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2017 Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM) Notices
The 2017 Notice of Proposed Property Taxes and Proposed or Adopted Non-Ad Valorem Assessments (TRIM Notices) have been mailed to Sarasota County property owners. You can view a copy of your TRIM Notice by going to our Property Search page and searching for your property.
Please review your TRIM Notice as soon as you receive it as it contains property value, exemption and proposed property tax information as well as the deadline to file Value Adjustment Board petitions.
The TRIM Supplement provides useful information on values, a guide to the TRIM Notice, and non-ad valorem assessment contacts for districts who use TRIM for assessment fee notifications.
We encourage you to contact us with questions you may have regarding the valuation of your property and exemption qualifications. As a reminder, our office does not set the millage rates, adopt budgets or collect taxes. If your questions concern ad valorem or non-ad valorem fees please contact the appropriate taxing authority listed in the notice.
2017 SCPA Midyear Values Update
Our 2017 Midyear Update contains a summary of values and counts from the preliminary 2017 Sarasota County tax roll. View our 2017 Midyear Update.
Short-Term Rentals and Homestead Exemption Fraud
Property owners who benefit from the homestead exemption and who are considering renting all or a portion of their homesteaded property risk losing their exemption. The Sarasota County Property Appraiser advises residents to be aware of the law before deciding to rent their property.
“With the rise in the number of visitors coming to the area and the popularity of homesharing and home rental companies as alternatives to traditional lodging, we are advising property owners to become informed on how renting their property can negatively impact their homestead exemption; and ultimately, reduce or eliminate their property tax savings”, said Bill Furst, Sarasota County Property Appraiser.
Renting all or a portion of your homesteaded property may result in the disapproval of the homestead exemption, along with a 50% penalty and 15% interest for any year or years the property was rented within the prior 10 years.
Short-term rentals are only one of the various status changes that can impact the homestead exemption. Mr. Furst urges property owners to visit the Homestead Fraud page for more information, or to contact his office with questions on this important subject.