Citrus County Property Appraiser

August 2023 | Issue No. 15 Newsletter

Welcome August, and hello to TRIM (Truth in Millage) season!! Every Citrus County property owner will be mailed their TRIM notice on August 18th. As an additional benefit, all of the TRIM notices will be available online that same day on our website, One thing to remember is the TRIM notice is not a bill, but rather an estimate of your taxes. Your property tax bill will be mailed to you by the Citrus County Tax Collector at the beginning of November.

We have many new residents that have recently moved into Citrus County, Florida. We even have some that are first-time home buyers. Individuals in these two categories might not know what a TRIM notice even is. So, what is a TRIM notice you may ask? A TRIM notice lets you know the previous and current taxable, market, and assessed values of your property. All value information is based on sale(s) or change(s) prior to January 1, 2023.


If you feel that your property value is not accurate or you are missing an exemption that you applied for, we ask that you contact our office prior to the deadline date notated on the notice. This year's final deadline is September 12, 2023. We strive to ensure your property is assessed accurately, and all exemptions or portability are entered correctly. 

If we are unable to come to terms on your value, you are entitled to file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board (VAB). The purpose of the VAB is to hear and review appeals regarding your property value assessments, denied exemptions & classifications. The VAB is administered by the Citrus County Clerk of Court & Comptroller’s Office, which is independent of the Property Appraiser’s Office. The Board is made up of five individuals: two from the county’s Board of Commissioners, one from the county’s School Board, and two citizen members. They appoint and use Special Magistrates experienced in property appraisal techniques or legal matters who conduct hearings and recommend decisions to the VAB for final approval. Special Magistrates will review property valuation, all denials, deferrals, and change of ownership. All final rulings are determined by the VAB.

Even though the TRIM notice is not a bill, we always encourage you to review the notice for accuracy. If you feel that something is missing, or you have questions about your values we are always available to help you make sense of the information reflected on the notice. Please feel free to call our office at 352-341-6600 or contact your assigned certified appraiser, whose number is listed above the exemptions box on the TRIM notice.

The Citrus County Property Appraiser's Office is committed to helping you understand the valuation process and we will take whatever time is needed to explain our procedures. We promise to treat you with respect, and to deliver the outstanding customer service you deserve from our organization. 

We look forward to providing Citrus County residents and property owners with continued information in the coming months. Our Customer Service Department is always available to answer questions in both offices. Please call (352) 341-6600 or visit our website at Our social media pages are also available via Facebook or Instagram at @CitrusCountyFLPropertyAppr. 


Cregg E. Dalton, CFA

Citrus County Property Appraiser

Important Information

June 2023: Market Snapshot

The Realtors Association of Citrus County recently released their Market Snapshot for June 2023.

  • The Median Sale Price for Single Family Homes saw a decrease, however the Townhomes/Condos saw an increase.
  • There was an increase in closed sales for Single Family Homes and a decrease in Townhouses/Condos from last year.
  • Both Single Family Homes & Townhouses/Condos saw an increase in active inventory from last year.

Each month we will supply you with the most current information provided by our Florida Realtors.

2024 Homestead Exemption

The E-filing service is currently available for homestead exemption applications. You may also qualify for additional exemptions; select from the list of available options. A customer service representative will contact you if additional documentation is required. For more information, please contact our office: Email or (352) 341-6600.

2023 Denials Mailed:

Decision notifications for your timely filed 2023 exemptions and agricultural classifications were mailed on July 1, 2023. By now you should have received that notice via certifed mailing. If you received a denial, we recommend contacting our office at the number provided on your denial notice if you have any questions.

RAN: Recording Activity Notice

Citrus County Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller's Office offers a free monitoring service to help detect fraudulent documents, such as a deed, that may be recorded in the Official Records with your or your business' name on it. The free alert service will send you the official records document number and a link via email for you to review the document on the Clerk's website and take action, if necessary.

Sign Up Here or scan the QR code below.

Community Outreach

Leadership Citrus Class of 2023

Local Government Day

July 13, 2023

Cregg Dalton: Class of 2017

Citrus County Property Appraiser

Mary Jackson: Class of 2023

Tax Roll Manager

Dan Robbins: Class of 2022

Assistant Property Appraiser

Mike Farrington: Class of 2023

Residential Appraisal Manager

Key Training Center

Employee Funds Monthly Donation

July 18, 2023

On July 18th our staff donated employee-given funds towards the Key Training Center. We had the privilege to have Director Melissa Walker come to our Crystal River office and speak to our staff about their mission in Citrus County.

Kings Bay Rotary

Cregg Dalton: Citrus County Property Appraiser

July 26, 2023

Field Visit

If the homeowner is not present, we will leave the orange tag stating why we were there. The reason will be circled. It will also reflect if we need more information and ask for you to contact us. If we have everything that is needed, no action is required will be circled meaning a full property review has been conducted.

Have you received an orange tag at your home? If so, one of our awesome field staff members visited your property.

A few things to know about our field staff:

1. They will always have on a grey fishing shirt with our office logo.

2. They will have their badge with their photo on it.

3. They will be in a company vehicle with our office logo on both sides.

Reasons for a visit from our field staff:

1. Sale of a home or change in ownership document recorded.

2. Permit was pulled/completed.

3. Five year review.

Stay Connected

Facebook        Instagram        Web        YouTube

Using your mobile device's camera, scan this QR code to E-file for homestead, apply for a job, visit us on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or access our website.

Make sure to read our monthly articles that are featured in the Hometown Citrus magazine (15th of each month).

Stronger Together - 2023 Family Photo