Property tax values in Lee County impacted by Hurricane Ian

Writer: Paul Dolan
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Damage on Fort Myers Beach from Hurricane Ian. CREDIT: WINK News

Property tax values in Lee County for 2023 have been released. Did the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian impact the property value in Lee County? If it was, how much?

Below is a breakdown, released Monday by the county’s property appraiser, showing how values have shifted.

Some of the areas that saw the steepest decline in property value were the Town of Fort Myers Beach and the City of Sanibel. Those were also two areas most significantly damaged by Hurricane Ian in September of 2022.

However, values did increase in places like Bonita and other parts of the county.

According to Matt Caldwell, the Lee County Property Appraiser, releasing the tax roll values begins the process of allowing jurisdictions and other taxing authorities to hold public hearings and set up proposed ad valorem tax rates that will apply to Lee County properties.

The Property Appraiser’s Office will send individual Notices of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM Notices) around mid-August, which is when the proposed rates are set.

WINK News will talk to Caldwell on Wednesday for specifics and more information.

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