By Dennis W. Hollingsworth, St. Johns County Tax Collector

The St. Johns County 2022 property tax bills will be in the mail soon. Notices will be sent on or around Nov. 1.

Although all tax notices become due Nov. 1, 2022, they are payable through March 31, 2023 without incurring a penalty. The greatest savings will come to those who opt to pay their taxes in November when they can get a 4 percent discount allowed by law, FS 197.162. The amount of the discount decreases by 1 percent every month until March 2023 when taxes must be paid and no discount is applied.

There are various methods of payment available to St. Johns County property owners. The easiest, most efficient and economical means is by e-check payment on the St. Johns County Tax Collector website, www.stjohnstax.us. Online payments can be made via e-check for just $1, or by credit card for a 2.5 percent transaction fee. No part of this fee is retained by our office; it is a convenience fee paid directly to the credit card company. Payment can also be made by mailing a check or visiting one of our four office locations. 

Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the following office locations: St. Augustine (Main Office), 4030 Lewis Speedway; Dupont Center, 6658 US 1 South; Ponte Vedra, 151 Sawgrass Corners Drive, Ste. 100; and Julington Creek, 725 Flora Branch Blvd.

In addition to the tax notices sent to property owners, tax notices are also sent to mortgage companies with escrow accounts. Property owners with escrow accounts should receive an “information only” notice detailing your tax status and stating, “This is not a bill. Do not pay. Your bill has been forwarded to your escrow agent.”

Questions regarding homestead exemptions and property assessment should be addressed to the St. Johns County Property Appraiser, who is responsible for providing the St. Johns County Tax Collector with the tax roll. Any questions regarding the individual taxing authorities’ millage rates, CDD rates, assessments and exemptions listed on your notice should be addressed to those individual authorities provided on the insert in your tax notice.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, do not hesitate to contact our office at (904) 209-2250 or email (taxcollector@sjctax.us).

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