DATE: November 1, 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Claudio Manicone, Operations Manager
Records, Taxes and Treasury Division
Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division has mailed more than 430,000 property tax bills for 2012, which must be paid no later than March 31, 2013 to avoid penalties and delinquency fees. Property taxes may be paid as early as November 1, 2012, to take advantage of discounts.
A 4 percent discount applies to taxes paid in November; a 3 percent discount applies in December; a 2 percent discount in January; and a 1 percent discount in February.
Property owners without mortgages, or those who do not make use of an escrow arrangement, may pay their taxes in a variety of ways:
- Online Credit Card/Debit Card: Visit broward.county-taxes.com. Use the search function to locate your property record and follow instructions for payment by credit or approved debit card. There is an additional non-refundable fee for this service. The Fee Schedule is posted on broward.county-taxes.com in the red box.
- Online Electronic Check: Visit broward.county-taxes.com. Use the search function to locate your property record and follow instructions for payment by automatic deduction from your bank account (U.S. bank accounts only; no foreign banks). There is no fee for this service. Taxes will show as paid immediately; however, note that delays in processing payments between your bank and Broward County, due to the absence of a payment coupon, could result in the loss of a discount if payment is made too close to the end of the discount period.
- Mail: Use the envelope enclosed with your tax bill or mail payment to Broward County Tax Collector, Processing Center, P.O. Box 11905, Newark, NJ 07101-4905. Do not mail your payment to any other address. Be sure to include the tax coupon with your check or there may be a delay in processing. The postmark date will be used to determine the applicable discount amount. Checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank and be in U.S. dollars. Should the check not clear for any reason, the tax payment will be canceled and a return check fee will be charged.
Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, Tax and License Section, Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room A-100, Fort Lauderdale, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
At any one of the 77 Wells Fargo Bank Branches in Broward County, until March 31, checks only. Tax coupon must accompany payment. Maximum of three tax transactions will be permitted at one time.
For more information on 2012 property taxes, visit broward.org/recordstaxestreasury, or call the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000.
- Partial Payments: Current taxes may be paid in up to five partial payments. A $10 processing fee applies to each payment. Each of the first four payments must be a minimum of $100. No discount is allowed. The final payment must be paid in full by March 31, or the balance due will be subject to penalties and interest.