Property Tax Protest Filing Period Begins August 15th

August 14, 2008  

Jacksonville residents who have a complaint regarding a property tax assessment or denial of an exemption have the right to file a petition for review by the Value Adjustment Board (VAB).

To be considered, obtain a petition from the Property Appraisers Office (231 E. Forsyth Street), or you may obtain form DR-486 (Real Property) or DR-486T (Tangible Personal Property) online from the Florida Department of Revenue. Complete the petition in full, have it notarized, then file it with the Clerk of the VAB, along with your filing fee of up to $15.00. Homeowners appealing a homestead exemption denial, and persons with appropriate certificate or other documentation issued by the Department of Children and Family Services, will be exempted from paying a filing fee. Location for filing petitions Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., are as follows:

August 15 - September 9
St. James Building
117 West Duval Street
1st Floor, City Hall
Comm Room 'A'
Jacksonville, FL 32202

The Clerk must receive all Tangible Personal Property petitions, by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2008. They can be mailed or delivered in person, but they must be received -- not postmarked -- by September 9th, or they cannot be accepted.

The Clerk must receive all Real Property, Homestead Exemptions and Greenbelt Classification petitions by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2008. They can be mailed or delivered in person, but they must be received -- not postmarked -- by Tuesday, September 9th, or they cannot be accepted.

For your convenience, petitioners are urged to file prior to their referenced deadline to avoid the long lines that are typical on the last day of filing.

For additional information, contact (904) 630-7370.