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Appeal Form - Solid Waste Disposal Assessment


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    1. Please Note...

      "Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing." All information emailed or faxed to Pasco County Utilities is at the sender's own risk and sender agrees to hold Pasco County harmless for any liability suffered by sender or account holder.

    2. Appeals accepted August 1st through January 31st.

      There is a deadline for filing your annual appeal. Please file immediately as the final filing deadline for January 31st is strictly enforced.

    3. 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.

      In all 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.

    4. Terms and Conditions for Solid Waste Assessments*