Orange County Comptroller
201 South Rosalind Avenue
Post Office Box 38
Orlando, Florida 32802
Telephone (407) 836-5447
Fax (407) 836-5382
Orange County Comptroller

  1. The taxpayer objects to the Property Appraiser's value assessment of the taxpayer's
    real or personal property.
  2. The taxpayer's application for any of the following exemptions or special use classifications
    is denied:
      ·homestead exemption
      ·any other tax exemption as provided by Chapter 196, Florida Statutes or
      ·any special use classification as provided by Chapter 193, Florida Statutes.
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2016 VAB Tax Cycle

The 2016 Tax Roll was certified on April 10, 2017. For questions regarding 2016 petitions, please contact the VAB Clerk at or by telephone at 407-836-5447.

2017 VAB Tax Cycle

You may file a petition for the 2017 tax cycle by completing Petition Form DR-486. For a portability petition, please complete Petition Form DR-486PORT. Online petition filing will be available shortly. At this time, please submit completed petition forms to the VAB Clerk at the address shown below.

U.S. Mail: Orange County Value Adjustment Board, P.O. Box 38, Orlando, FL 32802-0038

Courier Service or In person: Orange County Value Adjustment Board, Orange County Administration Center Building
                                               201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 - Comptroller Clerk's Office is located on the 4th floor

If you require additional information regarding your petition to the VAB or upcoming hearing, you may contact the VAB Clerk at or by dialing (407)-836-5447


For information pertaining to the status of petitions filed for prior tax years, please select one of the following links:


Timeframes to File Your Petition

Assessment Appeals: You must file a petition with the VAB within twenty-five (25) days after the Property Appraiser mails your Notice of Proposed Property Taxes also known as Truth in Millage (TRIM notice). The Orange County VAB petition filing deadline related to valuation issues is dependent upon the mailing of the TRIM notice distributed by the Property Appraiser's Office (PAO).

Exemption or Classification Appeals: You must file a petition with the VAB within thirty (30) days after the Property Appraiser mails your denial notice. The Property Appraiser must mail all denial notices by July 1.

Tax Deferral Appeals: You must file a petition with the VAB within thirty (30) days after the Tax Collector mails your denial notice.

Portability Appeals: You must file a petition with the VAB within twenty-five (25) days after the Property Appraiser mails your TRIM notice.

Late Filed Appeals:  Petitions may be filed after the petition filing deadline but are subject to a good cause review by the Board's designee. Please include a good cause letter, at the time of filing, explaining the extenuating circumstances which caused you to file late. You will be notified if good cause is not found or if the petition will move forward to hearing.

Required Fees

If you are filing a petition to appeal the denial of homestead exemption, please note that consistent with Section 194.013, Florida Statutes, there is no filing fee required.  However, there is a $15 non-refundable filing fee for all other petitions to the VAB.  No refunds will be made - all fees paid are final.  Your petition is NOT considered filed until the appropriate filing fee has been received by the VAB Clerk.  You may elect to pay be either MasterCard/Visa or personal check.  Please make checks payable to Orange County BCC and remit payment to: Value Adjustment Board, P.O. Box 38, Orlando, FL  32802-0038.  If you need any assistance while filing, please contact the VAB Clerk at or by dialing (407) 836-5447. 

Hearing Schedules

The VAB typically begins conducting hearings for Classification/Exemption and Value petitions in October.  The VAB Clerk will notify you of your upcoming hearing date no less than twenty-five (25) days prior to the day of the scheduled hearing.  Whether you have selected to receive notices by email or U.S. mail, please note that you will receive important information with your hearing notice.  Please be sure to read all materials as they pertain to hearing and evidence submittal requirements. 


Department of Revenue Notice - Partial Payment of Taxes

State law requires a partial payment of taxes on properties that have a VAB petition on or before the payment delinquency date (normally April 1, following the assessment year under review however, this date can vary). If the required partial payment is not made before the delinquency date, the VAB will deny your petition. The last day to make the partial payment before the delinquency date is generally March 31. Review your tax bill or contact your tax collector to determine your delinquency date.

Petitioners should be aware that even if a Special Magistrate's recommended decision has been issued, a partial payment is still required before the delinquency date. A partial payment is not required only if the VAB makes a final decision on a petition before April 1. The payment amount depends upon the petition filed on the property.