The City of Sanford's tax rate for fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 is $0.62 per $100 assessed valuation. Taxes for residents living in Sanford's city limits are collected by Lee County Government.
Changes to Tax Rate
Sanford City Council approved a $0.02 tax increase for FY 2018-19 to accommodate the cost of upgrading Kiwanis Family Park to include a splash pad, playground, walking track, and improved parking. The project was approved by voters in the 2013 municipal bond referendum.
The FY 2018-19 budget adds a $30 vehicle fee for every vehicle and trailer registered within the municipal city limits. This fee will be applied to maintenance of City-owned streets, including resurfacing, patching, and other necessary repairs. This fee will be included on motor vehicle tax bills generated after July 1, 2018.