From the Orange County Property Appraiser
Orange County property owners should watch their mailboxes this week for their annual TRIM (Truth-In-Millage) Notices. These important documents – prepared by the Office of the Orange County Property Appraiser – contain 2019 information on the value of all of Orange County’s residential and commercial properties, as well as all business accounts or Tangible Personal Property (TPP). Some 524,000 TRIM Notices are set to arrive in the mail beginning as early as Friday, August 16.
“This is an enormous undertaking for the OCPA team, and we take it very seriously,” said Rick Singh, CFA, Orange County’s independently elected Property Appraiser. “Our role in the taxation process is to fairly and accurately determine the market and taxable value of homes, commercial properties, and TPP accounts so that millage rates from their municipality (if located in one) and other taxing authorities can be applied to calculate the annual tax bill.”
Continued Singh, “It is important to note, however, that the TRIM Notice is not the tax bill. That arrives from the Tax Collector’s Office later in the fall.”
In addition to millage rates from municipalities (if applicable), properties are also subject to millage rates from other taxing authorities, such as Orange County, water management districts, state and local public schools, public libraries, and others.
Upon receipt of TRIM Notices, should property owners have any questions or require further information to understand the Notice, OCPA’s award-winning Customer Service department stands ready to assist in person, over the phone, or online. In addition, OCPA will staff neighborhood satellite offices in libraries across the county from August 26-September 9. Please visit the OCPA website at www.ocpafl.org for dates, times, and locations.