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Don’t Like Your Property Value? Petition The Palm Beach County Value Adjustment Board

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BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Think your property is worth more — or less — than what Palm Beach County says it’s worth? Your annual chance to convince the County that it’s wrong is here. While the Property Appraiser’s Office doesn’t control market conditions, it does control the amount of property tax you pay — and each year offers the opportunity to contest the value of your property by petitioning the Value Adjustment Board.

This advisory was sent by the Clerk of Court’s office:

“The Palm Beach County taxpayers have until September 13 to petition the county’s Value Adjustment Board, or VAB, regarding their property’s market value, classification or an exemption.

Each year, properties in Palm Beach County are valued by the Property Appraiser’s Office based on real estate market conditions as of January 1. This value can be found in the 2021 Notice of Proposed Taxes mailed from the Property Appraiser to taxpayers on August 19.

Taxpayers who believe their property has been inaccurately assessed, or that the notice does not accurately reflect the appropriate exemption or classification, have the right to file a petition with the VAB. 

VAB petitions can be filed for receipt on or before September 13:

·         Online at mypalmbeachclerk.com.com/VAB

·         In person at the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller’s Government Center office and branch locations

·         By mail to:   

Value Adjustment Board (VAB)

301 North Olive Avenue, Room 203 
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

There is a non-refundable $15 fee to file a VAB petition.

“As Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board, our office ensures property owners have the opportunity for their case to be considered by an independent special magistrate,” said Joseph Abruzzo, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller for Palm Beach County. “We make it easy for Palm Beach County property owners to file their petitions and have their concerns heard.”

The Value Adjustment Board is an independent entity established to settle disputes between taxpayers and the Property Appraiser. The VAB consists of two County Commissioners, one School Board member and two appointed citizen members.

The VAB has no authority over the collection of taxes, or the tax rates established by the county, cities, towns or other taxing authorities.

Hearings before the VAB will begin in late October.

For more information about the Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller or filing VAB petitions, visit www.mypalmbeachclerk.com/vab.”

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