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


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REMINDERS TO FILE


***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.

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 2017 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

AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION

2017 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 (PIC report) from our website.

*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.

Important Dates


Web site date
Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mail out date
Monday, August 15, 2016

File a petition deadline
Friday, September 9, 2016

Missed the deadline and can show good cause? File a GOOD CAUSE PETITION.
2017 Filing Period
3/2/2016 - 3/1/2017

You may file in person or online.
2017 Filing Period
3/2/2016 - 3/1/2017

TPP Tax Return Deadline
4/3/2017

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

Christmas
12/23/2016 - 12/26/2016

New Year's Day
1/2/2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/16/2017

Good Friday
4/14/2017

Memorial Day
5/29/2017

Independence Day
7/4/2017

Labor Day
9/4/2017

Veteran's Day
11/10/2017

Thanksgiving
11/23/2017 - 11/24/2017