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

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Florida Public Records Statute (FS 119.071) Amended

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.

To request an exemption from public records click the links below:

Polk County Property Appraiser Request to Block Information from Public Records
This form MUST BE submitted with a current photo ID by the person who is qualified for the confidentiality.
NOTE: The Property Appraiser Form also applies to the Tax bill provided by the Tax Collector’s office.

Polk County Clerk of Court Request for Confidentiality
NOTE: The Clerk of Court is an independent office that offers separate confidentiality related services for recorded documents available online such as deeds – a separate application is required.

Our Office Does Not Release Tax Payer Phone Numbers or Email Addresses

Recently, we have received multiple phone calls and emails from homeowners asking if our office has provided contact information (phone numbers and email addresses) to 3rd party vendors. We have not AND will not release this type of information.

Information including owner name, mailing / site address, and value data is public record and available on many governmental websites. Phone numbers and email addresses, however, are generally provided to the Property Appraiser on AG Classification and Exemption applications, etc. These types of forms are known as returns. All returns of property are confidential documents in the hands of the Property Appraiser in accordance with Florida Statute 193.074. This statute includes federal income tax returns or other attachments which are designed to be supplemental to or become part of, a return.



Marsha Faux, Polk County Property Appraiser, urges new homeowners to file for Homestead Exemption for the 2019 tax year. The deadline to file was March 1st*, 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?


2019 Agricultural Classification applications are currently being accepted by the Property Appraiser's Office. The deadline to file is March 1st*.

File Tangible Return Please review the Agricultural Classifiction Guidelines


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.

File Tangible Return

NOTE: Homestead, other exemptions, and Agricultural Classification (greenbelt) receipt cards will not be mailed in order to save taxpayer's dollars. These exemptions/classifications will be automatically renewed.

Tax Abatement for Homestead Properties Damaged by 2016 or 2017 Hurricanes

Abatement petitions must be filed with the VAB clerk on or before mid August 2019.

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.
File for 2019

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

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

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