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      Property Matters




      Dear Friend,                                       taxpayers and the property appraiser. The deadline to file a     One of the very best ways
        This month the property                          petition is Sept. 14. For more information on filed petitions,   you can take your hour back is
      appraiser mails a “Truth in                        hearing dates, rescheduling, the appeal process and/or final   to make an appointment for
      Millage” (TRIM) Notice of                          decisions, call the VAB at (561) 355-6289 or visit www.  driver’s license service. You
      Proposed Property Taxes to                         mypalmbeachclerk.com/vab.                         can book your appointment
      all property owners. This                                                                            a  full  90  days  before  your
      notice is not a bill. If you                                                                         driver’s license expires. You
      have questions  about the                                                                            won’t waste an hour waiting
      notice, please contact the                                                                           in line.
      property appraiser’s office.
        Another important date                                                                             Tourist Development Tax Is
      to remember is Aug. 28,
      Primary  Day. The  winners  will  be  on  the  November                                              Moving Online!
      ballot. Please exercise your right to vote, it’s critical to
      our democracy!                                                                                         As we write this month’s issue of Property Matters, we
                                           Best regards,                                                   are also performing final acceptance testing of our new
                                        Anne M. Gannon                                                     online Tourist Development Tax (TDT) system. The system
                                                                                                           is scheduled to be available for property owners and their
      Check Your Mailbox For Your                        Update Your Address With                          agents to file TDT returns beginning Aug. 1 for the July rental

      TRIM Notice In August                              The Property Appraiser’s                          period. Once the system is available, paper returns will no
                                                                                                           longer be accepted.

        This month, the property appraiser mails “Truth in   Office                                          The new online system will give you the ability to manage
                                                                                                           your TDT account 24/7. You can register your property, file
      Millage” (TRIM) Notice of Proposed Property Taxes to                                                 returns, pay the Tourist Development Tax and authorize an
      property owners. This is not a bill. These notices provide     Now is the time to verify your address and report any   agent to manage your property for you.
      information on any proposed changes in the millage rate   errors or updates to the Property Appraiser’s Office at (561)     For the latest information, please visit www.pbctax.com/tdt.
      (tax rate) of each taxing authority and lists your property’s   355-2866. We use the information they have on file to mail
      market and assessed value. They also list exemptions applied   your 2018 property tax bill in November. If you do not   Don’t Forget, The PGA
      to your property.                                  receive a tax bill in November, search our payment center
        Please remember, the tax collector does not determine   for your records. It is the responsibility of each taxpayer to   Service Center Is Closed
      the amount you must pay for property taxes. We collect the   ensure property taxes are paid, regardless if a tax notice is
      amount due and distribute the revenue to the appropriate   received or not.                            In May, we closed our aging, former DMV office at
      taxing authorities. Many factors influence the amount you                                            3185 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens to make way
      must pay in annual property taxes. This graphic illustrates   Let Us Help You Take Your              for a new, state-of-the-art facility to serve North County
      how these factors are added together to determine your                                               taxpayers. Only the road test course remains in use. Please
      annual property taxes.                             Hour Back!                                        visit us just around the corner at 3188 PGA Boulevard in the
        Please contact the Palm Beach County Property                                                      Northeast County Courthouse complex where we continue
      Appraiser’s Office for questions about taxable value. Contact     Did you know the average wait time in our service centers   to provide all services. The new service center is slated to
      your local municipality with questions pertaining to millage   is 52 minutes? That’s nearly one hour of your life that could   open in late 2019.
      rates and non-ad valorem taxes.                    be better spent enjoying your summer! Connect with us on
        If you don’t agree with your assessed value of your   Twitter and Instagram (@TAXPBC) to learn how to take that
      property, you can file a petition for adjustment with the Value   hour of your life back by simply planning ahead or choosing
      Adjustment Board (VAB). The VAB settles disputes between   a different payment method.

        Pet Matters


        For The Love Of Animals

        by Pat Deshong, President of
        Furry Friends Adoption, Clinic                     While Rosco had                                of her owners have passed away. Now Mimi finds herself as a full-
        & Ranch                                          lost the first child in                          time Furry Friends resident for the second time in her life. Please
                                                         his life, he now has                             help make her stay with us much shorter than the first. Please come
           "For  the  Love  of                           an inseparable best                              meet  this  loving  nine-year-old  dog  who  needs  a  happy,  secure
        Animals" features real stories                   friend in his new                                future.  Mimi would thrive best in an “only dog” family.
        happening at Furry Friends in                    happily  ever  home
        Jupiter. We are The Humane                       sharing  a  trundle-                             Peep and Frodo
        Society of Greater Jupiter/                      bed, naps, cartoon-                                Meet  Peep  and  Frodo...two
        Tequesta, Inc and the only                       watching and lots of                             of the many cute Furry Friends’
        no-kill shelter open to the                      hugs! Said Mom, “Where one is, you’ll find the other.”   kittens needing a furever home…
        public  in  northern  Palm                         We give a big `high-five’ to the Micklos Family for seeing   Your  home!  We  have  lots  of
        Beach County.  We’ve been                        the treasure in Rosco and replacing his tears with belly rubs   beauties  to  choose  from.    Visit
        rescuing, rehabilitating, re-homing and providing a safe  and smiles.                             us with a copy of this article and
        harbor for the homeless animals in our community for more    Furry Friends is all about giving homeless companion   receive 50% off the adoption fee for a cat or kitten! Our adoption
        than 30 years.  Our not for profit 501c3 organization consists  animals their best future… no matter how long it takes to   fee  includes  micro-chipped,  up-to-date  with  vaccinations,  and
        of our Jupiter based adoption center, veterinary clinic (open  find it.  We have many fabulous dogs and cats in our shelter   spayed/neutered. You won’t be able to resist Furry Friends felines!
        to the public), Thrift Boutique, and 27 Acre Palm City Ranch.  and invite you to come visit us six days a week.  Our hours
          For those of us watching Rosco being surrendered by his  are Monday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
        family in the parking lot of Furry Friends, we’re sure we saw    Furry Friends depends on the generous support from
        a trail of tears as he was led inside our shelter. How could this  donors like you.  Without Furry Friends, the future of the
        sweet six-year-old Great Dane mix not cry given that he was  many animals we save would be uncertain.  Thank you for
        losing the only life he had ever known? Adopted as a puppy,  donating and helping us continue our animal saving mission.
        the family with the toddler child had decided that Rosco was
        “odd dog out” and no longer welcomed in their family.    Ways to donate (tax ID #59-2111273):
          Furry Friends’ staff and volunteers quickly fell in love   1.  Mail a check made payable to Furry Friends to 401
                                                              Maplewood Drive, Ste. 8, Jupiter, FL 33458.
        with this gentle giant. During his time with us, he has resided   2.  Visit www.furryfriendsadoption.org
        at both our Jupiter Adoption Center and Palm City Ranch.   3.  Call  us  with  your  credit  card  information  at   For more information,
        He was a model resident and staff favorite…never a barker,   561.747.5311 ext. 1                          please call: 561.529.4075
        good on a leash and friendly with other dogs. Even so, we     “Your donation creates the possibilities to make
        knew his stay with us might be a long one, given his size and   miracles happen for our Furry Friends”
        older age. But we held steadfast with hope.
          In late June, a family of three visited our shelter, looking   Animals Waiting For Furever Homes     Shop exceptional goods at affordable prices and you’ll be
        for a new furry addition to care for and love. Their choices                                             helping us in support of our mission to save animals.
        came down to Rosco and a younger dog, one that was easily  Mimi
        adoptable. They left our shelter and headed to lunch, a time for     Mimi was brought to Furry Friends in                 50% Off One Item
        making their final decision. The staff at Furry Friends crossed   2010 and adopted in 2013 to a nice older            (Excludes  Furniture and Artwork)
        fingers and said prayers while rooting for Rosco, given their   couple who became clinic clients of Furry
        strong attachment to him and his tenuous opportunities.  Friends. When she recently showed up as a                     Furry Friends Thrift Boutique
 Did you know we are building a new adoption center & veterinary hospital in Jupiter? We’re asking for your financial     Then our prayers were answered. The Micklos Family   stray at our shelter, we thought for sure that   615 Indiantown Road, Jupiter, Fla.
 support as we make plans to better serve the community and the many homeless animals needing loving forever homes.   soon called letting us know that Rosco had firmly planted   her mom and dad would come for her soon.
 Visit our website at www.furryfriendsadoption.org for more details.
        himself in their hamburgers and hearts! They’d pick him up   Sadly, that did not happen. Apparently, both                Expires August 31, 2018
        from Furry Friends that day!
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