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State Lands Appraisal


List of Appraisers or Reviewers by County


The primary focus of the bureau is to obtain appraisals for use in land acquisition programs of the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund such as
Florida Forever, Office of Greenways and Trails, and Recreation and Parks.  The bureau hires independent fee appraisers to conduct the majority of the appraisals and appraisal reviews used in this process.  In addition, appraisals are obtained as a decision making tool in the disposition of state owned lands. All appraisals and appraisal reviews conducted for the bureau for acquisition or disposition of state owned lands must be conducted by appraisers on the Division of State Lands Approved Appraiser List per FAC 18-1.007(2).  Application form to be included on this list. [PDF]

The bureau has also been entrusted with obtaining appraisals when land is acquired for various other state agencies and programs such as Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Department of Education, and circuit courts.

The rules and laws governing the procedures for the Bureau of Appraisal are located in Chapter 253.025  and 259.041  Florida Statutes   & Constitution, as well as Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 18-1 [PDF].

All appraisals for Board of Trustees acquisitions must conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)   and the Supplemental Appraisal Standards for Board of Trustees Land [PDF].  


State of Florida Appraiser Certification

Information and laws related to State of Florida appraiser certification and licensure should be directed to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Real Estate, Real Estate Appraisal Board  .

Timber Cruise/ Timber Appraisal Standards [PDF]

The Division of Forestry of the Department of Agriculture and the Division of State lands of the Department of Environmental Protection, with technical advice from professional Foresters and Appraisers, have produced a manual with guidelines designed to provide procedural and reporting standards for timber cruise and timber appraisals for the State of Florida. These standards represent the first known effort in this country to codify a set of professional standards and guidelines for foresters and fee appraisers for the completion of timber appraisals.


Related Links

The Appraisal Foundation
Florida Statutes
Florida Administrative Code 18-1
Florida Forever
My Florida Marketplace
Division of State Lands Approved Appraiser List Application [PDF]
Division of Real Estate, Real Estate Appraisal Board

Last updated: October 24, 2016

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