Real Estate Property Taxes
Real estate property taxes are considered ad valorem taxes, meaning they are based on the value of the property, as determined by the Pinellas County Property Appraiser. This includes land, building, and improvements to the land. Real property is located in described areas designated as parcels. These taxes are collected every year beginning November 1. The revenues collected from these taxes are distributed to the local taxing authorities levying the tax.
In cases where the property owner pays property taxes through an escrow account, the mortgage company should receive the tax notice, while the owner receives a copy of the notice for informational purposes only. However, it is the responsibility of each taxpayer to ensure real estate taxes are paid, regardless if a tax notice is received or not. If you do not receive a tax bill in November, search our tax roll database for your records.