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 News Briefs



The Polk County Tax Collector’s Office will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020 in observance of Memorial Day. Our service centers will not be open on Saturday, May 23, 2020, but will resume our extended office hours on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The Tax Collector’s Office is proud to observe Memorial Day, a day for remembering and honoring the military personnel who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

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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 686,000 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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To access Tax Collector's News for 2013 and earlier, click here