The Wakulla County Property Appraiser’s Office is your local government agency responsible for locating, identifying and valuing real and tangible personal property located in our county. We establish fair and equitable market values, maintain ownership records and administer exemptions for property tax revenue. Our goal is to accomplish this in a manner that assures public confidence in our accuracy, productivity and fairness.
We are committed to helping you understand the valuation process and what benefits are available to you. We promise to treat you with respect and understanding and to deliver the outstanding customer service you deserve and expect.
As part of the duties and responsibilities Field Appraisers make onsite physical inspections of properties throughout the county in order to review condition, quality, and size of structures. Collection and updating of information accurately are a very important part of the appraisal process. These visits/reviews are done periodically throughout the county, as well as those properties on which building permits have been issued.
Wakulla County Property Appraiser logos are prominently displayed on every Property Appraiser vehicle, and each employee wears a county issued uniform shirt and photo ID badge. Field Appraisers will always knock in an attempt to make contact before beginning any review of the property. If you are not home or do not answer they will leave their card or a door hanger to let you know they were on the property performing an inspection. During the onsite inspection they may measure, take pictures, and walk around the perimeter of the structure to make certain your assessment is as accurate as possible.
As the property owner or tenant, you do not have to allow the onsite inspection to take place and may ask the appraiser to leave at any time, although the onsite inspection is a vital part of the process to ensure that the property is fairly assessed.
However, the current owner of the property may receive a call or be sent a letter by the Daily Operations Director requesting an appointment for another date and time to review the property.