WELCOME TO THE ST. LUCIE COUNTY VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD
The Final Approval of the Recommendations before the Value Adjustment Board is scheduled for March 1, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Commission Chambers Room 3rd Floor, located at 2300 Virginia Avenue Fort Pierce, FL. 34982. Please contact VAB Secretary if you will be attending to speak before the Board or if you have any questions or concerns at 772-462-1429
ALL 2011 PETITIONS AND FILING FEES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN
SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 11:59 P.M.
PLEASE NOTE THAT TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY (TPP) DEADLINE IS DIFFERENT, PETITIONS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 9, 2011 11:59 P.M.
Any petitions filed after this date will be reviewed by the VAB Attorney to determine if good cause has been demonstrated justifying consideration, and that the delay will not, in fact, be harmful to the performance of board functions in the taxing process.
NOTICE TO PETITIONERS OF TAX PAYMENT REQUIREMENT
Petitioners filing for a Value Adjustment hearing challenging assessed values must pay all non-ad valorem assessments and at least 75% of ad valorem taxes on or before April 2, 2012.
Petitioners filing for a Value Adjustment hearing challenging denial of a classification or exemption must pay all non-ad valorem assessments and pay the amount of tax the taxpayer in good faith determines to be owing on or before April 2, 2012.
Payments on the 2011 tax roll must be received by the Tax Collector no later than April 2, 2012.
On April 3, 2012, taxes will become delinquent and Petitions before the Value Adjustment Board will be denied as required by Florida law.
This new law was passed by the 2011 Florida Legislature as Florida Statute 194.014 (2011).
PETITIONS RELATED TO VALUATION ISSUES MAY BE FILED AT ANY TIME DURING THE TAXABLE YEAR ON OR BEFORE THE 25TH DAY FOLLOWING THE MAILING OF THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAXES (TRIM).
WITH RESPECT TO ISSUES INVOLVING THE DENIAL OF AN EXEMPTION, ON OR BEFORE THE 30TH DAY FOLLOWING THE MAILING OF THE WRITTEN NOTIFICATION OF THE DENIAL OF THE EXEMPTION, ON OR BEFORE JULY 1 OF THE YEAR FOR WHICH THE APPLICATION WAS FILED.
WITH RESPECT TO ISSUES INVOLVING THE DENIAL OF A HOMESTEAD TAX DEFERRAL, ON OR BEFORE THE 30TH DAY FOLLOWING THE MAILING OF THE NOTIFICATION, WHICHEVER DATE IS LATER.
FAILURE TO MEET THE STATUTORY DEADLINE FOR FILING A PETITION TO THE BOARD DOES NOT PREVENT CONSIDERATION OF SUCH A PETITION BY THE BOARD OR SPECIAL MAGISTRATE WHEN THE BOARD OR BOARD DESIGNEE DETERMINES THAT THE PETITION HAS DEMONSTRATED A GOOD CAUSE JUSTIFYING CONSIDERATION AND THAT THE DELAY WILL NOT, IN FACT, BE HARMFUL TO THE PERFORMANCE OF BOARD FUNCTIONS IN THE TAXING PROCESS. "GOOD CAUSE" MEANS THE VERIFIABLE SHOWING OF EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES.
Please complete the appropriate online petition and click submit. You will then be prompted to submit the VAB's required $15.00 filing fee by MasterCard/Visa. A credit card convenience fee will be added to your charge. Petitions are not considered complete unless accompanied by a payment.
* NOTE CREDIT/DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY
You are REQUIRED to provide a valid e-mail address to electronically submit a petition online. The VAB will e-mail you regarding the status of your petition. If accepted, the County will provide in this e-mail a Petition Number, Transaction Number and Password, which enables you to log into this site to track your petition, as well as to submit and review evidence.
Information and forms are available for download on the Department of Revenue website: http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/property/forms/index.html#11
IF YOU WISH TO FILE A PETITION DUE TO THE DENIAL OF AN APPLICATION YOU FILED WITH THE PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE REGARDING A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION OR AN APPLICATION YOU FILED WITH THE TAX COLLECTOR'S OFFICE REGARDING A TAX DEFERRAL PLEASE DON'T SUBMIT YOUR PETITION ON-LINE. PLEASE FILE THE PETITION IN PERSON OR BY MAIL. THIS IS ONLY IF YOU HAVE FIRST FILED AN APPLICATION WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED OFFICES AND BEEN DENIED. THIS TYPE OF PETITION IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE FILING FEE. IF YOU PROCEED FILING ON-LINE, YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE $15.00 FILING FEE ALONG WITH A $0.53 NON-REFUNDABLE CREDIT CARD PROCESSING FEE. The blank petition form is available at http://www.stlucieclerk.com/Vab/vab.htm
Any questions please contact us: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 772-462-1429.