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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.

SearchProperty Search

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

PenComparable Sales

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

PenTax Estimator

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.

Taxing Authorities - Setting Taxes

The Property Appraiser's office does not determine the amount of taxes you pay. The taxes can increase or decrease depending on tax rates set by the school board, commissioners, cities and other taxing authorities.

Miami-Dade County issues the 'notice' but many taxing authorities collect taxes against property such the School Board, Cities, South Florida Water Management District, Children's Trust, Florida Inland Navigational District, Everglades project, etc.

The Property Appraiser does not set tax rates. However, the taxing authorities use the Property Appraiser's taxable value to determine the taxes they levy.

What is a taxing authority?

Taxing authorities collect taxes against properties to provide various services. For example, the County provides services such as Police, Fire Rescue, and Library to name a few. The School Board collects property taxes to run school operations.

What is a budget hearing?

Before taxing authorities can levy taxes against your property they are required to have budget hearing that are open to the public. The dates, times, and locations for all budget hearings are listed on the Notice.

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