Dear Property Owner:
A home you own was previously classified by this Office as being impacted by defective drywall. If you believe the defective drywall is still present
in your home as of January 1, 2019 and you want us to consider that in valuing your property, please be advised that we have updated our procedures
for the tax year 2019.
The State of Florida Department of Health has published guidelines for confirming the existence of
defective drywall in homes (Criteria 3). This office will utilize the DOH confirmation process to guide us as to whether there was defective drywall
in your home on January 1, 2019.
This change in policy is to ensure we treat your property fairly and equitably in the valuation process. Please be advised that previous
inspection reports that you have submitted do not meet the DOH confirmation guidelines. For more
information, please review the confirmation guidelines at
Alternatively, we will accept the published Corroboration Evidence from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) listed in Step 2. Those
guidelines can be found here:
Each of the confirmation guidelines requires outside lab testing. Once you have confirmed the existence of defective drywall, provide us with a copy of the positive test results.
For the 2019 valuation, we’ll review sales of defective drywall parcels if sales are available. In addition, we’ll consider the “Fallon” and CPSC
remediation guidelines if you provide us with a certified Florida contractor’s estimate to remediate. Please seek out a qualified contractor familiar
with those guidelines. Also, if you have any additional documentation that you would like us to consider, such as a current appraisal, please include
that as well. To ensure that we have adequate time to process the information submitted, please return all requested documentation by April 1, 2019.
Please visit our website (www.leepa.org) for additional information and links to the DOH and CPSC. If you have further questions
please feel free to contact me by telephone at (239) 533-6125 or by email at Chinesedrywall@leepa.org.
Senior Tax Roll Analyst