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Okaloosa Co property taxes increase first time in 9 years
OKALOOSA COUNTY -- For the first time in nine years, property taxes in Okaloosa county could be going up.
Commissioners gave preliminary approval for the increase last week.
The average home in Okaloosa County is worth about 125,000 dollars.
So for the average homeowner, the property tax increase would amount to about $17.48 per year.
The money would go towards replacing emergency vehicles and raises for first responders.
There is a public hearing before the final vote.
It takes place on September 16th.
Escambia County has no plans to raise taxes for the next budget year.