Date and Discounts
Notice to out-of-country taxpayers:
Due to out-of-country processing fees charged to us by correspondent banks, out-of-country checks cannot be accepted even when "payable in U.S. funds". All out-of-country checks will be returned, which may result in loss of tax discount or require payment of a penalty.
Please remit payment by INTERNATIONAL MONEY ORDER or CHECK DRAWN ON UNITED STATES BANK.
|YOUR BIRTHDAY||Renew your motor vehicle license plate, which is valid until midnight of the owner's birthday. (Current Florida insurance is required at time of renewal.) You may renew beginning 90 days prior to your birth month. This applies to passenger cars, recreational vehicles, light trucks under 5,000 lbs., small trailers and motorcycles.
Renew vessels registered in an individual's name.
|JANUARY||Receive 2% discount on payment of Real Estate and Tangible taxes.
25% penalty levied on delinquent Business Tax Receipts. *
|FEBRUARY||Receive 1% discount on payment of Real Estate and Tangible taxes.|
|MARCH||Gross amount of Real Estate and Tangible taxes due by March 31st.
If paying by installment, final payment due by March 31st.
|APRIL||All unpaid taxes become delinquent on April 1st.
For Real Estate taxes, a 3% interest charge is added to the gross amount. For Tangible taxes, a 1.5% per month interest charge is added to the gross amount. Within 45 days, delinquent Real Estate taxes will be advertised in a local newspaper and the cost of the advertising will be added to the tax bill.
Applications for next year's installment payment plan are due by April 30th.
(Taxpayers enrolled in the current tax year installment plan do not need to reapply to continue the program.)
|MAY||Registration renewals for trucks weighing over 5,000 lbs., if renewed for a 6-month period in December.
A list of delinquent Real Estate taxes are advertised in a local newspaper once per week for three consecutive weeks prior to the tax certificate sale.
The tax certificate sale for delinquent Real Estate taxes begins on or before June 1st.
A list of delinquent Tangible taxes are advertised in a local newspaper one time by May 15th.
Tax warrant processing begins for delinquent Tangible taxes.
|JUNE||For vessels registered in a business name, renewal begins June 1st. Registration expires June 30th.
Registration renewals for company-owned motor vehicles (under 5,000 lbs.) are due by June 30th.
The first installment payment for the next tax year is due by June 30th. Payments due in June but received in July will not receive a 6% discount and will be assessed a 5% penalty.
Business Tax Receipts renewals begin July 1st. *
Payment of the first installment postmarked on or before July 31 is required to participate in the plan. If this payment is not received, participation in the program is cancelled.
|SEPTEMBER||Business Tax Receipts renewals are due by September 30th. *
The second installment payment is due by September 30th.
|OCTOBER||Business Tax Receipts become delinquent October 1st. * If paid in October, a 10% penalty applies.|
|NOVEMBER||Collection of Real Estate and Tangible taxes begins.
Receive 4% discount on payment of Real Estate and Tangible taxes.
Delinquent Real Estate tax statements are mailed.
15% penalty is levied on delinquent Business Tax Receipts. *
|DECEMBER||Receive 3% discount on payment of Real Estate and Tangible taxes.
20% penalty levied on delinquent Business Tax Receipts. *
The third installment payment is due by December 31st.
Registration renewals of trucks over 5,000 lbs., truck-trailers, semi-trailers, nine-passenger and over vehicles for hire, are due by December 31st.
Renew decals for mobile homes that are not assessed as Real Property before
*"Occupational License" changed to "Business Tax Receipt" 1/1/07 pursuant to Florida law.