Beginning in October 2021, the VAB will once again offer virtual and in-person hearings to all participants. Special Magistrates will conduct hearings using both formats until further notice.
The health and safety of the public and staff is paramount. The Orange County VAB is committed to following current Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines related to the Coronavirus pandemic. Anyone choosing to participate in an in-person hearing in the VAB facility will be required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times, with no exceptions. Temperature checks will be performed prior to entering the VAB facility. Any person who has a temperature of 100.4° F or over or refuses a temperature check is prohibited from entering the VAB facility. These requirements apply to everyone entering VAB facility, including without limitation all participants, witnesses, visitors to the VAB facilities, VAB clerks, security personnel, and members of the public (collectively, “Visitors”).
VAB staff will pre-register all participants for a virtual VAB hearing. However, if preferred, you may opt for in-person attendance by contacting the VAB Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-836-5447. Please note that the Property Appraiser’s Office will attend virtual hearings in lieu of in-person hearings until further notice.
The VAB will conduct virtual hearings using the WebEx Webinar platform. Our office will send you an official notice of hearing using your preferred method of contact as well as a WebEx invitation sent to the email address provided at the time of petition filing. The WebEx hearing invitation will provide instructions for joining by computer, tablet, or telephone.