Polk County Constitutional Officers Present A Virtual Property Tax Education Forum

Original Release Date – Tuesday, August 3, 2021, Updated: Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Due to the continuing surge of COVID-19 cases in Polk County, Polk County Constitutional Officers, Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector, Stacy M. Butterfield, Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comptroller, and Marsha M. Faux, Property Appraiser have changed the Property Tax Education Forum to a virtual event on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

The forum will focus on the public’s interest in:

  • Understanding how to reduce the Property Tax burden
  • Understanding what happens when I cannot pay my Property Taxes
  • Understanding how a Tax Deed sale works
  • Understanding how deeds are impacted by Death of Owner

The virtual Property Tax Education Forum is open to the public and being held in conjunction with the City of Lakeland, New Bethel AME Church, and The Coleman-Bush Boosters, Inc.

To join the virtual event on Tuesday, August 31st, click on the link provided 5-10 minutes before the 6:00 PM meeting time: https://bit.ly/3moq61J. The MS Teams meeting link is also available on the Facebook event @PolkTaxes.

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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.