Petitions are available in the Property Appraiser's office for pick-up.
If you wish to have one mailed, please call the Value Adjustment Board at 305-375-5641 with your request.
For more information, visit Value Adjustment Board FAQs.
Value Adjustment Board
Stephen P Clark Government Center, Suite 1720
111 NW 1st Street
Miami, Fl 33128
Appealing to the Value Adjustment Board (VAB)
Property owners who disagree with the property values listed on their Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (or TRIM Notice) have two options:
- Call or visit the Property Appraiser's Office to discuss and review values, exemptions and classifications.
- File an appeal with the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) and have their case heard before a Special Magistrate.
The VAB is an agency of the Clerk of Courts Office, which is independent of the Property Appraiser's Office. If a petition is filed, the VAB will schedule a hearing at which the property owner will make his/her case for a value adjustment, to a Special Magistrate experienced in property appraisal techniques, and the Property Appraiser's Office will defend its assessment.
The deadline date for filing a VAB petition is shown at the bottom of the TRIM Notice which is mailed to property owners in August.
For details on how to file an appeal petition please visit the Clerk of Courts website at Miami-Dade County - Clerk of Courts or call 305-375-5641.
Prior to filing a VAB petition, however, property owners are encouraged to call or visit the Property Appraiser's Office to discuss their concerns.
A property owner appealing his/her property value is required to submit to the Property Appraiser's Office, all documents that will be used to support this appeal. This documentation must be admitted at least four (4) working days prior to the scheduled VAB hearing.
You can submit your documents in one of four ways:
- E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- FAX to 305-375-5164;
- Mail to:
PO BOX 12-840
MIAMI FL 33101-2840
- Drop off at the Government Center (Downtown Miami).
A property owner who submits these documents at least 15 days prior to the scheduled VAB hearing, is entitled to receive copies of documentation that the Property Appraiser will use in defending its assessment.