PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY (PACE)

PACE is a tool for property owners to finance private property improvements related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, and hurricane hardening through assessments levied on their property tax bill by special districts established for that purpose.

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The Sarasota County Commission adopted an ordinance setting the framework for a PACE program on Oct. 11, 2017, the first step in establishing a local program. Agreements still need to be signed with the PACE local governments, a step expected to be completed in the coming few months. Once the program has been launched, workshops will be scheduled to explain the program to the community and answer questions.

For information on the PACE program, view our FAQ blog post.

If you would like to be added to an email list to receive updates on PACE, or if you have questions or comments, please email sustainablesarasota@scgov.net or call 941-861-5000.