Understanding Your Property Tax Bill
Your Tax Bill Explained
Your property tax bill contains several sections of important information such as:
- Property Control Number (PCN)
- Property owner name
- Mailing address
- Assessed, exemption and taxable amount
- Delinquent tax message - for illustrative purposes only, we highlighted the delinquent tax message in this example
- Amount due with discounts by month
This helpful guide contains a sample bill explained, important contact information, early payment discount information and an application for the 2019 Property Tax Installment Payment Plan. We accept applications for the plan from Nov. 1 to Apr.30.
If you did not receive a brochure with your bill, you can read it or download it here: Your 2018 Property Taxes
Value Adjustment Board Tax Notices
Property owners who disagree with the property assessment listed on their Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (or TRIM Notice) have two options — contact the Property Appraiser’s office for an informal review of the matter or file a petition for adjustment with the Value Adjustment Board (VAB), or both.
The VAB is administered by the County’s Clerk & Comptroller’s Office, which is independent of the Property Appraiser’s Office. The Board is made up of five individuals: two from the county’s board of commissioners, one from the county’s school board, and two citizen members. They approve and use special magistrates experienced in property appraisal techniques or legal matters who conduct hearings and recommend decisions to the VAB for final approval. Special Magistrates will review property valuation, denials of portability, deferrals, and change of ownership or control determinations. All final rulings are determined by the VAB.
Millage Rate and Tax Roll Information
The Notice of Proposed Property Taxes, sometimes called a Truth In Millage (TRIM) notice, is issued by the Property Appraiser’s office annually in August. This notice states current property taxes and proposed property taxes based on the budgets of all the taxing authorities. For more information, please visit the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser website.