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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 13th.  

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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Tax Abatement for Homestead Properties Damaged by 2016 or 2017 Hurricanes

Owners of homestead property throughout Florida may be eligible to receive a tax credit on a portion of their 2019 property taxes.  

To qualify, the homestead property must have been uninhabitable for at least 30 days due to the damage or destruction resulting from Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew, or Irma, and the property owner must have timely paid the taxes originally levied in the applicable year that the damaged occurred (2016/2017).  

The property owner must submit an Application for Abatement of Taxes for Homestead Residential Improvements, along with documentation showing the property was uninhabitable, to their county property appraiser's office.

The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2019.

If approved by the Property Appraiser, the county Tax Collector's Office will issue a tax refund after homeowners pay their 2019 property tax bill.

The Polk County Property Appraisers Office is now accepting Applications for Abatement of Taxes for Homestead Residential Improvements (DR-463).

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.

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.

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 2019

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

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

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