What is a Folio Number?
Folio/Tax ID/Parcel Numbers are U.S. identification numbers for homes assigned to a certain plot of property, each of which possess a property tax value. One of the major responsibilities of owning a home is paying property taxes. These taxes help to preserve the well-being of towns and cities by funding projects such as the construction and maintenance of schools and roadways.
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Where is my Folio/TAX/Parcel Number?
You can find your ID number on your property tax notices (usually on the top left of your tax notice). However, if you are unable to find it, refer to our map search and either: (i) search your address or, (ii) enter the homeowner name. The ID number will then be displayed for you! Easy.
How is a Folio/Tax/Parcel Number Determined?
A folio/tax/parcel number is typically determined through a property assessment.
Property assessment is the process of establishing the dollar value of a property for property tax purposes. Why is this important? Because the amount of property tax paid should form a proportional relationship to the value of the property owned. Governed by Florida Law, this is known as “ad valorem” tax. To determine the tax value, your property’s taxable value is multiplied by a rate set by the taxing authorities. Conversely, non-ad valorem tax is a fee not based on property value; rather it’s used to assess roads, fire, garbage, lighting, drainage and other public services depending on the county, city, or special district.
There are three methods to assess a property.
1) The Replacement Method
This is used in the assessment of buildings or other structures. This is where assessors estimate how much it would cost, with current rates of material and labor in mind, to replace a given structure. Reasonable depreciation of the property is deducted while the value of the land the structure sits on is added.
2) The Sales Comparison Method
This method uses the sales figures of similar properties in the immediate area to develop an analysis. The value is then adjusted against the average depending on the property’s unique attributes or lack thereof. For example, if a house has a basketball court while other nearby sold properties do not, the assessed value will rise. Conversely, if a house doesn’t have a basketball court and other sold properties in the area do, the assessed value would decrease.
3) The Income Method
Business property is typically assessed using this method, most notably investment properties leased to tenants such as apartment complexes, malls, and office buildings. The property’s value is determined by measuring the property’s annual income after expenses and comparing that to the rates of return for comparable investments.
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Folio Number in Miami
In Miami-Dade county, the folio number is utilized. Specifically, the folio number is formatted as a 13 digit number (99-9999-999-9999), and is broken down into: Municipality, Township, Range, Section, Subdivision and Parcel Identifier.
The first two digits of the folio number, as listed on the adjoining chart. Code 30 indicates properties in Miami-Dade County not within the municipality; this is known as “unincorporated” territory.
Township, Range, and Section
The next four digits of the folio number. This indicates the Township, Range and Section based on the Public Land Survey System (PLSS).
The first digit of this section. Township runs from North to South in ascending order. In Miami-Dade county, the township starts with 51 and changes every 6 miles going South until township 59. Note: The first number of the township (5) is omitted and only the second number is used in the folio number. A township is 36 square miles.
The second digit in this section is the range number. The range starts at 35 in the far-reaching West and changes every 6 miles going East until it hits 42. Note: The first digit of the range is omitted and only the last number is used in the folio number.
The last two digits are the section number, and this number ranges from 1 to 36, which there existing 36 sections in each township. A section is usually 1 square mile.
The next 3 digits of the folio number. If your home is an un-subdivided property, you should see ‘000’ in your report. Every subdivision within a section is given a consecutive number. For example, 006 within a section is the 6th subdivision recorded within the section. Some acreage parcels were apart of the old subdivisions and has the code ‘001’ or ‘002’.
5) Parcel Identifier
The last three digits of the folio number.
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