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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

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.

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

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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