COMMISSIONER SIMS' IMPORTANT EVENTS AND DATES FOR 2014

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2014
January
Commissioner Sims' Town Hall meeting is at 7 PM  January 13th. January 1st is the date mandated for property assessment each year. Properties within the County are valued by the Property Appraiser's Office, on the basis of their status as of this date each year.
January 1st is also the date for establishing the classification of certain exemptions and agricultural classification applications. Mandatory assessment for all properties. 
January and February
Filing of applications for all exemptions for the current year. Applications filed after March may be granted as a late filing for the following year.
January to April 1:
Filing of Tangible Personal Property tax returns.
March:
March 15th. Filing deadline for all exemptions and classifications. .
Deadline for timely filing
• Agricultural Classification
• Homestead Exemption
• Senior Citizen Homestead Exemption Initial Application
• Non-Profit Exemption
for the current tax year.
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April:
Commissioner Sims' Town Hall meeting is at 7 PM April 14th. April 24th is the second Commission Meeting of the month. Saturday
May:
May 2nd is the deadline for filing a renewal application for the Senior Citizen Exemption. May 31th Commission Meeting at 6:30 PM.  May 27th is the Commission Meeting at 6:30 PM.
June:
This is the date on which Notices of denied exemptions and agricultural exemptions are mailed. June 1st is the deadline to submit the required documentation for the additional Senior Citizen Exemption. June 17th is the Commission Meeting. June 18 is the Storage Lot workshop. This is the deadline for filing a late appeal petition to the Value Adjustment Board on denied exemptions and agricultural classifications (Or: 30 days following the mailing of denial notices).
July:
July 1 is the date on which Notices of denied exemptions and agricultural exemptions are mailed. July 14th is the Town Hall meeting hosted by Commissioner Sims. July 22nd is the Commission meeting.
The Property Appraiser's office submits the assessment rolls to the Florida Department of Revenue for review and approval.
July 31 (Or: 30 days following the mailing of the denial notices):
This is the deadline for filing an appeal petition to the Value Adjustment Board on denied exemptions and agricultural classifications.
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August:
August 19th is the Commission Meeting. TRIM Notices are mailed to all County property owners. Property owners have 25 days from the mailing date of TRIM notices in which to meet with an appraiser to discuss value, or file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board ( VAB ) contesting the property’s value. 
September:
September 13th and 27th is the date for the Budget hearings. This is the time period within which the Property Appraiser, on behalf of all taxing authorities, mails "Notices of Proposed Taxes" (also called a "TRIM Notice") to all property owners. This notice also includes market and the assessed value of the owner's property for the current and prior year with appeal instructions on how to file an appeal petition before the Value Adjustment Board. This is also a good time to file "Good Cause Petitions" for exemptions and agricultural classifications. Contact the Property Appraiser's staff at any one of the regional office locations for details, as the deadline  for contesting the proposed assessed value is the same for appeals filed on real estate and tangible personal property.

October:
Assessment rolls are certified for collection. October 14th and 28th are Commission Meeting dates. Commissioner Sims' Town Hall meeting is on October 13th.
November:
Election Day is November 4th.
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Commission Meetings are on Nov. 11th and 25th. Nov. 1 is the mailing date when the Revenue Collector mails the tax bills to property owners of record. Commissioner Sims' Town Hall meeting is on November 8th. Tax bills are mailed by County Tax Collector.
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December:
Commission Meetings are on December 9th and 23rd. . This is the deadline for filing a good cause request/petition for Homestead or other exemption because you missed the March 1 timely filing deadline for the current tax year.

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