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In an effort to keep the public and our staff safe from COVID-19 and limit the number of people in our lobby, our offices in Sarasota and Venice are now accepting customers by appointment only. Learn how to make an appointment for an in-office visit.

Most services and transactions can be completed through our website at any time. You can apply for an exemption, change your address, make an inquiry about your property or email our team.

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. 

 

TRIM Notice

The Truth in Millage (TRIM) Act is a law designed to inform taxpayers which governmental entity is responsible for the taxes levied and the amount of tax liability taxpayers owe to each taxing authority. Every year in August the property appraiser sends this information, known as the Notice of Proposed Property Taxes and Proposed or Adopted Non-Ad Valorem Assessments (TRIM Notice), to the property owner.

 

The TRIM Notice provides property owners with information regarding ad valorem millage rates, budget hearing dates and non-ad valorem assessment information for fees such as fire and rescue services, solid waste services and stormwater utility collections among others. The TRIM requirements also provide for maximum millage levies for counties, municipalities, and independent special districts. These requirements are prescribed by chapter 200 of the Florida Statutes. 

 

For more information regarding Truth in Millage visit the Florida Department of Revenue website

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