Scott P. Russell, CFA
Property Appraiser
Monroe County, Florida

Key West (305) 292-3420
Marathon (305) 289-2550
Plantation Key (305) 852-7130

The Property Appraisers’ Office is currently in the process of converting to a new computer system. During this time, we are unable to update the website with new information. If you need any information regarding a property, please give us a call at one of the three offices. Thank you for your patience.


Pursuant to Section 193.122(2) Florida Statutes, Scott P. Russell, Property Appraiser of Monroe County, hereby gives notice that the 2016 Real Property and Tangible Personal Property Assessment Rolls for Monroe County were certified to the Tax Collector on the 17th day of October, 2016 for the collection of taxes.

 Monroe County Property Appraiser

We are now accepting Pre-file applications for the 2017 tax roll. Unfortunately,we are no longer accepting Homestead Exemption applications for the 2016 tax year. The deadline for filing was March 1, 2016. FS 196.011

Homestead Exemption Fraud Hotline {Remain Anonymous} 1-800-448-3004

The Monroe County Property Appraiser is responsible for identifying, locating, and fairly valuing all property, both real and personal, within the county for tax purposes.  The market value of real property is based on the current real estate market.  Finding the "market" value of your property means discovering the price most people would pay for your property.  Determining a fair and equitable value is the only role of this office in the taxing process.  The property appraiser does not create the value. People make the value by buying and selling real estate in the market place. The property appraiser has the legal responsibility to study those transactions and appraise your property accordingly.

The property appraiser also:

  • tracks ownership changes
  • maintains maps of parcel boundaries
  • keeps descriptions of buildings and property characteristics up to date
  • accepts and approves applications from individuals eligible for exemptions and other forms of property tax relief
  • analyzes trends in sales prices, construction costs, and rents to best estimate the value of assessable property.

A Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (C.A.M.A.) system is used by experienced appraisers to ensure that fair values are set for all Monroe County property owners. Appraisers are also assisted by our Geographic Information System (GIS) which helps us to provide detailed and up-to-date property ownership maps for field appraisers. The GIS is frequently updated to reflect changes to the land in Monroe County. This information is also used to analyze property data and gives appraisers yet another tool for comparing similar properties.