No, this is not a new charge. The solid waste assessment was first imposed in 1989 and has been collected on the ad valorem tax bill each year since 1989.
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It is the service cost for residential collection and disposal of household municipal solid waste (Trash, yard waste, recycling, appliances, etc., however not construction debris). The assessment is legally required to be sent out yearly if there is a change in the cost from the year before.
No, this is preliminary notice of the solid waste assessment that will appear as an additional line item on your property tax bill in November of each year.
The solid waste assessment covers the period of October 1-September 30.The assessment is imposed annually and is payable as part of your tax bill, to be paid each year between November 4-March 31.
Yes. The solid waste assessment is different than taxes and will apply to all residential property regardless of Homestead exemption.
If information on this notice or on the November tax bill is incorrect regarding your solid waste assessment, please contact Monroe County Solid Waste Management at: 305-295-4323 or 305-292-4536, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Staff will process the appropriate forms and forward them to the Tax Collector for correction of the assessment roll.