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Division Offices to Open at 1PM on Columbus Day

The Records, Taxes and Treasury Division (RTT) will open their offices at 1PM on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 12th. The offices will be closed to the public during that morning to provide staff training and development.

The morning closure will affect the following RTT offices:
  • Recording Office, Passport Application Services, Room 114, Governmental Center, 115 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
  • Tourist Development Tax Office, Room A110, Governmental Center, 115 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
  • Tax Office, A100, Governmental Center Annex, 115 S Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.
  • Motor Vehicle Registration (Auto Tag Office), 1800 NW 66th Avenue, Suite 101, Plantation.
Private auto tag agencies are not affected by the Oct. 12th morning closure.

For more information, call 954-831-4000.

Division Director Named to National Board

The National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC) is pleased to announce Tom Kennedy, Director, Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, has been selected to serve on the NACRC Board of Directors for the 2015-16 term.

"I am thrilled to serve on the NACRC Board of Directors and represent Broward County alongside elected and appointed county administrative officials nationwide," said Kennedy.

A University of Florida graduate, Kennedy has been with the County since 1992, with more than 25 years of experience in information technology, and 20 years of experience in records management and document recording. He has been at the center of the County's electronic recording initiatives since July 2000 when the Recording Division participated in the first paperless, fully electronic mortgage loan and home purchase in the United States. He accepted the County's Records, Taxes, and Treasury Division Director position in 2012, after serving as the Division's Assistant Director since 2008.

Kennedy was installed as a NACRC Board member at their 2015 Annual Conference in August in Houston, TX.

Online Services for County Business Tax Receipts Now Available

County businesses can file an application for a new Business Tax Receipt and/or change address information on an existing Business Tax Receipt at

All individuals and business entities that conduct business activities in Broward County are required to obtain a Business Tax Receipt. For the year 2015-16, the renewal period to obtain a Business Tax Receipt that is valid from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2016 runs through Sept. 30, 2015. On Oct. 1, 2015, unpaid Business Tax Receipts for the 2015-16 year become delinquent and are subject to additional penalties and fees.

For additional information and assistance, please call 954-831-4000. 

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

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, 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

Records, Taxes and Treasury Division Best Practices Honored Nationally

The National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC) recently recognized the Records, Taxes and Treasury Division (RTT) with a 2014 Best Practices Award for its unique achievements with the “Electronic Recording of Notice of Commencement Documents” project.  More...