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DO NOT PAY - THIS IS NOT A BILL
NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAXES
TAX INFORMATION
10151909
LORENTZEN DAWN M
66 BECKER DR
NORTH FORT MYERS, FL 33903
041160SK
Parcel ID: 02-44-24-21-00000.0090
MELODY PARK
PB 12 PG 47
LOT 9
66 BECKER DR

The taxing authorities which levy property taxes against your property will soon hold PUBLIC HEARINGS to adopt budgets and tax rates for the next year.

The purpose of these PUBLIC HEARINGS is to receive opinions from the general public and to answer questions on the proposed tax change and budget PRIOR TO TAKING FINAL ACTION. Each taxing authority may AMEND OR ALTER its proposals at the hearing.

TAXING AUTHORITY COLUMN 1* COLUMN 2* COLUMN 3*
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NORTH FORT MYERS FIRE
LAST YEAR’S ACTUAL TAX RATE 2011 (MILLAGE) YOUR PROPERTY TAXES LAST YEAR 2011 YOUR TAX RATE THIS YEAR IF NO BUDGET CHANGE IS ADOPTED (MILLAGE) YOUR TAXES THIS YEAR IF NO BUDGET CHANGE IS ADOPTED THIS YEAR’S PROPOSED TAX RATE 2012 (MILLAGE) YOUR TAXES IF PROPOSED BUDGET CHANGE IS ADOPTED 2012
COUNTY:
LEE COUNTY GENERAL REVENUE 3.6506 $0.00 3.6853 $0.00 3.6506 $0.00
LEE COUNTY LIBRARY FUND 0.3541 $0.00 0.3567 $0.00 0.3541 $0.00
SCHOOL:
PUBLIC SCHOOL - BY LOCAL BOARD 2.2480 $0.00 2.2485 $0.00 2.2480 $0.00
PUBLIC SCHOOL - BY STATE LAW 5.6060 $0.00 5.6073 $0.00 5.3360 $0.00
MUNICIPALITY OR MSTU:
LEE COUNTY ALL HAZARDS - MSTU 0.0693 $0.00 0.0695 $0.00 0.0693 $0.00
LEE COUNTY PRESERVATION LANDS MSTU 0.5000 $0.00 0.5046 $0.00 0.5000 $0.00
LEE COUNTY UNINCORPORATED - MSTU 0.8398 $0.00 0.8500 $0.00 0.8398 $0.00
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT:
SFL WATER MGMT-DISTRICT LEVY 0.1785 $0.00 0.1802 $0.00 0.1757 $0.00
SFL WATER MGMT-EVERGLADE CONST 0.0624 $0.00 0.0630 $0.00 0.0613 $0.00
SFL WATER MGMT-OKEECHOBEE LEVY 0.1954 $0.00 0.1972 $0.00 0.1919 $0.00
INDEPENDENT SPECIAL DISTRICTS:
LEE COUNTY HYACINTH CONTROL 0.0310 $0.71 0.0313 $0.74 0.0298 $0.71
LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL 0.2388 $5.51 0.2408 $5.72 0.2300 $5.46
NORTH FORT MYERS FIRE DISTRICT 2.5000 $57.64 2.5162 $59.76 2.5000 $59.37
WEST COAST INLAND NAVIGATION DISTRICT 0.0394 $0.00 0.0398 $0.00 0.0394 $0.00
TOTAL TAX RATES: 16.5133 16.5904 16.2259
TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES: $63.86 $66.22 $65.54
COLUMN 1* COLUMN 2* COLUMN 3*

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROPERTY TAXES EXPLANATION (Section 200.069, Florida Statutes)

*COLUMN 1—"YOUR PROPERTY TAXES LAST YEAR" - This column shows the taxes that applied last year to your property. These amounts were based on budgets adopted last year and your property’s previous taxable value. *COLUMN 2—"YOUR TAXES IF NO BUDGET CHANGE IS ADOPTED" - This column shows what your taxes will be this year IF EACH TAXING AUTHORITY DOES NOT CHANGE ITS PROPERTY TAX LEVY. These amounts are based on last year’s budgets and your current assessment. *COLUMN 3—"YOUR TAXES IF PROPOSED BUDGET CHANGE IS ADOPTED" - This column shows what your taxes will be this year under the BUDGET ACTUALLY PROPOSED by each local taxing authority. The proposal is NOT final and may be amended at the public hearings shown on this notice. The difference between Columns 2 and 3 is the tax change proposed by each local taxing authority and is NOT the result of higher assessments.

NOTE: Amounts shown on this form do NOT reflect early payment discounts you may have received or may be eligible to receive. (Discounts are a maximum of 4 percent of the amounts shown on this form.)

NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS: Your final tax bill may contain non-ad valorem assessments which may not be reflected on this notice such as assessments for roads, fire, garbage, lighting, drainage, water, sewer, or other governmental services and facilities which may be levied by your county, city, or any special district

A Public Hearing on the Proposed Taxes and Budget Will Be Held:
COUNTY/MSTU: 09/05/12 5:05pm Lee County Commission Chambers 2120 Main St. Fort Myers, FL 33901 Phone 239-533-2221
SCHOOL: 09/11/12 5:05pm Lee County Public Education Ctr. 2855 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33966 Phone 239-337-8215
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT: 09/13/12 5:15pm SFWMD Auditorium Bldg. B-1 3301 Gun Club Rd. West Palm Beach, FL 33406 Phone 561-686-8800
LEE COUNTY HYACINTH AND MOSQUITO CONTROL: 09/06/12 5:15pm District Offices 15191 Homestead Rd. Lehigh Acres, FL 33971 Phone 239-694-2174
NORTH FORT MYERS FIRE DISTRICT: 09/17/12 5:05pm North Fort Myers Station 2900 Trail Dairy Cir. North Fort Myers, FL 33917 Phone 239-997-8654
WEST COAST INLAND NAVIGATION DISTRICT: 09/14/12 5:01pm Venice City Hall 401 W. Venice Ave. Venice, FL 34285 Phone 941-485-9402
PROPERTY VALUATION
Last Year 2011 This Year 2012
MARKET VALUE $23,057 $36,005
Market Value in Florida is also known as “just value” as provided by the constitution and described in state law. It is the amount a purchaser willing but not obliged to buy would pay to one willing but not obliged to sell, after proper consideration of all eight factors in section 193.011, F.S.
ASSESSED VALUE
Assessed Value is the market value of your property minus the amount of any assessment reductions. The assessed value may be different for millage levies made by different taxing authorities.
ASSESSMENT REDUCTIONS APPLIES TO VALUE
Assessment Reduction amounts are based on applicable statutory limitations and benefits that may affect the Assessed Value, such as the Save Our Homes cap or an Agricultural Classification. The value of these limitations and benefits make up the difference between market and assessed value.
Save Our Homes Benefit All Levies $12,256
EXEMPTIONS APPLIES TO VALUE
Exemptions are specific dollar or percentage amounts that reduce assessed value. These are usually based on characteristics of the property or property owner. Examples include the homestead exemption, veterans' disability exemptions and charitable exemptions. In some cases, the maximum exemption amount may not be applied because of a lower assessed value. Many exemptions apply only to tax levies by the taxing authority granting the exemption.
*Homestead Adopted Levies $23,749
*Additional Homestead Adopted Levies $0
*The full exemption amount could not be applied due to an Assessed Value less than $75,000
VALUE CALCULATIONS
Taxable Value is the assessed value minus qualifying exemptions. This is the value used to calculate the tax due on your property. The asssessed and taxable values may vary by taxing authority because certain assessment reductions and exemptions may not apply to all levies and discounts.
TAXING AUTHORITY ASSESSED VALUE EXEMPTIONS TAXABLE VALUE
LAST YEAR THIS YEAR LAST YEAR THIS YEAR LAST YEAR THIS YEAR
COUNTY:
LEE COUNTY GENERAL REVENUE $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
LEE COUNTY LIBRARY FUND $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
SCHOOL:
PUBLIC SCHOOL - BY LOCAL BOARD $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
PUBLIC SCHOOL - BY STATE LAW $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
MUNICIPALITY OR MSTU:
LEE COUNTY ALL HAZARDS - MSTU $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
LEE COUNTY PRESERVATION LANDS MSTU $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
LEE COUNTY UNINCORPORATED - MSTU $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT:
SFL WATER MGMT-DISTRICT LEVY $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
SFL WATER MGMT-EVERGLADE CONST $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
SFL WATER MGMT-OKEECHOBEE LEVY $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
INDEPENDENT SPECIAL DISTRICTS:
LEE COUNTY HYACINTH CONTROL $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0 $23,057 $23,749
LEE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0 $23,057 $23,749
NORTH FORT MYERS FIRE DISTRICT $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0 $23,057 $23,749
WEST COAST INLAND NAVIGATION DISTRICT $23,057 $23,749 $23,057 $23,749 $0 $0
If you feel the market value of your property is inaccurate or does not reflect fair market value, or if you are entitled to an exemption or classification that is not reflected on this form, please call us at (239) 533-6100 or visit the Lee County Property Appraiser's office at 2480 Thompson Street, 4th Floor, Fort Myers, FL.

If we are unable to resolve a matter as to the market value, classification, or an exemption, you may file a petition for adjustment with the Value Adjustment Board. Online filing is available at www.leeclerk.org. Petition forms are available from the Lee County Property Appraiser's office or at www.leepa.org. All petitions must be filed with the Clerk of Courts Office on or before September 14, 2012.