If you are interested in filing a petition with the VAB for the 2014 tax cycle, you may download the DR-486 form provided below, and mail the completed petiton to the VAB Clerk at 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, 4th floor, Orlando, Florida 32801.
Online filing will be available beginning on April 18. For additional information, you may contact the VAB Clerk by dialing 407-836-7300. We will be more than happy to assist you with your filing needs.
The Orange County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is now accepting applications for those interested in serving as Special Magistrates. Interested applicants need not be a resident of Orange County.
Special Magistrates may not be elected or appointed officials or employees of Orange County. Special Magistrate may not be employees and elected or appointed officials of a taxing jurisdiction or of the state. Special Magistrates may not represent a person before the VAB in any tax year during which he or she has served that VAB as a Special Magistrate.
Qualified applicants must meet the following qualifications:
Special Magistrates appointed to hear issues of exemptions and classifications shall be a member of The Florida Bar with no less than 5 years’ experience in the area of ad valorem taxation.
Special Magistrates appointed to hear issues regarding the valuation of real estate shall be a state certified real estate appraiser with not less than 5 years’ experience in real property valuation.
Special Magistrates appointed to hear issues regarding the valuation of tangible personal property shall be a designated member of a nationally recognized appraiser’s organization with not less than 5 years’ experience in tangible personal property valuation.
NOTICE: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. By consenting to communicate with this office electronically, your e-mail address will be released in response to any applicable public records request.
The Florida Department of Revenue has developed a Uniform Policies and Procedure Manual as prescribed by Section 194.011(5)(b) of Florida Statutes.
For additional information regarding the rules applicable to the requirements for hearings and decisions, you may visit Rule Chapter 12D-10 of the Florida Administrative Code. Specific requirements pertaining to Florida's Government in the Sunshine / open government laws may be found in the Government -In-The-Sunshine Manual.
The following documents (Adobe Acrobat Required) provide more detailed information about Orange County's VAB program and answer Frequently Asked Questions.
|Letter of Authorization (LOA)||54 Kb|
|Presumption of Correctness||13 Kb|
|Petition Form (DR-486)||394 Kb|
|2013 Online Tutorial||502 Kb|
|Location Map||299 Kb|
|Single Joint Petition (Contiguous) Filing Information||153 Kb|
|Taxpayer Guide to Evidence Submittal & Other Information||246 Kb|
|2013 Final Meeting Agenda Packet||3728 Kb|
|Real Property Appraiser Special Magistrate Application||657 Kb|
|Attorney Special Magistrate Application||534 Kb|