Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office Earns Certificate of Excellence


West Palm Beach, FL – 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,” said Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks, CFA, AAS. “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.

According to one judge, Palm Beach County’s application for the CEAA was, “The best submission that I have graded… This could be a model for future CEAA applicants."