collector. Our outstanding team of professionals have worked tirelessly this year to assure that the roll was submitted timely and to the very best of our ability, Fair, Equitable and Accurate.
August 17, 2017
Watch your mail! TRIM notices will be mailed on Friday, August 18, 2017. This year, we have simplified our TRIM Notice presenting only pertinent information in an easy to read format consisting of one page front and back. For the first time, you will also be able to view your TRIM Notice online from your Property Record Card. Please click here for a sample of our redesigned TRIM Notice.
We are excited to announce that the Department of Revenue has approved the 2017 assessment roll for St. Johns County.
Our numbers show St. Johns County taxable property values have grown 8.12% over last year. Our 2017 preliminary taxable value now stands at $23,858,170,140, our net 2017 new construction is $737,851,434. The 2016 final taxable value was $22,065,974,488, with net 2016 new construction of $649,818,893. The additional revenue to St. Johns County this year is anticipated to be $10,992,131.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call me at (904) 827-5520 or email me at email@example.com.
August 2, 2017