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

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Will you benefit from the proposed 3rd Homestead Exemption?

The Property Appraiser Association of Florida (PAAF) has developed a 3rd Homestead Exemption Tax Savings Estimator.  The estimator was developed to help voters determine if they will receive any additional benefit from the proposed 3rd Homestead Exemption (Additional $25,000) on the ballot for the November 6, 2018 General Election.  For additional information please see Understanding the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Homestead Exemption.

Use the steps below, to access the 3rd Homestead Exemption Estimator from our website:

  1. Click the property search tab image of property search tab at the top of this page.
  2. Type in the owner name and click search records.
  3. You will receive a list of properties matching your search criteria. Click the parcel id field of the subject property, to open the parcel detail page.
  4. Click the 3rd HX EST icon image of text document on the top right of the parcel detail page.

Use the steps below, to access the 3rd Homestead Exemption Estimator from the Property Appraiser Association of Florida's website.

  1. Click this link
  2. Select a county from the "Choose your County" drop down list.
  3. Enter the location address of the subject property.
  4. As you enter the location address you will be presented with possible matches, select one of the matches to see the estimate.

File your Tangible Personal Property (TPP) Tax Return ONLINE

The deadline to file is April 2.

In keeping with our goal of providing more efficient service, you can file your Tangible Return ONLINE. 
Please view the Help Video for online filing instructions.

Note:  File a return if you are operating a business or rental property and have not filed a tangible return in the past.  In order to receive the $25,000 exemption, you must file an initial return listing all tangible assets.  You do not need to file if you filed in a prior year with total tangible assets valued at less than $25,000 and the current value remains less than $25,000.  To verify if you have the exemption, please go to the Property Search tab and search under Tangible Business Accounts.  Under Value Summary you will see the exemption amount.  If the exemption value is $0 you need to file.

Become part of the PCPA Team!

Our office is always looking to grow and better serve the residents of Polk County and you can help us achieve our goal by becoming part of our team. As an equal opportunity employer, offering a great working environment with competitive pay and substantial benefits; the PCPA office can provide you with new opportunities and the start of a rewarding career.

Please take a moment and browse our Employment page to see the current openings but remember to check back often as we update postings weekly.

Aerial Photography on Mobile Devices

A recent update to our Mapping site has made aerial photography available on mobile devices.
The 2017 orthophotography was flown in December 2016/January 2017 at a 6 inch pixel resolution for the entire county. You can access the 2017 images by clicking the Change Basemap Icon and selecting Aerials 2017.

If you have never used our mapping site and need some help, we have a very easy to follow help file with instructions on all our mapping tools and features.

Important Dates

Web site date
Monday, August 13, 2018

Mail out date
Friday, August 17, 2018

File a petition deadline
Tuesday, September 11, 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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