The Alachua County Property Appraiser is Edward A. Crapo, CFA, ASA, AAS, FIAAO whoc is also more known as Ed Crapo. As the Alachua County Property Appraiser, Ed Crapo is responsible for valuation, assessment and administration of Alachua County’s roughly 105,000 real estate parcels and 13,000 tangible personal property parcels. During his tenure as Alachua County Property Appraiser, the tax rolls have increased from $1.5 billion to more than $23 billion.
Annually, he prepares and administers the $5 million dollar operational budget and the staff of 55. Furthermore, he implemented and administers the successful Geographic Information System or GIS for Alachua County and initiated and supervised the Total Quality Management Program that was awarded the Northeast Region Sterling Team Showcase competition in 1995.
Ed Crapo Property Appraiser has served as the consultant on Property Tax Administration and Policy, Geographic Information System, Cadastre Management and Quality Management in Government to Washington DC, Anchorage Alaska, US Virgin Islands, Coventry Rhode Island, Newport News, Suffolk, Hampton, Portsmouth, and York Counties in Virginia, Nassau County, New York and Poland. Aside from that, he is also a nationally recognized as the presenter at seminars across the United States for more than twenty years as well as in Canada, Costa Rica, Hongkong, Poland and the United Kingdom.
What are the duties of Alachua County Property Appraiser? The Alachua County Property Appraiser is charged by the State Constitution and statutes with appraising all property in Alachua County at 100% of market value as of January 1 each year. On the other words, the Florida is on the annual reappraisal cycle so your property value could change every year. All the duties of Alachua County Property Appraiser include the valuation of all vacant and improved real property and tangible personal property. In addition, it is also responsibility of Alachua County Property Appraiser to maintain the ownership records and maps as well as administer exemptions and classifications.
How you you appeal your appraisal? The first and the most successful choice for appeal of your property value is the meeting with Alachua County Property Appraiser. In the meeting, you will review the physical information of your property such as the measure of your property and the materials reflected in the records. Aside from that, you will review sales of the other properties and the other pertinent information.
If you have a spare time to review the record of sales and information on your property before the appointment, you will be bale to feel better prepared and the process will go more quickly. If you have any question related to it, it is better for you to ask for an appointment. The next step in the appeal process if the Value Adjustment Board or VAB. This one is slightly more complex and formal than the informal meeting with Alachua County Property Appraiser. It is recommended that you exhaust the informal approach prior to undertaking this step. The VAB is the process administered by the Clerk of the Court.