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:
|Taxing Authority||Phone Number||Email/Website|
|City of North Port||941.429.7106||www.cityofnorthport.com|
|City of Sarasotafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|City of Venice||941.882.7390||www.venicegov.com|
|Emergency Medical Services||941.861.5000||www.scgov.net|
|Golden Gate Point Streetscape Districtemail@example.com|
|Lighting & Public Improvement Districts (PIDs)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|St. Armands Business Improvement Districtemail@example.com|
|Sarasota County General Revenue & Bonds||941.861.5000||www.scgov.net|
|Sarasota Downtown Improvement Districtfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sarasota Memorial Hospital||941.917.1732||Nelson-Lane@smh.com|
|Sarasota School Board||941.927.9000 ext. email@example.com|
|SW FL Water Mgmt. District||941.377.3722 ext. 6530||tara.poulton@WaterMatters.org|
|Town of Longboat Keyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|West Coast Inland Navigationemail@example.com|