The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office has earned the Certificate of Excellence in Assessment Administration (CEAA) from the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO). This recognition is the highest professional honor for an assessment jurisdiction offered by the IAAO, as it recognizes those who utilize best appraisal and assessment practices in their offices.
“Achieving the CEAA was not easy,” Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks said. “But it simply underscores our commitment to providing the absolute best service to the people of Palm Beach County.”
The CEAA evaluates an entire jurisdiction rather than an individual, and so the requirements place a strong emphasis on teamwork and group achievement. Jurisdictions that earn the CEAA demonstrate a high level of proficiency in the assessment and appraisal disciplines to both their constituents and their peers.
The Palm Beach County Property Appraiser has three primary responsibilities: determine the taxable value of more than 648,000 parcels and nearly 60,000 tangible personal property accounts in Palm Beach County; apply tax exemptions to properties that meet certain qualifications; and maintain the county’s official map and property ownership records.
The Property Appraiser’s Office employs more than 200 staff members at five service centers throughout Palm Beach County and has more credentialed appraisal professionals than any other jurisdiction in the United States.