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Submission of Homestead/Exemptions documents: please submit your documents by emailing them to our Customer Service department.
You can also contact us through email, phone or physical mail.
Don't forget these important dates...
Tax Roll Event
|JUNE 1 ESTIMATES (June 1st)||200.065(8)||The Property Appraiser shall provide estimates of the current year taxable value to Taxing Authorities by June 1st.|
|PRELIMINARY (July 1st)||200.065(1), 129.03(1)||The Property Appraiser shall certify to each Taxing Authority the taxable value therein, with a copy of the statement required under s. 195.073(3)|
|TRUTH-IN-MILLAGE/TRIM (mid-August)||200.065(2)(b)||No later than 55 days (August 24th) after certification of the value , the Property Appraiser will mail out the Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM) to all taxpayers by first class mail|
|FINAL (October)||200.065(4)||Within 101 days of certification of value (July 1, unless extension is granted) per s. 200.065(1), Taxing Authorities must certify final adopted millage rates to the Property Appraiser and the Department of Revenue|
|VAB FINAL (March/April)||200.065(6), 193.122(1),(2)||The Property Appraiser shall notify each Taxing Authority of the aggregate change in assessment roll resulting from actions by the Value Adjustment Board or from correction or errors|
Properties within the county are valued by the Property Appraiser's office, on the basis of their status as of this date each year.
- January 1 is also the date for qualifying for exemptions.
- Early January - Exemption renewal cards are mailed to those who claim Exemptions.
Deadline for timely filing for the current tax year.
- Homestead Exemption
- Agricultural Classification
- Senior Citizen Limited Income Exemption
- Non-Profit/Institutional Organization Exemption
Deadline to file Tangible Personal Property returns with the Property Appraiser's Office.
Deadline to submit the required documentation for the additional Senior Citizen Exemption.
Notices for disapproved exemptions and agricultural exemptions are mailed, for applications filed by the deadline, March 1.
July 31 (or 30 days following the mailing of the disapproval notices):
Deadline for filing an appeal petition to the Value Adjustment Board on denied exemptions and agricultural classifications.
This is the time period when the Property Appraiser, on behalf of all taxing authorities, mails the Notices of Proposed Property Taxes and Proposed or Adopted Non-Ad Valorem Assessments (also called a "TRIM Notice") to all property owners. This notice includes the proposed taxes to be assessed by each taxing authority, dates of public hearings and the new current Market Value and Assessed Value of your property. Also included are instructions on how to file an appeal petition before the Value Adjustment Board (VAB), if necessary. (If you have questions about your property value, we encourage you to come into our offices and meet with an appraiser at any time to discuss your situation.) The September VAB filing deadline for the current tax year is stated at the bottom of the TRIM Notice. Twenty-five days after the mailing of the TRIM Notices is the last day to file a petition to the VAB.
October – First Week:
The Sarasota County Property Appraiser delivers the certified tax roll to the Tax Collector and the Florida Department of Revenue.