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Accessing Polk County Property Appraiser FTP Resources

In order to provide users with secure access to resources available on the Polk County Property Appraiser FTP server an SSL/TLS enabled FTP client is now required. A web interface to the content offered on the FTP server is also available. Free FTP clients that support using SSL/TLS encryption are available at the following links:


Below are the settings to use for the Filezilla Client.
  1. Click on the “Site Manager” in the upper left hand corner of Filezilla to create a site connection:

    FileZilla menu
  2. Create a “New Site” in the Site Manager and use the following settings (this is the only page you need to make changes on):

    Site manager Site manager for anonymous logon
    • Protocol: FTP – File Transfer Protocol
    • Host: ftp.polkpa.org
    • Encryption: Require explicit FTP over TLS
    • Port:
    • Logon Type:
      • Anonymous (if accessing public files). If this type is selected you will not need to provide a user name or password.
      • Normal if providing a user name and password.
    • User: Account provided to you by the Polk County Property Appraiser’s Office
    • Password: Password provided to you by the Polk County Property Appraiser’s Office
  3. Then click on “Connect”.

  4. You will be prompted for the password. To log into the FTP server as user "anonymous" you should enter your email address as the password.

  5. When you connect, you may get a certificate warning like the one shown below. Select “Always trust certificate in future sessions” and click “OK”.
    Certificate warning
  6. After logging in you will see the following screen, where you can drag and drop files from the “Remote Site” window. You can also right click on the “Remote Site” window to complete other tasks:

    FileZilla main window
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