Tangible Personal Property taxes become delinquent on April 1st each year at which time a 1.5% penalty per month is added to the bill. Within 45 days after the date of delinquency, the Tax Collector is required by law to advertise a list of the delinquent taxpayers one time in a local newspaper. The costs of this advertising is then added to the tax notice.
Florida Statutes require the Tax Collector to issue Tax Warrants prior to April 30th of the next tax year on all unpaid Tangible Personal Property taxes. The Tax Collector must then petition the Circuit Court for an order ratifying and directing the levy, seizure and sale of the property for the amount of the unpaid taxes and costs.