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


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Notice of Proposed Property Taxes (TRIM)


The Notice of Proposed Property Taxes, also called a 'Truth in Millage' (TRIM) Notice will be mailed to property owners on August 17th and available on our website August 10th.  

The TRIM notice is not a bill.  It is an estimate of proposed property taxes based on the proposed tax rates, property value and exemptions. The TRIM Notice includes the date and time of budgetary public hearings for each taxing authority and certain non-ad valorem assessment information.

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Florida Tax Exemptions for Disabled First Responders (Amendment 3)


Florida voters passed Amendment 3 in November 2016. Amendment 3 is an ad valorem tax exemption on homestead property for a first responder who is totally and permanently disabled because of an injury sustained in the line of duty. First responder refers to a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency medical technician, or a paramedic. In the line of duty means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment as a first responder.

The Property Appraiser has received a number of calls related to the new First Responders Exemption. At this time, the Florida State Constitution has not been updated to reflect the exemption. If you feel you may qualify for this exemption or would like to be contacted with additional information, please fill out the form here. Once our office has received the First responders exemption application from the Department of Revenue we will contact you.

Effective date: January 1, 2017 -- Applies retroactively to the 2017 tax roll for any person who qualifies for the exemption.

Important Dates


Web site date
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Mail out date
Thursday, August 17, 2017

File a petition deadline
Monday, September 11, 2017

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
4/3/2017

Extension Request Period
3/20/2017 - 4/3/2017

Veteran's Day
11/10/2017

Thanksgiving
11/23/2017 - 11/24/2017

Christmas
12/25/2017 - 12/26/2017

New Year's Day
1/1/2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/15/2018

Good Friday
3/30/2018

Memorial Day
5/28/2018

Independence Day
7/4/2018

Labor Day
9/3/2018