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


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REMINDERS TO FILE


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 2019 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 File for online filing instructions.

File for an Exemption    Homestead Exemption Required Documents       Do You Qualify for Additional Exemptions?

AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION

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

File Tangible Return

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 view the Help File for online filing instructions.

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. To obtain verification or your exemption or classification, you may print a property record card (PRC report) from our website.

HOMES FOR THE AGED EXEMPTION

2019 Homes for the Aged Exemption applications are currently being accepted by the Property Appraiser's Office. The deadline to file is March 1st*

Please view the Help File for information regarding required documents and eligibility for this exemption. You may also access the exemption applications by clicking the links below:

DR-504HA - Application that must be completed by the Facility/Home for the Aged
DR-504S   - Individual Affidavit that must be completed by each resident for which an exemption is claimed.

*Dates are due dates or deadlines, unless otherwise stated. Most dates that fall on a weekend or holiday are moved to the next business day.

***REMINDER FOR NON-PROFIT / CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS***

January 1 of each year is our assessment date. In order to qualify for exemption on Non-Profit/Charitable organizations, including churches, it is necessary that the organization have legal title to the property on January 1. In past years, there have been situations where property was in agreement for purchase as early as September but, unfortunately, closings and official documents conveying ownership were dated after January 1. In these cases, the organizations, which by all means qualified for full tax exemptions, were faced with ad valorem taxes due.

Tax Abatement for Homestead Properties Damaged by 2016 or 2017 Hurricanes


Owners of homestead property throughout Florida may be eligible to receive a tax credit on a portion of their 2019 property taxes.  

To qualify, the homestead property must have been uninhabitable for at least 30 days due to the damage or destruction resulting from Hurricanes Hermine, Matthew, or Irma, and the property owner must have timely paid the taxes originally levied in the applicable year that the damaged occurred (2016/2017).  

The property owner must submit an Application for Abatement of Taxes for Homestead Residential Improvements, along with documentation showing the property was uninhabitable, to their county property appraiser's office.

The deadline to submit applications is March 1, 2019.

If approved by the Property Appraiser, the county Tax Collector's Office will issue a tax refund after homeowners pay their 2019 property tax bill.

The Polk County Property Appraisers Office is now accepting Applications for Abatement of Taxes for Homestead Residential Improvements (DR-463).

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 13, 2018

Mail out date
Friday, August 17, 2018

File a petition deadline
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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
4/2/2018

Extension Request Period
3/19/2018 - 4/2/2018


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11/12/2018

Thanksgiving
11/22/2018 - 11/23/2018

Christmas
12/24/2018 - 12/25/2018

New Year's Day
1/1/2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/21/2019

Good Friday
4/19/2019

Memorial Day
5/27/2019

Independence Day
7/4/2019

Labor Day
9/2/2019