are some frequently asked questions from
considering moving into Martin County.
What is the tax rate?
Taxes in Martin County, depending on the
town, are 18.6 - 19.8 mils per $1,000 of
assessed property value with a $25,000 Homestead
Exemption for full time residents. Sales
tax is 6%. There is no Florida State
What is the crime rate?
Statistics show that Martin County is a
safe place to live. It is much safer than
counties north and south of us. The crime
rate in Martin County has dropped every
year for the past eight years.
How does the school system rank?
Martin County schools recently ranked in
the top 100 in the nation. Our schools also
have outstanding sports and music programs.
Is it expensive to live in Florida?
Martin County is north of the very expensive
areas of Boca Raton, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale
How do the hospitals rate?
Martin Memorial Hospital has been ranked
in the top 100 hospitals nationally in both
1998 and 1999.