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Notice of address issue from USPS

notice of flagged address

Is your account flagged due to a change of mailing address with the USPS?

How did we make that connection?

NCOA is an acronym for National Change of Address, a database maintained by the United States Postal Service, (USPS), to keep track of changes of address. Every time a person or business notifies the USPS of a move the new address information is added to the NCOA database.

Why was my mailing address changed for this mailing?

The USPS has “Move Update Standards”, requiring matching of mail service address records with NCOA data. (  The SCPA contracts with a bulk mail service licensed by the USPS to:

  • access the NCOA database
  • update the mailing addresses to comply with USPS standards
  • produce significant cost savings on bulk mail rates for the thousands of TRIM Notices, Exemption Receipt cards, and other mailings sent by the SCPA every year.

This process results in fewer pieces of returned mail and timely delivery of important property value and tax information.

Who has access to change of address information?

USPS rules permit disclosure of a change of address, “only if the mailer has the name and old address”, of the intended recipient, (that is the address provided to the mailer by the SCPA). See for more information.

How do I change my mailing address?

You may use the “Change mailing address” link in your Property Record Information (located next to the address on file).  Use the search page to locate your record by name or address.  You may also use the Change Mailing Address button on our home page, but you will need your account number to do so. 

What if I haven’t moved, only changed my mailing address?

Follow the steps above in "How do I change my mailing address" and be sure to use the Additional Information field to indicate that your change request is for mail purposes only.

What if I wish to ensure receipt of my tax bill?

The Tax Collector is required to use the address on file in the Property Appraiser's records.  This is why it is important to keep your mailing address updated with our office.  You can also request an emailed copy of your tax bill.  Follow this link to request e-billing from the Sarasota County Tax Collector.  Note that E-billing only applies to tax bills from the Sarasota County Tax Collector.  The Property Appraiser is required by law to mail the TRIM notice via first class USPS mail.

All mailings for the Property Appraiser will continue to be mailed to the address currently in the SCPA official database. See above if you want to change that mailing address.

Any other questions?

  • Contact us click here to get office locations, see our mailing addresses, or make an address change
  • Email to
  • We cannot make address changes via telephone. All changes to your account must be in writing- by mail, email, or our website link.
  • Phone us with questions at 941-861-8200.