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


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  » A Note From Marsha     » Notice of Tax Roll Certification     » Property Tax and Budget Information

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.



AGRICULTURAL CLASSIFICATION

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

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.



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.

Important Dates


Web site date
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Mail out date
Monday, August 17, 2015

File a petition deadline
Friday, September 11, 2015

Missed the deadline and can show good cause? File a GOOD CAUSE PETITION.
2016 Late Filing Period
3/2/2016 - 9/9/2016

2016 Filing Period
3/3/2015 - 3/1/2016

You may file in person or online.
2016 Late Filing
3/2/2016 - 9/9/2016

2016 Filing Period
3/3/2015 - 3/1/2016

TPP Tax Return Deadline
4/1/2016

Extension Request Period
3/18/2016 - 4/1/2016

Memorial Day
5/30/2016

Independence Day
7/4/2016

Labor Day
9/5/2016

Veteran's Day
11/11/2016

Thanksgiving
11/24/2016 - 11/25/2016

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

New Year's Day
1/2/2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/16/2017