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Pay Real Estate Taxes

Your real estate taxes are collected annually and can be paid online, by mail or in person. Partial, deferred and installment payments are also available.

Property values are based on a value assessment as of Jan. 1, upon completion of the certified tax roll, the Property Appraiser delivers the certified tax roll out for distribution of tax notices to the last owner of record.

The real property tax notice also includes non-ad valorem assessments levied against the property. Non-ad valorem assessments are fees for services such as Solid Waste, Fire, Lighting, Guard and other special assessments.

The tax year runs from January through December, with notices mailed by Nov. 1. If you don't receive your tax notice in November, call the Tax Collector’s office to request a duplicate.

  • Discounts for Early Payment

    The following payment discounts are offered for early payment:

    • 4 percent if paid in November
    • 3 percent if paid in December
    • 2 percent if paid in January
    • 1 percent if paid in February
    • Gross tax if paid in March; no discount applies
  • Payment Methods

    Paying online

    Use Visa, Mastercard, Discover or an e-check.

    If paying with a credit card, a convenience fee of 2.31 percent is added to the tax amount. If paying with an e-check, there is no convenience fee. A service fee of at least $25 up to a maximum of 5 percent of the amount of the taxes will be charged for any e-check payment returned by the bank.

    Pay in person

    • Use cash or money orders. Credit cards are not accepted. Bring the entire tax notice with you.
    • If you’re paying $10,000 or more, your social security card and a valid ID (passport or U.S.-issued or driver’s license) are required.

    Pay by mail

    • Make checks (issued by a U.S. bank) or money orders payable to Miami-Dade County Tax Collector. No cash accepted.
    • For unpaid return checks, a service fee of $25 will apply if the face value doesn't exceed $50; $30 fee if value is $51-$300; $40 fee or 5 percent of the payment value, whichever is greater, for all other payments.
    • Discounts are based on the postmark of the envelope; payment must be postmarked by the last day of the month to avoid additional interest or loss of discount. Postmarks are not accepted on delinquent taxes.
  • Tax Payment Alternatives

    Partial Payments

    • Partial payments are allowed from November 1 throught March 31. There is a $10.00 processing fee for each payment submitted.
    • The balance of your taxes must be paid by March 31 to avoid the taxes from becoming delinquent and applicable interest and fees added.

    You may not participate in the Partial Payment Plan if:

    • You maintain an escrow account with your mortgage company.
    • Your taxes are delinquent.
    • You are a quarterly installment plan participant.
    • You filed a petition with the Value Adjustment Board.

    Applications are available in October. You will need to submit one application with your initial payment to participate in the program.

    No discounts are granted.

    Deferred Payments

    You can defer a portion of your property taxes.

    The tax deferral becomes a lien on the property with interest accruing on the deferred amount until the balance is paid. The interest rate may not exceed 7 percent.

    To defer payment, a property owner must:

    • Claim a homestead exemption.
    • Proof of fire and homeowners insurance on the property with Miami-Dade County Tax Collector listed as loss payee.
    • All taxes may be deferred if an applicant’s household income is less than $10,000.
    • The total amount of deferral plus accrued interest and the balance of the primary mortgage cannot exceed 85 percent of the just value. The applicant’s primary mortgage cannot exceed 70 percent of the just value.

    If the applicant is less than 65 years old with household income of $10,000 or more, that portion of tax bill that exceeds 5 percent of the applicant’s household income may be deferred.

    If the applicant is 65 years of age or older with a household income greater than the Senior Homestead Exemption adjusted income limitation, may defer the portion of the tax bill which exceeds 3 percent of the applicant's household income for the prior calendar year.

    The deferred tax amount plus interest becomes due and payable to the County if:

    • You sell your home.
    • Homeowners and fire insurance are not maintained.
    • Change of property use occurs and owner is no longer entitled to claim homestead exemption for such property.

    Installment Plans

    If your estimated taxes are more than $100, you qualify split your tax payments into 4 installments.

    In order to qualify, complete a Notice and Application for Alternative Payment PDF before May 1.

    The following payment schedule applies to the installment plan:

    • 1st Installment: 1/4 the total of estimated taxes discounted 6 percent
      Payment due by June 30.
    • 2nd Installment: 1/4 to the total estimated taxes discounted 4.5 percent
      Payment due by Sept. 30.
    • 3rd Installment: 1/4 the total estimated taxes plus the remaining 1/2 of any adjustment made for actual tax liability discounted 3 percent
      Payment due by Dec. 31.
    • 4th Installment: 1/4 of the total estimated taxes plus the remaining 1/2 of any adjustment for actual tax liability. No discount applies. Payment due by March 31.

    Once you participate in the installment plan, you are automatically re-enrolled every year, without having to complete a new application.

    Failure to make the first payment will automatically cancel your participation and you will be required to pay in full by March 31.

  • Delinquent Taxes

    Real estate taxes become delinquent on April 1. On that date, 3% interest is added to the gross tax amount due plus advertising costs and fees.

    Delinquent taxes for past years must be paid by cashier's check or money order. Personal checks will not be accepted.

    Postmarks are not accepted on delinquent taxes.

  • Tax Paying Agents

    You will now be able to process your escrow payment files online. Instead of exchanging files with us via CD or FTP, you can download the roll, submit request files and payments via the web using Grant Street Group on EscrowExpress.

    In accordance with F.S. 213.755 and DOR Rule 12D-13.021, the Miami-Dade County Tax Collector’s Office requires all tax paying agents and escrow companies that paid more than $20,000 of property taxes last year to upload payment files for 2017 via EscrowExpress®. Payment files from entities that paid more than $20,000 of property taxes last year will not be accepted unless they are submitted via EscrowExpress®.

    In order to register, please send the following information to escrowsupport@grantstreet.com:

    • Company Name
    • Escrow Code
    • Name(s) of your Contacts and Email Addresses

    For assistance using EscrowExpress, call 1-866-261-1636 or email us escrowexpress@miamidade.gov.

    You must submit the request file to associate accounts with your escrow code(s) no later than Oct. 1, 2017.

Mail / Email

Locations and Hours

  • Tax Collector's Office

    200 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33128
    1st Floor
    Monday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Tuesday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Wednesday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Thursday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Edward Marquez, Deputy Mayor

Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street, 26th Floor Miami, FL 33128
305-375-5080 305-375-5080