Belle Glade Sun

Property Appraiser’s Office mails property tax notices

WEST PALM BEACH — The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office mailed the Proposed Notices of Property Taxes to all property owners in the county Aug. 20. The number of notices sent: 659,186 (real property, personal property and centrally assessed property).

The notice, which is not a bill, informs taxpayers which governmental entity is responsible for the taxes levied and the amount of tax liability owed to each taxing entity. It also provides the market, assessed, and taxable values of your property, plus information about qualified exemptions and assessment caps.

In addition, the TRIM notice lists details on public hearings for discussion of the proposed budgets of each taxing authority. For specific questions regarding proposed taxes, there will be contact numbers for each taxing authority, on the proposed notice.

For questions regarding proposed values or exemptions, contact numbers for the Property Appraiser’s Office are also shown on the notice.

Due to some of the complexities in the proposed notice, questions may arise for property owners.

The Property Appraiser’s Office is made up of 250 experienced, professional, and diverse staff members. Fluent in 18 languages, the organization is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service to all taxpayers and has five offices conveniently located throughout the county.

If a property owner disagrees with the value, classification or exemption status on the TRIM notice, he or she may contact the office at 561-355-3230. Employees of the Property Appraiser’s Office are committed to assessing property values in a fair and accurate manner. If there’s no agreement between a property owner and the office’s determination of the value, he or she may file a petition with the Palm Beach County Value Adjustment Board.

According to Florida law, the value petition filing period begins when the proposed notices are sent and ends 25 days later. This year’s deadline to file a petition is Sept. 14.