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.
For more information, please go to www.PolkTaxes.com.
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.