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Your Property Appraiser
Kenny Clark is Property Appraiser of Bradford County. A lifelong resident of Bradford County, he became Property Appraiser after Jimmy Alvarez retired with 40 years of service. Kenny has been serving the citizens of Bradford County in the Appraiser’s Office for the past 29 years.

He started his career collecting data in the field, measuring homes and commercial buildings.  He also completed educational courses to enhance his appraisal skills.  To his credit he also assisted with designing the GIS mapping system.  In 1995 he helped design and build the Appraiser website.  In 1998, Kenny received the professional designation of Certified Florida Evaluator.

Kenny and his staff will continue to give the prompt and courteous service you have always received, expect, and deserve.

A Constitutional Officer
The county property appraiser is an elected constitutional officer, which means it is an office created by the Florida constitution as an independent arm of local government. This ensures that the creation of a tax base through the appraisal and assessment process remains separate from and independent of the taxing authorities' power to levy property taxes. This is an important constitutional protection from unfair taxation.

The property appraiser determines the value of all property in the county as of January 1st of each year and certifies the total taxable value of that property to the taxing authorities; county commissions, school boards, city commissions and water management districts. The taxing authorities then set a rate at which all the property will be taxed for the year. This determines the amount of tax each property owner will pay. For a list of the current millage rates for each taxing authority, click on our Tax Rates page.

Exemptions
The property tax is called an "ad valorem" tax, which means "according to value". Over a number of years, certain exemptions from taxation have been granted in Florida law. These include governmental, charitable, educational and religious exemptions. Also, there is an exemption for property owned and used as a permanent legal residence, as well as personal exemptions for widows, widowers and certain disabilities. For more detailed information about property tax exemptions, click on our Exemptions page.

Tangible Personal Property
Tangible personal property is property, other than real estate, that has value in and of itself. By Florida law all tangible personal property is taxable, based on its value, at the same tax rate applied to real estate. Household goods and personal effects are exempt. For a detailed explanation of Tangible Personal Property, click on our TPP page.

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Disclaimer

This information was derived from data which was compiled by the Bradford County Property Appraiser's Office solely for the governmental purpose of property assessment. This information should not be relied upon by anyone as a determination of the ownership of property or market value. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the accuracy of the data herein, it's use, or it's interpretation. Although it is periodically updated, this information may not reflect the data currently on file in the Property Appraiser's office. The assessed values are NOT certified values and therefore are subject to change before being finalized for ad valorem assessment purposes.

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