“Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisal”
Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions…
“A New Year of Bringing Customer Service to Our Community”
Dear Lori:
I am the new 2016 President of my condominium association.  We are always looking for special programs and speakers to provide our members with community news and information. We were told your office conducts special events and community outreach programs for Broward homeowner and condominium associations. How do we schedule a speaker from your office for next year?
John P., Plantation, FL (via email)
In order to serve our diverse Broward community, our office has enhanced community outreach efforts to accommodate individuals and groups.  It is our goal to bring our services and property tax information directly to where you live and work.  You will find our friendly and informed BCPA staff assisting taxpayers with filing for exemptions at civic association meetings, condo clubhouses, senior centers, city halls, and many other community locations throughout Broward County. We also provide timely and informative property tax information with our community outreach speakers program.
We’ve already scheduled over 500 customer service outreach events for the 2016 tax exemption filing season. For a complete listing of community outreach events, please visit our onlineoutreach calendar at www.bcpa.net.  The outreach program is designed to provide convenient and accessible service to all Broward residents.  You can also utilize our website to easily file for Homestead Exemption or download helpful forms without having to visit our office in Fort Lauderdale.
For those property owners who are homebound due to a disability or illness, we have a homebound program.  Our office will make arrangements for an outreach representative to visit your residence to assist with exemption filing.
If you’d like to have someone from our office meet or speak with your members at an upcoming condominium or homeowner’s association meeting, service club or to schedule a homebound visit, please contact Community Outreach Coordinator Nicoleta Jones at 954.357.5579 or email her at njones@bcpa.net.Remember:  Helping Broward residents is our job!
If you would like more information about exemptions, assessments, community outreach events, homebound visits, please visit our website at www.bcpa.net or contact our office directly at 954.357.6830.
Lori Parrish, CFA