The TRIM notice is not a bill, but rather an estimate of proposed property taxes based on the proposed tax (millage) rates, property value and exemptions. The TRIM Notice includes the date and time of budgetary public hearings for each taxing authority and certain non-ad valorem assessment information.
We would like to thank PGTV (Polk County Government Television) for producing a video to help you better understand your TRIM. Please view the video at either link below (windows media player required):
Understanding Your Trim (High Resolution Video)
Understanding Your Trim (Low Resolution Video)
The Understanding Your Trim Video was produced in 2011. There have been no changes to the TRIM form since that time. All information in the video is valid and accurate.
The Property Appraiser DOES NOT set tax rates or non-ad valorem fees.
If you have questions about your taxes or various assessments, please
contact the appropriate authority. Click here
for a complete list of TRIM Notice Taxing Authorities and Non-Ad Valorem Assessing Authorities.
This information is also available on your TRIM Notice.
The Property Appraiser is responsible for property value. If a property owner disagrees with the Property Appraiser value information or has been denied an exemption, please contact our office to review or discuss the matter with a deputy appraiser.
If still dissatisfied, the owner can appeal to the Value Adjustment Board (VAB). The VAB is an independent body consisting of two County Commissioners, one School Board member and two members at large, appointed by the County Commission and School Board.
The deadline to file a petition
with the VAB is
September 12th at 5PM.