We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Town’s Twitter account: @SWR_Gov. This social media forum will be used to notify residents and interested parties (“followers”) about issues pertaining to the Town such as Town events, Town meetings, and emergency notifications.

Please take a moment to review our Twitter page by clicking this link: @SWR_Gov.

If you wish to be kept up to date on Town notifications, please consider “following” us on Twitter. As we continue to increase our social media presence please keep an eye on the horizon, as we will also be developing a Facebook page in the near future.

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Town’s YouTube Channel. This channel will be used to publish official Town content. Initially, Town Council meetings will be the first offerings and as the channel progresses we will publish content featuring Town events and other appropriate content.

Please take a moment to review our channel (Southwest Ranches Official Channel). Please use this channel to view Town Council meetings and other related content. As we continue to increase our social media presence please keep an eye on the horizon, as we will be developing a Twitter account and Facebook account in the near future.

Questions About Your 2019 Property Assessment or Exemptions?

Our office recently mailed over 774,000 TRIM (proposed tax) Notices to Broward County property owners. These proposed notices show your 2019 property assessment, exemptions and proposed tax amounts. It is important to remember the Property Appraiser’s Office does not set or collect taxes. We simply assess properties for tax purposes and grant tax-saving exemptions to qualified individuals.

If you have any questions regarding your property assessment or exemptions, please contact my office directly at the following numbers:

Tax-Saving Exemptions & General Questions: 954.357.6830
Residential Property: 954.357.6831
Condo, Co-op & Time-Share Property: 954.357.6832
Commercial Real Property/Duplexes: 954.357.6835
Tangible (Commercial) Personal Property: 954.357.6174
Agricultural Property: 954.357.6822

Report Homestead Fraud: 954.357.6900

If you have questions or concerns about any of the tax rates or non-ad valorem fees including fire assessments, please contact the taxing authority listed on the TRIM Notice or attend one of their budget public hearings.

The ABSOLUTE deadline to file an application for any 2019 exemption or
appeal your property assessment is September 18, 2019.

Value Adjustment Board
The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is an independent quasi-judicial review board. If you believe your property assessment is not what a buyer would have reasonably paid for your property on January 1, 2019, you should first contact our office. If after speaking with one of our appraisers, you still do not agree, you can file an appeal with the Broward County Value Adjustment Board. If you were denied an exemption, you may also file an appeal with the Value Adjustment Board challenging this denial. The absolute filing deadline for Value Adjustment Board petitions is September 18, 2019. If you would like to file a petition online, please visit the VAB website at https://bcvab.broward.org/axiaweb2019. Should you have any questions for the Value Adjustment Board, they can be reached at vab@broward.org or 954.357.7205. The VAB office is located in the Governmental Center at 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room #120, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 954.357.6904 or by email at martykiar@bcpa.net.

Take care,

Marty Kiar

The Town of Southwest Ranches has been under the South Florida Water Management District Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation Measures Rule (Chapter 40E-24, Florida Administrative Code) since March 2010. This measure limits landscape irrigation to two (2) days a week throughout the District which is inclusive of Broward County and all of its municipalities. The link below has factual information from the District, including but not limited to, irrigation schedule based on property address, acceptable exclusions, alternative measures for newly installed landscaping, and contact information for District representatives.

Year-Round Landscape Irrigation Conservation Measures Rule

Here are some Water Conservation Websites:

South Water Florida Management District Website

Broward Water Conservation Website