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


Welcome to our website! We hope you find the information inside easily accessible and useful. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us.
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***REMINDERS 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. Our office currently has a few situations where property was in agreement for purchase as early as September this year but, unfortunately, closings and official documents conveying ownership were dated after January 1. These organizations, which by all means qualify for full tax exemptions, now are faced with ad valorem taxes.

Organizations applying for exempt status under chapter 196 Florida Statutes which are organized and operated as a non-profit entity are required to provide the information below in addition to a completed application.

The application filing period is January 2nd through March 1st each year. After March 1st the application is considered LATE. Please include copies of ALL documentation requested below in a timely and expeditious manner. Additional documents may be required on a case-by-case basis.

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NOTICE EXEMPTIONS – FILE FOR 2020


The Polk County Property Appraiser's Office is now accepting exemption applications for the year 2020.

(If you purchased and moved into your home after January 1, 2019, you may now file for a 2020 exemption.) If you have purchased a new home and had a previous homestead on another home in Florida, you may be eligible for portability - the transfer of some or all of your old homestead's "Save Our Homes" benefit (the difference between your market and assessed values due to the annual cap on increases).

Note: The late file deadline to file for a 2019 application: Tuesday September 10, 2019.

*****BEWARE*****   YOU DO NOT NEED TO PAY FOR DEED OR PROPERTY INFORMATION!


A number of Polk County residents received letter from First Documents, Record Transfer Services, and others stating the need for homeowners to pay for a "Current Grant Deed and Property Assessment Profile". (SAMPLE LETTERS)

The Polk County Property Appraiser's office wants you to know that property records and deeds may be obtained online for little or no cost to you and without having to pay a service.

  • Current Property Deeds and all property/owner information is available on our website; the information is found by using our Property Search feature and locating your property. Once located, you can get a copy of your deed or print a PRC - Property Record Card. See below for additional instructions.

    How to get a copy of your deed
    How to print a PRC

  • You can also visit the Polk County Clerk's Official Records Search to receive certified documents.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk of the Courts or the Property Appraiser's Office.

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 12, 2019

Mail out date
Friday, August 16, 2019

File a petition deadline
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Missed the deadline and can show good cause? File a GOOD CAUSE PETITION.
File for 2020

2019 late filing deadline
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

You may file in person or online.
TPP Tax Return Deadline
4/1/2019

Extension Request Period
3/18/2019 - 4/1/2019


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