Homestead Exemption Tax Benefit Application Deadline is March 1

The deadline to file for a homestead exemption, a property tax benefit available to eligible homeowners, is March 1. Homeowners can receive a homestead exemption of up to $50,000 on the assessed value of their property.

“The homestead exemption can save property owners hundreds of dollars each year,” says Bill Furst, Sarasota County Property Appraiser, encouraging eligible homeowners to submit an application prior to the deadline.

Learn about eligibility and qualification requirements by visiting SCPA's Homestead Overview page. Eligible homeowners can submit their applications online.

For additional information visit or call (941) 861-8200.

Apply for a 2017 Homestead Exemption Online

Are you a homeowner who qualifies for a tax savings benefit? Florida residents who purchase, occupy and make their Sarasota County home their permanent residence by January 1, 2017 may be eligible for a homestead exemption. Deadline to apply is March 1.

File for homestead online today

Need to File a Tangible Personal Property DR-405 Tax Return?

Visit our Tangible Personal Property page to file your DR-405 tax return on our online filing system. To file your return online, you will need the log in information found in the letter our office sent in January to existing TPP accounts. The deadline to file a DR-405 tax return is April 1.

2016 Tax Roll Certification

Pursuant to Section 193.122 Florida Statutes, Bill Furst, Property Appraiser of Sarasota County, hereby gives notice that the 2016 Real Property and Tangible Personal Property Assessment Rolls for Sarasota County were certified to the Tax Collector on the 3rd day of October, 2016 for the collection of taxes.

New Property Search Map

Our Property Search Map v2.2 is now live. This

Video tutorials with general information on features the map offers are posted on our Map Property Search page.