The property appraiser assesses all property at just value each year on January 1. When you acquire new real property, the assessed value of the property "resets" to equal the just (market) value.
If the new property owner has applied for and has been approved to receive the homestead exemption, the Save Our Homes cap is placed on the assessed value of the property the year after the property received the homestead exemption. This means that if the just value of the property increases, your next year assessed value cannot increase more than 3% or the Consumer Price Index (CPI), whichever is less. For 2017, the CPI is 2.1%.
If the property does not benefit from a homestead exemption, the assessed value increase is limited to 10% each year.
Our 2016 Annual Report contains information on the current and historic trends for values in Sarasota County. View our 2016 Annual Report.
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.
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.
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