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Juan Fernandez-Barquin
Clerk of the Court and Comptroller
Miami-Dade County

Deed Fraud

To reduce deed fraud, the Clerk of the Court Recorder sends a courtesy letter to the property owner whenever a Quit Claim Deed is recorded with our office.

As a property owner, you should receive a Notice of Proposed Taxes at the end of August each year. If you do not receive this, you should contact the Property Appraiser. You can also periodically check the Miami-Dade County Property Search to verify the Property Appraiser’s owner of record. If there are any discrepancies, further action on your part would be prudent.

If you suspect you're a victim of deed fraud

If you suspect that someone has obtained a fraudulent deed to your property, call the Miami-Dade Police Department Organized Crimes Bureau's Economic and Specialized Investigation Section at 305-994-1000. Also, obtain the services of an attorney as soon as possible.

When the property is not occupied

If the property in question is vacant, is not being rented or leased and you suspect someone may be living there without permission, notify the authorities as soon as possible

Also, you can periodically check the deed records that are recorded in our County Recorder's Official Record Search.

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