RELEASE DATE: Monday, November 8, 2021
The Polk County Tax Collector’s Office will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Our office will resume regular business hours on Friday, November 12, 2021.
The Tax Collector’s Office is proud to observe Veterans Day and celebrate the service of all U.S. military veterans. The Tax Collector’s Office facilitates many types of transactions that benefit veterans. Some veteran services include:
• Veterans who reside in Florida can add a veteran designation or “V” on their driver license or ID card.
• Veterans who meet certain criteria are eligible for military/military support/specialty license plates.
• Veterans with a 100% service-connected disability are eligible for discounts and/or exemptions.
• Veterans who qualify are eligible for exemptions in property tax, hunting & fishing licenses, and county local business tax.
To learn more about these benefits, please visit the Veterans Information page on our website: https://www.polktaxes.com/services/veterans-information/.
Polk County residents in need of renewing their vehicle registration can still do so using the KIOSK services available at the Oakbridge and Grove Park Publix locations in Lakeland.
Customers are reminded that appointments are required for all driver license, I.D. card, road test, written test, and concealed weapon services conducted in our service centers.
The Tax Collector for Polk County hopes everyone in Polk County has a safe Veterans Day!
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.