Alachua County Value Adjustment Board

12 SE 1st Street
4th Floor
Gainesville, Florida 32601
Telephone (352) 374-3605
Fax (352) 374-5265



Tax Year 2023

Petition Filing Deadline is September 11, 2023.

The Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR) has issued Uniform Rules of Procedure, Rule 12D-9, Rule 12D-10, and Rule 12D-16.002 that govern all Value Adjustment Board (VAB) hearings.

You are encouraged to thoroughly read/review the FDOR Rules and all Notices sent to you by the Clerk to the VAB.  

In order to successfully file an electronic petition you will need to know the following:

  • The filing fee is $15.00 per petition.
  • You will be prompted to submit your petition and pay the required non-refundable filing fee by credit or debit card. American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover credit cards are accepted.  Debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo are accepted.  Credit and debit card transactions are subject to a 3.5% non-refundable fee, assessed by a third-party payment processor (  This fee will appear on the cardholder's statement.
  • Remember to complete all of the required fields on each screen!
  • After submitting your petition, write down your Transaction Number and Password so that you can log in at your convenience to check the status of your petition or to upload your evidence. 


All Petitions may be filed electronically with the exception of contiguous undeveloped parcels/condominiums which must be filed in person or by mail.

To file petitions for contiguous undeveloped parcels/condominiums, you will need to do the following:

  • Obtain a written determination from the Property Appraiser's Office prior to filing your petition (Form DR-486MU is recommended). 
  • Include the appropriate filing fee ($15.00 for the first parcel plus $5.00 for each additional parcel).  See FDOR Rule 12D-9.015.
  • Mail or personally deliver the petitions and filing fees to the Clerk to the VAB,
    12 SE 1st Street, 4th Floor, Gainesville, FL 32601.


Clerk to the Value Adjustment Board
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Property Appraiser
Florida Department of Revenue (FDOR)
FDOR Withdrawal Form  (NOTE:  Must be filed in person, mailed, faxed, or e-mailed.)