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


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File your Tangible Personal Property (TPP) Tax Return ONLINE


The deadline to file is April 3.

In keeping with our goal of providing more efficient service, you can file your Tangible Return ONLINE. 
Please view the Help Video for online filing instructions.



Note:  File a return if you are operating a business or rental property and have not filed a tangible return in the past.  In order to receive the $25,000 exemption, you must file an initial return listing all tangible assets.  You do not need to file if you filed in a prior year with total tangible assets valued at less than $25,000 and the current value remains less than $25,000.  To verify if you have the exemption, please go to the Property Search tab and search under Tangible Business Accounts.  Under Value Summary you will see the exemption amount.  If the exemption value is $0 you need to file.

*****BEWARE*****   YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY FOR DEED OR PROPERTY INFORMATION!


Recently a number of Polk County residents received letter from First Documents, Record Transfer Services, and others stating the need for homeowners to pay for a "Current Grant Deed and Property Assessment Profile". (SAMPLE LETTERS)

The Polk County Property Appraiser's office wants you to know that property records and deeds may be obtained online for little or no cost to you and without having to pay a service.


If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk of the Courts or the Property Appraiser's Office.

Important Dates


Web site date
Monday, August 14, 2017

Mail out date
Thursday, August 17, 2017

File a petition deadline
Monday, September 11, 2017

Missed the deadline and can show good cause? File a GOOD CAUSE PETITION.
Pre-File for 2018
Late File for 2017

You may file in person or online.
TPP Tax Return Deadline
4/3/2017

Extension Request Period
3/20/2017 - 4/3/2017

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