Records, Taxes and Treasury
2017 Property Tax Bills Due
The Records, Taxes & Treasury Division mailed property tax bills for 2017 and payments may be processed starting November 1, 2017 at Broward.county-taxes.com
. For taxpayers whose bills are paid by escrow arrangement, a courtesy tax bill copy will be mailed in mid-November. Property taxes must be paid no later than March 31, 2018 to avoid delinquency interest, fees, and penalties, but may be paid as early as November 1, 2017 to take advantage of early-payment discounts.
Winter Holiday Office Closures
County offices will be CLOSED on Mondays Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st in observance of Christmas and New Year's Day (observed). All County holidays can be found here
Division Recognized with Two NACo 2017 Achievement Awards
Broward County's Records, Taxes and Treasury Division (RTT) has been recognized by the National Association of Counties
(NACo) with two 2017 Achievement Awards. The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that enhance services for residents.
NACo recongized RTT's insertion of a Dymanic QR Code on printed property tax bills in 2016, allowing mobile users to quickly and more efficiently access their online tax accounts and make more accurate online payments. This effort was in response to the growing trend of our customers using mobile and tablet devides to make online tax payments. RTT was also honored by NACo for the expansion of its electronically-recorded documents project. This allows individuals and County municipalities the ability to electornically record official documents, saving users money and time with trips to and from the Main Governmental Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, as well as unanticipated delays and time associated with recording documents by mail.More...
Walk-in Auto Tag Office in Plantation Now Accepting Credit and Debit Cards for Title and Renewal Transactions
Credit and debit cards are now being accepted for Title and Renewal Transactions at the Division’s Auto Tag office, located at 1800 NW 66th Ave., Suite 101, Plantation, FL. MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Discover cards can be used for those transactions. An over-the-counter 2.55-percent (minimum $1.95 transaction fee) applies for credit card transactions. A $1.95 flat transaction fee applies for debit card transactions. Transaction fees are charged per card transaction by a third-party vendor, and Broward County does not retain any portion of transaction fees.
Customers can also continue to pay by check, cash, or money order.
The Auto Tag Office hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM, excluding County holidays.
For more information, click here.
Property Tax Search and Payment Website Now Mobile-Friendly
Our Division has launched a mobile-friendly version of its property tax search and payment website Broward.county-taxes.com
. Users can now more easily access all of the functions on the updated website with a laptop, tablet, or mobile device. This effort furthers our continued goals of providing citizens with more efficient and easily accessible services. More...
County Monthly Tax Deed Auctions Now Conducted Entirely Online
We encourage all interested bidders to read and/or view the Tax Deed Auction informational materials that are available on broward.deedauction.net.
Consumer Alert for County Homeowners
County homeowners are receiving letters from companies offering to sell them a certified copy of their deed, at prices often ranging between $50 and $100. In many cases, these letters are on letterhead that resembles that of an official government agency. The mailings are sent periodically from various service providers, and tend to focus on newly transferred property or targeted areas of the County.
Tom Kennedy, Director of the County's Records, Taxes and Treasury Division says, "These offers are not coming from Broward County or any other government agency. Per Florida law, your deed is a public record and is permanently maintained and preserved by our Division's Recording Section. These records are available online 24/7 and in most cases, when viewing your deed online, we provide links to related Property Appraiser and Tax Collector data relevant to that property." More...
Helpful Tourist Development Tax Information
Broward County’s Tourist Development Tax is a local sales tax of 5 percent (this tax will increase to 6 percent effective Jan. 1, 2018
), which is due on the total amount received for the rental of residential properties. The tax applies to residential rentals for periods of six months or less. Long term rentals are taxable for the first six months of continuous occupancy unless they are subject to a written lease for a period greater than six months.
The tax should be collected from the tenant by the landlord and remitted to the Broward County Records Taxes and Treasury Division – Tourist Development Tax Section.
For more information including registration forms, tax returns and filing instructions please visit the Tourist Development Tax webpage
, or send an email to Touristax@broward.org