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



The Hernando County Property Appraiser’s offices located at 201 Howell Ave., Suite 300 in Brooksville and 7525 Forest Oaks Blvd in Spring Hill, are open to the public with safety measures in place to help reduce risk to customers and staff.  Both offices will be open weekdays from 8 am. - 4:45 pm. Please wear a mask when visiting our office. 

We would still like to encourage all customers to mail or email any documentation they are providing to us in an effort to keep attendance to a minimum and avoid long queues.

It is recommended that customers follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for social distancing when visiting the lobby and we will be limiting the number of people allowed into the lobby at any one time.

Please contact the Property Appraiser’s office on 352-754-4190 or email at for more information. 

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding through this period.

The 2021 Notice of Proposed Property Taxes were mailed on Monday, August 16th, 2021.
This short video below explains what information is on your Trim Notice each year.


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.

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.


Hernando County Human Resources and CareATC has partnered together to create a six-week walking challenge to staff to increase their walking activity both in and outdoors.  It is a fun and easy way for staff to improve their physical and mental wellbeing and also a great team building activity. Our office is never shy of taking on a challenge, so below is the Property Appraiser's team "Walk This Way."   Good Luck!

 On September 19th, 2019 Hernando County Property Appraiser, John C. Emerson received the R.R. “Bob” Walden Award.
 The award was presented at the Property Appraiser’s Association of Florida’s (PAAF) annual conference and is given for a sincere sense of dedication and outstanding service to the Association.  John Emerson has been the Hernando County Property Appraiser since 2013 and has been with the office for the past 31 Years. Mr. Emerson was also elected to the position of 1st Vice President, after being their Treasurer for the past two years.
A list of past winners is posted on the PAAF website at



Property Appraiser's Office Central GIS recently visited Nature Coast Technical High School to provide a presentation for Dr. Gregory Champagne's Human Geography class.
Contact our office if you would like us to visit your school or association!


 - 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


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.
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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201 Howell Avenue, Suite 300, Brooksville, Fl 34601-2042
Phone (352) 754-4190
Fax (352) 754-4198

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