Tallahassee Reports has learned that Leon County Commissioner Kristin Dozier, after purchasing a home for $188,600 in 2015 from a CRA developer, listed the “fair market” value of the home as $280,000 on her 2015 financial disclosure form.
The directions for completing the Form 6 states that “real property may be valued at its market value for tax purposes, unless a more accurate appraisal of its fair market value is available.”
In a report published by TR on July 31st, Dozier questioned the accuracy of the $280,000 appraisal completed in May of 2014 of a home she purchased for 188,600 in February 2015. The property seller was J.T. Burnette.
Three months before the purchase, Dozier, with other members of the CRA, voted to award $682,000 in grant funds to a business owned by Burnette.
The image of the 2015 financial disclosure form is shown below. The full report can be viewed here.