As of 2016, people can contact the tax collector's office in Miami-Dade at 200 NW 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida or by calling 305-375-5448, or 800-955-8770 for Florida Relay Services, according to Miami-Dade County. Customers can send faxes to 305-375-1142. At MiamiDade.County-Taxes.com, customers can research and inquire about real property, tangible personal property and local businesses. The tax collector's office, a division of Miami-Dade's finance department, accepts cash payments in person, but it does not accept debit or credit cards.
In addition, the Miami-Dade Tax Collector's office offers several email forms accessible from its Contact Us page, notes the Miami-Dade County website. To locate the page, click on the Departments tab from the website’s home page, and then scroll down to the Tax Collector link under the Other Government Agencies heading on the left-hand side bar. After clicking Contact Us from the tabs on the top of the page, choose an email form by clicking on Local Business Taxes, Property Taxes or Hotel/Restaurant Taxes, and then compose and send your message.
In Miami-Dade, the tax collector is responsible for collecting past due and current personal and real property taxes, tourist and convention taxes, tax receipts of local businesses, and special assessments that local taxing authorities impose, explains Miami-Dade County. Representing the State of Florida, the tax collector issues licenses for motor vehicles, boats, fishing and hunting. By using the online system or visiting locations throughout Miami-Dade County, license holders can renew their vehicle license plates and parking permits for people with disabilities.
Taxpayers can mail their tax payments or use e-checking and credit cards to make online payments for tangible personal property and real estate taxes, notes Miami-Dade County. Customers paying by credit card incur convenience fees for each transaction. Taxpayers making e-check payments do not incur convenience fees, but the county charges a service fee for any e-check that a bank returns unpaid. A recorded message about real estate tax collection is available at 305-270-4916.