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Oct
24
2017
Apiculture Agricultural Classification Guidelines - ADOPTED by FAPA and FSBA
Florida Association of Property Appraisers, Inc. - Website

FAPA Letter of Support – Click here to read

FSBA Letter of Support – Click here to read

FFBF Letter of Support - Click here to read

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Sep
21
2017
Dorothy Jacks to be IAAO International President 2018
Fair & Equitable

Dorothy Jacks IAAO International President

 

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Jan
03
2017
Dorothy Jacks Become Palm Beach County Property Appraiser
Palm Beach Post
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Aug
18
2015
Property Appraiser Nikolits dubs Palm Beach County tax policies “Ugly”
Palm Beach Post
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Feb
24
2015
Ethics Power Point
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Please Click Here for the Ethics Power Point.

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Aug
14
2014
Palm Beach County ready to mail tax notices: 174 miles of paper
The Palm Beach Post

By Patricia Potestades - Palm Beach Post Staff Writer ?

When Palm Beach County property owners receive their 2014 Notices of Proposed Taxes later this month, many might grumble, but few will ... more

Jul
17
2014
FRS Investment Plan
FRS

Pease CLICK HERE to access the FRS Investment plan

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Jul
17
2014
2014 Legal Update
FAPA
Please CLICK HERE to access the 2014 Legal Update ... more
Jul
17
2014
2014 Legislative Update
FAPA
Please CLICK HERE to access the 2014 Legislative Update... more
Jul
17
2014
Auditor General Update
Auditor General
Please CLICK HERE to access the Auditor General Update... more
Jul
10
2014
Lake property appraiser says eFile system for homestead exemptions growing in popularity
Orlando Sentinel

The new eFile system that allows new homeowners to apply for the homestead exemption with a few keystrokes is a hit, Property Appraiser ... more

Jul
09
2014
‘Higher values’ don’t mean ‘higher property taxes’
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Published: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 5:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.

Florida law states that “higher values” do not mean “higher property taxes.” I’m getting more questions ... more

Jul
07
2014
Monday Conversation: Les Cook
Citrus County Chronicle

INVERNESS — Les Cook never wanted to be Citrus County’s property appraiser. Sure, he had worked every job but that one during his 33 years in the office.

But he was content to stay on the job two more years, doing what ... more

Jun
19
2014
Property tax appeals process rigged, audit finds
Miami Herald

A state performance audit of county boards that hear property tax appeals by unhappy homeowners and businesses says appeals appear to have been rigged by local government officials who are more interested in safeguarding tax revenues than fairly valuing real ... more

Jun
13
2014
Modernized appraiser's website debuts
Bradenton Herald

MANATEE -- The Manatee County Property Appraiser's Office no longer expects you to surf its website like it's 1998.This week, the office unveiled the first major overhaul of the property information website in 16 years. The look is a bit ... more

Jun
13
2014
Jacksonville gets good budget news
Florida Times-Union

As complex and vexing financial challenges continue to hang over City Hall, Property Appraiser Jim Overton gave city officials some good news last week.

For the first time since 2009, a combination of rising property values and hundreds of millions of ... more

Jun
03
2014
Taxable value of Manatee County property leaps 6.76 percent, officials say
Bradenton Herald

MANATEE -- The taxable value of all property in Manatee County has increased 6.76 percent to almost $25.8 billion, according to an estimate from the Manatee County Property Appraiser's office.The total taxable value went up from $24,130,431,399 last year to ... more

Jun
02
2014
Appraiser: Property values are up
Ocala Star-Banner

Property values across Marion County posted solid increases last year, offering some evidence that the community's economic rebound is gaining momentum.

Property Appraiser Villie Smith's preliminary estimates indicate that values rose by 3.2 ... more

Jun
02
2014
Big increase in home and business construction propels Lake property values
Orlando Sentinel

Led by a huge increase in new home and business construction, Lake County's tax roll increased 3.5 percent this year — the second year in a row values rose after several years of a downturned economy.

It's the first time since ... more

May
28
2014
Palm Beach County property values rising about 7 percent
Sun-Sentinel

A Palm Beach County address grew more valuable this year, but that means property tax bills will likely cost more as well.

Taxable property values of homes and businesses countywide increased nearly 7 percent, up to $138.8 billion total, according to estimates ... more

May
26
2014
Volusia remembers fallen heroes
Daytona Beach News Journal

The troops who ride back from war with Maj. Patricia Hayden are all wounded, sometimes gravely. In the worst cases, she’s just keeping injured men and women alive long enough for their families to ... more

May
20
2014
Editorial Reply
Florida Times-Union

The tax rolls in Florida are tightly governed by the Florida Constitution, the Florida Statutes, the Florida Administrative Code, the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and are audited annually by the Florida Department ... more

May
15
2014
Property values looking better, other revenues iffy for Jacksonville's 2015 budget, council panel told
Florida Times-Union
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Jan
08
2014
Judge Ross to county: Fork over the money
Sun Sentinel
By Brittany Wallman
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Jan
07
2014
Leslie K. “Les” Cook appointed Property Appraiser of Citrus County
Citrus County News

Today,Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Leslie K. "Les" Cook as Property Appraiser of Citrus County.
Cook, 56, of Homosassa, is the assistant property appraiser for Citrus County and has been with the Property Appraiser’s office since ... more

Dec
13
2013
Lori Parrish faces off with County in Judge Ross's chamber
Sun Sentinel
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Dec
13
2013
Big Homes mean Big Business for Pinellas County
My Fox - Tampa Bay
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Nov
01
2013
Challenges in the Valuation of Unique and Leisure Properties - Hollywood, Florida on November 14-15, 2013
IAAO Newsletter
IPTI and IAAO are pleased to present "Challenges in the Valuation of Unique and Leisure Properties," an intensive two-day seminar focusing on properties that often can present valuation challenges. Experts will present issues for specific property types and share best ... more
Oct
09
2013
Legislative Speakers Attend FAPA Conference in Palm Beach County
FAPA newsletter

Florida Association of Property Appraisers annual conference at the Jupiter Beach Resort in Palm Beach County has four (4) legislators meet, greet and speak on their agenda Tuesday, October 29th. State Senators Joe Negron, Maria Sachs and Joe Abruzzo along with Representative Lori Berman ... more

Sep
05
2013
Property Appraiser Will No Longer Pursue Controversial Pastor and Back Taxes
Channel 7 Whjg.com

PANAMA CITY BEACH - A nearly 9-year-old battle between controversial pastor Markus Bishop and the Bay County Property Appraiser's more

Sep
04
2013
Miami Dade Property Appraiser (Carlos Lopez-Cantera) Complaint

Miami Dade Property Appraiser (Carlos Lopez-Cantera) Complaint

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Aug
06
2013
Arrested Developments: Housing bust left new subdivisions empty
Daytona Beach News Journal

 Andrew Hardesty has gotten used to country living. 

In 2008, he and his wife purchased a home off Old Kings Road near Flagler Beach that sits between a lake and what looks like a country ... more

Jul
27
2013
City Should Be Weighing Pension Reform. West Palm Beach fire fee is unfair, ducks voters priorities
Palm Beach Post

Letter From:  Gary R. Nikolits
Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013

Once upon a time, nearly all county and municipal officials made an honest effort to provide taxpayers with quality government services at the lowest possible ... more

Jul
09
2013
Fire Fee Targets Wrong Group
West Volusia Beacon

Guest Commentary
By Morgan B. Gilreath Jr.
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Jul
08
2013
Property appraiser, realty group partner on website
NW Fla Daily News

NAVARRE — Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown has partnered with the Navarre Area Board of Realtors in a new program designed to make appraisals more accurate.

Brown has started posting active real estate listings and information on recent sales ... more

Jun
24
2013
Property appraiser’s challenge
The Miami Herald

Property appraiser’s challenge
Miami Herald Editorial The Miami Herald
 OUR OPINION: Courts need to clarify why an elected appraiser remains subject to the whims of Miami-Dade government
By Miami Herald Editorial
HeraldEd@MiamiHerald.com
The question on the Jan. 29, ... more

Jun
20
2013
Miami-Dade property appraiser plans to sue county over office powers
Miami Herald

Miami-Dade Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera, saying he doesn’t have enough power over his office, wants to sue the county to gain more independence.
But there’s a catch: He needs Miami-Dade commissioners’ approval just to hire a lawyer, according to the ... more

Jun
14
2013
Adverse Possession Under Scrutiny
WJXT Channel 4 Jacksonville
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Jun
14
2013
County Council considers property appraiser's data for CRAs
Volusia Hometown News

Volusia County Property Appraiser Morgan Gilreath told County Commissioners that Community Redevelopment Areas are noble, but they inequitably shift the tax burden.

At the regular council meeting June 6, the property appraiser presented a CRA blight analysis titled "Using Property Appraisal ... more

Jun
07
2013
Property values growth shrinks projected shortfall in Tampa
Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA — Growth in property values is making it easier for City Hall to balance next year's budget.

Chief financial officer Sonya Little told the City Council on Thursday that the city is looking to close a revenue shortfall of $11.9 ... more

Jun
06
2013
Deputy Appraiser Mike Pratt Elected ASA International Governor
American Society of Appraisers newsletter

The American Society of Appraisers announced today that Palm Beach County Education Director Mike Pratt ASA has been elected to the International Board of Governors from Region 2. Mike was elected from the 1,000 members in Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, West ... more

Jun
06
2013
Property values officially up across Seminole County
Seminole Chronicle

For the first time in six years, Seminole County Property Appraiser David Johnson says he is the bearer of good news for the real estate market.

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Jun
06
2013
Experts: Duke undervaluing assets
Citrus County Chronicle

Citrus County Property Appraiser’s Office officials, who say they were caught off guard late last year when Duke Energy’s tax payment came in $16 million short of expected, now say they have the experts on hand and are ready to ... more

Jun
05
2013
Flat property values hailed as good news after declines
Gainesville Sun

After years of consistent decline, property values have leveled off across most of Alachua County.

Preliminary numbers that the Property Appraiser's Office released last week show that values inched up or down ... more

Jun
05
2013
Fit to be tried: Military, Balfour Beatty property-tax case
Key West Citizen
A lawsuit about how much, if any, in property taxes are owed on five military properties in Key West will be tried in November, a judge ruled Monday.
Southeast Housing LLC, which partners with Naval Air Station Key West ... more
Jun
05
2013
Home sales finally increasing, property appraiser says
Leesburg Daily Commercial
 After years of flagging construction in Lake County, the tax rolls have received an unexpected boost from more than $154 million worth of new home and business activity last year, Property Appraiser Cary Baker said.

“New construction helped ... more

Jun
04
2013
A Better Economy: Polk Property Values Heading Up
Lakeland Ledger

BARTOW | Property values in Polk County are finally heading up again, according to preliminary figures from Polk County Property Appraiser Marsha Faux's office.

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Jun
04
2013
Property values up for first time since 2007
Ocala Banner

The recession has drained countywide property values of nearly 40 percent of their worth over the past five years. But a new report suggests the hemorrhaging might have stopped for the most part.

Preliminary ... more

Jun
04
2013
Property values up for first time since 2007
Ocala Star Banner

The recession has drained countywide property values of nearly 40 percent of their worth over the past five years. But a new report suggests the hemorrhaging might have stopped for the most part.

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Jun
03
2013
Experts say real estate market getting better, but not yet all way back
Daytona Beach News Journal

ORMOND BEACH — Two real estate experts — one national and one local — provided similar assessments of the state of the industry: it's improving, but still has a way to go before it can be declared fully ... more

May
28
2013
Adverse Possession: Taking Over A Home Can Land You in Jail
Lakeland Ledger
If a deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Those words we have all heard can easily be applied to the idea of adverse possession as a way to quickly ... more

May
28
2013
Drywall woes hit Lee County condos
News Press Ft Myers

Defective drywall shows no favorites in Lee County.

While the focus locally and nationwide is on single-family homes, 21 percent of the structures reported to the Lee County Property Appraiser’s office as having the defective drywall are ... more

May
17
2013
Property Appraiser resolves petitions
Fernandina Beach News-Leader
After reviewing several hundred parcels, Nassau County Property Appraiser Mike Hickox resolved many petitions that were filed with the Value Adjustment Board.

Hickox inherited 425 petitions that were filed with the Value Adjustment Board and he made it his ... more
May
13
2013
Property appraiser’s customer-service improvements
Miami Herald

When I began my term as property appraiser of Miami-Dade County, I laid out a vision detailing how the office should operate. One hundred days later, we have built upon that vision by finding ways to help taxpayers receive benefits ... more

May
10
2013
Almost 200 ALFs accused of cheating on property taxes
Miami Herald

Already the focus of intense scrutiny by lawmakers and elder advocates, Florida’s troubled assisted-living industry has taken another hit: Miami-Dade’s new property appraiser has accused scores of the homes’ owners of gaining improper homestead exemptions that could cost taxpayers millions ... more

Apr
30
2013
Property appraiser to hold town hall meeting
Channel 10 News Miami
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Apr
29
2013
Scott, Cabinet set to name state revenue director
Tampa Bay Times

Gov. Rick Scott and the three elected Cabinet members on Tuesday will appoint a new state director of the Department of Revenue and the question is whether the four officials will offer the permanent position to interim revenue chief ... more

Apr
17
2013
Real Estate Slide over in Polk?
Lakeland Ledger
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Apr
11
2013
Stop prep recruiting? It's a little late for that
Tampa Tribune
Property Appraiser Bob Henriquez, a former Tampa Catholic coach, says the fundamental question is whether athletics is a right or privilege.
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Apr
04
2013
No more land grabs for squatters
Miami Herald
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Mar
07
2013
After long decline, Hillsborough, Pinellas property values bouncing back
Tampa Tribune
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Mar
06
2013
Experts: Sinkholes hurt property values
Channel 13 News

“People should be more aware, in the state of Florida and the kind of soil we have, so having someone come and check it would probably be a good idea,” said Osceola Property Appraiser Katrina Scarborough.

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Mar
05
2013
Seminole County property values expected to climb for first time since 2007
Orlando Sentinel
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Feb
08
2013
Nikolits Recognizes Three New IAAO Designees
PBC GOV

West Palm Beach, Florida. Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits CFA presented Brian Overfield RES, Tom Albanese RES and David Adomatis PPS their designation certificates from the International Association of Assessing Officers on February 7th. These three IAAO designations ... more

Dec
10
2012
James Elliott Messer has died
Tallahassee Democrat

James Elliott Messer, 74, passed away peacefully December 8, 2012 after a short illness. He was born on May 22, 1938 in Tallahassee, Florida

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Nov
19
2012
Real estate broker defends "adverse possession"
News4Jax.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

A real estate broker in Jacksonville is trying to show the differences between squatting and adverse possession.

Rosemary McCoy said the media and public ... more

Oct
02
2012
Amendment 4: Realtors For, Counties Against
WMBB NEWS 13 Panama City

Panama City. The most hotly-contested items on Florida's General Election ballot might not have anything to do with candidates. The fate of eleven constitutional amendments will be decided, and one of them  Amendment 4  has stirred passions on both sides ... more

Sep
28
2012
Property Tax Breaks
WPTV
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - As Florida continues to recover from a sluggish housing market, voters will decide in November whether to amend the state Constitution to ... more
Sep
27
2012
Orange County Assessment Appeals at 11 Year Low
Orange County PAO

Orlando – Orange County Property Appraiser Bill Donegan announced today that his office has received for 2012 the lowest number of assessment appeals since 2001

 

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Sep
17
2012
Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration
International Association of Assessing Officers

Florida Association of Property Appraisers recognizes the achievement of 10 Florida Jurisdictions for outstanding work who have received the coveted...
Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration awarded by the International Association of Assessing Officers. Just last week Florida added four jurisdictions:  ... more

Aug
24
2012
Saying Farewell to Ed Havill
Leesburg Daily CommerciaL

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Aug
24
2012
TRIM notices on the way to South Florida property owners
Miami Herald

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Aug
15
2012
Orange Property Appraiser Delivers New Services With Proposed Tax Notices
The Park Press

Orange County Property Appraiser Bill Donegan announced today starting August 15th

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Aug
14
2012
Nikolits soundly defeats Weinroth to win sixth term as Palm Beach County property appraiser
Palm Beach Post

By George Bennett Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits extended his run as Palm Beach County’s longest-serving countywide elected official Tuesday by soundly defeating Boca Raton businessman Robert Weinroth to win a sixth term.
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Jul
16
2012
The Ledger Recommends - Property Appraiser: Marsha M. Faux
Lakeland Ledger
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Jul
12
2012
The Villages: Where Republicans Rule
Salon.com
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Jul
03
2012
Taxable value of Martin County's real estate declined by 1 percent
TC Palm

STUART — The taxable value of Martin County's real estate declined by about 1 percent in the past year to just shy of $17 billion, Property Appraiser Laurel Kelly said Monday.

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Jun
27
2012
Ronnie Hawkins reflects on Public Service
Villages Daily Sun
So much has changed since Ronnie Hawkins took office 35 years ago as Sumter County property appraiser.... more
May
08
2012
Family Battle Offers Look Inside Lavish TV Ministry
The New York Times
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Apr
23
2012
Holy Land's mansions taxable, orange property appraiser says
Orlando Sentinel

Trinity Broadcasting Network apparently didn't have a prayer when it asked Orange County's property appraiser to reclassify a couple of million-dollar lakefront mansions in Windermere as parsonages to avoid the county's property tax.

The nonprofit Christian-television network, ... more

Apr
04
2012
Assessment Reviews are for Everybody
Orlando Sentinel

On Sunday, the Orlando Sentinel published an article ("Changes cut Disney's tax bill $1.8M over 2 years") regarding land values at local theme parks, with particular attention to Disney's property and the 30 percent increase in land value from 2003 ... more

Mar
21
2012
New property tax appeals process could surprise homeowners
Tampa Bay Times
Thousands of Florida homeowners may soon be in for a rude awakening: appeals to reduce their property assessments will be automatically tossed out if they have not paid most of their property tax bill by March 31.... more
Mar
13
2012
Agriculture-Use rulings were proper
Lakeland Ledger
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Mar
13
2012
Santa Rosa Island Tax Cases Head to Court
Pensacola News Journal

The Florida Supreme ... more

Mar
13
2012
Legislature puts business tax relief on ballot
Orlando Sentinel

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Mar
06
2012
Legislature proves friendlier than fights in court
Miami Herald
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Mar
06
2012
'Squatters charged with Grand Theft"
Channel 4 Jacksonville
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Mar
05
2012
4 'squatters' charged with grand theft
Channel 4 Jacksonville

Four people -- one of them a recent Jacksonville mayoral candidate -- were charged over the weekend with taking over vacant homes, either to live in themselves or to rent them out to others.

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Mar
02
2012
Housing prices: Key West leads at $358,000, Jacksonville at $153,000
Financial News and Daily Record

by Karen Brune Mathis, Managing Editor

Key West reigned on the list of Florida average housing prices in November, with Clewiston coming in last.

 

At an average price of $358,000, Key West was No. 1 on a list of ... more

Feb
06
2012
Are Squatters Really Entitled to Adverse Possession?
NEFAR News
"Authorities in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and Putnam Counties have told me that they will arrest these squatters when they are aware of them"... more
Jan
18
2012
Property values stable in Palm Beach County, but bills leave tax revenue uncertain
Palm Beach Post

Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits is warning the countywide tax base could drop by as much as 2 percent if a proposal to use foreclosures and short sales to assign property values wins approval from state lawmakers.

Early ... more

Jan
05
2012
File For Homestead Exemption
OCPA

 BILL DONEGAN, ORANGE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER REMINDS HOMEOWNERS TO FILE FOR HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

Orlando – Orange County Property Appraiser Bill Donegan would like homeowners to be aware now is the time to file for homestead exemption. "If you bought and occupied ... more
Jan
04
2012
State economists reduce 2012 property tax value projections
LobbyTools

This year was less than three days old Tuesday when state economists nudged down their projections for Florida property tax values.

Overall, state economists expect statewide property values to drop 4.2 percent this year, a larger decrease than their initial fall ... more

Dec
19
2011
Wide-ranging tax exemption proposal gains steam
Sun Sentinel - Broward County

A proposed constitutional amendment that would cap the amount of taxes virtually all property owners pay is quickly gaining traction in Tallahassee.

For most homeowners with homestead, it would mean a super exemption on top of current exemptions, ranging from 15 ... more

Dec
14
2011
Suddenly the property appraiser is more popular than ever
Palm Beach Post Money

A change in the way information is listed on the back of Palm Beach County property tax bills caused a 70 percent spike in the number of phone calls the property appraiser's office received last month, officials said Tuesday.

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Dec
12
2011
Appraiser throws a curve ball
Miami Herald

Someone should have seen this coming.

Back when the city and county cut the deal with the Marlins ballclub to finance the lion’s share of a baseball stadium, along with parking garages, there was no independent, elected property tax appraiser to ... more

Dec
07
2011
Equitax franchise manager comes out of hiding
News-Press

Jeffrey Brody, the Equitax franchise owner in Estero who failed to show up for property tax hearings, surfaced on Tuesday and said that he was filing for bankruptcy.

Brody said in an email that “because of circumstances ... more

Dec
06
2011
Hunt is on for appraiser who promised to fight tax bills and split
marconews.com

When Ted Gravenhorst saw the appraised market value of his Pelican Landing home jump by about $100,000 this year, he sought help in disputing the assessment.

The 72-year-old Bonita Springs resident turned to a brochure that arrived in the mail this ... more

Dec
05
2011
Man who vowed tax savings to Lee, Collier county property owners vanishes
Ft Myers News-Press

A man hired by more than 200 Southwest Florida property owners to lower their taxes has disappeared, and so have the thousands of dollars they paid him.

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Nov
17
2011
Clay Property Appraiser takes helm of statewide association
Florida Times Union
Clay County property appraiser Roger Suggs was recently named president of the Florida Association of Property Appraisers.... more
Nov
17
2011
Chief Deputy John Emerson seeks top spot as Hernando County Property Appraiser in 2012 election, with support of outgoing chief Alvin Mazourek
St. Pete Times
BROOKSVILLE — After working in the Hernando County Property Appraiser's Office for 24 years, the last four as chief deputy, John Emerson said it wasn't difficult to make the decision to run for the top job.... more
Nov
09
2011
Volusia appraiser tells Port Orange council real estate market close to bottom
Daytona News Journal

PORT ORANGE -- People are figuring out that now is the time to buy real estate, Volusia County Property Appraiser Morgan Gilreath told the City Council and four other residents in the audience Tuesday at City Hall.

"I think we ... more

Oct
04
2011
Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Wins Virginia Cup for Florida
2011 I.A.A.O. Conference, Phoenix, Az

In 1990, the Virginia Association of Assessing Officers challenged other states to increase the number of designees in their respective states and, ultimately to increase professionalism in the assessing field. The state with the most members receiving an ... more

Sep
13
2011
Clay Property Appraiser's office honored for meeting "highest standard"
Times Union

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Aug
15
2011
No property tax? Idea has fans, foes
Daytona News-Journal

With property-tax notices coming out this month, it might be tempting to imagine what you'd do if you didn't have that expense. Would you buy a new car? Enjoy a vacation or shopping spree? That's the...

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Aug
10
2011
Report says lowering property taxes may cause trouble for Florida counties
The Current
The LeRoy Collins Institute, which is housed at Florida State University, released an in-depth study of county revenues and spending that shows that counties have seen ... more
Aug
08
2011
A continuing tale of two tax bills
The Daytona Beach News Journal

Bill Kulik was steamed when he got his first Florida property tax bill.

The recent retiree faced a $5,547 hit that seemed even higher when he learned his next-door neighbor in a nearly identical house was paying barely ... more

Jul
29
2011
Taxpayer Beware
Fernandina Beach News-Leader
Last year in 2010 you may have seen the signs with the nifty clause "We Lower your Taxes." Many Nassau County taxpayers received letters from tax representatives stating that for a fee ranging from $100 to $250 and with a ... more
Jul
20
2011
Tax man coming for beach leases after appeals court ruling
Pensacola News Journal

Escambia County's property appraiser and tax collector have prevailed again in what was the largest remaining residential lawsuit relating to charging property taxes on Santa Rosa Island.

Florida's 1st District Court of Appeal on Monday ruled in ... more

Jul
19
2011
First DCA sides with Escambia on Beach Tax issue
The News Service of Florida
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May
25
2011
Bill would let appraisers 'round up' home values
Real Estate at MSNBC.com

Pity the poor Nevada homeowner. With home prices tumbling there at perhaps the fastest rate in the nation, it has become nearly impossible to get a handle on how much a home is worth. Why? Because appraisers, who base ... more

May
25
2011
Property taxes too high, says appraiser
WTVT
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May
25
2011
It's rare when people in Hernando agree on spending more for services
St Pete Times
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May
23
2011
Navarre Beach lawsuit likely headed to Florida Supreme Court
Northwest Florida Daily News

The question of whether Navarre Beach residents should be exempt from paying property taxes could ultimately be decided by the Florida Supreme Court.

The state’s First District Court of Appeal sided with Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown and a ... more

May
23
2011
Realtors give legislative session high marks
Herald Tribune

From builders to brokers, the 2011 state legislative session brought benefits to an industry that has been battered by market forces for the past five years.

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May
23
2011
Palm Beach County loaded with unused vacant parcels it can't develop, can't sell and can't maintain
Palm Beach News Post

— It's a big empty lot, bordered to the north by a potholed road that dead-ends at a line of Australian pines. The street's terminus is marked by a rotted mattress and silver bowls someone put out ... more

May
03
2011
Palm Beach County property appraiser says home value plunge appears to be leveling off
Palm Beach Post News

After dropping like a stone for more than three years, Palm Beach County's property values started to level off in 2010, property appraiser Gary Nikolits said Monday - good news for local governments that have been slashing budgets to make ... more

May
02
2011
Commercial Properties Largely Ducking Wave of Foreclosures
Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sarasota County is the deep pockets of some of the area's major commercial developers, county property appraiser Bill Furst said.Benderson Development, for example, is suffering the same vacancy rates at...
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Apr
06
2011
Dip in Pasco's property tax values not as low as predicted
The Suncoast News
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Apr
06
2011
Legislature extends helping hand to veterans
Bradenton.com
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Mar
29
2011
Tax break for veterans passes Senate panel
Bradenton Herald

Published: Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2011

Updated: Tuesday, Mar. 29, 2011

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