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Frequently Asked Questions

Value Adjustment Board

  • What is the Value Adjustment Board?
  • What is a Special Magistrate?
  • How Do I contact the VAB Clerk?
  • Is there any way to resolve my property tax issue without having to file an appeal with the VAB?
  • What is the deadline for filing a petition?
  • How do I appeal my property taxes?
  • If I file an appeal with the VAB, will I still be required to pay the tax bill that is calculated on the assessment I am challenging?
  • How do I file my petition?
  • What if I need to file a contiguous (joint) petition?
  • What happens if my submitted petition is incomplete?
  • What happens after my petition has been submitted?
  • What happens if I file my petition after the filing deadline?
  • What if I want to withdraw my petition?
  • How will I be notified of my hearing date?
  • Is it possible to reschedule my hearing?
  • Am I required to have an attorney or agent for a VAB hearing?
  • Is attendance required at the hearing?
  • What if I wish to have a telephonic hearing?
  • What happens if I do not attend my hearing after indicating I would be there?
  • Am I required to submit any supporting documentary evidence to the VAB and/or Property Appraiser prior to the day of my hearing?
  • Can I receive a copy of evidence to be submitted by the Property Appraiser’s Office?
  • How is evidence handled during the hearing?
  • How is evidence handled if I have indicated I will not attend the hearing?
  • What happens at the hearing?
  • What happens after the hearing?
  • What if I don’t agree with the Special Magistrate’s Recommendation?
  • Am I required to attend the VAB meeting where final decisions will be made?
  • What happens after the Final VAB meeting?
  • Important Websites for the VAB Process