Welcome to CCPAO.COM

Tracy Scott Drake, CFA, CAE, ASA, RES, AAS

Clay County Property Appraiser

Welcome to the CCPAO website. It serves as an extension of our office and is continuously updated to provide the most current assessment information regarding properties located within Clay County. I hope your visit is both beneficial and informative.

 

General Inquiries

Please call (904) 284-6305 for general inquiries. Appointments are not required or necessary before visiting our office. Additionally, questions may be submitted here.

Property Tax Exemption Applications:

Florida law requires an applicant to have legal or beneficial title to the property and meet all eligibility requirements as of January 1 of the application tax year. The deadline to file a timely 2024 tax year application for all ad valorem [property] tax exemptions, assessment reductions and classifications was March 1, 2024.

Qualified applicants who failed to apply timely may still file an application with the Property Appraiser on or before the 25th day following the mailing of the Notice of Proposed Property Taxes, which typically occurs in mid-August. However, applicants must demonstrate extenuating circumstances as to why the application was not filed in a timely manner, pursuant to s. 196.011, Florida Statutes. Refer to Instructions on late filing for homestead and related tax exemptions for more details on filing an application after the deadline.

Applications and the Late-Filed Explanation may be filed in-person anytime during business hours at the main office in Green Cove Springs (located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building) and at the branch office in Orange Park (located inside the Tax Collector’s Office at 1518 Park Avenue), or on the first Tuesday of the month at the Tax Collector’s Keystone Heights branch office located at 7380 State Road 100. Appointments are not required or necessary. Also, applications may be filed by email to [email protected] or by mail to PO Box 38, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.

Once the initial application has been filed, the application status will display on the office’s website in the Parcel Summary section and any approved exemptions will be applied on the Notice of Proposed Property Taxes. Timely-filed applications will be processed by July 1, 2024.

The homestead exemption will automatically renew each January and the automatic exemption renewal notice will be mailed annually on or before February 1. If you still live in the home and qualify for the exemption, no action is required – keep the renewal notice as your receipt and continue to enjoy the benefits of lower taxes. It is your responsibility to notify the Property Appraiser if your eligibility for exemptions has changed.

Annual Reports

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How Property is Valued

Florida law charges the Property Appraiser with the task of valuing all property that is not immune from taxation, or otherwise exempt from valuation.