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Value Adjustment Board




The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) serves as the decision-making authority when there is disagreement between the property owner and Property Appraiser concerning exemptions, valuations and classifications. Petition filing and scheduled quasi-judicial hearings are handled by the VAB to settle any disputes.  The Board Records Department of the Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller has been designated to serve as the Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board and all processes related to VAB are administered by this department. The current members of the Pinellas County VAB are:
  • Commissioner Pat Gerard - Chairman
  • Commissioner John Morroni
  • School Board Member Carol Cook
  • BCC Appointee Darryl Wilson
  • School Board Appointee Michael A.J. Bindman
Authority for the VAB is vested through Florida Statute 194.015

Value Adjustment Board Hearing Dates and Locations

VAB 2017 hearings will be tentatively scheduled from October 2017 through December 2017, but will continue until all petitions have been heard.

Hearings are scheduled between 8:20 a.m. and 4:20 p.m., Monday - Friday at the following locations: (excluding county recognized holidays)

Hearings are scheduled between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday at the following location:


Petition the VAB about Property Value

General Information

THE 2017 TAX YEAR PETITION FILING DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH. WHEN FILING YOUR PETITION(S) BY MAIL, WE MUST RECEIVE YOUR PETITION(S) IN-HAND ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS. POSTMARKS ARE NOT CONSIDERED AS THE DATE OF FILING.

VAB Petition Filing Requirements


Note: If the above listed petition forms are used, the forms must be filled out, printed and submitted with the applicable filing fees to one of the following locations:

Petitions may also be dropped off only (with the applicable fees) at the following locations**:

**Until further notice, due to lack of legislative funding, hours for the above branch locations are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

To speak to a representative at the Branch offices listed above, please call (727) 464-7000.

Late Filed Petitions
Petitions received after the deadline are considered "Late Files" and you must provide a written good cause reason as to why your petition was filed after the deadline. These petitions cannot be filed online and must be delivered to one of the locations above. These petitions are then forwarded to the VAB Counsel for review. If the VAB Counsel finds that the petitioner had good cause to submit a petition after the deadline, a hearing will be scheduled for the petition. However, if the VAB counsel finds that there was not good cause for the petition to be submitted late, a hearing will not be scheduled.

All petitions except petitions for multiple contiguous parcels and late filled petitions may be filed online through the Axia program in accordance to the established deadline date. 

Click here to file your 2017 VAB petition online.   
Please note that for petitions filed online, there is a non-refundable filing fee of $15.00 plus a 3.5% convenience fee for all VAB Petition types.

Value Adjustment Board procedural rules and requirements have been adopted by the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR):

Florida Statute 286.011 is also known as Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Law.
You can obtain the current Government-In-The-Sunshine manual from the Attorney General’s website.

You may view all of the information regarding the Value Adjustment Board process on the DOR website: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/vab/.

F.A.C. 12D-9.017 Ex Parte Communication Prohibition
No participant, including the petitioner, the property appraiser, the board clerk, the special magistrate, a member of a value adjustment board, or other person directly or indirectly interested in the proceeding, nor anyone authorized to act on behalf of any party shall communicate with a member of the board or the special magistrate regarding the issues in the case without the other party being present or without providing a copy of any written communication to the other party.

All questions and concerns should be directed to the Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board which shall ensure that no ex parte communication occurs.

VAB Meeting Agendas VAB Meeting Minutes
October 3, 2017
July 31, 2017 July 31, 2017
April 25, 2017 April 25, 2017
October 4, 2016 October 4, 2016
June 28, 2016 June 28, 2016
March 15, 2016 March 15, 2016
October 6, 2015 October 6, 2015
July 23, 2015 July 23, 2015
March 19, 2015 March 19, 2015
October 7, 2014 October 7, 2014
July 15, 2014 July 15, 2014
February 25, 2014 February 25, 2014
October 8, 2013 October 8, 2013
July 23, 2013 July 23, 2013
March 12, 2013 March 12, 2013
October 9, 2012 October 9, 2012
July 24, 2012 July 24, 2012
  February 21, 2012
  October 4, 2011
  July 12, 2011
  March 29, 2011
  January 19, 2011
  October 6, 2010
  July 13, 2010
  March 2, 2010
  October 6, 2009
  July 21, 2009
  February 3, 2009
  October 7, 2008
  September 9, 2008
  July 22, 2008
  June 10, 2008
  April 16, 2008
  January 8, 2008
  October 9, 2007
  July 24, 2007
  December 12, 2006
  October 10, 2006
  July 11, 2006

 

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