2023 property taxes due by March 31

Sarasota County Tax Collector’s Office offers multiple means of payment

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Property owners with unpaid 2023 taxes are able to take advantage of various payment options to avoid additional charges before taxes become delinquent on April 1, Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates is reminding the public.

“The quickest and easiest way to pay is at www.SarasotaTaxCollector.com,” Ford-Coates explained in a news release. “After the online payment is complete, a receipt can be printed immediately,” she pointed out.

Online payments must be made by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on Sunday, March 31, she emphasized in the release.

Other payment options are as follows:

  • In a 24-hour drop box at any location — downtown Sarasota (101 S. Washington Blvd.), Mid-County (6100 Sawyer Loop Road in Sarasota), Venice (4000 S. Tamiami Trail) and North Port City Hall (4970 City Hall Blvd.).

Checks only will be accepted in the drop boxes, the release stresses, adding, “[P]lease do not place cash in the drop box.”

  • By mail with a postmark of Saturday, March 30.
  • In person by scheduling an appointment at www.SarasotaTaxCollector.com. The release notes, “Since March 31st falls on the weekend, Florida law allows for payments to be accepted in person only on Monday, April 1st.”

“The penalty for missing the deadline is no small matter,” the release emphasizes. “Accounts unpaid as of April 1st are delinquent,” it points out, so a penalty will be added. “On May 1st, additional fees are charged and accounts are advertised pursuant to Florida law,” the release further notes. “If the taxes remain unpaid, the amount due will increase substantially on June 1st.”

Visit www.facebook.com/SarasotaTaxCollector for office updates and information, the release adds.

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