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Real Estate & Property Taxes

There are two types of Ad Valorem taxes collected by the Miami-Dade County Tax Collector's Office - real estate property taxes and tangible personal property taxes. Ad Valorem is a Latin term which means “according to value.”

Ad Valorem taxes, commonly referred to as property taxes, are based on the assessed value determined by the Property Appraiser as of January 1.

Real estate property taxes are ad valorem taxes assessed according to the value of land, buildings and improvements to the land to include single family, multi-family, residential, condominium, cooperatives, townhouses, timeshare developments and mobile homes. Real estate property taxes also include taxes based on the assessed value for vacant land, residential land, commercial land or agricultural land.

Taxing authorities

Local governments known as taxing authorities -- such as the School Board, Florida Inland Navigation District, South Florida Water Management District, Children's Trust, Miami-Dade County and municipal governments -- establish millage rates (tax rates), which are multiplied against the assessed value of your property minus exemptions to determine the amount of tax due.

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