The solid waste disposal assessment is a non-ad valorem assessment billed annually since 1989 to all owners of real property in Pasco County. Please note that the solid waste assessment does not cover the cost of collection of the solid waste. The solid waste assessment pays for the proper disposal of solid waste.
Parcels which are designated as commercial (office buildings, churches, warehouses, RV parks, stores, medical facilities, etc) receive a separate, annual bill each year generated by the Solid Waste and Resource Recovery Section of the Utilities Services Branch and are billed based on the square footage of the building, multiplied by a generator factor according to the use of the structure as identified by the Property Appraiser's Office. Actual hauler records, as either supplied by the hauler or owner of the real property, may be substituted in lieu of the square footage assessment. In some cases, assessment may be based on a combination of both.
An appeal form is included with the August mailing of commercial Notice of Proposed Annual Solid Waste Disposal Assessments and the November mailing of the actual bills. Low volume generators, such as businesses who use curbside pickup instead of dumpsters, may be eligible for a reduction on their assessment(s). Appeals should be filed as quickly as possible to allow time for processing of adjustments to be made prior to the actual bill. For 2011 assessments, the final filing deadline was January 31, 2012.
Current assessment information and payoffs for outstanding liens are available by calling the Solid Waste Customer Service Office at (727) 847-8123, or may be faxed to (727) 847-8079. Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am until 5:00 pm.