Pinellas County Clerk of Court
Board Records Department
315 Court Street, 5th Floor
Clearwater, Florida 33756
Telephone (727) 464-3458
Fax (727) 464-4716


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A taxpayer may file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board for the following reasons:
  1. The taxpayer objects to the Property Appraiser's value assessment of the taxpayer's real or personal property.
  2. The taxpayer's application for any of the following exemptions or special use classifications is denied:
    1. homestead exemption
    2. any other tax exemption as provided by Chapter 196, Florida Statutes or
    3. any special use classification as provided by Chapter 193, Florida Statutes.
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Pinellas County Value Adjustment Board

 

PLEASE READ ALL THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

BEFORE SUBMITTING A PETITION

 

YOU MAY SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC PETITION IF:

 

1) YOU ARE APPEALING THE VALUE OF YOUR PROPERTY OR IF YOU ARE APPEALING THE DENIAL OF AN

    EXEMPTION/CLASSIFICATION.  There is a $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE fee to file a petition for a single parcel to the Value

    Adjustment Board.  All electronically filed petitions will also incur a 3.5% NON-REFUNDABLE credit card processing fee.

 

2) YOU ARE FILING A PETITION THAT CONTAINS MULTIPLE NON-CONTIGUOUS PARCELS.  You must complete a petition

    for each parcel and a $15.00 NON-REFUNDABLE filing fee plus a 3.5% NON-REFUNDABLE credit card fee will be

    required for each petition. 

 

Petitions for contiguous properties must be submitted by mail or in person to the Value Adjustment Board.  Pursuant to F.S. 193.011(3)(e) and (f), these petitions must be accompanied by a determination from the Property Appraiser's Office that the properties are substantially similar.  The Florida Department of Revenue has issued Form DR-486MU (Attachment to Single Joint Petition for Multiple Units Filing found below) for use with contiguous properties.  Please contact the Board Records Department at (727) 464-3458 or view the VAB website for more information regarding contiguous properties.

 

Please be advised that pursuant to Rule 12D-9.015(2) F.A.C., agents must provide their license number on the petition or must provide a letter of authorization from the taxpayer.  The letter of authorization may be faxed to (727) 464-4716, e-mailed to BoardRecords@pinellascounty.org, or sent via U.S. mail to: Board Records Department, 315 Court Street, 5th Floor, Clearwater, FL  33756. 

 

 

The deadlines for submitting petitions for the the 2012 tax cycle are:

PETITIONS APPEALING THE DENIAL OF TIMELY FILED APPLICATIONS FOR EXEMPTION OR CLASSIFICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BY 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

PETITIONS APPEALING THE DENIAL OF LATE FILED APPLICATIONS FOR EXEMPTION OR CLASSIFICATION OR APPEALING THE VALUE OF REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY MUST BE RECEIVED BY

5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2012.

 

Petitions must be received by the Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board on or before these deadlines or they will be considered late and subject to a good cause determination.  Online filing will not be available after September 14, 2012 because petitioners must also submit written reasons for submitting petitions after the filing deadline.

 

If your petition cannot be filed online or if you decide to print out and mail a petition to the Value Adjustment Board, please click the appropriate link:

 

STANDARD PETITION FORM (EXEMPTIONS, CLASSIFICATIONS, AND VALUE)

 

ATTACHMENT TO SINGLE JOINT PETITION FOR MULTIPLE UNITS

 

TRANSFER OF HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION (PORTABILITY)

 

Completed petitions must be accompanied by the appropriate filing fee (if applicable) along with any other required documenation and must be submitted on or before the September 14, 2012 deadline to:

 

Pinellas County Value Adjustment Board

c/o Board Records Department

315 Court Street, Fifth Floor

Clearwater, FL 33756 

 

 

QUESTIONS?

 

IF YOU DID NOT RECEIVE A TRIM NOTICE OR YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING YOUR ASSESSMENT OR THE DENIAL OF YOUR EXEMPTION, CONTACT THE PROPERTY APPRAISER'S OFFICE AT (727) 464-3207 OR VISIT THE PROPERTY APPRAISER'S WEBSITE.

 

 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING SUBMITTING A PETITION TO THE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD OR ABOUT THE VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD PROCESS, YOU MAY CALL (727) 464-3458, CHECK THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS SECTION OF THE CLERK'S WEBSITE OR EMAIL THE BOARD RECORDS DEPARTMENT AT BOARDRECORDS@PINELLASCOUNTY.ORG.