Joseph Abreu, APR, Chief Communications Officer

Clerk of the Court & Comptroller, Lee County

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Lee Clerk hosts free seminar on contesting assessed property values


FORT MYERS, FLA. (Aug. 22, 2022) – Lee County property owners who wish to contest their assessed property value and denied exemptions can attend a free informational seminar at 2 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Cape Coral Lee County Public Library.

The session will help customers learn how to file an online petition with the Clerk’s Value Adjustment Board. The seminar will also cover the different types of petitions available and the steps in the process.

“As property values continue to rise in Lee County, homeowners may be concerned about the assessed values listed on their TRIM notices,” said Kevin Karnes, Lee County Clerk of the Court & Comptroller. “The Value Adjustment Board gives property owners an opportunity to try to resolve their disputes.”

To register for the event or view upcoming seminars, visit The Cape Coral Lee County Public Library is located at 921 SW 39 Terrace in Cape Coral.

Per Florida law, the Clerk’s office is prohibited from providing legal advice and this seminar is solely for informational and educational purposes. The Clerk cannot address any specific case or VAB-related decision or outcome. For legal inquiries, property owners may speak with an attorney.

For deadlines, to file a petition, or to learn more about the Value Adjustment Board, visit


The Florida Constitution established the Clerk of the Circuit Court as a public trustee, responsible for safeguarding public records and public funds. Clerk Kevin Karnes was appointed by Gov. DeSantis and is directly accountable to Lee County residents. In addition to the role of Clerk of the Circuit Court, the Clerk is the County Recorder and Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners, and the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor for Lee County.


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