The Clerk's Office will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019 in observance of Good Friday, and will reopen for business on Monday, April 22nd. If you require assistance with processing injunctions for Protection Against Violence, we will have staff that can assist you on Friday, April 19th from 7AM until 10AM at the Edgecomb Courthouse, 800 E Twiggs Street.

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CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Value Adjustment Board

The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) was created by Florida Statute 194.015 to provide citizens a forum to address complaints when they believe the Property Appraiser has over assessed their property or improperly denied an exemption or classification or the Tax Collector improperly denied a tax deferral. The VAB hires qualified appraisers and attorneys as Special Magistrates to conduct hearings.

The VAB is comprised of two members of the Board of County Commissioners, one member of the Hillsborough County School Board, and two appointed members from the public. The Clerk of the Circuit Court is Clerk to the VAB.

If you believe the millage rate used to determine your taxes is excessive, you may voice your concern to the appropriate taxing authority at the public hearing scheduled for that purpose. If you believe the Property Appraiser has assessed your property at a value greater than just value, you may schedule a meeting with Property Appraiser staff at (813) 272-6100. Visit the Property Appraiser's website for additional information regarding the taxing authorities, appraisal process, exemptions, appealing the Property Appraiser's decisions, etc.

NOTE:  The $15 filing fee has been reinstated for the 2018 tax year in Hillsborough County.

 

Opportunities now exist for appraisers and attorneys to serve as Special Magistrates for the 2019 Value Adjustment Board

Value Adjustment Board Scheduled Hearings, Meetings, and Agendas

Additional meeting information and a current agenda will be posted as they become available. 

NOTE:  Meetings may be canceled, continued, or rescheduled without notice. 

Current VAB meeting agenda  

 


Upcoming VAB Meetings

Date/Time  Location and/or Subject
VAB Hearings

Mid-October thru February 28, 2019

VAB hearings will be conducted from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Monday through Friday, at 419 Pierce Street, Room 140, Tampa FL.
Phase III Recommended Decisions Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 9:30 AM County Center, 2nd Floor Boardroom, 601 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa FL 33602. The purpose of this meeting is for the VAB to take public comment, approve Phase III Recommended Decisions, approve minutes, and other VAB matters.
                   


NOTE:
  Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Value Adjustment Board regarding any matter considered at the forthcoming meeting is hereby advised that he or she will need a record of the proceedings. He or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made that will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based.



 

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Mail:  PO. Box 1110, Tampa, FL 33601-1110
Email:  Contact us
Phone:  (813) 276-8100
In person:  Downtown Tampa