The Escambia County Value Adjustment Board hearing schedule has been updated. All hearings will take place in Board Chambers, First Floor, 221 Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL 32502 on the following dates:
Petition(s) and filing fee should be submitted to: Honorable Pam Childers Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board 221 Palafox Place Suite 110 Pensacola, FL 32502-5843 Phone: 850-595-3920
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
The VAB consists of two County Commissioners, one School Board Member, and two citizen members, one each appointed by the Board of County Commissioners and the District School Board, who are governed by Chapter 194, Florida Statutes, and Rule Chapter 12D 10, Florida Administrative Code.
The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets annually to review Petitions relating to appeals of denial of exemption or denial of classification and the Property Appraiser’s assessed value of real property or tangible personal property. Hearings are conducted in person by Special Magistrates, who are qualified real estate appraisers, personal property appraisers, or attorneys, selected by the VAB to make recommendations on Petitions. Under Florida Law, the Property Appraiser’s assessment is supported by a "presumption of correctness" and the burden of proof falls on the Petitioner contesting the validity and/or value of the Property Appraiser’s assessment.
The Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller is the Clerk to the VAB. The Clerk provides information and forms pertaining to the petition process by which a property owner can challenge the valuation, exemption, or classification assigned to the property.