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Friday
Mar092018

New disclosure on deeds in Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County now requires that, if you are a developer of new residential property in the county, and the property is subject to pending or existing a special taxing district, you must disclose that fact on the face of the deed, conveying the property to the buyer. 

The statement on the face of the deed, must be as follows:

I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT I UNDERSTAND THAT THE PROPERTY WHICH IS THE SUBJECT OF THIS TRANSACTION IS LOCATED WITHIN ___________ SPECIAL TAXING DISTRICT CREATED BY MIAMI-DADE COUNTY (OR PROPOSED TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS) FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS AND SERVICES IN THE NATURE OF ____________.

________________________         ____________

Signature of Purchaser                     Date

The new law is effective as of February 16, 2018, and is implemented 90 days after that date. The statement must appear on the face of the deed, be signed by the purchaser/grantee, and acknowledged (notarized). Of course, the blank lines would need to have complete information about the name of the taxing district and for what purpose the district is created.