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Manatee Accepting Apps for Value Adjustment Board


MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County has an opening for a citizen member on the 2014 Value Adjustment Board a public committee that appoints special magistrates to hear petitions relating to:

  • Property 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 denied exemptions, or disputes arising from exemptions granted, upon filing of exemption applications under Section 196.011, F.S.;
  • Appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals and classifications.

Following the Special Magistrate hearings, the VAB meets to consider and act upon the recommended decisions of the magistrates. 

The Value Adjustment Board meets at least twice a year in the first-floor Chambers of Manatee County Administrative Center, 1112 Manatee Avenue West, Bradenton. Applicants must own homestead property within Manatee County; and must not be a member or employee of any taxing authority in this state, or represent property owners, property appraisers, tax collectors, or taxing authorities in any administrative or judicial review of property taxes. 

Applications are due May 1 and may be found online at www.mymanatee.org/advisory_boards. For more information, call Vicki Tessmer at (941) 741-4081, or email her at Vicki.tessmer@manateeclerk.com.


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