“Ask Lori…Parrish on Appraisal”
Broward County Property Appraiser Lori Parrish Answers Your Questions…
“A New Year Brings New Community Service to Our Customers”
Dear Lori,
I never realized your community outreach team holds weekly events at Pompano Beach City Hall in State Representative Gwyndolen Clark-Reed’s office.  Our local civic association is always looking for special programs and speakers.  What does your office do in terms of community outreach programs, elderly and homebound assistance?
R.S., Pompano Beach, FL (via email)
In order to serve our diverse community, our office has enhanced community outreach efforts to accommodate individuals and groups.  It is our goal to bring our services and information programs directly to where you live and work.  You will find our friendly and informed BCPA outreach staff assisting taxpayers with filing of exemptions at civic association meetings, condo clubhouses, senior centers, city halls, and many other community locations throughout Broward.
We’ve already scheduled over 500 customer service community outreach events for the 2014 tax exemption filing season.  For a complete listing of current community outreach events, please visit our “Outreach Calendar” located at www.bcpa.net.  You can also apply for your Homestead Exemption or learn more about other exemptions at our user-friendly website.
For those property owners who are homebound due to a disability or illness, our office will make arrangements for a deputy appraiser to visit your home to assist with exemption filing.
If you’d like to have someone from our office speak to your civic association’s members at an upcoming association meeting 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, community outreach events, homebound visits and other important property tax issues, please visit our website at www.bcpa.net or contact our office directly at 954.357.6830.
Lori Parrish, CFA
If you have a question for Lori, please email her at lori@bcpa.net or write to her at the Broward County Property Appraiser’s Office, 115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.
(October, 2013)