Information related to the MSTU or MSTBU or MSBU…..
When the subdivision known as Compass Lake in the Hills was created in the mid-80’s, the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners created a taxing method known as a Municipal Services Taxing Unit in order to provide funding for the facilities, road maintenance, and fire department. The MSTU is still in existence today, although the county ceased the tax assessment in 2019. The volunteer fire department will be funded in FY22/23 from remaining MSTU funds with a proposed budget of $62,000. The remaining funds in the MSTU budget (apx $657,000) are identified to be used for road paving on View and Daniel Drives, around McCormick Lake. The facilities and amenities belong to the Compass Lake in the Hills Property Owners Association, Inc., a private, not-for-profit corporation and do not receive any funding or support from the MSTU.
Click the link below to read the Jackson County ordinance for the MSTU.
Chapter 86 – Special Districts
For questions about the rules related to your lot, click the below link to the Jackson County ordinance governing land use within Compass Lake in the Hills.
Land use ordinance – Chp 74, Division 4
Jackson County budget information can be found on the County Commissioners web pages at this link: https://jacksoncountyfl.gov/about/financials/
You can also click the links below to view Jackson County Budgets (downloaded from their website).
MSTU portion of final-budget-for-fy-21-22
Proposed final budget – FY2020/21