A taxpayer may file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board for the following reasons:
  1. The taxpayer objects to the Property Appraiser's value assessment of the taxpayer's real or personal property.
  2. The taxpayer's application for any of the following exemptions or special use classifications is denied:
    1. homestead exemption
    2. any other tax exemption as provided by Chapter 196, Florida Statutes or
    3. any special use classification as provided by Chapter 193, Florida Statutes.
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                                                                        WELCOME TO THE ST. LUCIE COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

                                                                        

                                                                                                                        IMPORTANT:

 

The Final Approval of the Recommendations before the Value Adjustment Board is scheduled for March 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Commission Chambers Room 3rd Floor, located at 2300 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, FL. 34982. Please contact VAB Secretary if you will be attending to speak before the Board or if you have any questions or concerns at 772-462-1429

                                                                     

                                                                     ALL 2011 PETITIONS AND FILING FEES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 

                                                                                                   SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 11:59 P.M.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY (TPP) DEADLINE IS DIFFERENT, PETITIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 11:59 P.M.

 

Any petitions filed after this date will be reviewed by the VAB Attorney to determine if good cause has been demonstrated justifying consideration, and that the delay will not, in fact, be harmful to the performance of board functions in the taxing process.

 

                                                                                                            NOTICE TO PETITIONERS OF TAX PAYMENT REQUIREMENT

 

Petitioners filing for a Value Adjustment hearing challenging assessed values must pay all non-ad valorem assessments and at least 75% of ad valorem taxes on or before April 2, 2012. 

 

Petitioners filing for a Value Adjustment hearing challenging denial of a classification or exemption must pay all non-ad valorem assessments and pay the amount of tax the taxpayer in good faith determines to be owing on or before April 2, 2012.  

 

Payments on the 2011 tax roll must be received by the Tax Collector no later than April 2, 2012. 

 

On April 3, 2012, taxes will become delinquent and Petitions before the Value Adjustment Board will be denied as required by Florida law.

This new law was passed by the 2011 Florida Legislature as Florida Statute 194.014 (2011).

 

  

PETITIONS RELATED TO VALUATION ISSUES MAY BE FILED AT ANY TIME DURING THE TAXABLE YEAR ON OR BEFORE THE 25TH  DAY  FOLLOWING THE MAILING OF THE NOTICE  OF PROPOSED TAXES (TRIM).

WITH RESPECT TO ISSUES INVOLVING THE DENIAL OF AN EXEMPTION, ON OR BEFORE THE 30TH DAY FOLLOWING THE MAILING OF THE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF THE DENIAL OF THE EXEMPTION, ON OR BEFORE JULY 1 OF THE YEAR FOR WHICH THE APPLICATION WAS FILED. 

WITH RESPECT TO ISSUES INVOLVING THE DENIAL OF A HOMESTEAD TAX DEFERRAL, ON OR BEFORE THE 30TH DAY FOLLOWING THE MAILING OF THE NOTIFICATION, WHICHEVER DATE IS LATER.

FAILURE TO MEET THE STATUTORY DEADLINE FOR FILING A PETITION TO THE BOARD DOES NOT PREVENT CONSIDERATION OF SUCH A PETITION BY THE BOARD OR SPECIAL MAGISTRATE WHEN THE BOARD OR BOARD DESIGNEE DETERMINES THAT THE PETITION HAS DEMONSTRATED A GOOD CAUSE JUSTIFYING CONSIDERATION AND THAT THE DELAY WILL NOT, IN FACT, BE HARMFUL TO THE PERFORMANCE OF BOARD FUNCTIONS IN THE TAXING PROCESS.  "GOOD CAUSE" MEANS THE VERIFIABLE SHOWING OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES. 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING A PETITION

Please complete the appropriate online petition and click submit. You will then be prompted to submit the VAB's required $15.00 filing fee by MasterCard/Visa. A credit card convenience fee will be added to your charge. Petitions are not considered complete unless accompanied by a payment.

NOTE CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY

 

You are REQUIRED to provide a valid e-mail address to electronically submit a petition online. The VAB will e-mail you regarding the status of your petition. If accepted, the County will provide in this e-mail a Petition Number, Transaction Number and Password, which enables you to log into this site to track your petition, as well as to submit and review evidence.

 

Information and forms are available for download on the Department of Revenue website: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/forms/index.html#11

                                                                                IMPORTANT NOTICE:

IF YOU WISH TO FILE A PETITION DUE TO THE DENIAL OF AN APPLICATION YOU FILED WITH THE PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE REGARDING A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION OR AN APPLICATION YOU FILED WITH THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE REGARDING A TAX DEFERRAL PLEASE DON'T SUBMIT YOUR PETITION ON-LINE. PLEASE FILE THE PETITION IN PERSON OR BY MAIL. THIS IS ONLY IF YOU HAVE FIRST FILED AN APPLICATION WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED OFFICES AND BEEN DENIED. THIS TYPE OF PETITION IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE FILING FEE. IF YOU PROCEED FILING ON-LINE, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE $15.00 FILING FEE ALONG WITH A $0.53 NON-REFUNDABLE CREDIT CARD PROCESSING FEE. The blank petition form is available at http://www.stlucieclerk.com/Vab/vab.htm   

Any questions please contact us: E-mail valueadjustmentboard@stlucieco.org Phone: 772-462-1429.