The Leon County Commission recently held a budget workshop to address the 2023-24 fiscal year. At the meeting elected officials voted unanimously to keep the property tax millage rate at 8.3144 which will increase collections by $12.66 million.
Provided below is a table detailing the changes in general revenues and expenditures which are supported by property taxes and state shared taxes.
Other revenues the County receives, such as building permit fees, tourism bed taxes, solid waste fees and court programs are required to be spent on specific programs.
The table depicts the changes in general revenue changes and expenses, which amount to $16.04 million.
The largest share of the $16 million new revenue – $12 million – comes from the increased values in residential property.
According to the report, 56% of the new revenue or $9.1 will be allocated to the Leon County Sheriff’s Office. Next on the expense list is the Supervisor of Elections, which will receive approximate $2.6 million or 16.3% of the new revenue.