I would like to personally welcome you to our website.

This office has seen many changes since I began my career with the Property Appraiser's Office in 1988.  Our main goal has always been to produce a fair and equitable property value tax roll each year.

My staff and I are dedicated to running the office efficiently, cost effectively and continuing to provide the best possible service to our citizens in a professional and courteous manner

Persons with disabilities, who need alternate formats of program information for purposes of accessibility, should contact our office.


We hope the website will be helpful to property owners, businesses and the general public.  If you still have questions after viewing the site, I encourage you to call one of our Public Services Specialists at either of the offices or email us.


Thank you for visiting our website.

John C.Emerson, CFA
Hernando County Property Appraiser


Please contact Louise Holmes at 352-754-4190 to schedule John Emerson, Property Appraiser and/or his staff to speak at your association or club.

 - NEW Website -

Here is a demonstration video of the New Building Division website and the Customer Service program the Property Appraiser Information Technology team developed for the County Building Division. 

“One of my professional goals was to harness technology and develop solutions
to better serve our customers”

Jim Friedrichs Hernando County Building Division, Building Official

Understanding the proposed 3rd Homestead Exemption

Too often Florida voters head into a general election without a true understanding of how a property tax law change to our state constitution directly impacts them.

Find out if you will receive any exemption benefit from the proposed 3rd Homestead Exemption (Additional $25,000) on the ballot for November 6, 2018 General Election by clicking the below link and entering your County and your address.

Please Note:
  • Estimates are based on ownership as of January 1 of the tax year in which you execute the search.
  • Recent purchases in 2017 and 2018 may show $0 benefit as a new homestead application may not yet be reflected at this address.
  • All calculations are based on 2017 assessment roll data obtained from the Department of Revenue and 2017 final millage rates.

  • Assessed value must exceed $100,000 to receive any benefit from the 3rd Homestead Exemption.

  • Full (100%) benefit from the 3rd Homestead Exemption is not received unless your property's Assessed Value is greater than or equal to $125,000.

  • Estimates assume no partial homesteads. Homestead percentages less than 100% would result in a lower estimate.

Please contact the Hernando County Property Appraiser at (352) 754-4190 or if you have questions or need further information.

Updated Sinkhole Classifications
We will be rewording the “Sinkhole Repaired” status to “Stabilization Permit Complete”.  These properties will be identified on our website as a Blue Triangle and the verbiage of Stabilization Permit Complete will reflect on the Parcel Details tab. 
Sinkhole Unrepaired status will remain unchanged in wording and identification (Red Triangle) and verbiage on the Parcel Details tab will be “Unrepaired Sinkhole”.
Received a nice Thank You note from this year's Leadership Hernando Group.  We always enjoy being able to talk with the group each year and participate in educating new members about Hernando County Government and what our office does.

Through a joint effort between the Property Appraiser’s office and Hernando County Association of Realtors, we have a new interactive map to help the public easily locate properties for sale in their neighborhood.  By doing a Property Search on their own address and then clicking on the new     tab, it will show properties for sale in their area.  By clicking on the actual listed property icon , a photo and brief description shows.  Click the Website link at the bottom of the description and it will direct you to the full MLS listing.

The Property Appraiser and staff had a great time at the Y.E.S bowling again this year.    Thank you to all who came and supported this event.

Through a cooperative effort between the Hernando County Property Appraiser and the County Attorney’s Office, a new, easy to use, interactive website is now available at to help the public locate properties that are being sold by Hernando County Government. The site features a map of surplus properties, a bid application, information about the bidding process and instructions on using the website. Look for this icon on the Hernando County Government home page or the Interactive Maps section of the Property Appraiser’s website for a link to the site.

Property Appraiser Working To Detect Non-compliant Exemptions

Since I was elected Hernando County property appraiser, I decided it was important to crack down on homestead and other exemption fraud. I wanted to revisit our procedures and provide my staff with the tools necessary to assist in the detection of fraudulent homestead and/or exemption claims…
By John C. Emerson, Property Appraiser
Guest Columnist, Tampa Bay Times
Wednesday, December 30,2015

John Emerson, Property Appraiser, and his deputies gathered donations as our Valentine’s Day gift to Hernando County Animal Services. Like people everywhere, we love animals and we all have adopted pets, many of them from Animal Services. We want to give back some of the love we get from them, and we are glad to help the agency that places so many cats and dogs with new fur-ever families.
john3 NEW Historically Hernando Walking Tour Map

Hernando County was established in 1843. Brooksville was established in 1856 and incorporated in 1880.  The homes featured in this walking tour are some of the homes of our early families that helped make Brooksville the community it is today.

As a member of one of the earlier families that settled in Hernando County I am happy to be able to share this walking tour with you.

NEW Tax Estimator

Ever wonder where your tax dollars go?  Use our new Tax Breakdown link to find out!  Just enter your address and click locate.  The market value of your home or property, along with your tax district, will be used to display pie charts showing the breakdown of where your tax money goes.  Try it now!

Our office has made a few new enhancements to our Property Search.

1.  In the GIS Map tab we now have a JPG feature that enables you to export the selected parcel (Ortho imagery with parcel lines). 

2. In the Parcel details tab we now have a print button that prints out the complete parcel details information on the compound search.  Basically, the same feature as the previous parcel search. 

3. Under the Structure tab we now have options to search for sinkholes. 

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Phone (352) 754-4190
Fax (352) 754-4198

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