Value Adjustment Board
The purpose of the Value Adjustment Board is to hear appeals regarding denied exemptions, petitions relating to assessments, and appeals concerning ad valorem tax deferrals.
Solicitation for Special Magistrate Services for 2018 Session
The Seminole County VAB is soliciting for qualified Special Magistrates for the 2018 petition process. Interested applicants must meet all requirements per Section 194.035, Florida Statutes, and submit their completed applications with supporting documentation no later than June 1, 2018 to the following address:
Seminole County VAB Office
1101 E. First Street, Room 2204
Sanford, FL 32771
Should you have additional questions, please contact the VAB Clerk via email at VAB@seminoleclerk.org or by telephone at 407-665-7663.
How the VAB Works
The Department of Revenue has a Value Adjustment Board website where you can find all relevant information for the unified, statewide processes and forms for Value Adjustment Boards.
- The Taxpayer Guide on Petitions to the Value Adjustment Board contains most of the information you will need to get started.
- The Uniform Policies and Procedures Manual contains other important information.
The Seminole County Property Appraiser's office also has useful information about property taxes, tax exemptions and the VAB.
What to File
To file a petition you need to fill out a form. The right forms are available here, from the DoR site. You will file one of the DR-486 forms with our office; exactly which form depends on the type of petition.
For step-by-step instructions on filling out the Petition Form DR-486, click here. If you have questions, please contact us before filing.
Where to File and Further Information
To file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board in Seminole County, mail your petition to:
Seminole County VAB Office 1101 E. First Street, Room 2204 Sanford, FL 32771
You can also file in person at the Commission Records Office or either of our branch sites:
Commission Records Office County Services Building 1101 E. 1st Street, Room 2204 Sanford, FL 32771 407-665-7663 East Branch/Clerk of Court Wilshire Plaza 376 Wilshire Blvd. Casselberry, FL 32707 407-665-4300 West Branch/Clerk of Court Shoppes at Brantley Hall 990 SR 434 North, #1124 Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 407-665-4300
If you have questions, call the Clerk's Office at 407-665-7663 or email VAB@seminoleclerk.org.