TAVARES — The Lake County Property Appraiser's Office recently updated its Web site (www.lakecopropappr.com) with a property tax estimation calculator that helps current and future homeowners compare the current homestead exemption rate to the proposed tax reform amendment, which voters will consider at a special election on Jan. 29.
The Web site also gives a basic outline of the proposed tax reform on its frequently asked questions page at www.lakecopropappr.com/frequently-asked-questions.aspx.
The improved property appraiser's Web site was unveiled in August with new features such as a sales search, which allows a Web user to track sales of homes in a particular neighborhood. This online tool is beneficial to home sellers, buyers, appraisers and real-estate agents as it allows them to compare what other homes are selling for in the area. Criteria for conducting an online sales search are comprehensive with several different categories, including neighborhood, sales price range, year built and ground floor area.
For more information about property taxes, call the Lake County Property Appraiser's Office at (352) 343-9748. For more information about the Jan. 29 election, call the Lake County Supervisor of Elections Office at (352) 343-9734 or log on to http://elections.lakecountyfl.gov.