Using the Pinellas County Tax Collector’s online property tax management system, you can:
Beginning April 1, unpaid accounts in Pinellas County accrue interest at 1.5 % a month, plus additional costs. According to Florida law, the names of people or businesses with unpaid tangible personal property taxes are advertised in the newspaper. The cost of advertising is added to the delinquent tax bill. A written lien (also called a warrant) is then issued on all unpaid accounts, and a certified notice is sent to the owner named on the tax roll.
If taxes are still not paid, the Pinellas County Tax Collector must petition the Circuit Court to have a judge “confirm” the warrant that authorizes the Tax Collector to seize and sell the personal property to pay the taxes. The court costs are added to the delinquent tax bill, along with a delinquent collection fee of 15%. If the property cannot be located or is sold for less than the amount due, all other personal property of the taxpayer is subject to seizure and sale.
Pinellas County Tax Collector mails tax notices on the last business day of October every year. Taxes can be paid from Nov. 1 through March 31. They become delinquent on April 1.