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Marsha M. Faux, CFA, ASA
Polk County, Florida
Property Appraiser

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Meet Sharhonda Knight, Our New Assistant Property Appraiser

Please join us in congratulating Sharhonda Knight in her new position as Assistant Property Appraiser.  Born and raised in Bartow, Florida; Sharhonda has more than 18 years' experience working in the Polk County Property Appraiser’s office.  She began her career in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) department and has steadily moved up in rank; first as GIS/Mapping Director in 2006, then as Information Technology (IT) and GIS Director in 2007.  In 2008, she and her team began working with state and local officials on tax roll completion and submission.  Sharhonda is uniquely qualified to serve as Assistant Property Appraiser as demonstrated by the following accomplishments:  read more



Marsha Faux, Polk County Property Appraiser, urges new homeowners to file for Homestead Exemption for the 2018 tax year. The deadline to file is March 1st.

Online filing is available for Homestead, Senior (Age 65 and older), Widow/Widower, Disability, and Disabled Veteran Exemptions.

Please view the Help Files for online filing instructions. Click here for more information about property tax exemptions.


2018 Agricultural Classification applications are currently being accepted by the Property Appraiser's Office. The deadline to file is March 1st.  

The Agricultural Classification guidelines and application is available for download via our website click the link below to access the PDF document.


If you own, operate, or have started a business in Polk County, Florida Statute 193.052 requires that all Tangible Personal Property be reported each year to the Property Appraiser's Office. The deadline to file is April 1st. If you do not file a return or extension by the deadline, you will not qualify for the $25,000 Tangible Personal Property Exemption. Please view the Help Video for online filing instructions.

NOTE: Homestead, other exemptions, and Agricultural Classification (greenbelt) receipt cards will not be mailed in order to save taxpayer's dollars. These exemptions/classifications will be automatically renewed. To obtain verification or your exemption or classification, you may print a property record card (PIC report) from our website.

Florida Tax Exemptions for Disabled First Responders (FS 196.102)

Any real estate that is owned and used as a homestead by a person who has a total and permanent disability as a result of an injury sustained in the line of duty while serving as a first responder in the State of Florida or during an operation in another state or country authorized by the State of Florida or a political subdivision of Florida is exempt from taxation if the first responder is a permanent resident of this state on January 1st of the year for which the exemption is being claimed.

The tax exemption carries over to the benefit of the surviving spouse as long as the surviving spouse holds the legal or beneficial title to the homestead, permanently resides on the homestead property, and does not remarry.

Click here for more information and filing instructions

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Important Dates

Web site date
Thursday, August 9, 2018

Mail out date
Thursday, August 16, 2018

File a petition deadline
Monday, September 10, 2018

Missed the deadline and can show good cause? File a GOOD CAUSE PETITION.
File for 2018

You may file in person or online.
TPP Tax Return Deadline

Extension Request Period
3/19/2018 - 4/2/2018

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