Property Appraisal Petitions Due Soon!
Deadline to challenge your property’s value is September 13
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (Aug. 28, 2019) – Palm Beach County taxpayers who want to challenge the value of their property have until Friday, Sept. 13 to file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board (VAB).
Petitions can be filed online at www.mypalmbeachclerk.com using myVAB – a convenient online tool that gives taxpayers real-time information about their case. Through myVAB, taxpayers can easily schedule hearings, check the status of their petition and submit supporting material and evidence electronically.
Petitions can also be filed in person at the Clerk & Comptroller’s Government Center office and branch locations, or by mail to 301 North Olive Avenue, Room 203, West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
There is a non-refundable $15 fee to file a VAB petition.
“Any taxpayer who feels their property is incorrectly valued or classified has a right to petition the Value Adjustment Board,” said Clerk & Comptroller Sharon R. Bock, Esq. “As Clerk to the VAB, my office ensures each petitioner has the opportunity for their case to be heard by an independent special magistrate.”
The VAB is an independent entity established to settle disputes between taxpayers and the Property Appraiser. It consists of two County Commissioners, one School Board member and two appointed citizen members.
In its role as Clerk to the VAB, the Clerk & Comptroller receives and processes VAB petitions, schedules and coordinates hearings and maintains public records.
In 2018, the Clerk & Comptroller processed 4,205 VAB petitions, down from 5,348 petitions in 2017.
Every August, the Property Appraiser’s office notifies Palm Beach County property owners of their property’s market value, assessed value, classification and exemption status in a Truth in Millage (TRIM) notice. Those notices were mailed to property owners on Aug. 19.
Taxpayers who disagree with those assessments can file a petition with the VAB.
Special magistrates hired by the VAB will begin holding hearings on Oct. 21.
For more information about myVAB, the Value Adjustment Board, or the Clerk & Comptroller, visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/VAB.
About the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County
The Florida Constitution established the independent office of the Clerk & Comptroller as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Sharon Bock is directly elected by and accountable to Palm Beach County residents. In addition to the roles of Clerk of the Circuit Court, County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, the Clerk & Comptroller is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Palm Beach County.