Records, Taxes and Treasury
Recording Offices Closed May 1st for System Upgrades – Online Services Still Available
Records, Taxes and Treasury’s Recording Section offices, located at the Main Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 114, Fort Lauderdale, will be closed to the public on Monday, May 1st, for recording system software upgrades. Online services will be available without interruption here
All other RTT offices and services will be open May 1st for business as usual. The Recording Section offices will re-open for business as usual on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:30 AM. For more information, call 954-831-4000.
Consumer Tip for Motor Vehicle Renewals
Our Division has made it easy for you to renew your motor vehicle registration, even if you haven’t yet received it in the mail by your birthdate. Simply click here
and follow the link to renew your registration, or call 954-765-4697 for additional convenient renewal options and information. You must renew your motor vehicle registration by the 10th of the month that follows your birthday in order to avoid late penalty fees.
Property Taxes Due March 31st
The Division has mailed more than 500,000 property tax bills for 2016. For property 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, 2017 to avoid penalties and delinquency fees. All 2016 tax bills are available at broward.county-taxes.com for viewing, printing, or online payment. Property taxpayers whose bill will not be paid by an escrow or tax-paying agent may pay tax bills in a variety of ways. More...
2017 Division Office Holiday Closures
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
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...