Value Adjustment Board

VAB Hearing Schedule

Note: It is the property owner’s responsibility to be fully informed of all the Florida laws and regulations of their local county’s rules governing the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) process. As laws, rules and procedures may change from time to time, it is recommended that you thoroughly review all web sites, statutes and rules to verify their current status and for more complete information pertinent to this process.

The purpose of the value adjustment board (VAB) is to hear appeals regarding property value assessments, denied exemptions or classifications, ad valorem tax deferrals, portability decisions, and change of ownership or control. Taxpayers or their representatives file petitions with the VAB clerk in the county where the property is located. See the taxpayer guide on Petitions to the Value Adjustment Board for more information.

The Clerk of the County and Circuit Courts is the Clerk to the VAB. The VAB as a panel considers and renders a decision on all appeal petitions relating to property assessments, classifications and exemptions. The VAB has no jurisdiction or control over taxes or tax rates established by taxing authorities. The VAB’s one and only function is to hear evidence as to whether or not properties, petitioned for their consideration, are appraised at their fair market value and determine if an agricultural classification or exemption should be approved. The VAB cannot change an appraised value for any other reason, such as inability to pay.

The filing fee for petitions is $15.00.  Please make checks payable to:  Hendry County Clerk of Court
Petitions may be mailed to either of the following addresses:

By U.S. Post Office:                        By Fed-Ex or UPS:

Clerk of Circuit Court                     Clerk of Circuit Court
Value Adjustment Board               Value Adjustment Board
PO Box 1760                                    25 E. Hickpochee Ave.
LaBelle, FL   33975                          LaBelle, FL   33935

You may fax or email your petitions by sending to:

Fax: 863-612-4730

Email: abischel@hendryclerk.org

You will need to call:  863-675-5216 to pay the filing fee by credit card.