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Marsha M. Faux, CFA, ASA
Property Appraiser


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» A Note From Marsha

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 2015 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 current income limit for this exemption. Click here for more information about the new long-term resident senior exemption.

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

2015 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

If you own, operate, or have started a business in Polk County. 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 car (PIC report) from our website.

Important Dates


Web site date
Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mail out date
Monday, August 18, 2014

File a petition deadline
Friday, September 12, 2014

Missed the deadline and can show good cause? File a GOOD CAUSE PETITION.
2014 Filing Period
3/2/2013 - 3/3/2014

You may file in person or online.
2014 Filing Period
3/2/2013 - 3/3/2014

TPP Tax Return Deadline
4/1/2014

Extension Request Deadline
3/26/2014

Christmas
12/25/2014 - 12/26/2014

New Year's Day
1/1/2015

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/19/2015

Memorial Day
5/25/2015

Independence Day
7/3/2015

Labor Day
9/7/2015