Property Appraiser and Tax Collector offices to reopen in North Port City Hall on Oct. 5

Appointments necessary for persons wishing to visit Tax Collector’s Office

North Port City Hall is located at 4970 City Hall Blvd. Image courtesy Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates

On Oct. 5, Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst and Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates will re-open their offices in North Port City Hall, they announced this week.

Their offices will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., a news release says.

Because of “the high volume of customers, Tax Collector services are available to Sarasota County residents only and an appointment is required,” the release emphasizes. Customers may schedule an appointment by going online at or by calling 941-861-8300, the release adds.

Walk-in customers will not be accepted, the release emphasizes.

No appointments are necessary for individuals wishing to visit the Property Appraiser’s Office, the release notes.

“Customer and staff safety is important; therefore, to help prevent community transmission [of COVID-19], CDC guidelines will be followed,” Tax Collector Barbara Ford-Coates said in the release, referring to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Property Appraiser Bill Furst added, “We both have been eager to re-open the office and are happy to once again provide these services to North Port residents.”

In partnership with the City of North Port, the property appraiser and tax collector “have maintained a permanent office in North Port City Hall since 2011,” the release notes.

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