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Value Adjustment Board

The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) is an independent Board that accepts and process petitions contesting:

  • Real Property
  • Tangible Personal Property
  • Exemptions
  • Agricultural Classifications

The VAB consists of two County Commissioners, one School Board member, one residental member appointed by the Board of County Commissioners, and one business owner appointed by the School Board.

Where to File

Mail petitions with check or money order to made payable to Board of County Commissioners:

  • Value Adjustment Board
  • 18500 Murdock Circle, Room 416
  • Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Hand-deliver petitions to:

  • Murdock Administration Building
  • Value Adjustment Board
  • 18500 Murdock Circle, Room 416
  • Port Charlotte, FL 33948

Hearing Information

The VAB clerk will schedule a hearing date and time for all petitioners. Each petitioner will receive a written notice of hearing at least 25 calendar days prior to the hearing. The address used to mail these notices will be the address appearing on the petition form. It is the responsibility of the petitioner to notify the VAB Clerk of address changes. The Petitioner and the Property Appraiser may each reschedule the hearing a single time for Good Cause. (The term “Good Cause” means circumstances beyond the control of the person seeking to reschedule the hearing which reasonably prevent the party from having adequate representation at the hearing.)

Withdrawal Procedures

Requests to withdraw petitions must be made in writing to the VAB Clerk. The Clerk shall cancel the hearing upon receiving a notice of withdrawal from the petitioner and there shall be no further proceeding on the matter.

Written Withdrawal Requests can be mailed or hand delivered to:

  • Murdock Administration Building
  • Value Adjustment Board
  • 18500 Murdock Circle, Room 416
  • Port Charlotte, FL 33948

They may also be emailed to VAB@charlotteclerk.com