For 2015, the county commissioners set the property tax millage rate for Sarasota county at 3.3912, according to the Herald-Tribune Media Group. This taxes property owners about $3.39 for every $1,000 in property value. For instance, Sarasota county taxpayers with property assessed at $250,000 pay approximately $848 in 2015.
Millage rates appear as 10ths of a penny rather than as traditional percentages, About.com explains. Most of the county's revenue comes from property taxes, reports the Herald-Tribune Media Group. Compared to other Florida counties, Sarasota has relatively low property taxes. However, property owners also have to pay other fees, such as the school board levy and special community assessments.