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:
- The first step is to contact the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser's Office.
- 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.