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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The Tax Estimator provides an approximate amount of taxes that may be due on a property.

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Exemptions and Other Benefits

Exemption Applications

Mail To:
PO BOX 013140
MIAMI FL 33101-3140

File online for Homestead Exemption and Portability

In Person:
Downtown Miami Government Center
South Dade Government Center

Report Exemption Fraud

Suspected homestead exemption fraud may be reported to the Property Appraisal Homestead Exemption Investigation Unit by calling 305-375-3402 or by reporting through our online form.

Homeowners can now complete the entire application process for Florida’s Homestead Exemption and for the Homestead Assessment Difference (commonly referred to as Portability) on this website, and submit their application directly to the Property Appraiser’s Office.


Currently the online application is only for Homestead Exemption and Portability. Property owners who qualify for other exemptions, must complete the corresponding form and submit it to the Property Appraiser’s Office.

Homestead Exemption Requirements

The Property Appraiser mails Homestead Exemption application forms and qualification guidelines to persons who bought homes during the current year. See the list of available exemptions and application requirements here. PDF

Valuation & Income Limits

The Florida Department of Revenue (DOR), the supervising agency for all county property appraiser offices has issued the Florida Property Tax Valuation and Income Limitation Rates for 2016. These rates and limits are as follows:

  • Save Our Homes (SOH) Increase for Homestead properties – 0.7%
  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) limit for the additional homestead exemption for persons 65 and older (also known as the Senior Exemption) - $28,482 for all household members
  • Gross Income (GI) limit for the Civilian Total & Permanent Disability exemption - $27,765 for all household members

Visit the Florida Department of Revenue website

Exemption Denials

If the Office of the Property Appraiser is unable to grant a timely filed exemption application, a letter will be mailed to the applicant by July 1 detailing why the application was denied.

Amendment 11

Additional homestead exemption for low-income seniors who maintain long-term residency on property. Effective for 2013, a new law authorizes cities and counties to grant additional homestead property tax relief to low-income seniors who have lived in their home for at least 25 years.

Save Our Seniors Relief Fund Program

In December, Miami-Dade County mailed $100 checks to senior homeowners who benefited from the Additional Homestead Exemption for Persons 65 and Older (better known as the Senior Exemption). The check is made out to the homeowner who qualified for the senior exemption on January 1st.

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