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 Touristax@broward.org
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...
Book and Page Numbers Not Assigned Beginning January 1, 2015
Beginning January 1, 2015, the Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division will discontinue the use of Book and Page numbers for documents in the Official Records (“O”) book type, affecting the majority of the documents recorded. Effective Jan. 1, an Instrument Number will be generated for these documents at the time of recording. More...