The Truth-in-Millage Notice (TRIM Notice) our office mails out every August contains proposed property taxes (ad valorem taxes) and proposed or adopted non-ad valorem assessments. Non-ad valorem assessments are not based on property value. Instead, they are based on a unit of measure determined by each levying authority. The assesment periods vary and may not be based on the calendar year. Examples of non-ad valorem assessments include: fire and rescue, solid waste, navigable waterways, and stormwater utility collections.
In Sarasota County, not all non-ad valorem or special assessment districts choose to use the TRIM Notice. Therefore, additional non-ad valorem assessments may appear on your tax bill. For questions about non-ad valorem and special assessments, contact each individual leavying authority. Contact information can be found on the back of the TRIM Notice.