Florida Statutes provide for one transfer/rescheduling of a hearing date if the request is made in writing and received by the VAB no less than five days prior to the originally scheduled hearing. Any additional transfer/rescheduling request shall be made prior to the date of the scheduled hearing and shall be granted only upon proof of: (a) death in the petitioner's immediate family; (b) medical conditions which prevent the petitioner's appearance; (c) jury duty; (d) time-certain court appearance; (e) prepaid travel plans; (f) emergency travel; (g) incarceration; (h) military service; or (i) failure of the property appraiser to furnish evidence as required in Section 194.011, Florida Statutes. If a transfer/continuance has not been granted by the Board staff pursuant to the authority specifically delegated by the Board, the hearing shall be conducted and a recommendation entered in the absence of the party. Documentation supporting the request for a change in hearing date is required. VAB staff does not have the authority to change hearing dates for any reason other than those listed above. Transfer requests should be made directly to the VAB.