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Property tax year runs every January 1st - December 31st each year

It is the responsibility of each taxpayer to ensure that taxes are paid, regardless of whether a tax notice is received or not.

  • If you do not receive a tax bill in November, contact our office at 727-464-7777 or search our online database for your bill.

Taxes become delinquent on April 1st, at which time interest and other applicable costs are added to the gross tax amount.  

 

Governor's Executive Order 22-242 regarding 2022 property taxes

. For more information regarding EO 22-242 or to obtain an application, please contact our Tax Administration department at taxrollsupport@taxcollect.com or 727-464-3409. Applications for an extension under EO 22-242 must be received by Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

 
What gets taxed?.
  • Real estate property taxes
    • A tax on land, building, and land improvements 
    • Considered ad-valorem, meaning “according to worth”  
    • Based on the value of the property, as determined by the Pinellas County Property Appraiser
    • Each property is assigned a unique parcel number 
    • Revenues collected are distributed to the local taxing authorities (cities, county, school board, etc.)  
  • Tangible personal property taxes
    • A tax on furniture and equipment located in businesses and rental properties 
    • Considered ad-valorem, meaning “according to worth”  
    • Based on the value of the furniture and equipment located in businesses and rental properties, as determined by the Pinellas County Property Appraiser

 

  • Non-ad valorem assessments 
    • Set amounts established by the taxing authorities typically collected for storm water utility, street lighting, fire and rescue, solid waste collections, and similar functions. 
    • Not based on the value of one’s property  

 

What is the difference between the property appraiser and the tax collector?
  • The property appraiser
    • Assesses and determines property values
    • Prepares and sends the list of taxable property to the tax collector
    • Maintains current ownership and mailing address info

 

  • The tax collector…
    • Collects and distributes property taxes to taxing authorities
    • Annually mails tax notices to property owners
      • Dependent upon the property appraiser address information on file – the tax collector’s office does not maintain or update addresses

Ways to Pay Property Taxes

  1. Online – Pay now!
    • FREE eCheck* – Send payment directly from your bank account, free of charge.  
      • eChecks are not accepted for delinquent property taxes.  
    • Credit or Debit Card – A convenience fee of 2.95% of the transaction total with a minimum of $2.50 is charged by our third-party payment processor, Grant Street Group.  
      • Your tax bill is considered paid as soon as you submit payment and will reflect as paid on the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s online system.
      • However, it may take up to five (5) business days for your bank to process and reflect online payments.  

  

  1. By Mail with a Check
    • Please make your check payable to:

Charles W. Thomas, Pinellas County Tax Collector 
P.O. Box 31149 
Tampa, FL 33631-3149 

    • Property taxes must be paid in full, at one time (unless on the partial payment plan) 
    • Multiple checks must be sent in the same envelope 
    • Check writing tips: 
      • Write your account # and phone # on the memo line of your check, in case we need to contact you. 
      • Make sure the hand-written amount line is correct and matches the numeric amount. 
      • Don’t forget to sign your check!

** The Pinellas County Tax Collector’s Office is partnered with Envision Payment Solutions for the recovery of returned checks. Returned checks may be electronically represented to your account along with a returned check fee.  Envision can be contacted at 1-877-290-5460.

 

  1. Drop Box  

  

  1. Wire Transfer  
    • Please follow these instructions if you wish to make a payment by wire transfer.

 

  1. Tax Collector Office
    • Property tax payments do not require an appointment
    • You may pay your taxes in any of our offices

Discount Periods & Deadlines

  • Annual property tax notices are mailed by November 1st each year.  
  • Florida law allows certain discounts for early payment.  
    • The discount period runs from November through February:

 

 

  • Deadline to pay before becoming delinquent is March 31st of the following year.  
    • The March amount reflects no discount.  
  • Taxes become delinquent on April 1st – interest and penalties are added to the March amount.  

  

  • What happens if the discount period ends on a weekend or legal holiday? 
    • The discount period is extended to the next business day IF payment is made online or in person on the next business day. 
    • Payments sent via mail must have discount month postmark. 

       

       

      2022 Discount Deadlines by Payment Type

       

      Month

       

      Internet

       

      Counter or Drop Box

       

      Mail

       

      November Amount

       

      Until 11:55 pm E.S.T. November 30th

       

      Until close of business November 30th

       

      Must have November Postmark

       

      December Amount

       

      Until 11:55 pm E.S.T. January 3rd

       

      Until close of business January 3rd

       

      Must have December Postmark

       

      January Amount

       

      Until 11:55 pm E.S.T. January 31st

       

      Until close of business January 31st

       

      Must have January Postmark

       

      February Amount

       

      Until 11:55 pm E.S.T. February 28th

       

      Until close of business February 28th

       

      Must have February Postmark

       

      March Amount

       

      Until 11:55 pm E.S.T. March 31st

       

      Until close of business March 31st

       

      Must have March Postmark

       

       

      Cut off Dates for 2022 Real Estate Taxes:

      Internet payments will be accepted for 2022 Real Estate taxes until 4:30 pm E.S.T. on May 31, 2023

      2023 Tax Certificate Sale: Thursday, June 1, 2023

Alternative Payment Options

Installment Payment Plan

    • This allows taxpayers to pay their real estate and tangible property taxes in four installments throughout the year.
    • Participants in this plan receive a discount of approximately 3.5% of their total tax bill.
    • Property owners with an estimated bill of over $100 are eligible.
    • Interested? The installment payment plan application for 2023 property taxes is available from November 1, 2022, through April 30, 2023.
    • Applications for 2023 open on November 1, 2022 and run through April 30, 2023.
      • Once you are enrolled and the first installment payment is made, you do not have to reapply every year – as long as the first installment payment is paid each year.
      • Payment Plan Schedule:
        • 1st Payment – June 30th
          • 25% of previous year’s gross tax, discounted at 6%
        • 2nd Payment – September 30th
          • 25% of previous year’s gross tax, discounted at 4.5%
        • 3rd Payment – December 31st
          • 25% of current year’s adjusted tax, discounted at 3%
        • 4th Payment – March 31st
          • 25% of current year’s adjusted tax amount, no discount
      • Payment Plan Tips:
        • If you miss your June payment, you can pay the first payment by July 31st, but you will lose your discount.
          • If you do not make your first payment by July 31st, you will be taken off the payment plan. If you wish to participate in the payment plan in the future, you will have to reapply.
        • If your second or third payment is not made on time, the overdue amount will be added to the next payment, and you will lose your discount.
        • Taxes become delinquent on April 1st, at which time interest and other applicable costs will be added to the gross amount.
        • Once you make your first payment, you will receive quarterly tax notices, which are due upon receipt.

 

 

Partial Payments

      • Florida law allows taxpayers to make partial payments on real estate and tangible property taxes for the current year only.
      • Partial payments cannot be made for delinquent taxes.
      • No partial payments can be made after March 31st.
      • Taxes become delinquent on April 1st, at which time interest and other applicable costs are added to the gross tax amount.
      • Taxpayers who make partial payments will forfeit all discounts applied to early payments.
      • The minimum amount accepted for each partial payment is $100, and there is a $10 processing fee for each payment.
      • All taxes must be paid by March 31st to avoid delinquency, at which point interest and additional fees will be added to the remaining balance.
        • If the balance is not paid by May 31st, a tax certificate will be sold.
      • The partial payment plan application for 2022 property taxes is available from November 1, 2022, through March 31, 2023.

 

Deferrals

      • Under Florida law, anyone entitled to claim a homestead exemption may be eligible to defer payments of property taxes and non-ad valorem assessments based on household income of the previous year.
      • Deferring payment of your taxes will add a lien to your property.
      • Deferred taxes accrue interest each month until the taxes are paid.
      • The deadline for filing an application for the 2022 tax year is March 31, 2023.

        • Please contact our office at 727-464-3409 for more details.
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