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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Where can I get a copy of the City of North Port budget?

  • What revenue sources are used to finance the CIP?

  • What is a CIP?

  • What is the difference between the operating budget and the capital budget?

  • What is the General Fund and what services does it provide?

  • What is Non Ad Valorem tax?

  • What is Save Our Homes?

  • What is a TRIM Notice?

  • Why did my market value decrease and my assessed value increase?

  • What if I disagree with the Property Appraiser’s market value?

  • What is market (just) value?

  • What is assessed value?

  • When and how often are properties assessed?

  • What are the responsibilities of the Property Appraiser’s office?

  • What is rollback rate?

  • What is millage?

  • What is Ad Valorem tax?

  • What is fund balance?

  • What are “funds” and why does the City have them?

  • Where does the City’s revenue come from?

  • How is an adopted budget changed?

  • How does the City officially adopt the budget?

  • How do I get involved or learn about the budget before it is adopted?

  • How is the budget developed prior to adoption?

  • What is budget appropriation?

  • What is a Fiscal Year (FY) and when does it begin and end?

  • What is a budget?