Value Adjustment Board

 The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) serves as the decision-making authority when there is disagreement between the property owner and Property Appraiser concerning exemptions, valuations and classifications. Petition filing and scheduled quasi-judicial hearings are handled by the VAB to settle any disputes. 

Authority for the VAB is vested through Florida Statute 194.015

 2017 DeSoto County VAB members and alternates :

  • Judy Kirkpatrick – School Board Member
  • Karen Chancey – Alternate
  • Ronald Neads - Resident/Homeowner
  • Gary Boyle - Business Owner
  • Michelle Williamson – Alternate
  • Ed Morrell/ VAB Attorney
  • Commissioner Buddy Mansfield
  • Commissioner Terry Hill


VAB Clerk Designee:
Jill Kersey 863-993-4800
201 E. Oak St., Ste. 201
Arcadia, FL  34266

Value Adjustment Board Information:

Government in the Sunshine Manual
Open Government Laws
Requirements of Florida’s Government in the Sunshine


Rule Chapter 12D-9, F.A.C.
Rule Chapter 12D-10, F.A.C.


Value Adjustment Board Calendar

VAB Petition Forms

VAB Hearing Dates:

October 18, 2018 at 10:00am Organizational Meeting