Will my property taxes change upon annexation?

The 2015 Brevard County Municipal Service Taxing Units (MSTU) (Municipal Services/County MSTU) millage rate, to include Fire Control, Law Enforcement, and Road and Bridge, is 2.2999 combined. Once annexed into Cocoa city limits, those tax rates will be replaced with one flat tax rate labeled City of Cocoa using a millage rate of 5.9790, or $5.979 for every $1,000 of taxable value. All other imposed taxes on your property tax bill will remain the same.

Example: A property with a taxable value of $200,000 located in unincorporated Brevard County will have a total property tax of $3,106. That same property located within Cocoa city limits would have a total property tax of $3,841.

Please call 321-433-8684 for more information about initiating the annexation process, and contact the City's Planning Department at 321-433-8501 for P&Z related inquiries.

Show All Answers

1. What is annexation?
2. Does my property qualify for annexation?
3. Why does the City want to annex our land?
4. How is property annexed?
5. What are the benefits of being annexed into the City of Cocoa?
6. How will annexation impact the zoning on my property?
7. What about City garbage collection services and rates?
8. Will the City require me to connect to the sewer system?
9. Will my water utility costs increase if I’m annexed into Cocoa City Limits?
10. When will I see the change in my taxes reflected?
11. How much is the City of Cocoa’s mileage rate?
12. What are the costs associated with annexing into the City of Cocoa?
13. Will my property taxes change upon annexation?
14. What will my Fire Assessment Fee be?
15. Will annexation affect school district boundaries?
16. How will annexation affect law and fire protection services?
17. How will annexation affect my home-based business?
18. I have livestock. Can I keep them?
19. Will I have to go through the City’s permit process if I’ve already received a permit from the County?