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Release Date: Monday, November 23, 2020

BARTOW, Florida - The Polk County Tax Collector's Office will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, 2020. Our office will resume regular business hours on Monday, November 30, 2020.

The Tax Collector's Office for Polk County reminds Polk County property owners that Monday, November 30 is the last day to take advantage of the 4% discount awarded to taxpayers who make their property tax payment in November. Payments must be postmarked or received on or before Monday, November 30. If paid online, residents have until midnight, November 30. Residents can also walk-in or drop-off a payment to any of our offices until 5:00 PM, November 30.

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About the Office of Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County, Florida

Joe G. Tedder is elected by the people of Polk County to serve as their Tax Collector. The Office of Tax Collector is provided in Florida’s Constitution to serve in the state’s political subdivisions known as counties. The Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County has service centers in Bartow, Lakeland, Davenport, and Lake Wales. The Tax Collector’s Office serves over 720,000 residents in Polk County, offering services such as: Driver licenses and identification cards; motor vehicle registrations, decals, license plates, titles and disabled person parking placards; real estate and tangible personal property taxes; county local business taxes; tourist development taxes; concealed weapons license applications and renewals; and, other services.

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