Value Adjustment BoardThe Clerk’s Office serves as Clerk to the VAB, and part of our responsibility includes receiving and processing your petitions and setting hearings for your appeal to be heard. In accordance with Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), timely filed petitions, as to valuation issues, must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, no later than 5:00 P.M. on or before the 25th day following mailing of the (TRIM) notice by the Property Appraiser. With respect to an issue involving the denial of an exemption, an agricultural or highwater recharge classification application, an application for classification as historic property used for commercial or certain nonprofit purposes, or a deferral, the petition must be filed at any time during the taxable year on or before the 30th day following the mailing of the notice. The petition must be physically in the hands of the Clerk by that deadline time – postmarks are not sufficient.
The filing fee for each petition is $15. There is an additional charge of $5.00 per parcel for each contiguous, undeveloped parcel considered substantially similar which is included in a joint petition. Checks should be made payable to Clerk of the Circuit Court and mailed to Post Office Box 1030, Ocala, Florida 34478-1030. For overnight or express delivery, the physical address is 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, Florida, 34475. Hand deliveries should also be made to the Second Floor of the Marion County Courthouse, Room 208, 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475.
For more information, please read the VAB Letter to Property Owners (found on this web page) or go to the Florida Department of Revenue VAB page at: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/vab/
Filing deadline this year is 5:00 p.m. September 17th.