By Marty Kiar
Our office recently mailed over 774,000 TRIM (proposed tax) Notices to Broward County property owners. These proposed notices show your 2019 property assessment, exemptions and proposed tax amounts. It is important to remember the Property Appraiser’s Office does not set or collect taxes. We simply assess properties for tax purposes and grant tax-saving exemptions to qualified individuals.
If you have any questions regarding your property assessment or exemptions, please contact my office directly at the following numbers:
- Tax-Saving Exemptions & General Questions: (954) 357-6830
- Residential Property: (954) 357-6831
- Condo, Co-op & Time-Share Property: (954) 357-6832
- Commercial Real Property/Duplexes: (954) 357-6835
- Tangible (Commercial) Personal Property: (954) 357-6174
- Agricultural Property: (954) 357-6822
- Report Homestead Fraud: (954) 357-6900
If you have questions or concerns about any of the tax rates or non-ad valorem fees including fire assessments, please contact the taxing authority listed on the TRIM Notice or attend one of their budget public hearings.
The ABSOLUTE deadline to file an application for any 2019 exemption or appeal your property assessment is September 18, 2019.
The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is an independent quasi-judicial review board. If you believe your property assessment is not what a buyer would have reasonably paid for your property on January 1, 2019, you should first contact our office. If after speaking with one of our appraisers, you still do not agree, you can file an appeal with the Broward County VAB. If you were denied an exemption, you may also file an appeal with the VAB challenging this denial. The absolute filing deadline for VAB petitions is September 18, 2019. If you would like to file a petition online, please visit the VAB website at www.BCVAB.Broward.org/AxiaWeb2019. Should you have any questions for the VAB, they can be reached at www.VAB@Broward.org or (954) 357-7205. The VAB office is located in the Governmental Center at 115 S Andrews Avenue, Room #120, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at (954) 357-6904 or by email at MartyKiar@BCPA.net.
Marty Kiar is the Broward County Property Appraiser and longtime advocate for LGBTQ equality.
The Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office is located at
115 S Andrews Avenue, Room # 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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