Start looking for your property tax notice to show up in your mailbox any day now. Both Sarasota and Manatee counties have mailed the notice to comply with the state. Truth in Millage (TRIM), which requires disclosure of tax rates proposed by authorities.
Property values generally rose in both counties and government budgets apply the windfall to increase spending. Public hearing on the budget proposals begin in September.
Property values increased 4.8 percent in Sarasota this year, according to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and 4.2 percent in Sarasota County. The rates went up 9.3 percent in Anna Maria, 6.9 percent in Holmes Beach, 6.7 percent in North Port and 3.9 percent in Manatee County.