In Florida, the real estate tax bill is a combined notice of ad valorem taxes and non-ad valorem assessments. The tangible tax bill is only for ad valorem taxes.
Ad valorem taxes are paid in arrears (at the end of the year) and are based on the calendar year from January 1 – December 31. The Property Appraiser assesses the value of a property and the Board of County Commissioners, School Board, Cities, and other levying bodies set the millage rates.
A millage rate is the rate of tax per thousand dollars of taxable value. To determine the ad valorem tax, multiply the taxable value (assessed value less any exemptions) by the millage rate and divide by 1,000. For example, $100,000 in taxable value with a millage rate of 5.0000 would generate $500 in taxes.
The Property Appraiser certifies the values and exemptions on the tax roll. The Tax Collector merges the ad valorem and non-ad valorem tax rolls and mails a tax bill to the owner’s last address of record.
The following is the contact information for the current taxing authorities:
|City of North Port
|City of Sarasota
|City of Sarasota Parks & Recreation District
|City of Venice
|Emergency Medical Services
|Golden Gate Point Streetscape District
|Lighting & Public Improvement Districts (PIDs)
|Sarasota County General Revenue & Bonds
|Sarasota County Legacy Trail
|Sarasota Downtown Improvement District
|Sarasota County Public Hospital District
|Sarasota School Board
|SW FL Water Mgmt. District
|Town of Longboat Key
|West Coast Inland Navigation
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