Additional charges applied after payments become delinquent, Tax Collector Ford-Coates warns
Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates is reminding property owners with unpaid 2021 taxes to take advantage of the various payment options to avoid additional charges before taxes become delinquent on April 1.
“The quickest and easiest way to pay is at www.SarasotaTaxCollector.com. After the online payment is complete, a receipt can be printed immediately,” Ford-Coates explained in a news release.
Online payments must be made by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Thursday, March 31, the release points out.
Other payment options are as follows:
- In a 24-hour drop box at any location: downtown Sarasota (Terrace Building), the Mid-County office (6100 Sawyer Loop Road), Venice (4000 S. Tamiami Trail 34293), and North Port City Hall (checks only; do not place cash in the drop box.)
- By mail with a postmark of Thursday, March 31, to 101 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236-6993.
- In person by scheduling an appointment at www.SarasotaTaxCollector.com.
“The penalty for missing the deadline is no small matter,” the release emphasizes. “Accounts unpaid as of April 1st are delinquent and a penalty is added. On May 1st, additional fees are charged and accounts are advertised in a local newspaper. If the taxes remain unpaid,” the release adds, “the amount due will increase substantially on June 1st.”
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