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The Florida Association of Property Appraisers (FAPA) is a statewide organization comprised of county-wide elected, constitutionally authorized, property appraisers.
FAPA's mission is to promote fair and equitable assessments of property, within and between Florida counties through educational meetings and conferences which address proposed and adopted in legislation, current court decisions and best practices and policies utilized by our members.
In an effort to benefit our taxpayer constituents, FAPA members play an active role in shaping property tax policy by communicating our opinions or concerns to elected legislators. During legislative sessions, we closely monitor bills under consideration by Florida Senate and House members; and regularly provide administrative insight to individual legislators as well as to the various committees in an effort to assist them with language that will positively affect our communities and the taxpayers we serve.
FAPA members are committed to shaping property tax policy to benefit our taxpayer constituents. Our members were at the forefront on issues like the Save Our Homes 3% assessment cap which shields the owner of homestead properties from large annual hikes in property taxes. We also aligned to push through portability which permits the owner of a homestead property to transfer, or "port" the benefits derived by having their assessment increase capped by the Save Our Homes amendment. We leant our support for the additional $25,000 homestead exemption and helped draft the successful constitutional amendment to Save Our Working Waterfronts.
As elected Constitutional officers of the State of Florida we are here to serve you.
Thank you for visiting our site and please do not hesitate to contact our members through the links provided.
Gary Nikolits, CFA, President
Palm Beach County Property Appraiser