Monday, Nov. 30, final day to take advantage of 4% discount for Sarasota County property tax payments

Drive-through options still available, but modifications in effect because of pandemic

The Tax Collector’s Office in downtown Sarasota is in the Terrace Building. A 24-hour drop box is located at the building. Image courtesy Tax Collector’s Office

Monday, Nov. 30 is the deadline to receive the 4% discount for property tax payments, Sarasota County Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates and her staff are reminding the public.

Tax Collector offices are open only for customers with appointments, a news release points out, “so taxpayers should plan ahead to take advantage of the 4% discount.”

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the release continues, the Nov. 30 property tax drive-through service “will have some changes.” That service, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., is available for payment by check only; “receipts can be printed online from your home computer,” the release adds.

“Customers should arrive with their tax bill and check already written to be placed in the drive-thru drop box,” Ford-Coates noted in the release.

To receive the 4% discount, this year’s payment options are as follows, the release says:

  • Online — by 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, Nov. 30; payment by eCheck includes no fee. A paid receipt can be printed immediately.
  • Mail — Envelope has to be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 30, sent to 101 S. Washington Blvd., Sarasota FL 34236, with check payable to Sarasota County Tax Collector.
  • Drive-through service — Nov. 30from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at these locations: downtown Sarasota at the Terrace Building, 101 S. Washington Blvd.; Mid-County Office, in the drive-through lane, 6100 Sawyer Loop Road; and Venice, at the Anderson Administration Building, 4000 S. Tamiami Trail.
  • Drop boxes — Checks only may be deposited by 5 p.m. on Nov. 30 in a 24-hour drop box available in downtown Sarasota at the Terrace Building entrance to the Tax Collector’s Office on Adams Lane; the main entrance of the Mid-County Office on Sawyer Loop Road; the main entrance of the R.L. Anderson Administration Center (facing U.S. 41) in Venice; and in the utility payment drive-through bypass lane at North Port City Hall.