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Please be advised that hearings before special magistrates of the 2019 Sumter County Value Adjustment Board (VAB) will be held to consider petitions appealing the denial of exemptions/classifications, appealing portability issues, appealing determinations regarding changes of ownership or control and qualifying improvements, appealing the denial of tax abatements, and appealing the assessment of real and tangible property values in Sumter County as provided under Florida Statutes.  Said hearings shall commence at 9:30AM on November 22, 2019, and shall continue thereafter until all petitioners are heard, in the Sumter County Courthouse, Historic Courtroom at 215 East McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL. 


The Sumter County Property Appraiser maintains a list of all applicants for exemption who have had their applications for exemption wholly or partially approved or who have had their exemption denied.  Said list(s) are available to the public, in the Sumter County Property Appraiser’s Office, 218 East McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The types of exemptions which are included in the aforementioned list(s) are:  homestead—all categories; disability—all categories; widow’s and widower’s exemptions; tangible personal property; institutional—charitable, religious, scientific, literary, educational; government property; parcels granted economic development; historic property; and land dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes.


All hearings are recorded and open to the public.  Interested citizens are invited to attend. If a person decides to appeal a decision made by the Sumter County VAB with respect to any matter considered at the aforementioned hearing(s), a record of any such proceeding will be needed for such purpose, and such person will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, to include the testimony and evidence upon which any such appeal is to be based. If you have a disability that will require assistance or accommodations for your attendance at this meeting, please contact the VAB Clerk at (352) 569-6629.


Gloria R. Hayward, Clerk of Court

As Ex-Officio Clerk of the Value Adjustment Board

Sumter County, Florida