Calculating South Florida Property Taxes

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Estimating property taxes is an integral part of the home purchase process. To help you determine the amount of property taxes your new home requires, find the answers to frequently asked questions below. Contact Scott Patterson to learn more about buying real estate in South Florida.

How Are Property Taxes Calculated in South Florida?

Use the following formula to estimate your property taxes for Miami-Dade County or Broward County:

Assessed value minus any exemptions, multiplied by the millage rate and divided by 1000

The assessed value is the worth of your property as determined by a Property Appraiser.

Exemptions allow you to save up to thousands of dollars in property taxes. One example is Florida's homestead tax exemption, which allows a homeowner to reduce their home's assessed value by up to $50,000 for tax purposes (provided that the homeowner is a Florida resident and use the property as a primary residence).

The millage rate is a dollar amount per $1,000 of a home's taxable property value. Cities, school districts, and county departments in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties may set their own millage, all of which are added up to determine the total millage rate.

Tools for Estimating Your Property Taxes

You can also use Miami-Dade County's Tax Estimator tool and Broward County's New Homebuyer Tax Estimator tool to estimate property taxes for your new home or condo.

When Are Property Values Assessed?

Properties are assessed each year on January 1st in Broward County and Miami-Dade County. Other important dates regarding property taxes are as follows:

  • August (second week) — Notices of Property Taxes (TRIM Notice) are mailed out
  • November (first week) — Tax bills mailed to property owners

Find additional dates related to property tax collection and assessment on the Broward County tax roll calendar and the Miami-Dade County Tax Collector website.

There is a 25-day period where homeowners can receive an explanation of their property's assessed value. The Tax Notice will then be mailed in November to homeowners and become delinquent if not paid by April 1st.

Whom Should I Contact About Property Tax Assessments?

Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade Government Center
Office of the Property Appraiser

111 NW First Street, Suite 710
Miami, Florida 33128

Broward County

Broward County Governmental Center
Broward County Property Appraiser's Office

115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Have More Questions About Property Taxes?

Scott Patterson can answer any question you have about local communities, property taxes, and the real estate transaction as a whole. Contact Scott today for additional information.