DATE: October 30, 2017
MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Buker
Records, Taxes and Treasury Division
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The Records, Taxes & Treasury Division mailed property tax bills for 2017 and payments may be processed starting November 1, 2017. Tax bills are also available to view, print, and submission of online payment at broward.county-taxes.com starting November 1st. For taxpayers whose bills are paid by escrow arrangement, a courtesy tax bill copy will be mailed in mid-November.
Property taxes must be paid no later than March 31, 2018 to avoid delinquency interest, fees, and penalties, but may be paid as early as November 1, 2017 to take advantage of early-payment discounts. Early-payment discounts for payments made in full are as follows: a 4-percent discount if paid in November; a 3-percent discount applies in December; a 2-percent discount in January; and a 1-percent discount in February. The discounted amounts that apply to each month between November and February are already reflected on property tax bill coupons. These discounts apply only to full tax payments. Making a partial payment of property taxes forfeits any applicable discount otherwise available for full tax payments.
2017 tax payments can be made by the following methods:
Online Payments at broward.county-taxes.com: Credit/Debit Card, or eCheck:
Use the search function to locate the correct tax account then follow instructions for payment by credit/debit card, or eCheck. There is a non-refundable 2.55-percent convenience fee for credit/debit card payments. eCheck payments have no additional fee.
Using Your Bank's Online Bill Pay Service:
Request a payment to the "Broward County Tax Collector" directly from your bank's online Bill Pay service, and carefully enter your tax account from your tax bill. There is no additional fee for this service. Only full payment of a single tax bill can be made with each Bill Pay request. Attempts to make partial tax payments by Bill Pay services may be rejected and not received by the Tax Collector. Only one tax bill can be associated with each payment. Attempts to make a single payment for multiple tax bills will be rejected as multiple tax accounts cannot be identified and your payment will be rejected and returned.
By Mailing a Check:
Please use the green return-envelope enclosed with the tax bill or mail payment to Broward County Tax Collector, Processing Center P.O. Box 849375, Hollywood, FL 33084-9375. Always include the tax coupon with the check and write the tax account on the check, or there may be delays or rejection of the payment. All check payments must be in US funds issued from a US bank account. The payment envelope's postmark date is used to determine the applicable early-payment discount. If check payments are rejected or returned by your bank, the payment will be canceled, a return check fee will be charged, and discount deadlines will not be extended for substitute payments.
At the Broward County Tax Collector's Office, Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room A-100, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 8:30AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday, except County holidays. All forms of payment are accepted.
At any Wells Fargo Bank Branch located in Broward County:
2017 tax bills (no delinquent tax payments) may be paid at any Wells Fargo Bank Branch in Broward County, until March 31, 2018. Tax payments made at Wells Fargo must be paid in full only (no partial payments), by check or money order paid in US funds issued by a US bank, and taxpayers must have their original 2017 tax bill to present to the bank at time of the payment. No credit, debit, or cash payments can be accepted by the banks for tax payments.
2017 taxes may be paid in up to five partial payments. Partial payments must be for a minimum of $100 and include a $10 processing fee. Partial payments forfeit all early-payment tax discounts that would otherwise apply to full payments. The final partial payment must be for the full remaining balance and paid by March 31, 2018 to avoid delinquency interest and fees on any remaining balance as of April 1, 2018. Partial payments cannot be made online or at Wells Fargo banks.
For more information, call 954-831-4000 or visit broward.org/RecordsTaxesTreasury.
About Broward County's Records, Taxes and Treasury Division (RTT)
RTT serves as the County's tax collector, provides treasury services, and is the statutory repository for the Official Records of the County. The Division, part of the Finance and Administrative Services Department, collects residential and commercial property taxes, local business taxes, tourist development taxes, and other taxes on behalf of various authorities. The Division also records documents into the County's official Land Records, ensures compliance with Florida law relating to the preparation, accessibility, retention, and disposal of public records, provides Clerk to the Board functions including official County Commission minutes, agendas, and depository for county ordinances, resolutions, and the administrative code. RTT serves as an agent for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to register and title vehicles, mobile homes, and vessels, and issue disabled parking permits, provides passport application services, and serves as an agent for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to issue hunting and fishing licenses.