DATE: February 22, 2012
CONTACT: Sue Baldwin, Director
Records, Taxes and Treasury Division
Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division has launched a new website, Broward.org/RecordsTaxesTreasury, that makes it easier to find information and do business with the division in its capacity as Broward County’s tax collector, banker and official records repository.
The new website answers the questions "What Do You Want To Do?" and "What Do You Want To Know?" - making it a valuable resource for those who wish to complete an activity online (Apply, Pay, Purchase, Record, Renew, Search or View) or get information about next steps to complete an activity, either online or in person. Customers can:
• Search public records
• Pay taxes (property, local business, tangible personal property and tourist development)
• Learn how to record a deed, bond or other official document
• Get an application for a passport, domestic partnership or disabled parking permit
• Purchase a fishing or hunting license
• Renew a motor vehicle, motor home or vessel registration
• Participate in a tax certificate sale
"Our goal with this new website is to make it easier for everyone to be able to access information quickly and to understand what the requirements are for certain Broward County transactions, how they can be completed most conveniently, and what the fees are. This website offers all our customers, local and long distance, a new level of convenience,” said director Sue Baldwin.
For example, property taxes are due Monday, April 2, 2012. To pay online, just visit Broward.org/RecordsTaxesTreasury and click PAY – CURRENT PROPERTY TAX under “What Do You Want To Do.” You’ll be directed to the online system where you can actually pay your taxes online. But if you need additional information about payment options before you pay, click TAX INFORMATION – PROPERTY TAX” under “What Do You Want to Know.” There’s a section on How to Pay Property Taxes that details all the payment options, including mail, online in-person. There’s even information about installment payment plans that you can participate in for next year’s taxes.
Other noteworthy features on the site include:
• comprehensive index to Frequently Asked Questions, organized by topic
• robust search engine
• site map
• glossary of terms
• location listings with links to maps and directions
• contact information
• multiple language translations
If you can't find the information on the new website, call the Broward County Call Center at 3-1-1, or 954-831-4000, for personal assistance.
“We hope to receive ongoing feedback on what would make the site even more user friendly,” said Baldwin. Email comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.