Responsible to the Taxpayers of Palm Beach County
For more than 25 years, the Health Care District has managed its programs using a fiscally conservative strategy. 91.8% of the District's budget goes to health care services. Ad valorem taxes represent the Health Care District's largest revenue source. The Health Care District's enabling legislation grants it the ability to annually levy ad valorem taxes up to 2.00 mills per $1,000 of taxable value on Palm Beach County properties.
The current assessed millage rate for 2017-2018 is 0.7807, a 13.2% reduction from last year's millage rate of 0.8993.
The Health Care District's largest expenditure is providing health coverage for the uninsured in Palm Beach County. Other major expenditures include funding the Trauma System, School Health and operating the county's only public hospital.
The State of Florida Statutes require the Health Care District to establish a budgetary system and approve a balanced annual operating budget. The Health Care District's enabling legislation requires the Board to annually determine and approve a budget and establish a millage rate in accordance with Chapter 200, Florida Statutes. In addition, the legislation limits the ad valorem tax levied by the Health Care District to two mills with the annual millage levy increase capped at one-quarter of a mill from the amount levied by the Health Care District in the previous year.
Visit the Palm Beach County Tax Collector's web site for information about your property tax bill.