Sarasota County Property Appraiser provides valuations of properties to taxpayers and taxing districts subject to ad valorem tax. It also administers tax exemptions. Sarasota County Property Appraiser's office researches, gathers and analyzes data, including information gained from inspection visits. It also finds information regarding exemptions, filing tangible personal property returns and preferential assessments for agricultural property, as well as items of special interest to the owners of residential and commercial properties. In addition, the office reviews building permits, house and developer's plans for the subdivision, aerial photographs, sales reports and legal documents, such as plats and surveys. The Sarasota County Property Appraiser's office values more than 280,000 properties each year. It also offers electronic access to Internet users. Sarasota County Property Appraiser has a location in Sarasota, Fla.