Records, Taxes and Treasury
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...
Broward County 2017 Tax Certificate Sale Information
The County's Tax Certificate Sale is conducted online at BidBroward.com
. The auction website will open for Bidder Registration on May 4, 2017, and all delinquent real estate accounts available for tax certificates can be viewed and researched from the website. All Bidder Registration and submission of sale deposits must be completed by the registration deadline, May 19, 2017 at 5PM EST. The 2017 Tax Certificate Sale will be conducted online from May 25 to 26, 2017.
To Avoid the Sale of a Tax Certificate: all payments for delinquent accounts must be received and processed by the Tax Collector's Office by May 24, 2017 at 5PM EST. Online payments can be made at broward.county-taxes.com
until 6PM on May 24, 2017.
All Offices Closed Memorial Day - Monday, May 29th
All 2017 County holidays can be found here
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, 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