By Marty Kiar
Questions About Your 2018 Property Assessment or Exemptions?
The Property Appraiser’s Office recently mailed over 775,000 TRIM Notices to Broward County property owners. These proposed notices show your 2018 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: 954.357.6836
Agricultural Property: 954.357.7471 or 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, 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 2018 exemption or appealing your property assessment is September 18, 2018.
Value Adjustment Board
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, 2018, 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 Value Adjustment Board. If you were denied an exemption, you may also file an appeal with the Value Adjustment Board challenging this denial. The absolute filing deadline for Value Adjustment Board petitions is September 18, 2018. If you would like to file a petition online, please visit the VAB website at https://bcvab.broward.org/axiaweb2018. If you have any questions for the Value Adjustment Board, they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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.