Washington County Utilities & Taxes
Washington County receives telephone service from AT&T. New connections can be arranged by calling 780-2344 or business service 780-2800. Outside of Florida: Home service 1-800-753-2909; Business service 1-800-753-0115.
Water, Sewer and Natural Gas
Within the City of Chipley water, sewer and gas service may be arranged through City Hall at 638-6350. Within the County, you will need a septic tank and well water.
Garbage and Trash
Within the City of Chipley trash collection is contracted with Waste Management by the City. Contact City Hall at 638-6350 to arrange pick up. Within the County, trash collection may be contracted with individual collection services.
Service is provided for city and county residents by three companies:
- Gulf Power Company - 800-225-5797
- West FL Electric Coop - 850-263-3231
- Gulf Coast Electric Coop - 850-265-3631
Washington County utilizes a 911 emergency system. Simply dialing 911 places caller in touch with fire, rescue and police assistance.
Florida homeowners are entitled to an ad valorem tax exemption of $25,000 of the assessed valuation if they owned and occupied the home as of December 31st of the prior year. To apply, the owner must present a copy of the recorded deed and three proofs of residence at the Property Appraiser's Office in the County Courthouse in Chipley. For more information, call 638-6205.
Property taxes fall under the Homestead Exemption provision. For home valuations over $25,000, ad valorem property taxes will be levied at a rate of 17.6710. The sales tax rate for the State of Florida is 6%. There are local option sales taxes of 1% and gasoline tax of $0.0600/gallon for road and bridge maintenance.
Ad Valorem Rates
City - Chipley .00700000 2016 City - Vernon .00241410 2016 County .00925200 2016 Northwest Water Mgmt .00003660 2016 School - Discretionary .00224800 2016 School - State Law .00469100 2016
Personal Income Tax
The State of Florida does not impose a personal income tax.