Special Assessment Districts

The Special Assessment Districts (formerly known as Special Taxing Districts) Division is responsible through Chapter 18 of the Code of Miami-Dade County for the creation, management and operation of special taxing districts. Currently, there are 1,041 active districts comprised of 263,671 households in unincorporated and municipal neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade County. These districts provide a wide array of services such as street lighting, security guards, guardhouses, multi-purpose maintenance and capital improvement projects.

These districts are petitioned for and voted on by the homeowners within the area or created by developers at the inception of a development project. These services are beyond those traditionally provided by County government and are billed to property owners as non-ad valorem assessments included in their annual property tax bill. By creating these districts, communities have the opportunity to make improvements in the public areas of their neighborhoods which could not be conveniently done otherwise.


  • Ordinance 19-22 – Establishing procedures for converting street light fixtures from HPS to LED
  • Ordinance 19-18 – Sellers are required to disclose to buyers that real property is located within a special taxing district
  • Ordinance 16-14 – Authorizing municipalities to act as the governing body for existing special taxing districts

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