Non-Ad Valorem assessments are special assessments or charges that are not based on the value of your property. They are usually a flat-amount that is determined by the levying body each tax roll year for benefits or other services performed. Examples of non-ad valorem taxes are storm water utility, solid waste, security and fire and rescue.
These assessments are above and beyond the ad valorem tax which accounts for your real property. These non-ad valorem assessments may appear on your Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM Notice). If they are not on your TRIM Notice, they will appear on your Tax Bill.
The levying bodies certify the assessments to the Tax Collector who merges the ad valorem and non-ad valorem tax rolls and mails a tax bill to the owner’s last known address.