All Volusia County residents were mailed, and many received their TRIM (Truth in Millage) notices over the weekend. The Property Appraiser’s office has created a page explaining what the TRIM notice is comprised of, and better explains each section of this notice.
Please visit http://vcpa.vcgov.org/trimTool.html for a better explanation.
It is important to note the Property Appraiser’s office does values only. You will want to pay close attention to each taxing authorities public hearing dates and times as this is where they vote to adopt their proposed rates. What this means to you is they are voting to set the rates which can equate to increases, and sometimes decreases in your tax bill. If you disagree with the amount of your taxes, YOU MUST ATTEND these meetings and let your voice be heard!
This is also a good time to review the exemptions you are currently getting as there are a number of them… many of which can save you big bucks! Along with the homestead exemption, there are additional senior exemptions, disability exemptions, veteran and first responder exemptions, and many more!
Information on all exemptions can be viewed at http://vcpa.vcgov.org/exemptions.html.