Value Adjustment Board

Purpose

The Value Adjustment Board appoints special magistrates to hear petitions relating to assessments filed pursuant to Section 194.011(3) Florida Statutes; complaints relating to homestead exemptions as provided under Section 196.151, Florida Statutes; appeals from exemptions denied, or disputes arising from exemptions granted upon the filing of exemption applications under Section 196.011, Florida Statutes; and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals and classifications. 

 

Following special magistrate hearings, the Value Adjustment Board meets to consider and act upon the recommended decisions of the magistrates.

 

Membership Requirements

Five Members:

  • Two county commissioners
  • One school board member 
  • One homestead property owner appointed by the Board of County Commissioners
  • One citizen who has commercial property appointed by the school board

Meetings

The Value Adjustment Board meets at least twice a year in the first-floor chambers of the Manatee County Government Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton. 

Forms and filing deadline information are available on the Manatee County Property Appraiser's website.

 

Further information is available on the Clerk of the Court, Board Records, website. 

 

Application

The Advisory Board application must be completed and submitted for the applicant to be considered for appointment. The application is available for downloading on the upper right side of this web page.

 

Contact Information

Address: The Value Adjustment Board Office is located in the Historic Courthouse, 1115 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205

 

Vicki Tessmer, Board Records Supervisor
Phone number: (941) 741-4058
E-mail: vab@manateeclerk.com

 

Members

 

2017 Members Seat
Robin DiSabatino, Chairman County Commissioner
Charles B. Smith

County Commissioner

Stephen R. Jonsson County Commissioner, Alternate
Peter DeAngelis Citizen, Homestead property owner
Gina Messenger School Board Member
Charlie Kennedy School Board, Alternate
Wade Thompson Citizen, Business owner