NORTH PORT -The City of North Port officials have been discussing a property tax increase for its residents. The current proposal would take the tax rate to 4.2% mills from the current 3.4%.

If the North Port City commissioners pass the $172 million budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year residents can expect to be paying more in property taxes. With the increase, residents are expected to pay around $4.28 per $1,000 of taxable value.