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Important Information About Property Tax

2020 Value Adjustment Board Special Magistrate Orientation

The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) office is currently closed due to COVID-19; therefore the 2020 Broward County Value Adjustment Board Special Magistrate Orientation will not be held in the building or open to the general public. The orientation material will be provided to the special magistrates via email.

Please contact our office for more information or if you would like to obtain the material on Value Adjustment Board Special Magistrate Orientation, at (954) 357-7300 or by email to agcooper@broward.org.

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 vab@broward.org.

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 2019 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 Robin Bartleman, who serves as the Broward School Board Alternate member.​​​