Taxing Authority Descriptions

Taxing Authority Descriptions - Ad Valorem

Sumter County

(352) 689-4400

The Sumter County Board of County Commissioners general government budget is comprised of funds with the General Fund as one of these funds. The General Fund has ad valorem taxes as its primary revenue source. The general government budget provides public safety, essential, and quality of life services through the offices of the Sheriff, Tax Collector, Supervisor of Elections, Property Appraiser, Clerk of Circuit Court, as well as the Board of County Commissioners.

Sumter County School Board

(352) 793-2315

The Sumter County School Board Fund contains funds designated for The Sumter County School District. The Sumter School District is committed to providing a rigorous and relevant standards-based education in a safe environment. Through the partnerships of students, parents, staff and community, students are given the opportunity to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and contributing members of society. Sumter has four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, one combination grades 6-12 school, one alternative school and one charter in the workplace providing educational services to 8,746 students, grade prekindergarten-12. Each of our schools have created a culture that promotes college and career readiness. In 2018, Sumter District Schools was ranked 17th of the 67 districts and has been graded an “A” by Florida Department of Education, eight out of the last 13 years.

SWFWMD- South West Florida Water Management District

(352) 796-7211

The Southwest Florida Water Management District (“District”) is responsible for managing and protecting water resources in west-central Florida. The District has four core areas of responsibility: water supply, flood protection, water quality and natural systems. The District’s mission is to protect water resources, minimize flood risks, and ensure the public’s water needs are met.


City of Wildwood (352) 330-1335

City of Bushnell (352) 793-2591

City of Center Hill (352) 793-4431

City of Coleman (352) 748-1017

City of Webster (352) 793-2073

Taxing Authority Descriptions - Non Ad Valorem

Sumter County Municipal Services Benefit Unit (Fire Assessment)

(352) 689-4400

The Sumter County Board of County Commissioners sets an annual rate for the collection of a fire assessment in the Sumter Fire District and The Villages Fire District. Revenue from fire assessment per district is a revenue source for the General Fund to fund fire prevention and fire protection services within each of the fire departments.

The Villages Special Assessments

(352) 751-3900

The Village District Office maintains all information

The Village District Office will provide Bond Payoff Inquires, Interest Rates, and Amortization Schedules.

The infrastructure of the The Villages District was built using Tax-Exempt Municipal Bonds. The Bonds are repaid with funds collected on the annual tax bill. The Maintenance Assessments are also billed on the annual tax bill to cover the maintenance and replacement of the infrastructure that was purchased with the Bonds.

The Board of Supervisors set the Maintenance Assessments, through Budget workshops each year by reviewing the operational needs of the Districts. The Maintenance Assessments are used to cover the cost of items, such as landscaping, deed compliance, road maintenance, wetlands and preserves, water retention areas, storm/gutter facilities, rights-of-way, transportation paths, walls, fences, utilities, insurance, etc. along with setting aside reserve funds for future projects.

In the Non Ad Valorem section of you tax bill you will find the Municipal Bond Assessment (Indicated with a “B”) and the Maintenance Assessment (indicated with an “A”).