Accurate communication is critical to serve our diverse community in Alachua County. We now offer Pocketalk translation devices to help bridge the communication barriers between our employees and customers whose primary language is not English. These two-way translation devices create connections across 82 different languages with extreme accuracy. The Pocketalk represents our commitment to be inclusive and respectful of all customers by providing valuable resources to simplify their visit with us. We are excited to offer this game changing service!
We are co-hosting a Probate and Estate Planning Summit with the Alachua County Property Appraiser on September 14th, 2023, at 6 PM at the Alachua County Senior Recreation Center. Our goal is to educate the community about the probate process for heirs’ property and introduce financial resources currently available. Heirs’ property refers to property that has not had the property estate planning in place. This takes place when the last owner of the property is now deceased resulting in the property needing to go through the probate process.
Our friends at the Property Appraiser’s Office have mailed out the 2023 Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (Truth in Millage-TRIM notice). The notice provides important information about the value of your home and property as well as exemptions. As a reminder, the County of Alachua and local governments set the tax rate/millage. The Property Appraiser sets the assessed value of the properties to which the tax rate is applied. The Tax Collector mails the tax bills in November and is responsible for collecting the taxes and distributing them to the various entities. Questions regarding the proposed value or exemptions for your property should be addressed with the Property appraiser’s office immediately. Public hearings to adopt the proposed tax rates will take place in September. Those dates/locations are listed on the TRIM notice.
Our offices will be closed Monday, September 4th, 2023, for Labor Day. We expect to be busy on Tuesday, September 5th. Appointments are strongly encouraged for fastest service.
We are proud to announce our newest Certified Public Managers, Kim Reshard, Diana Howard, Veronica Taylor, and James Thompson!! The Certified Public Manager program (CPM) is a nationally recognized leadership development program for public managers and supervisors. The program is offered through FSU and takes two years to complete. Congratulations on completing the program and for dedicating your time and hard work!
Karen Williams, Bridget Johnston, Shantal Booth, Kim Chaney, Kristan Ford, and Brittany Johnson!!
They were recognized by Alachua County Commissioners for their completion of this 8-week educational class exploring the Alachua County government and the five constitutional offices.