Hernando BOCC Approves $623.1 Million Budget And Lowers Taxes

HERNANDO COUNTY, FL. – At the Tuesday, September 28 final budget hearing, the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 final budget totaling $623,106,376.

Commissioners voted to lower the existing 7.6412 general fund millage rate to 7.4412 and increase the Transportation Trust Fund from 0.7091 to 0.8091 to provide funding for maintaining and improving the County’s growing transportation system.

Overall, the County millage decreased from 9.4844 to 9.3844.

The General Fund includes the Clerk of Court, Property Appraiser, Sheriff’s Office, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector and programs and services provided by the BOCC such as emergency management, animal services, parks and recreation, facilities management, libraries, health and human services, economic development, veterans services, code enforcement, planning, zoning, extension services, administration and more.

Adoption of the final millage rates are as follows:

Fund Description              Final Millage Rate

General Fund     7.4412

Transportation Trust Fund     0.8091

Health Unit Trust Fund  0.1102

Emergency Medical Services MSTU          0.9100

Stormwater Management MSTU              0.1139

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