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Data Files


The following data is available for download via a web interface that allows you to access files on the FTP server using a standards-compliant web browser. You can also click on the headings below to directly access that FTP folder via the web interface. Please review the FTP Help File for schema information and general use instructions.

Please note that an FTP client that supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) is now required to directly access the FTP site ftp.polkpa.org. Please see Accessing Polk County Property Appraiser FTP Resources for additional information.

The Florida Public Records Exemptions Statute, FS 119.071, has been amended to expand exemptions from public records requirements. As a result, exempt (aka confidential) accounts and parcels have been completely redacted from our website and all FTP data files. In addition, the Polk County Property Appraiser mapping site has been modified to accommodate the statutory change.

See Senate Bill 248, which takes effect on July 1, 2019, for additional information.


Appraisal Data

The Appraisal Data consists of files that contain the assessment data associated with parcels. It includes owner, sales, & property value information. The files are in text format (.txt) and zipped to reduce their size. They can be imported into Microsoft Access or a similar database program. The intended purpose of the Appraisal Data is to provide users the ability to create customized queries and reports (example: mail labels or sales reports). These files are updated daily.

Tangible Data

The Tangible Data consists of files that contain the assessment data associated with all tangible accounts. It includes, owner, account details, & account value information. The files are in text format (.txt) and zipped to reduce their size. They can be imported into Microsoft Access or a similar database program. The intended purpose of the Tangible Data is to provide users the ability to create customized queries and reports (example: mail labels or sales reports). These files are updated daily.

GIS Data

GIS Data is vector data of the areas of Polk County which have been completed in GIS. These zipped files are provided in ESRI shapefile format.  This data is updated daily.

Images

The IMAGES folder contains orthorectified aerial photography for 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2007. Orthorectification is the name of the process used to remove distortion and make the photo fit real world distances and surfaces. The compressed Images are in MrSID (Multi Resolution Seamless Image Database) format.

More current aerial images of Polk County (and the State of Florida) are available at the websites listed below.

Florida Department of Transportation's Aerial Photo Look-Up System

Land Boundary Information System (LABINS) Aerials

Tax Roll Files

The Tax Roll Files folder contains the Appraisal and GIS data at final tax roll for previous five tax rolls.  This data is updated at final tax roll each year.

General Maps

Contact the PA Help Desk at 863-534-4765

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.
File for 2019

You may file in person or online.
TPP Tax Return Deadline
4/1/2019

Extension Request Period
3/18/2019 - 4/1/2019


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