Value Adjustment Board Immediate Opening

Value Adjustment Board Immediate Opening
Posted on 01/23/2023
Board Opening ImageMANATEE COUNTY, FL (Jan. 23, 2023) – Manatee County has an immediate opening for a citizen member on the 2022 Value Adjustment Board (VAB)which hears appeals regarding denied property tax exemptions, petitions relating to assessments and requests concerning ad valorem tax deferrals.

The VAB appoints special magistrates to hear petitions relating to:

  • assessments filed pursuant to Section 194.011(3), F.S.;
  • complaints relating to homestead exemptions as provided under Section 196.151, F.S.;
  • appeals from exemptions denied, or disputes arising from exemptions granted, upon the filing of exemption applications under Section 196.011, F.S.; and
  • appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals and classifications. Following special magistrate hearings, the VAB meets to consider and act upon the recommended decisions of the magistrates.
Applicants for this volunteer position must own homesteaded property within Manatee County and must not be a member or employee of any taxing authority in the state of Florida or represent property owners, property appraisers, tax collectors or taxing authorities in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes.

The Board meets at least twice a year in the first floor Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers of Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton.

Applications are due February 10, 2023, and may be found online at

For more information, call Vicki Tessmer at (941) 741-4018, or e-mail her at [email protected].