Property Appraiser Website Wins Award

Mark Chatburn

A website for searching property records operated by the Miami-Dade County Office of the Property Appraiser has won a national award.

The site allows users to search county property records online and works on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. It is the most-used page on the county’s site, according to property appraiser Pedro Garcia.

“We took the public’s input and used it to bring more accessibility and innovation to the website,” Garcia said in a statement. Programmers at the county’s Community Information and Outreach department developed the site.

The website was a winner of the 20th annual Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards. The awards are given out annually by the Center for Digital Government, which describes itself on its website as “a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.”

Miami-Dade was one of five winners from around the country in a category for local government initiatives that provide information to citizens.

The property records site is available to search at https://www.miamidade.gov/propertysearch.

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