How to Appeal the Market Value of Your Home In Palm Beach County

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It's no secret that property values have decreased substantially over the past 4 years.  Over that same period of time, so have the values that the taxing authority in Palm Beach County, Florida uses to calculate our yearly property tax.  What happens, however, if you feel that you are being taxed at an unfair amount and that the calculation for property taxes is based on an unrealistic market value?  Did you know that you can file and appeal with the county?  Here's how:

  1. The first step is to contact the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser's Office.
  2. If you are dissatisfied with your communication with their office, you can appeal the taxable value of your home to the Value Adjustment Board via the filing of a petition.

The value adjustment board is an independent body consisting of two Palm Beach County Commissioners, one School Board member and two members at large who are appointed by the County Commission and the School Board.  

NOTE:  There is a deadline to file your petition.  The deadline can be found on the Notice of Proposed Taxes, which is mailed in August to Palm Beach County property owners. 

If you would like to "read up"  on the Uniform Policies and Procedures for the Value Adjustment Board, you may do so by following this link.

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Rick Schuster

Licensed Real Estate Broker - Jaycee Realty, Inc.
Licensed Title Insurance Agent - Home Guardian Title, Inc.
Licensed Mortgage Broker - Leading Edge Mortgage Corp

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Boca Raton, FL 33498

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James Loftis
Real Estate 911 Inc - Hollywood, FL
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Hello Rick,

  Great information to know. I live in  Broward County Florida and we have a similar procedure to 

dipute the property tax bill. I helped a client last year with her property tax bill  and saved her over $4,000.

Sep 28, 2011 08:29 AM #1
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

Rick,

When researching title information I notice a number of homes that are over assessed.

This can be very helpful information and isn't that difficult to accomplish.

Steve

Sep 28, 2011 09:30 AM #2
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Rick Schuster
Jaycee Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL

James:  Congrats on saving a client $4,000 in Broward County property taxes last year!  How long did it take to go through the process?

Sep 28, 2011 12:42 PM #3
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Rick Schuster
Jaycee Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL

Steve:  Very true, there are a lot of homes that are not assessed properly.  Some are too high but in other circumstances, some seem low too.  If the assessment appears high, then thankfully there is a process to dispute it...

Sep 28, 2011 12:44 PM #4
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