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.

The 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.

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Pedro J. Garcia, MNAA
Property Appraiser

In 2008, Mr. Garcia was elected as Miami-Dade County’s first elected Property Appraiser in more than 5 decades.  On November 4, 2014, Pedro J. Garcia was re-elected to the Office.

He has worked in the real estate industry since 1970, from 1970 to 1974 as a Real Estate Salesman and from 1974 to present as a Real Estate Broker.  Additionally, Mr. Garcia has been a Real Estate Appraiser since 1976; he is a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser.  Furthermore, from 1998 to 2008, he was a Special Magistrate with the County's Value Adjustment Board that adjudicates property owners' appeals against their assessments.

Professionally, he is a member of many prestigious organizations including: the Miami Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Property Appraisers and the National Association of Appraisers.

In the campaign leading to his November 4, 2014 election victory, Mr. Garcia pledged to continue his policy of ensuring complete fairness and accuracy in the County's property assessments, which in part determine a homeowner's level of property taxes.  One of his top priorities is to aggressively pursue and investigate Homestead Exemption Fraud.

Mr. Garcia was born in Cuba, where he attended Havana Business University for two years before he left the island.  He and his family have lived in Miami since 1962.  He is a Veteran of the US Army and member of the American Legion.

He and his wife Amalia have been married since 1959.  They have four daughters, thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Mr. Garcia's hobbies are golf and fishing.

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