Appealing your Assessment
Every August the Office of the Property Appraiser mails a Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (also called a TRIM Notice) to each property owner. Following the mailing of TRIM Notices we begin an Interview Period during which property owners are encouraged to contact the Property Appraiser's Office to discuss concerns about values and/or exemptions.
Please visit one of the following locations before the deadline listed on your Notice:
If the concerns are not resolved, the property owners have the option of appealing to the Value Adjustment Board.
For details on how to file an appeal petition please visit the Clerk of Courts website at Miami-Dade County - Clerk of Courts or call 305-375-5641
Note: Confidential records will not be discussed with third parties without written permission from the property owner.
Appealing or Protesting your Assessment
You may file a petition form with the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) before the deadline on your Notice of Proposed Property Taxes.
However, we encourage you to first talk to or visit the Property Appraiser's Office before the deadline on your TRIM Notice. You will be able to review your folio and get an explanation of the assessment. We encourage you to bring documents which can help to substantiate your case that the assessment is incorrect.
- For Single-family residences and two-living unit properties. (Not all of the documents are required but if available, please bring them in for consideration)
1. Appraisals or comparable sales. Documents that will help show that the market value is incorrect, such as appraisals, or comparable sales. These documents may help to improve the accuracy of our records such as a certified land survey.|
2. A copy of the sales contract and closing statement, if there was a sale in the previous three years.
3. One or more appraisals of the property done to obtain financing or for the sale
- For Income producing properties such as commercial/industrial/multi-family. (Not all of the documents are required but if available, please bring them in for consideration)
1. Federal Income Tax Return or certified financial statement for the past 3 years or years available.
2. Operating statement (s) showing income and operating expenses
3. Rent roll showing square footage of space leased and its rent; name of tenants; breakdown of who pays which expenses, i.e. common area maintenance, taxes, insurance, utilities etc.
4. Copy of a current lease to determine lease details (i.e. who pays what expenses)-- unless already provided.
5. Copy of closing statements if there has been a sale in the previous 3 years
6. Appraisals made on the property in connection with obtaining mortgage financing or the sale.
- If the condition of the property is being contested or for hurricane damage:
1. Photos portraying the condition of a property or hurricane-related building damage.
2. Contracts and contract estimates for repairs
3. Dated receipts for hurricane related building repairs
4. Insurance documents itemizing hurricane related building damage with cost estimates
Deadline for Filing
The last day to file a petition is shown at the bottom of your Notice of Propose Taxes.
Scheduling of valuation hearings is the responsibility of the Value Adjustment Board