Tax Collector’s Office Will Be Closed June 21st For Training

Release Date – Wednesday, June 2, 2021:

The Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County reports that its Service Centers will be closed on Monday, June 21, 2021 as part of a new tax computer system installation. We will resume our regular business hours on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

The American Legion Tag Agency in Winter Haven will also be closed. Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.

While the Tax Collector’s Service Centers will be closed on June 21st, staff will engage in an extensive training on the new tax system, which will launch Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The new, user-friendly system will enable staff to provide more seamless and efficient customer service to Polk County’s taxpayers.

Polk County residents in need of renewing their vehicle registrations can still do so using mail and online services. Those needing same day vehicle registration renewal services on June 21st may visit the Kiosks available at the Oakbridge and Grove Park Publix locations in Lakeland. For more information regarding online transactions and Publix Kiosk locations, including available services, visit

Note: Appointments are required for all driver license, I.D. card, road test, written test, and concealed weapons license application and renewal transactions conducted in our service centers.

For more information on office hours and locations, please go to

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 Constitution to serve in the state 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.