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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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REMINDERS TO FILE


AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION

Properties currently receiving the Agricultural Classification benefit will not have to file a new application unless ownership has changed; however, parcels not under the classification will be required to file an application with the Polk County Property Appraiser office prior to the statutory date of March 1 Statute 193.461 (3) (a).

If the application is submitted between March 2 and the VAB deadline, the application is considered a Late File Application. Therefore, a Good Cause Statement must be submitted explaining the reason why the application is late.

File Tangible Return Please review the Agricultural Classification Guidelines


FILE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION AND OTHER PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS FOR 2024

Marsha Faux, Polk County Property Appraiser, urges new homeowners to file for Homestead Exemption for the 2024 tax year on or before the deadline. The deadline to file is Friday, March 1st, 2024. You must have purchased and moved into your home on or before January 1, 2024.

If you had a previous homestead in Florida, you may be eligible for portability - the transfer of some or all of your old homestead's "Save Our Homes" benefit (the difference between your market and assessed values due to the annual cap on increases).

If you miss the March 1st 2024 deadline, you will have the opportunity to submit a late file application between March 2 and the VAB deadline.

Please note a late file application will not receive a certified denial. Applicants that provide a valid email will receive a courtesy status change email once their application(s) are processed.

2025 PRE-FILE APPLICATIONS ARE FOR HOMES PURCHASED AFTER JANUARY 1ST 2024 AND THE DEADLINE IS MARCH 3rd 2025

Please take into consideration our offices are extremely busy with the approaching deadline of March 1st, 2024, and 2025 applicants may want to postpone applying in person until after March 1st, 2024. However, once our website reflects the ownership is in your name, you can apply anytime for Homestead, Portability, 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?


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.


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

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics Announces the 2024 CPI


The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Based upon this information, the Florida Department of Revenue (DOR) has updated the 2024 Florida Property Tax Valuation and Income Limitation Rates.

Save Our Homes 2024 Annual Assessment Change - CPI Percent Change
3.0%
Total and Permanent Disability - 2024 Income Limit
$35,693
Property Used by Non-Profit Homes for the Aged - 2024 Income Limitation: Cost of Living Adjustments (Single Person)
$40,469
Property Used by Non-Profit Homes for the Aged - 2024 Income Limitation: Cost of Living Adjustments (Couple)
$45,433
Additional Homestead Exemption for Persons 65 and Older - 2024 Income Limit
$36,614

Mobile Version of Website Now Available


We are excited to announce that a mobile version of our website is now accessible to visitors using mobile devices. To enhance user experience, we encourage visitors with mobile devices to try out the new version and provide valuable feedback for further improvements.

To access the menu on the mobile version, simply click on the icon located at the top left of the screen (Mobile site menu icon ) .

If you decide to switch back to the desktop version of the website on your mobile device, you can easily do so by following these steps: open the mobile site menu, tap on the link for the QuickLinks page, and select the "Return to Desktop Site" option.

Please note that if you try the mobile version but prefer the desktop version, you will not be prompted to try the mobile version again for a certain period of time. However, if you wish to retry the mobile site before this period ends, you can clear your device's browser cache and cookies. Once cleared, you will be prompted to use the mobile site the next time you visit our homepage.

We appreciate your support and look forward to providing you with an enhanced browsing experience on our mobile version.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Deadline to request a combine or split of real property


The deadline to file requests for combine or split of real property for the current tax roll year is July 1st, 2024. Combine or Split requests received after July 1st will be processed for the next tax year (starting November) due to tax roll and statutory deadlines.

NEW MAP SEARCH


The Polk County Property Appraiser (PCPA) New Map Search is now live! The old Interactive map will be retired in March of 2024.

The Map Help Center provides an overview of the new map features including the interface and available tools. Please see changes to the mapping site for a quick summary of the differences between the new and old interactive map.

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Important Dates

Web site date
Friday, August 9, 2024

Mail out date
Friday, August 16, 2024

File a petition deadline
Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Missed the 2023 VAB deadline of September 11, 2023 and can show good cause? File a GOOD CAUSE PETITION.
2024 Late Filing Period
3/2/2024 - 9/11/2024

2024 filing deadline
Friday, March 1st, 2024

You may file in person, via mail, email, or online.
Office Locations
TPP Tax Return Deadline
4/1/2024

Extension Request Period
3/18/2024 - 4/1/2024

Combine / Split Requests
Deadline for the 2024 Tax Roll
7/1/2024

Independence Day
7/4/2024 - 7/5/2024

Labor Day
9/2/2024

Veteran's Day
11/11/2024

Thanksgiving
11/28/2024 - 11/29/2024

Christmas
12/24/2024 - 12/25/2024

New Year's Day
1/1/2025

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/20/2025

Good Friday
4/18/2025

Memorial Day
5/26/2025