As a property owner, you have the right to appeal:
- The property appraiser's assessment of your property's value.
- A denial of your application for an exemption, such as homestead, veterans, or senior citizen.
- A denial of your application for property classification, such as agricultural or historic.
- A denial of your application for tax deferral.
- A determination that a change of ownership, a change of ownership or control, or a qualifying improvement has occurred.
If you disagree with the property appraiser's assessment, you can discuss the assessment with the property appraiser's office, file a petition with the county value adjustment board (VAB) to appeal the property appraiser's assessment, or both. You can also file a lawsuit in circuit court to challenge the property appraiser's assessment or the VAB's decision. You must file within 60 days of the date of the VAB's decision or the property appraiser's certification of the tax roll, whichever is later.
Please note that the options below are taxpayer rights authorized by
section 194.011(2), F.S., and none of the options is a prerequisite for the others.
Learn more about Florida's property tax process, important dates, how to calculate your property tax, and other helpful information on the Department's
Property Tax Information for Taxpayers webpage.