Assessment Appeal Form Instructions

For Assistance Call:
West Pasco: 727-847-8123
East Pasco: 352-521-4274, Ext. 8123
Central Pasco: 813-996-7341, Ext. 8123A

Download the Solid Waste Assessment Appeal Form here.

About Solid Waste Assessments

Parcels 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. Businesses being run from a personal residence will be assessed commercially.  Unlike residential assessments, they 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.

Residential parcels are billed a flat fee annually, which is included on property tax bills issued by the Pasco County Tax Collector.

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 in their assessment(s), as could businesses with zero volume. Appeals should be filed as quickly as possible to allow time for processing of adjustments to be made prior to the actual bill. The final filing deadline of January 31st  is strictly enforced.

Instructions For Completing Appeal Form

  1. Please provide either the property owner’s name and mailing address or the petitioner’s name and mailing address, as well as the business name (if applicable) and the actual physical location of the parcel.

  2. Input the Parcel ID. (We will be unable to complete your appeal is this is not complete)

  3. Indicate the contact person, their telephone number and email address where that person can be contacted during normal business hours.  

  4. Sign and date the form and return with required documentation (if applicable) to:

Email:   or
Fax:  727-856-5262

In most cases, an on-site inspection will be performed by a Pasco County representative.  To properly perform this inspection, the county representative may need access to the building(s)/ground(s).  Access restrictions may prevent the inspection from obtaining all the required information and thus may result in a denial of the appeal.