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Composition of Miami-Dade County Folio Number

The folio number is a means by which properties are identified in Miami-Dade County. It is also referred to as the parcel identifier and represents a unique number that computer systems use to associate to a property. The folios number is formatted as a 13 digit number (99-9999-999-9999). The composition of the folio number includes Municipality, Township, Range, Section, Sub-division and Parcel Identifier as described below.

You can search for a real estate by folio, address or owner name using our Property Search application.

The 1st two digits of the folio number are the municipal code as listed on this adjoining chart. Code 30 indicates properties in Miami-Dade County not within the municipality, otherwise referred to as “unincorporated.”

Township, Range, and Section:
The next 4 digits indicate the, Township, Range and Section based on the Public Land Survey System (PLSS)

The first digit is the township number. Townships run from North to South in ascending order. Miami-Dade starts with township 51 in the north and changes every 6 miles going South until township 59. The first number of the township (5) is omitted and only the second number is used in the folio number. A township is 36 square miles.

The second of these 4 is the range number. Range numbers start with range 35 in the extreme West and change every 6 miles going East until range 42. The first digit of the range (3 or 4) is omitted and only the last number is used in the folio number.

The last two digits are the section number. This could be any number between 1 and 36, there being 36 sections in each township and range grid. A section is normally one square mile.

The next 3 digits are the subdivision number, acreage or plat. Un-subdivided properties will show 000 in this portion of the folio number. Every subdivision within a section is given a consecutive number. Therefore, 006 within a section is the 6th subdivision recorded within this section. Some acreage parcels were originally part of old subdivisions and carries 001 or 002 designation under subdivision, even though these are large tracts (acreage).

Parcel Identifier:
The last 4 digits are the actual parcel number. 

Using the example folio   30-4015-009-0020 you can break it down as follows:






Township 54   Range 40   Section 15


Parcel Identifier

List of Municipalities:

01                       Miami

02                       Miami Beach

03                       Coral Gables

04                       Hialeah

05                       Miami Springs

06                       North Miami

07                       North Miami Beach

08                       Opa-locka

09                       South Miami

10                       Homestead

11                       Miami Shores

12                       Bal Harbour

13                       Bay Harbor Islands

14                       Surfside

15                       West Miami

16                       Florida City

17                       Biscayne Park

18                       El Portal

19                       Golden Beach

20                       Pinecrest

21                       Indian Creek

22                       Medley

23                       North Bay Village

24                       Key Biscayne

25                       Sweetwater

26                       Virginia Gardens

27                       Hialeah Gardens

28                       Aventura

29                       (formerly Islandia)

30                       Unincorporated Miami-Dade County

31                       Sunny Isles Beach

32                       Miami Lakes

33                       Palmetto Bay

34                       Miami Gardens

35                       Doral

36                       Cutler Bay

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