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We are looking into a house currently has dead space. We want to turn that into a one stall garage. Will that raise our property taxes? It is an improvement, but it will also lower the amount of square footage they can claim for the property.
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If you ad value to your property your tax bill will go up. It may not be much depending on the use and mileage code  of your home. An addition can add value to a home and may be worth the money.

Count the numbers and talk to your accountant if it is an improvement worth your money and what you are looking for to achieve.

Annett T. Block
Florida Connects Inc.
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February 07
THink of it this way, it is the same as adding a patio enclosure or deck or pool. It is an improvement and will add value to the home. It may not be a huge value but your taxes will go up a bit . Once the improvement is done the assessor will come out and re-assess the property. Make sure you have all the correct permits as well.

Good luck!

-Scott
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Your taxes are based on the value of the property that the county gives it.  Even though the square footage of the home may decrease, they may see the addition of a garage as more "valuable" than square footage.  As a result, this could cause your taxes to increase.  It depends on your location.  If you are in an area with limited parking, or the surrounding homes don't have a garage, then the addition of a garage could be a huge benefit and increase the value of the home.  If there is plenty of parking in the area, and people are looking for more space inside, then it may help you. I would recommend calling the zoning and planning division in your town for more information. 
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