Property Tax Notices are Out, Here’s What to Do if you Think Your Assessed Value is Incorrect

Susan Askew
Susan Askew

Property Tax Notices are Out, Here’s What to Do if you Think Your Assessed Value is Incorrect:

Notices precede November bills

Property Tax or TRIM notices have gone out and Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Pedro Garcia says now’s the time to ensure your bill is correct and to seek "adjustments, if warranted, before the tax bills are sent.” The notices include property values assessed as of January 1; the tax rates proposed by local taxing authorities; property tax benefits and exemptions, if any, applied to the property; and dates, times, and locations of budget hearings for each of the taxing authorities.

The notices are not actual bills. Those are mailed by the Miami-Dade Tax Collector by November. TRIM Notices can also be found online here.

“It is more important than ever for property owners to thoroughly review their TRIM Notices,” Garcia said. “They should verify they are receiving the property tax benefits they are entitled to and contact us immediately if they believe their assessment is incorrect or if they are not receiving a benefit for which they qualify.”

He emphasized, “I also continue to urge commercial property owners who may have been affected by COVID-19 to contact our office with documentation supporting such claims.”

The Preliminary Certification of Taxable Values for Miami Beach released in July by the Property Appraiser indicated total taxable property values increased 0.3 percent in 2020. While the City did not increase the millage rate for individual properties, if your property value went up, your taxes would increase as well. 

The Office of the Property Appraiser is hosting outreach events to assist property owners one-on-one. If you believe your assessment is incorrect, bring documentation to back that up including comparable sales, appraisals, photos of the property and insurance claim paperwork.  

Dates of the outreach events:
  • Thursday, September 2 at 5:00 pm, South Dade Government Center, 10710 SW 211 St, Second Floor, Cutler Bay
  • Wednesday, September 8 at 5:00 pm, North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd Street, Miami Gardens
  • Thursday, September 16 at 5:00 pm, Westchester Regional Library, 9445 Coral Way, Miami
  • Monday, September 20 at 5:00 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 501 Palm Avenue, Hialeah

The offices in Downtown Miami at 111 NW 1st Street, 7th Floor and in the South Dade Government Center at 10710 SW 211th Street, 2nd Floor, will be open to the public by appointment. Schedule an appointment during regular business hours from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday here. You may also call 305-375-4712


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