Important Dates

2016 Important Dates

January

  • Offices closed Friday, Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.
  • Offices closed Monday, Jan. 18 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
  • Allows a 2% discount on payment of property taxes if paid by January 31.
  • Apply for property tax exemption in the Property Appraiser’s Office through March 1. Exemptions include homestead, widow and disability, etc. Check with Property Appraiser’s Office for all exemptions by calling 727-464-3294 or visit their website at pcpao.org
  • 1099-INT forms mailed to certificate buyers.
  • File tangible tax returns through April 1 in the Property Appraiser’s Office.
  • Warning letters for unpaid tax certificates are mailed on the last business day of Jan.

February

  • Offices closed for training Monday, Feb. 15, Presidents Day.
  • Allows a 1% discount for payment of property taxes if paid by Feb. 29.
  • Cancellation letters are sent to all certificate owners who hold certificates that will cancel on June 1 of the current year.
  • Fourth quarterly installment bills mailed last business day of the month

March

  • Gross amount of property taxes due by March 31.
  • Fourth quarterly installment payments are due.
  • Tax reminder notices are mailed.
  • March 31 is the deadline for filing homestead tax deferral applications with the Tax Collector’s office.

April

  • Taxes become delinquent on April 1. Real property taxes interest accrues at 3%.
  • Tangible personal property taxes interest accrues at 1.5% per month plus advertising costs.
  • Tax Collector advertises delinquent personal property accounts.
  • Reminder notices are mailed out to all installment payment customers with unpaid accounts.
  • Property tax installment applications are due to the Tax Collector on or before April 30.

May

  • Tax warrant processing on delinquent tangible personal property taxes begins May 1.
  • A list of delinquent real estate taxpayers is advertised in the newspaper for three consecutive weeks. The cost of advertising is added to the delinquent tax bill on May 1. Payment of real estate taxes received after April 1 must be in the form of cash or certified funds.
  • Offices closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day.
  • First quarterly installment bills mailed last business day of the month.

June

  • Tax certificate sale of delinquent real estate taxes will be held on Wednesday, June 1.
  • Renew all company owned vessels and vehicles, company-owned trucks 5,000 lbs. and under, and some lease vehicles.
  • Half-year heavy truck registrations expire May 31 with a grace period to midnight, June 30 applies to all company vehicles.
  • First quarterly installment payment is due.
  • Delinquent personal property certified mailing announcing court date for those who have unpaid accounts.

July

  • Offices closed Monday, July 4 for Independence Day.
  • Delinquent real estate tax notices are mailed.
  • Delinquent personal property certified mailing announcing court date for those who have unpaid accounts.

August

  • Property Appraiser mails out T.R.I.M. notices.
  • File complaints for property assessments to the Value Adjustment Board.
  • Hearing in Circuit Court to ratify and confirm issuance of delinquent personal property tax warrants.
  • Second quarterly installment bills mailed last business day of the month

September

  • Tax certificates struck to Pinellas County at the annual tax certificate sale are available for purchase on the first business day of Sept.
  • Offices closed Monday, Sept. 5 for Labor Day.
  • Second quarterly installment payment is due.

October

  • Tax bills are mailed last business day of the month.

November

  • Offices closed Friday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.
  • Offices closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving.
  • Pay real estate and tangible personal property taxes; allows a 4% discount if paid by November 30.
  • Begin accepting installment payment applications for next year’s taxes.
  • Homestead tax deferral applications are available for the current tax year.
  • Third quarterly installment bills mailed last business day of the month.

December

  • Allows 3% discount on payment of property taxes if paid by December 31.
  • Renew trucks over 5,000 lbs., truck trailers, semi-trailers, and nine-passenger (or more) leased vehicles.
  • Renew window stickers for mobile homes that are in rental parks.
  • Annual mass mailing of tourist development tax returns.
  • Third quarterly installment payment is due.
  • Offices closed Monday, Dec. 26 for Christmas.
  • Offices closed Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 for New Year’s Day.

Locations

Pinellas County Tax Collector
315 Court Street, 3rd Floor
Clearwater, FL 33756

 

 
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