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Important information to help you stay in compliance.

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Next, always remember to renew your auto (vehicle) registration and tag or boat (vessel) registration and decal on or before midnight of your birthday (or the expiration date indicated on your auto or boat registration).

Generally, auto and boat registrations are issued to expire annually on the birthday of the 1st owner listed on the registration. This applies to passenger cars, recreational vehicles, light trucks under 5,000 lbs., small trailers, motorcycles and boats. (Exceptions are: company owned vehicles which are renewed in June; some lease vehicles; and, truck-tractors, semi-trailers, trucks over 5000 lbs., and 9 passenger automobiles for hire which must be renewed in December.) Vehicle registrations and tags may be renewed 90 days prior to their expiration.

January

  • Property Tax – 2% Early Payment Discount
    In January, a 2% discount can be earned for early payment of real estate property taxes and/or tangible personal property taxes.
  • Homestead Tax Deferral
    January 31st is the deadline to file for Homestead Tax Deferral.
  • Local Business Tax Receipt
    January 1st through the end of February, any Local Business Tax receipt that was not renewed on or by the previous September 30th, and remains delinquent, is subject to a late renewal penalty of 25% plus applicable collection costs and attorney fees.

February

  • Property Tax – 1% Early Payment Discount
    In February, a 1% discount can be earned for early payment of real estate property taxes and/or tangible personal property taxes.
  • Local Business Tax Receipt
    Any Local Business Tax Receipt that was not renewed on or by the previous September 30th, and remains delinquent, is subject to a late renewal penalty of 25% plus applicable collection costs and attorney fees.

March

  • Property Tax Installment Payment Plan
    The fourth and final installment is due for those who are on the Property Tax Installment Payment Plan.
  • New Homestead Exemptions
    March 1st is the deadline to file new homestead exemptions with the Property Appraiser’s Office.
  • Property Taxes are Due in Full
    All real estate property taxes and tangible personal property taxes are due in full (with no discount) by March 31st. Payments not paid or postmarked by March 31st are delinquent.
  • Local Business Tax
    Any Local Business Tax receipt that was not renewed on or by the previous September 30th, and remains delinquent, is subject to a late renewal penalty of 25% plus applicable collection costs and attorney fees.

April

  • Property Tax Delinquency
    On April 1st all unpaid real estate and tangible personal property taxes become delinquent.
  • Local Business Tax Prorate
    April 1st through July 1st, new businesses seeking to obtain a Local Business Tax receipt will be assessed only ½ (one-half) of the cost of an annual license.
  • Property Tax Payment Installment Plan Applications Due
    On April 30th, all applications for next year’s property tax payment installment plan are due.

May

  • Tax Warrants
    The Tax Collector’s Office begins processing tax warrants on delinquent tangible personal property taxes.
  • Delinquent Property Taxes Advertised
    Delinquent real estate and tangible personal property taxes are advertised in a local newspaper (delinquent real estate tax accounts are advertised 3 times and delinquent tangible personal property taxes are advertised 1 time).
  • Tax Certificate Sale
    A tax certificate sale is held on or before June 1st for unpaid real estate taxes.

June

  • Property Tax Installment Payment Plan 1st Payment Due
    In June, the first installment is due, including a 6% discount, for those who are on the Property Tax Installment Payment Plan.
  • Tax Certificate Sale
    Following required advertisements, a tax certificate sale for delinquent real estate property taxes will begin on or before June 1st.
  • Company Owned Vehicles
    Company owned autos (vehicles) must have their registrations renewed in the month of June.

July

  • International Registration Plan
    International Registration Plan (IRP) or apportioned autos (vehicles) which are commercial truck-tractors and trucks over 26,000 lbs that also travel outside Florida must file for registration renewal.
  • Local Business Tax Renewals
    Annual Renewals begin July 1st.

August

  • Truth In Millage (TRIM) Notices Sent Out
    In August, the Property Appraiser’s Office mails out Truth In Millage (TRIM) notices to property owners notifying them of new assessed property values and proposed millage rates. This important notice provides taxpayers with information on how to address or challenge the assessed value of their property or address their concerns over millage rates to their various Taxing Authorities.

September

  • Property Tax Installment Payment Plan
    The second installment is due, including a 4 ½% discount, for those who are on the Property Tax Installment Payment Plan.
  • Local Business Tax Receipt Renewals Due
    September 30th is the deadline for renewing all Local Business Tax receipts.

October

  • Local Business Tax
    Beginning October 1st and through October 31st, any Local Business Tax receipt that was not renewed on or by the end of the previous month, and remains delinquent, is subject to a late renewal penalty of 10% plus applicable collection costs and attorney fees.
  • Tax Bills Mailed
    October 31st real estate and tangible personal property tax bills are mailed.

November

  • Property Tax Collection Begins
    Collection of real estate and tangible personal property taxes begins.
  • Property Tax Installment Payment Plan
    Also in November, early payment of real estate property taxes and/or tangible personal property taxes earns you a 4% discount. In December, early payment of these same taxes earns you a 3% discount.
  • Local Business Tax
    November 1st through November 30th, any Local Business Tax receipt that was not renewed on or by the previous September 30th, and remains delinquent, is subject to a late renewal penalty of 15% plus applicable collection costs and attorney fees.

December

  • Property Tax Installment Payment Plan
    Third installment is due, including a 3% discount, for those who are on the Property Tax Installment Payment Plan.
  • Early Payment of Property Taxes, 3% Discount
    Also in December, a 3% discount can be earned for early payment of real estate property taxes and/or tangible personal property taxes.
  • Registrations Renewals
    (Truck Tractor, Semi, Over 5000 lbs. & 9 Passenger Vehicles for Hire)
    December for all autos (vehicles) which are truck tractors, semi-trailers, trucks over 5,000 lbs., and 9 passenger automobiles for hire.
  • Mobile Home Registration Renewals
    Mobile home owners, who do not also own the property on which their mobile home is affixed, are required to renew their mobile home annual registration and decal before December 31st.
  • Local Business Tax
    December 1st through December 31st, any Local Business Tax receipt that was not renewed on or by the previous September 30th, and remains delinquent, is subject to a late renewal penalty of 20% plus applicable collection costs and attorney fees.

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