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Maintenance Alert: Several applications in the Property Appraiser's Online Tools may be unavailable due to required maintenance starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 27. All applications should be available on Monday, January 30.


When buying real estate property, do not assume property taxes will remain the same. Any change in ownership may reset the assessed value of the property to full market value, which could result in higher property taxes. Please use our Tax Estimator to approximate your new property taxes.

The Property Appraiser does not send tax bills and does not set or collect taxes. Please visit the Tax Collector's website directly for additional information.

The Homestead Exemption saves property owners thousands of dollars each year. Do not jeopardize your Homestead by renting your property.

Before buying real estate property, be aware that non-ad valorem assessments may have a significant impact on your property tax bill.

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The Property Search allows you to view detailed information for properties in Miami-Dade County.

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The Comparable Sales Tool allows you to access and compare real estate sale information for properties in Miami-Dade County.

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The Tax Estimator provides an approximate amount of taxes that may be due on a property.

PenTax Comparison

The Tax Comparison allows you to view a property's tax information for the current and previous year and lists changes by taxing district.

Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Defective Drywall

The Florida Legislature has passed a law, House Bill 965 allowing County Property Appraisers to assess buildings with defective imported drywall at zero dollars. This means the owners of these homes will pay no taxes on the buildings, while they are being repaired. They will, however, be responsible for paying the taxes on the land and on any extra features such as pools and patios.

Although aspects of House Bill 965 are still being clarified by the Florida Department of Revenue, the Miami-Dade Property Appraiser’s Office is implementing this ‘zero assessment policy’ for the 2010 tax roll.

Homeowners with defective drywall must visit the Office of the Property Appraiser and present documented evidence of these conditions. Such documentation could include a report by a professional engineer, building inspector or environmental scientist. Insurance claims can also be used to substantiate your case.

  • Once it has been determined that the property has defective drywall, its effect on value must be determined. To evaluate the extent of its value impact, our office will need a professional (itemized) cost to remedy (cure) from an architect, engineer, contractor or builder.
  • Our technical staff may also inspect the property.
  • Based on the information collected, the current year assessment will be reduced to reflect the impact of defective drywall.
  • Once the remedial work has been completed, Property Appraisal staff will re-inspect the property to confirm its completion as of the statutory assessment date of January 1.
  • The original value will be re-instated according to Florida law.

To learn about the signs of defective drywall, about the investigations into the problem and to sign up for e-mail updates, homeowners are encouraged to visit the US Consumer Product Safety Commission website or contact the agency by telephone at 800.638.2772.

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