APPRAISERS HAVE MAILED TRIM NOTICES - MAY CONTAIN DISCREPENCIES
property owners are concerned about higher property taxes. By now every property
owner in Florida should have received their "Notice of Proposed Property
Taxes, known as the TRIM notice, from their county property appraiser. Property
appraisers in several counties are taking a hard look at properties that have
agricultural assessments. In some cases, farmers are being denied agricultural
assessments on legitimate agricultural properties.
taxpayer who objects to an assessment placed on any property may request the property
appraiser to informally confer with them. Upon receiving such a request, the property
appraiser, or a member of their staff, must meet with the taxpayer regarding the
correctness of the assessment.
a taxpayer is not satisfied with the outcome of this meeting, they may file a
petition with their county value adjustment board to review the assessment. Property
appraisers must have available the necessary forms to file a petition with the
value adjustment board. Value adjustment boards consist of three members of the
county commission and two school board members. Taxpayers have until September
12, 2006 to file petitions with their value adjustment boards.
a taxpayer is not satisfied with the outcome of an assessment by a value adjustment
board, they may bring an action in circuit court to contest the assessment.
further information, Producer Members may contact the Government Affairs Office
at (850) 521-0455.
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