Friday, September 7, 2012

Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM) in Miami-Dade County 2012


Property Appraiser Pedro J. Garcia urges you to read your TRIM Notice carefully. Although the Notice states, this is not a bill, it reflects what your 2012 taxes are likely to be on your November 2012 property tax bill.
The Notice contains very important information pertaining to your 2011 and 2012 property taxes in the following categories:
Taxing Authorities
  • Ad Valorem Taxes -- Proposed taxes based on the value of your property
  • Non Ad Valorem Taxes -- Proposed fees for services such as garbage, fire, lighting
Please note that my Office does not set tax rates listed in this Notice nor collects taxes in November. Questions concerning the taxes should be directed to the Taxing Authority listed on your Notice.
Property Appraiser
  • Property Values -- Value of the property as of January 1
  • Exemptions & Other Benefits -- All exemptions, classifications, and assessment reductions applied to the property
For all questions pertaining to the values and exemptions listed in your Notice, please call 786-331-5321 or visit my office. We are here to listen and address any questions and concerns you have on the values and exemptions in the Notice. Included in your TRIM Notice is a TRIMGuide, PDF and Newsletter.PDF See also thePress Release.
Additional assistance is available through a variety of online TRIM resources.

Public Hearings

The TRIM Notice lists the various taxing authorities that collect property taxes and their respective budget hearing dates. While the Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser issues the notice, there are several agencies, other than country government, levying taxes against your property. These include the School Board, municipal governments, South Florida Water Management District, Children's Trust, Florida Inland Navigational District and the Everglades Project.
Before taxing authorities can levy taxes against your property they are required to hold public budget hearings. The dates, times, and locations for all budget hearings are listed on the Notice.

Appealing Your Assessment

Following the mailing of TRIM Notices we begin an Interview Period during which property owners are encouraged to contact the Property Appraiser's Office to discuss concerns about values and/or exemptions, in one-on-one conferences with evaluators. If the concerns are not resolved, the property owners have the option of appealing to the Value Adjustment Board.
For details on how to file an appeal petition please visit the Clerk of Courts website at Miami-Dade County - Clerk of Courts or call 305-375-5641.

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