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Maintenance Alert: Several applications in the Property Appraiser's Online Tools may be unavailable due to required maintenance starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, January 27. All applications should be available on Monday, January 30.


When buying real estate property, do not assume property taxes will remain the same. Any change in ownership may reset the assessed value of the property 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.

The Homestead Exemption saves property owners thousands of dollars each year. Do not jeopardize your Homestead by renting your property.

Before buying real estate property, be aware that non-ad valorem assessments may have a significant impact on your property tax bill.

SearchProperty Search

The Property Search allows you to view detailed information for properties in Miami-Dade County.

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The Comparable Sales Tool allows you to access and compare real estate sale information for properties in Miami-Dade County.

PenTax Estimator

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

PenTax Comparison

The Tax Comparison allows you to view a property's tax information for the current and previous year and lists changes by taxing district.

Hurricane Irma

As we continue our recovery and cleanup efforts, please visit the Emergency website for the latest information on openings and closings in Miami-Dade County.

Homestead Exemption - Changes in Status

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.

State law allows Florida homeowners to claim up to a $50,000 Homestead Exemption (HEX) on their primary residence. Eligibility for Homestead exemption is established as of January 1 of each year.

  • Partial Rental - if you rent out part of your primary residence, you may get a prorated exemption for the part you occupy.
  • Rental Property - does not qualify for Homestead Exemption. Other exemptions might apply.
  • Duplex - If you are receiving income from part of the property, only the part which is your primary residence may receive the Homestead Exemption. You may claim exemption for the entire property as long as you are not receiving any rental income.
  • Granny Flat exemption - requires a separate exemption form.
  • Refinance - refinancing does not require you to re-file an exemption application. Changes in title may, however, necessitate a new application. If you are not sure if you should file an application, it is recommended that you file an application listing all residing owners and the property appraisal office will keep a record of the application. In the event it is determined a new application was required, a new homestead exemption will be applied to the property if all other eligibility requirements are met.
  • Title Changes - If you change the property title into a trust, you should file an application for exemption, attach a copy of the trust and mail it to the Property Appraiser.
  • Inheritance - If an owner passes away after January 1, then the exemption may be inherited for that year.
    • For the exemption to be inherited under these circumstances the property must have been the permanent residence of the decedent as of January 1.
    • The inherited exemption will only be applicable until the next January 1. The new owner must then file an original application for their Homestead Exemption.
    • In some cases, you may have to notify the Property Appraisal Department if a property owner has passed away to cancel the Homestead Exemption.
  • Probate - You should file your Homestead Exemption application immediately even if you are waiting to receive the Order Determining Homestead from the courts.
    • The Order Determining Homestead may be retroactive but the Homestead Exemption is not retroactive if you do not file by March 1.
  • Military Personnel - If you already have a Homestead Exemption and are renewing it, all you need to do is get a copy of your Military orders to us. Either fax them in with your folio number or address on them
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