Can I pay my Taxes on a payment schedule?

Current taxes are payable in full when due. Section 197.222 Florida Statutes, allow an alternative plan for prepayment of property taxes in quarterly installments. A taxpayer who elects to prepay taxes shall make payments based upon an estimated tax equal to the actual taxes levied upon the subject property in the prior year. To enroll in installment payments, you must sign up for this payment plan by April 30th to be eligible to participate in the program for the NEXT tax year. Click here to download an Installment Application (PDF 48 KB).

Can I pay my Delinquent Taxes on a payment schedule?

No. Only current taxes can be placed on the Installment Payment Plan.

What are the qualifications for the Installment Payment Plan?

Florida Law requires that your estimated taxes be more than $ 100.00 per tax notice in order to participate in the Installment Payment Plan. If your estimated taxes for the tax year in which you are applying is $ 100.00 or less, you do not qualify for the Plan.

How do I get on the Installment Payment Plan?

The property owner must complete a 'Notice and Application for Alternative Payment of Property Taxes' in order to participate in the Plan. The property owner must complete all items on the Application (property identification number and legal description of property), as it appears on the Current Tax Notice. The property owner must sign and date application and return (in person or via mail) to the Broward County Revenue Collection Division, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room A-100, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301-1895.

Which payment method is better annually or quarterly?

The property owner should decide which payment method is best for their individual situation.

I was on the Installment Payment Plan last year, do I have to reapply this year?

No. After submission of an initial application, additional annual applications are not required, assuming there has been continuous annual participation

How can I obtain a Notice and Application for Alternative Payment of Property Taxes?

To obtain a “Notice and Application for Alternative Payment of Property Taxes”, click here to download (PDF 46 KB) or call (954) 831-4000 to request an Application by mail.

When is the deadline for submitting Installment Applications?

All Applications for participation in the Installment Payment Plan must be returned to Broward County Records,Taxes & Treasury Division prior to May 1 of each year.

Can I fax my Installment Applications?

Yes. Installment applications may be faxed to 954-357-5483 or sent via email to revenue@broward.org.

If I own more than one property, do I have to fill out an application for each property that I own?

Yes. One application for each property is required.

How does the Installment Payment Plan work?

A property owner who elects to pay taxes by the installment method will be making payments based upon the taxes assessed upon the property in the preceding year. Payments would be made quarterly, starting in June and continuing every three months thereafter for four quarters.

When will I get my Installment bill and when is the payment due?

Installment bills are mailed quarterly, starting in June and continuing every three months thereafter for four quarters. Therefore,

  • First Installment bills are mailed on or before June 1 of every year. The first payment of one-quarter of the total amount of estimated taxes due shall be made not later than June 30th of the year in which the taxes are assessed. A six percent (6%) discount applied against the amount of the installment shall be granted for such payment.
  • Second Installment bills are mailed on or before September 1 of every year. The second payment of one-quarter of the total amount of estimated taxes due shall be not later than September 30th. A 4.5% discount applied against the amount of the installment shall be granted for such payment.
  • Third Installment bills are mailed on or before December 1 of every year. The third payment of one-quarter of the total amount of estimated taxes due plus one-half of any adjustment made pursuant to a determination of actual tax liability shall be due not later than December 31st of the year in which the taxes are assessed. A three-percent (3%) discount applied against the amount of the installment shall be granted for such payment.
  • Fourth Installment bills are mailed on or before March 1 of every year. The fourth payment of one-quarter of the total amount of estimated taxes due, plus one-half of any adjustment made pursuant to a determination of actual tax liability, shall be made not later than March 31st. No discount shall be granted for such payment.

I submitted an Application but I didn't get my first Installment bill. What should I do?

A property owner who submitted an Application and did not receive the first Installment bill by June 15th should contact Broward County's Call Center at (954) 831-4000 to obtain the amount due or to request a bill.

I was on the Installment Payment Plan last year but I didn't get my first Installment bill. What should I do?

A property owner who was enrolled in the Installment Payment Plan in the prior year and did not receive the first Installment bill by June 15th should contact Broward County’s Call Center at (954) 831-4000 to obtain the amount due or to request a bill.

If I enroll in the Installment Payment Plan, how much will I save?

Discounts are estimated per quarter. A six percent (6%) discount is offered on the first installment if the payment is made not later than June 30th. A 4.5 % discount is offered on the second installment if the payment is made not later than September 30. A three percent (3%) discount is offered on the third installment if the payment is made not later than December 31. There is no discount offered on the fourth installment which must be made not later than March 31.

If I pay the gross amount on my June/September Installment bill are my taxes paid in full for the year?

No, the gross amount indicated on the bill is the previous year tax amount; therefore, the gross amount is not acceptable as full payment for the current year taxes.

I've moved and want to make sure I get my Installment bill. What should I do?

If you are on the Installment Payment Plan it is your responsibility to notify the United States Postal Service to forward your mail if you are not going to be at your primary residence at the time of mailing. Ownership, exemptions or address changes are processed through the Broward County Property Appraiser's Office. You may contact the Property Appraiser's Office by visiting their website at www.bcpa.net or calling (954) 357-6830 during normal business hours (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).

I don't own the property any more, but I received the first installment bill. What should I do?

If you received a bill, you had previously requested to be enrolled in the Installment Payment Plan. The first and second (June and September) Installment bills reflect information as recorded by the Property Appraisers Office during the preceding tax year. If you no longer own the property do not make the first payment. The account will be automatically removed from the Installment tax roll. Note: subsequent participation will require reapplication.

I applied for the Installment Payment Plan, but by the time I received the first bill I had changed my mind. What should I do?

Disregard the bill (do not pay). If first payment (due by June 30th) is not made, the account will be automatically removed from the Installment tax roll. Note: subsequent participation will require reapplication.

I made the first and/or second Installment Payment. I have now changed my mind and no longer wish to participate, what should I do?

Once a taxpayer elects to participate by timely paying the first payment, he or she is required to continue participation for the tax year in which the payment was first made and is not entitled to the discounts offered for non-installment payments (i.e. four percent if paid by November 30).

I made the first and/or second Installment Payment. I have now sold the property. Can I get my money back?

Taxes are assessed on the property, not on the property owner. The person responsible for paying taxes, the amount due from each party and other payment issues should be resolved at time of closing.

I made the first Installment Payment. I have now refinanced the property and property taxes are now included in my monthly mortgage payment. Can I get my money back?

Taxes are assessed on the property, not on the property owner. The property owner should inform the lending agent of all payments made. The parties involved should then resolve payment issues.

I made the first Installment Payment, but I didn't make other payments. What should I do?

Per Florida Statute 197.222(2), if a property owner fails to timely make an installment payment (after the first payment), the property owner is required to pay with his/her next installment payment an amount equal to the current installment amount plus any installment amount due but unpaid. The installment amounts which were not paid timely are considered delinquent. Delinquent payments shall be made without any allowance for discounts. Any amounts which remain unpaid as of the date of delinquency established for regular tax payments under F.S. 197.333 shall be subject to all the provisions of law applicable to delinquent taxes.

My first two installment payments seem less than the last two installments payments?

The first two installments (June & Sept) are based on the previous year tax assessments. The last two installments (December & March) are based on the current year value which reflects any changes made to your taxes by the Property Appraiser Office.

I received my installment bill with the previous owner name. Why?

The Property Appraiser may not have been notified of the sale, or the sale took place after the tax roll was prepared. The Property Appraiser prepares the roll usually by July 1st. Therefore, any sale occurring after that date may not reflect the new owner's information. We suggest that you complete the Property Appraiser's Ownership/Address Change Card found on their website at (www.bcpa.net).You may also contact them at (954) 357-6830. However, if you're on the installment plan your address change information will not be updated until your third installment bill comes out in (December).

Can I pay the installment bill on-line?

The on-line payment system is available November 1st thru the end of May. Therefore, the third and fourth installments may be paid on-line. The first (June) and the second (September) may not be paid on-line.

Can I pay installment bills on-line after March 31?

Yes. However, no payment can be made on-line from the end of May thru November 1.

Why is that you can't pay your 1st & 2nd installments on online?

Installments are a pre-payment of next year’s taxes. Payments cannot be made online until the new taxroll is open for collection on Nov 1st. If you are on the installment payment plan this option is not available until your 3rd (Dec) installment payment.

When will my on-line payment be posted to my account?

Payments made on-line will be posted to your account the next business day.

When will my check clear my bank?

Checks are processed and are deposited daily.

Where do I mail my payment?

Payments must be mailed to Broward County Revenue Collection, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room A-100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.