New Palm Beach County Property Appraiser sworn in next week

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Palm Beach County’s about to have its first property appraiser in nearly a quarter-century who isn’t Gary Nikolits.

Dorothy Jacks, longtime chief deputy to Nikolits, is set to be sworn in Tuesday at the 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse.

Nikolits was elected to the post in 1992 and reelected five times since. He announced in May 2015 that he would not seek a sixth term. Jacks, who’d worked in the office for 28 years and been chief deputy since 2012, filed to succeed him.

In August, Jacks easily defeated outgoing Palm Beach County Commissioner Shelley Vana, who’d stepped down from the commission because of term limits.

 

Palm Beach County Property Appraiser: Fewer people appealed assessments

PAO_LogoJPGThe number of people appealing the assessment of their property was low again this year, the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office said Friday.

As of the Sept. 16, deadline, the appraiser’s office said, 4,266 parcels petitioned to the county’s Value Adjustment Board. That’s 0.6 percent of the 635,000 parcels and 58,750 tangible personal property accounts.

In 2015, owners of 5,197 properties submitted appeals; of those, the board granted 259.

The board can agree to accept petitions after the deadline, under certain circumstances.

For more, call the property appraiser at 561-355-3230 or the VAB at 561-355-6289.

Palm Beach County Appraiser Nikolits files to join Fane Lozman’s “address” suit vs. Riviera Beach

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Gadfly Fane Lozman has a new supporter in his court fight demanding Riviera Beach assign an address for his Singer Island property. Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits Friday filed a court motion to join Lozman’s suit.

Nikolits told The Palm Beach Post Friday he’s acting based on a concept that sounds like a technicality but which is a legal imperative of his post: he needs a place to send his bill.

Lozman's house sinks in August
Lozman’s house sinks in August

 

Riviera Beach City Attorney Andrew DeGraffenreidt did not immediately return a call Friday.

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