Property taxes may be affected with change in ownership. When buying real estate property, you should not assume that property taxes will remain the same. Whenever there is a change in ownership, the assessed value of the property may reset to full market value, which could result in higher property taxes. Please use our Tax Estimator to approximate your new property taxes.

Property Appraiser does not send tax bills and does not set or collect taxes. Please visit the Tax Collector's website directly for additional information.

Additionally, before buying real estate property in Miami-Dade County, please learn how PACE Loans, Community Development Districts, Special Taxing Districts and Renting Your Homestead Property affect your property taxes.

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Appealing to the Value Adjustment Board

Value Adjustment Board

Petitions are available in the Property Appraiser's office for pick-up.

If you wish to have one mailed, please call the Value Adjustment Board at 305-375-5641 with your request.

For more information, visit Value Adjustment Board FAQs.

VAB Petitions

Mail to:
111 NW 1ST ST STE 1720
MIAMI FL 33128

Property owners who disagree with the property values listed on their Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (or TRIM Notice) have two options:

  1. Call or visit the Property Appraiser's Office to discuss and review values, exemptions and classifications.
  2. File an appeal with the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) and have their case heard before a Special Magistrate.

The VAB is an agency of the Clerk of Courts Office, which is independent of the Property Appraiser's Office. If a petition is filed, the VAB will schedule a hearing at which the property owner will make his/her case for a value adjustment, to a Special Magistrate experienced in property appraisal techniques, and the Property Appraiser's Office will defend its assessment.

The deadline date for filing a VAB petition is shown at the bottom of the TRIM Notice which is mailed to property owners in August.

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.

Prior to filing a VAB petition, however, property owners are encouraged to call or visit the Property Appraiser's Office to discuss their concerns.

Information Exchange

A property owner appealing his/her property value is required to submit to the Property Appraiser's Office, all documents that will be used to support this appeal. This documentation must be submitted at least five (5) working days prior to the scheduled VAB hearing.

You can submit your documents in one of four ways:

  1. Email to;
  2. FAX to 305-375-5164;
  3. Mail to:
    PO BOX 12-840
    MIAMI FL 33101-2840
  4. Drop off at the Government Center (Downtown Miami).

A property owner who submits these documents at least 15 days prior to the scheduled VAB hearing, is entitled to receive copies of documentation that the Property Appraiser will use in defending its assessment.

If you cannot view PDF PDF files, you can download Acrobat Reader  for free from Adobe Systems, Inc. In order to use PDF files, you must have Acrobat installed on your computer.

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