Florida

Florida

Recording fees (lines 1201 - 1203)

Government recording fees and taxes in Florida and the calculations for such fees are as follows:

  • $10.00 for first page of document, plus
  • $8.50 for each subsequent page (typically, $18.50 for deeds and $137.50 for mortgages)

Intangible lender mortgage tax

  • $0.20 per each $100.00 of face value of mortgage

Documentary stamps

  • $0.35 per each $100.00 of face value of the mortgage.
    *Also, there is a deed transfer tax in Florida. paid by the Seller.

In Miami-Dade County, the tax rate is $0.60 for each $100 (or fraction thereof) of the total consideration paid when the property is a single-family residence, and $0.60 plus $0.45 surtax per $100 (or fraction thereof) of the total consideration paid for property other than a single-family residence.

Currently, in all Florida counties other than Miami-Dade County, the tax rate on documents that transfer an interest in real property is $0.70 for each $100 (or fraction thereof) of the total consideration paid for the transfer.

Property taxes

The Tax Collector's Office collects real estate taxes annually in Florida. The tax year runs from January through December.

Tax notices are mailed on or before November 1 of each year with the following discounts for:

  • 4% if paid in November
  • 3% if paid in December
  • 2% if paid in January
  • 1% if paid in February
  • Gross tax if paid in March, no discount applies
Real estate taxes become delinquent on April 1 of the following year in which they were assessed.

As of April 1, a three percent (3%) penalty is added to the gross tax amount due. Discounts do not apply to delinquent payments. Delinquent taxes must be paid by cashier's check or money order. Personal checks will not be accepted.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 197.122, all property owners are held to know that taxes are due and payable annually. They are charged with the duty of ascertaining the amount of current and delinquent taxes due. If a taxpayer does not receive a tax notice in November, it is the taxpayer's responsibility to contact the tax collector's office to request a duplicate bill.

Updated 9/23/2009 | Information is reliable but not guaranteed.