TAVARES — The Lake County Property Appraiser’s Office uploaded this month, for the first time, Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices for all properties in Lake County to its Web site at www.lakecopropappr.com.
Each August, the Lake County Property Appraiser’s office mails property owners TRIM notices, which contain information about property taxes. The TRIM notice lists the taxable value of each property and provides information on proposed millage rates and taxes as estimated by each Lake County taxing authority, which includes the County Commission, School Board, municipalities and others.
According to officials from the Lake County Property Appraiser’s Office, recipients often throw out the sometimes difficult-to-understand TRIM Notice. By placing TRIM notices online, it will make them more readily available to property owners. In addition, an online brochure helps explain each column and line item in the TRIM Notice.
The Lake County Department of Information Technology, Information Outreach Division, maintains the Lake County Property Appraiser’s Office Web site and aided in the process of uploading the TRIM notices to the site, which equated to about 5 gigabytes of data.
For more information about the TRIM Notice, call the Lake County Property Appraiser’s Office at (352) 343-9748 or log on to www.lakecopropappr.com.