Questions About Your 2020 Property Assessment or Exemptions?
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Questions About Your 2020 Property Assessment or Exemptions?

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Our office recently mailed over 775,000 TRIM (proposed tax) Notices to Broward County property owners. These proposed notices show your 2020 property assessment, exemptions, and proposed tax amounts as set by the various taxing authorities listed on the notice. It is important to remember the Property Appraiser’s Office does not set or collect taxes. Our office is responsible for assessing every parcel of real and tangible personal property in Broward County as of January 1, 2020. We also grant tax-saving exemptions to qualified applicants. For a list of all the available tax-saving exemptions, please visit or call us at (954) 357-6830.

If you have any questions regarding your property assessment or exemptions, please contact my office directly at the following numbers:

Tax-Saving Exemptions & General Questions (954) 357-6830

Residential Property (954) 357-6831

Condo, Co-op & Time-Share Property (954) 357-6832

Commercial Real Property/Duplexes (954) 357-6835

Tangible (Commercial) Personal Property (954) 357-6836

Agricultural Property (954) 357-6822

Report Homestead Fraud (954) 357-6900

If you have questions or concerns about any of the tax rates or non-ad valorem fees including fire assessments, please contact the taxing authority listed on the TRIM Notice.

The ABSOLUTE deadline to file an application for any 2020 exemption or appeal your property’s just value is September 18, 2020.

COVID-19: Florida law requires our office to value property based on the status of the real estate market on January 1. Any impact to real estate market conditions caused by this crisis will be reflected in the 2021 assessments. The 2020 just values are based on the market data from January 2, 2019 to January 1, 2020.

Value Adjustment Board (VAB)

The VAB is an independent quasi-judicial review board. If you believe your property assessment is not what a buyer would have reasonably paid for your property on January 1, 2020, you should first contact our office. If after speaking with one of our appraisers, you still do not agree, you can file an appeal with the Broward County VAB. If you were denied an exemption, you may also file an appeal with the VAB challenging this denial. The absolute filing deadline for VAB petitions is September 18, 2020. If you would like to file a petition online, please visit the VAB website at Should you have any questions for the VAB, they can be reached at or (954) 357-7205.

If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 

(954) 357-6904 or by email at

Take care,

Marty Kiar

Marty Kiar is the Broward County Property Appraiser and longtime advocate for LGBTQ equality.

The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office is located at
115 S Andrews Avenue, Room # 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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