Value Adjustment Board


What is the Value Adjustment Board (VAB)

The VAB was created by State law to provide citizens a forum to address complaints regarding the following: The Property Appraiser’s assessment of property, The Property Appraiser’s denial of an exemption or classification or the Tax Collector’s denial of a tax deferral.

What happens after I file a petition?

After the filing deadline, the VAB clerk will schedule a hearing for each petition filed. You will be notified of the date, time and location of your hearing by US Postal Service or, email if you designated this as your choice, at least 25 days prior to the schedule hearing date. VAB hearings generally begin in mid October and continue until all petitions have been considered. Florida Statute 194.032(2)

May I reschedule my hearing?

Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.032(2), you are permitted to reschedule your hearing date a single time by submitting a written request to reschedule to the VAB Clerk no less than five (5) calendar days before the originally scheduled date of your hearing. If you mail in the written request, you must ensure the written request is received by the VAB clerk to meet the 5 day deadline.

What can I do if I disagree with a decision of the VAB?

You may file an action in Circuit Court within 60 days from the date of the final certification of the VAB. (Florida Statute 194.171)

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Value Adjustment Board (VAB) - Contact Information

How do I contact the VAB clerk’s Office?

Value Adjustment Clerk to Board
312 NW 3rd Street, Suite #115
Okeechobee, FL. 34972

Ph. (863) 763.2131 option #2


How do I contact the Property Appraiser’s Office?

Okeechobee County Property Appraiser
307 NW 5th Avenue Suite-A
Okeechobee, FL. 34972-4196

Ph. (863) 763.4422