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When buying real estate property, do not assume property taxes will remain the same. A 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.

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Pedro J. Garcia
Property Appraiser

Pedro J. Garcia, CFA, was elected as Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser in 2008. He was the first elected Property Appraiser in Miami-Dade County in more than five decades. He was subsequently re-elected to office in 2014 and was unopposed in the 2016 elections.

Mr. Garcia has worked in the Florida real estate industry since 1970. He is a State Certified General Real Estate Appraiser and a Real Estate Broker (Realtor). Prior to being elected as Property Appraiser, he owned a real estate brokerage firm for over 35 years and served 10 years as Special Magistrate with the Miami-Dade County Value Adjustment Board (VAB).

He is a member of several prestigious professional organizations including the Miami Association of Realtors, The Baptist Health Foundation, National Association of Property Appraisers, former president of the Florida Association of Property Appraisers Inc., the Hispanic American Certified Appraisers and the National Association of Master Appraisers.

Mr. Garcia is committed to ensuring fairness and equitable assessments for all property owners. As one of his top priorities, he continues to aggressively pursue and investigate Homestead Exemption fraud.

Mr. Garcia was born in Havana, Cuba, where he attended Havana Business University for two years. Mr. Garcia and his family have resided in Miami, Florida since 1962. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army, and he is also a member of the American Legion Post 0346. In his spare time, Mr. Garcia enjoys playing golf and fishing.

He and his wife, Amalia, have been married since 1959. They have been blessed with four daughters, thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Notable awards include The National Association of Hispanic Public Administration (2008), Realtor Association of Greater Miami and the Beaches (2009), Big Five Club (2010), Gables Good Government Committee (2010), Latin American Business Association (2015), Florida Association of Property Appraisers, Inc. (The Irving A. Higgs in 2016) and was most recently awarded the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Hispanic Leadership in 2019.

 
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