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.
County Domestic Partnership Act Updated
The Board of County Commissioners amended the Domestic Partnership Act on Oct. 13, 2015 to provide domestic partners the ability to participate in funeral and burial decisions of his/her domestic partner, participate in education of the dependent of his/her domestic partner, and reciprocity for domestic partnerships that were lawfully entered into another jurisdiction.
In accordance with the
amendments, a revised Declaration of Domestic partnership form has been placed online. If
a Declaration of Domestic Partnership form was recorded prior to the amended
ordinance, an updated Declaration of Domestic Partnership form is required to
be completed for a domestic partner to use these new privileges.
This revised Declaration of Domestic Partnership will supersede the previous recording. 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, 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 Best Practices Award for its unique achievements with the “Electronic Recording of Notice of Commencement Documents” project. More...