March 31 the payment deadline for 2020 property taxes

If accounts unpaid as of April 1, penalty imposed

Image courtesy of the Sarasota County Tax Collector’s Office

Sarasota County property owners’ 2020 taxes are due by March 31, Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates is reminding the public.

Property taxes will become delinquent on April 1, a news release points out.

Because the Tax Collector’s offices are open by appointment, “The quickest and easiest way to pay is at,” Ford-Coates noted in the release. After the online payment has been completed, she pointed out, “[A] receipt can be printed immediately.”

Online payments must be made by 11:59 pm (EDT) on Wednesday, March 31, the release emphasizes.

Other payment options are the following, the release says:

  • Use of a 24-hour drop box at any Tax Collector’s Office location — downtown Sarasota on Adams Lane; Mid-County Tax Collector’s Office at 6100 Sawyer Loop Road; the Venice office at 4000 S. Tamiami Trail; andNorth Port City Hall, which stands at 4970 City Hall Blvd.
  • By mail with a postmark of Wednesday, March 31; payments must be sent to 101 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34236-6993

“The penalty for missing the deadline is no small matter,” the release stresses. Not only are unpaid accounts delinquent as of April 1, with a penalty imposed, but on May 1, “[A]dditional fees are charged and accounts are advertised in a local newspaper,” the release adds. “If the taxes remain unpaid, the amount due will increase substantially on June 1st,” the release emphasizes.

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