Accepting Special Magistrate Applications March 29 through April 26 for the 2021 Tax Cycle
Opportunities now exist for attorneys and appraisers licensed in the State of Florida, who meet the specified criteria, to serve as an Attorney Special Magistrate or an Appraiser Special Magistrate for the Broward County Value Adjustment Board for the 2021 tax cycle. Exemption, Classification and Valuation hearings will begin October 2021. Hearings will continue until all petitions have been heard. Please go to the Special Magistrate Application titles in the Resources section to access the criteria and an application. You may also review the Special Magistrate Recruitment Public Notice.
Important Information About Property Tax
As you know, Broward County, the State of Florida and the Federal government have all declared states of emergency regarding the COVID-19 virus pandemic.
Our office is continuing to work; however, the health and safety of the public and our employees is paramount.
As of March 16, 2020, the Broward County Value Adjustment Board (VAB), members decided that until further notice all petitioners, property appraiser representatives and witnesses for both parties must appear for VAB hearings by telephone only.
If any additional information is needed, you can contact our office at (954) 357-7205 or by email at
The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) serves as the decision-making authority when there is disagreement between the taxpayer and Property Appraiser concerning property exemptions, classifications and valuations. Petition filing and scheduled quasi-judicial hearings are handled by the VAB in settling disputes regarding exemptions, classifications and value assessments. Authority for the Board is vested through Florida Statutes, Chapter 194.015.
With the passing of HB 909, in June 2008, the composition of the VAB changed. The new composition consists of: two County Commissioners; one School Board member a Citizen member who is a homesteaded property owner living in Broward County, appointed by the County Commission and a Citizen member who owns a business occupying commercial space located within the Broward School Board District, appointed by the Broward County School Board.
Serving as board members for the 2020 tax cycles are: Commissioner Barbara Sharief (chair), Mayor Mark D. Bogen, School Board member Donna Korn (vice Chair), Citizen Board member Anthony H. Quackenbush (appointed by the County Commission) and Citizen Board member, Jeffrey Dwyer (appointed by the Broward School Board)
Commissioners Dale V.C. Holness and Michael Udine serve as the Alternate members to the Board, as well as School Board member Debra Hixon, who serves as the Broward School Board Alternate member.