So, I was thinking today on one of my day dreaming tangents and I was wondering. What the heck does it mean to live in Unincorporated Dade County. So I let my fingers do the walking and hit the internet trail to see what I could find.
So first off, I found that:
So being that we are in an unincorporated area means that:
In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation which is instead administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country.
source: Wikipedia – Unincorporated area
Then, according to this MIAMI-DADE COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES Map there are a lot of areas in Miami-Dade that are considered ‘unincorporated’.
|[ Unincorporated areas are in white ]|
My question is: So what does that mean to me?
So far from what I can find it means: (please correct me if any of these are vague or wrong)
- taxes can either be higher or lower depending on the area
- you don’t pay city taxes
- the area is served by a local police force, not the county
- Businesses that are located in unincorporated don’t pay business License Tax or Occupational License
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