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Value Adjustment Board

 

Responsibility:
The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) settles disputes between taxpayers and the Property Appraiser. Property owners are notified in August of their property's assessed and market values in a Truth in Millage (TRIM) notice. If the property owner feels the property's assessment, classification, or exemption is incorrect, a petition can be filed with the VAB. The VAB approves and hires Special Magistrates to settle disputes during scheduled quasi-judicial hearings. 

Created By:
Section 194.015, Florida Statutes 

Appointments:
Five:

2- County Commissioners
1 - School Board member
1 - Citizen appointed by the Board of COunty Commissioners
1 - Citizen appointed by the School Board

Citizen members shall be appointed in a manner to avoid conflicts of interest or the appearance of conflicts of interest;
(a) Each elected member of the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) shall serve on the Board until he or she is replaced by a successor elected by his or her respective governing body or School Board or is no longer a member of the governing body or School Board of the County.

(b) When an elected member of the VAB ceases being a member of the governing body or School Board whom he or she represents, that governing body or School Board must elect a replacement.

(c) When the citizen member of the VAB appointed by the governing body of the County is no longer an owner of homestead property within the County, the governing body must appoint a replacement.

(d) When the citizen member appointed by the School Board is no longer an owner of a business occupying commercial space located within the school district, the School Board must appoint a replacement. 

Terms:
Two Years 

Eligibility Criteria:
Citizen Membership criteria:

1. Person above the age of 18
2. Owns homestead property within Leon County
3. Is not a member or employee of any taxing authority
4. Does not represent property owners, property appraisers, tax collectors, or taxing authorities in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes
5. Is not engaged in litigation against any County in the State of Florida 

Contact Person/Staff:
Ms. Cathy Mills
Deputy Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board
301 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee 32301
(850) 577-4003
Email: camills@leoncountyfl.gov 

Members:

Bertoch, Chris
Annsworth Academy

 

Begin Term: 11/1/2013
End Term: 2/28/2015
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 11/1/2013


Appointed by: Jackie Pons
Leon County School School Board

 

Notes:

 

Kiser-Burch, Pamela
Tri-Eagle Sales

 

Begin Term: 4/9/2013
End Term: 2/28/2015
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 4/9/2013


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Email: pkiserburch@tallbud.com

 

Van Camp, Forrest
Leon County School Board

 

Begin Term: 4/1/2014
End Term: 4/30/2015
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 1/1/2012


Appointed by: Jackie Pons
Leon County School School Board

 

Notes: Email: vancamp@leonschools.net

 

Sauls, Jane G.
Board of County Commissioners

 

Begin Term: 2/25/2014
End Term: 2/28/2016
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 2/25/2014


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Board representative
Email: saulsj@leoncountyfl.gov

 

Maddox, Nick
Board of County Commissioners

 

Begin Term: 4/9/2014
End Term: 2/28/2016
Type: two years

 

Original Date: 1/1/2011


Appointed by:
Board of County Commissioners

 

Notes: Category: Serves as Chairman
Email: maddoxn@leoncountyfl.gov