Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade property-tax notices are in the mail

T’is the season — for proposed property-tax notices.

The Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser mailed the TRIM notice of proposed property taxes to all property owners Friday.

The property appraiser, Lazaro Solis, included a letter telling owners if they believe their assessments are high, they can complete an informal assessment review form, which may provide a quicker resolution than a formal appeal with the Value Adjustment Board.

If unhappy with the outcome, they can still make a formal appeal to the VAB. The deadline for filing an appeal with the VAB is Sept. 16.

The property appraiser plans to hold four town hall meetings for those with concerns about their TRIM notices. They are: Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at Cutler Bay Town Hall, 10720 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 105, Cutler Bay; Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at North Miami Beach City Hall, 17011 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach; Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at West Dade Regional Library, 9445 SW 24th Street, Miami, and Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Miami Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street, Miami Beach.

Property owners can also visit the downtown office at 111 NW First Street, 8th floor, Miami, or the South Dade Government Center, 10710 SW 211th Street, Second Floor, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss concerns.

“Property owners should bring any documents that may support an assessment reduction, such as appraisals, photographs and insurance claim paperwork,’’ the property appraiser.

Property tax bills are mailed at the beginning of November, after the various cities and taxing authorities have set their tax rates.