Getting Started in South Florida Links
When you first move in, you'll be busy establishing your utilities and wondering where and how to get things done. These links will steer you in the right direction.
File for Homestead Exemption
If this is your new primary residence, make sure to take advantage of this program that helps you save on property taxes.
Change Your Official U.S. Mailing Address
Make sure your mail gets routed to you as soon as possible.
Tell the IRS Your Mailing Address
Don't have your tax refund go to the wrong place :)
Property Tax Estimator
Have a good idea of your property taxes for year by going here
Utilities and Services
Florida Power & Light 305-442-8770
Establish your service to turn on the day before you plan on moving in. Also track your electric usage with their great online tool.
Miami-Dade Water Department 305-665-7477
Establish your service to turn on no later than your move-in day.
AT&T (Landline Phone Service) 888-757-6500
If you want a home phone line and/or Internet, try here.
ADT Home Security 800-699-9238
Other ADT resellers may promise free stuff, but I have enough experience to suggest you are better off going direct! Provide my special code for best pricing and offers: A184214
Trash Pickup Dial 3-1-1 or 305-468-5900
Enter you address and then click the “Garbage & Recycling” tab to see your pick-up days and more.
Trash and Recycling Centers 305-594-1500
Find the locations to properly dispose of bulk waste and recyclables.
Florida City Gas 305-691-8710
For those homes that use gas appliances
Cable TV - Atlantic Broadband 1-888-752-4222
Cable TV - Comcast 1-800-266-2278
Satellite TV - DirecTV 1-800-347-3288
If you are getting DirecTV, call Hal first! You can both get money back on referral!
Which School Is My School?
Enter you address in the upper left and then view the designated elementary, middle and high schools.
What's My School's Grade?
Look at the track record of your school and its rankings among other Florida schools
Miami-Dade Schools “I Choose” Program
Allowing you to access to schools of choice and specialty programs
Vote, Drive and Miscellaneous
Drive with fewer stops and lower tolls.
National “Do Not Call” Registry
Stop unwanted calls before they start
Links last verified: Fri, May 9, 2014. If any of these resources do not work, please let Hal know.