The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is created by State law and is comprised of two members of the Marion County Board of County Commissioners, one member of the School Board, and two appointed citizen members. The Board appoints Special Magistrates, who are qualified real estate appraisers or attorneys, to conduct the informal hearings and rule on the assessment, exemption, or agricultural classification.
The Value Adjustment Board does not set millage rates and has no jurisdiction over taxes. The Special Magistrate can only address issues concerning values, exemptions, classifications, and portability. The magistrates are independent of the Property Appraiser’s Office.
VAB Petition Forms
Petition Forms Filing Information
· A non-refundable filing fee of $15 may be required at the time you file your petition.
· An additional $5 filing fee may be required for contiguous properties.
· The petition must be filed with the Clerk of VAB located at Clerk Annex (former State Attorney Building) 19 NW Pine Avenue, Room 124 (Official Records).
· The deadline to file a Petition is Monday, September 11, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.
Filing Deadline extended to 5:00 PM, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Due to Hurricane
Irma, the Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, September 8th
through Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Currently, the Clerk’s Office will be
reopening on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Petitioners are
advised that if you file your petition by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
September 13, 2017 the petition will be accepted by the Clerk, but should also
include a written statement that the delay in filing was due to the Hurricane
Irma closure of the Clerk’s Office.
VAB Petition Forms Mailing Address
If you are sending via courier such as FedEx, send to: Clerk of the VAB, 110 NW 1st Avenue, Ocala, FL 34475 or you can mail petitions by regular US Mail to: Clerk of the VAB, PO Box 1030, Ocala, FL 34478-1030. Website: Value Adjustment Board
We suggest that you contact the VAB Clerk at (352) 671-5622, for additional information.