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TAX COLLECTOR RECOGNIZED FOR KIDS TAG ART
Event Featured Renowned Artist Stephan Koury
Recently, Joe Tedder was recognized for his community leadership in the arts, by the Florida Heart Research Institute, sponsor of the Heart Smart Art Awards, an event for the popular Kids Tag Art Program that the tax office hosts.

Pictured with Joe Tedder is Sallie Byrd, Senior VP of Development and Oscar Flores,(right) from the Florida Heart Research Institute, and Stephen Koury (left), world renown wildlife artist and guest speaker for this event.

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KIDS TAG ART HOSTS 3RD ANNUAL HEART SMART ART AWARDS
Special Guest Wildlife Artist Stephen Koury Inspires Audience
This past Saturday, January 18 was Heart Smart Art Day at Polk Museum of Art, where Joe Tedder's Kids Tag Art program teamed up with Miami-based Florida Heart Research Institute to recognize heart-healthy designs as part of this year's countywide drawing contest. Ten talented fifth graders and their families were recognized for their creative heart-healthy design at the 3rd Annual Heart Smart Art Recognition Ceremony and Reception, hosted by The Florida Heart Research Institute of Miami, the sole sponsor of this event and the only one of its kind in the State. Sallie Byrd, Senior Vice President of Development at FHRI, presented each student with their tag art, a FHRI key chain and a certificate of achievement. The top three designs received their artwork framed in glass along with a small cash award. For more info,
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TAX COLLECTOR NOW PROVIDING DRIVER LICENSES IN LAKELAND
State Driver License Office Closes In Lakeland
The Tax Collector's Office announces that effective Monday, December 9, 2013, all driver license services for Lakeland are now being provided by the Tax Collector's Service Center located at 916 N. Massachusetts Avenue. For more info,
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KIDS TAG ART 2013 AWARDS OF DISTINCTION
Student Art Now On Sale To Public
Kids Tag Art, a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for fifth graders, announces the 2013-2014 award-winning designs which are now on sale to the public. "This year's 5th graders have created terrific works of art and everyone in Polk County can show their pride by ordering a Kids Tag," stated Tax Collector Joe Tedder. For more info,
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LAKELAND SERVICE CENTER HAS MOVED
New Lakeland Tax Collector Office Location
The Tax Collector's Lakeland Service Center has moved to its new location beginning on Tuesday, November 12 at 916 North Massachusetts Ave. For more info,
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TCPC RECEIVES CERTIFICATE OF MERIT
Office Recognized For Financial Operations
The Tax Collector's Office for Polk County (TCPC) received a Certificate of Merit from the Florida Tax Collectors Association for achieving a clean financial audit. For more info,
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DRIVER LICENSE HANDBOOKS AVAILABLE ONLINE
Florida Tax Collectors Launch New Website
Tell all your friends and family looking to get a driver license booklet that Florida's Tax Collectors have launched a new website to help citizens obtain their driver's license booklet. For more info,
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WIRE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS
Bank Wire Instructions Have Changed
Anyone seeking to conduct a wire transfer for payment of property taxes to the Tax Collector's Office for Polk County, Florida, should
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ADDITION TO TAX COLLECTOR HISTORY
Enoch Everett Mizell's Photo Made Available
The image of Enoch Everett Mizell, along with his wife, Martha Bryant Mizell, was made available to the Tax Collector's Office by the Kathleen Area Historical Society. To learn more about Enoch Everett Mizell and Polk's Tax Collectors,
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SEE YOUR WAY TO A PREVENT BLINDNESS DONATION
Voluntary Check-Off On Registration And Driver License Renewals
Prevent Blindness Florida, an affiliate of Prevent Blindness America, is a non-profit organization offering over 50 years of vision education and services. Prevent Blindness Florida's focus is promoting a lifetime of healthy vision care through advocacy, education, screening and research. You can help Prevent Blindness Florida by donating when you renew your vehicle registration and driver license. For more info,
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Press ReleaseSPOTLIGHT ON TOURIST TAXES
Review Tourist Development Tax Reports
Tourist Development Tax dollars are distributed by the Tax Collector's Office to the Polk County Board of County Commissioners for its Tourist Development Trust Fund. These tax dollars are used to advertise and promote tourism in Polk County, fund special art and cultural events, sporting events, and capital improvements. To see the latest Tourist Development Tax Distribution Report and previous reports,
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BE AN ORGAN DONOR!
Voluntary Check-Off Available When Renewing Driver License
Residents needing to renew drivers licenses may wish to consider the voluntary check-off as an organ donor. Drivers may opt for this tissue donation status both through the online renewal process or in person at any drivers license office at no additional cost. For more info,
click here!


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