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Palm Beach County Value Adjustment Board seeks special magistrates


The Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller as Clerk to the Palm Beach County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) seeks magistrates for its 2021 hearings (October-March), to be held in person, telephonically, or other electronic means.

Special magistrates conduct hearings and prepare Recommended Decisions for consideration by VAB.

Appraiser special magistrates hearing real estate valuation issues must be state certified real estate appraisers. Special magistrates hearing tangible personal property issues must be designated members of a nationally recognized appraisers’ organization. Attorney special magistrates hearing issues of exemptions, classifications, portability, and other legal matters must be Florida Bar members with experience in ad valorem taxation. All special magistrate applicants must have five years of experience. Refer to Section 194.035, Florida Statutes.

Compensation it’s at an hourly rate of $125, with a minimum four-hour day guarantee per VAB guidelines; terms are included in the Special Magistrate Agreement for those selected. Obtain the application and instructions at







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