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:
- 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
- Property Values -- Value of the property as of January 1
- Exemptions & Other Benefits -- All exemptions, classifications, and assessment reductions applied to the property
Additional assistance is available through a variety of online TRIM resources.
- Tax Comparison Calculator
- TRIM Online Look-up
- Tax Visualizer (illustrates how property taxes are distributed)
- TRIM Newsletter English
- TRIM Newsletter Spanish
- TRIM Newsletter Creole
- TRIM Notice (Online access to your individual TRIM Notice)
- Real Estate TRIM Guide
- Real Estate TRIM Guide Spanish
- Tangible Business Property Guide
- Tangible Business Property Guide Spanish
- Senior Savings Table
- Value Adjustment Board (Information about appealing property values / exemptions)
Public HearingsThe 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 AssessmentFollowing 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.