Data Files


The following data is available for download from ftp://ftp.polkpa.org: You can also click on the headings below to go directly to that folder on the ftp site. Please review the FTP Help File for schema information and general use instructions.  


SCHEMA FOR GIS FTP SHAPE FILES CHANGED ON 5/20/2016:

Periodically it becomes necessary to make schema changes to our ftp files. As a result of converting to the Local Government Data Model, we have made several changes to the GIS data files.  The changes range from changing field names and sizes to removing shape files and adding new shape files. Schema information for the new files can be found in the FTP Help. For a comparison of the old and new files please see the FTP GIS Schema Changes Report.

A copy of the GIS shapefile data in the old format will remain on the ftpsite for a few months. The old GIS data has been moved to a folder named GISOLD. This data is now static, it will no longer be updated. The new shapefiles are located in the GIS Data folder.


Appraisal Data

The Appraisal Data consists of files that contain the assessment data associated with parcels. It includes owner, sales, & property value information. The files are in text format (.txt) and zipped to reduce their size. They can be imported into Microsoft Access or a similar database program. The intended purpose of the Appraisal Data is to provide users the ability to create customized queries and reports (example: mail labels or sales reports). Please see FTP Help for additional information.  These files are updated daily.

Tangible Data

The Tangible Data consists of files that contain the assessment data associated with all tangible accounts. It includes, owner, account details, & account value information. The files are in text format (.txt) and zipped to reduce their size. They can be imported into Microsoft Access or a similar database program. The intended purpose of the Tangible Data is to provide users the ability to create customized queries and reports (example: mail labels or sales reports). Please see FTP Help for additional information. These files are updated daily.

GIS Data

GIS Data is vector data of the areas of Polk County which have been completed in GIS. These zipped files are provided in ESRI shapefile format.  This data is updated daily. Please see FTP Help for additional information.

Images

The IMAGES folder contains orthorectified aerial photography for 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2007. Orthorectification is the name of the process used to remove distortion and make the photo fit real worked distances and surfaces. The compressed Images are in MrSID (Multi Resolution Seamless Image Database) format.

More current aerial images of Polk County (and the State of Florida) are available at the websites listed below. Please see FTP Help for additional information.

Florida Department of Transportation's Aerial Photo Look-Up System

Land Boundary Information System (LABINS) Aerials

Mapping Worksheet Data

The Mapping worksheets are pdf files of the property appraiser worksheets commonly referred to as “plats”. You will need to download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. This data is updated daily and is arranged by Range-Township-Section (RTS) folders.

Geodetic Control

The Geodetic Control folder contains pdf files of the Polk County Geodetic Control Densification surveys.

Lighting District Maps

The Lighting Districts Maps folder contains pdf files of the Polk County lighting districts. This is updated as necessary.

Tax Roll Files

The Tax Roll Files folder contains the Appraisal and GIS data at final tax roll for previous five tax rolls.  This data is updated at final tax roll each year.

General Maps

The General Maps folder contains maps of aerial imagery extents, district boundary maps and other maps in pdf format.

Adverse Possession Data

The Adverse Possession Data folder contains DR-452 (Return of Real Property in Attempt to Establish Adverse Possession Without Color of Title) documents that have been filed in the office of the Polk County Property Appraiser.

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

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

Christmas
12/25/2017 - 12/26/2017

New Year's Day
1/1/2018

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/15/2018