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Due to Hurricane Dorian, Polk County Property Appraiser offices will be closed on Tuesday, September 3rd.  We will be open on Wednesday, September 4th.

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


Welcome to our website! We hope you find the information inside easily accessible and useful. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
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COVID-19 NOTICE OF LOBBY CLOSING TO THE PUBLIC


Due to the Public Health Emergency in Florida as a result of the CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 (COVID-19) and in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, we are implementing social distancing in all Polk County Property Appraiser offices, by temporarily closing our offices to the public.

Citizens may still conduct business with our office via the following methods:   read more

Our goal remains to provide exemplary customer service during this time. We will continue to monitor the situation and update our notices as needed.

For additional information on COVID-19 please see https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

REMINDERS TO FILE



TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY

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 see Extension for Filing Tangible Personal Property Returns notice from the Florida Department of Revenue.

File Tangible Return Please view the Help File For online filing instructions.


FILE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION AND OTHER PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS ONLINE

Marsha Faux, Polk County Property Appraiser, urges new homeowners to file for Homestead Exemption for the 2020 tax year.  The deadline to file was March 2, 2020 however, we are currently accepting late file applications.

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

Please view the Help File for online filing instructions.

File for an Exemption Homestead Exemption Required Documents Do You Qualify for Additional Exemptions?


AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION

2020 Agricultural Classification applications deadline to file is March 2nd, however, we are currently accepting late file applications. ALL Late File AG Applications MUST submit a good cause statement along with the AG application and supporting evidence indicating the reason for filing late.

File Tangible Return Please review the Agricultural Classification Guidelines


For alternative filing options, please contact one of our 3 office locations; Lakeland, Winter Haven or Bartow (click here for phone numbers).

*****BEWARE*****   YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY FOR DEED OR PROPERTY INFORMATION!


A number of Polk County residents received letter from First Documents, Record Transfer Services, and others stating the need for homeowners to pay for a "Current Grant Deed and Property Assessment Profile". (SAMPLE LETTERS)

The Polk County Property Appraiser's office wants you to know that property records and deeds may be obtained online for little or no cost to you and without having to pay a service.

  • Current Property Deeds and all property/owner information is available on our website; the information is found by using our Property Search feature and locating your property. Once located, you can get a copy of your deed or print a PRC - Property Record Card. See below for additional instructions.

    How to get a copy of your deed
    How to print a PRC

  • You can also visit the Polk County Clerk's Official Records Search to receive certified documents.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk of the Courts or the Property Appraiser's Office.

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 12, 2019

Mail out date
Friday, August 16, 2019

File a petition deadline
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Missed the deadline and can show good cause? File a GOOD CAUSE PETITION.
Late File for 2020
Pre-file for 2021

You may file via mail, email, or online.
TPP Tax Return Deadline
4/1/2020

Extension Request Period
3/18/2020 - 4/1/2020

COVID-19
3/16/2020 - TBD

Good Friday
4/10/2020

Memorial Day
5/25/2020

Independence Day
7/3/2020

Labor Day
9/7/2020

Veteran's Day
11/11/2020

Thanksgiving
11/26/2020 - 11/27/2020

Christmas
12/24/2020 - 12/25/2020

New Year's Day
1/1/2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/18/2021

Presidents' Day
2/15/2021