Serving the People of Hardee County Since 1921
Value Adjustment Board

Filing a Petition:

Pursuant to Florida Statute, you may file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board if you do not agree with your property assessment or you may institute legal action in Circuit Court.

The Value Adjustment Board petition (form DR-486), as well as all Department of Revenue forms for the Value Adjustment Board, can be downloaded from the following link:

Any Value Adjustment Board form or petition can also be obtained by contacting the Value Adjustment Board Clerk or if you have any questions, you may contact the Value Adjustment Board Clerk at (863) 773-4174 ext. 7227, by Fax at (863) 773-4422 or email

Mailing Address:Physical Address:
Hardee County Clerk of Courts Hardee County Clerk of Courts
Attn: Value Adjustment Board Attn: Value Adjustment Board
P.O. Drawer 1749 417 West Main Street, Suite 214
Wauchula, FL 33873 Wauchula, FL 33873

The filing fee of $15.00, pursuant to Florida Statute 194.013(1) should accompany the petition, except those petitions exempted by Florida Statute 194.013(1) and pursuant to Resolution 1 - 2017 of the Hardee County Value Adjustment Board.


TRIM (Truth In Millage) Notice - Mailed August 18, 2017

Value Petition - Last Day to File Petition - September 12, 2017


Paying Property Taxes: Please refer to Florida Statute Chapter 194.014 for the requirements for paying property taxes for the petitioner who files a petition challenging the assessed value of their property, the denial of an exemption or classification, or the assessment based on an argument that the property was not substantially complete as of January 1. Please contact the Hardee County Tax Collector's Office concerning payment of property taxes or other tax information.

Florida Statute Chapters 192 through 195, as reference information containing the guidelines and statutes applicable to assessments and assessment administration can be accessed using the following link:

Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011 (5)(b), Rule Chapter 12D-9, Florida Administrative Code Uniform Rules and Procedures for Hearings before the Value Adjustment Board, Rule Chapter 12D-10, and Rule Chapter 12D-16.002 can be accessed using the following link:

The Florida Department of Revenue Uniform Policies and Procedures Manual and Accompanying Documents (Updated 09/12/2016):

All Local Administrative Procedures and Forms of the Value Adjustment Board:

The Value Adjustment Board Organizational Meeting and Value Adjustment Board Hearings are held in the Hardee County Board of County Commissioners County Commissioner Chambers, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula, FL 33873.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, if a person decides to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Our office hours are 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Excluding Holiday's.