REMINDERS FOR PROPERTY OWNERS
FILE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION AND OTHER PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS ONLINE
Marsha Faux, Polk County Property Appraiser, urges new homeowners to file for Homestead Exemption for the 2016 tax year. The deadline to file is March 1st.
Online filing is available for Homestead, Senior (Age 65 and older), Widow/Widower, Disability, and Disabled Veteran Exemptions.
Please view the Help Files
for online filing instructions. Click here for more information about property tax exemptions.
NEW LONG-TERM RESIDENT SENIOR EXEMPTION
The BOCC has adopted Amendment 11 that provides an additional property tax exemption for persons 65 and older who have lived in their home for at least 25 years and meet the
income limit for this exemption. Click here and navigate to the bottom of the page for the current Senior Homestead Exemption income limit
For additional information about the new long-term resident senior exemption, click here
INCREASE FOR CITY OF LAKELAND SENIOR EXEMPTION
If you currently have a Senior Exemption and live in the City of Lakeland, your maximum senior exemption amount will be automatically
increased from $25,000 to $50,000. If you have not applied before, click here to see if you qualify for a senior exemption
2016 Agricultural Classification applications are currently being accepted by the Property Appraiser's Office. The deadline to file is March 1st.
The Agricultural Classification guidelines and application is available for download via our website click the link below to access the PDF document.
TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY
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. To obtain verification or your exemption or classification, you may
print a property record card (PIC report) from our website.