Taxing Authorities

Timothy Murphy Property Tax Services

Property owners and others that have questions about the various millage rates should direct their inquiries to the following taxing authorities:

Polk County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC)
The following ad valorem taxes have been approved by the BoCC.

  • General Revenue Fund: Ad valorem property taxes approved by the BoCC to fund law enforcement, jail operations, other public safety functions, court system, human services, elections and property development. Tel.  863 534-6594
  • Environmental Land Acquisition Fund: Approved to acquire, preserve, protect, manage and restore endangered and environmentally sensitive lands, water resources and important wildlife habitat. Tel. 863-534-6594
  • Library Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU): Ad valorem property taxes approved by BoCC to fund library services. Tel. 863-534-6594
  • Parks Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU): Ad valorem property taxes approved by BoCC to fund park services. Tel. 863-534-6594
  • Polk County Stormwater Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU): Approved by BoCC for stormwater utility operations. Tel. 863-534-6594
  • Rancho Bonito (MSTU):Ad valorem property taxes approved by BoCC to fund enforcement services and improvements. Tel. 863-534-6594
  • Skyview Utility (MSBU):Ad valorem property tax to further property development. Tel. (863) 298-4135
  • East Bimini Bay (MSBU):Ad valorem property tax to further property development. Tel. (863) 298-4135
  • Island Club West (MSBU):Ad valorem property tax to further property development. Tel. (863) 298-4135
  • Polk County Code Enforcement Lien: Approved to pay for lot clearing, unpaid demolition, and removal of junk and abandoned vehicles to benefited properties. Tel. 863-534-6054
  • Polk County Fire Services: A non-ad valorem assessment approved by BoCC to fund the operation of fire services. Tel. 863-519-7350
  • Polk County Garbage Collection & Landfill: A non-ad valorem assessment approved by BoCC to fund the garbage collection, landfill disposal, yard trash collection and landfill disposal. Tel. 863-284-4319
  • Polk County Lighting District: A non-ad valorem assessment approved by BoCC to fund street light operation in subdivisions outside municipalities. Tel. 863-534-6717
  • All Roadway Improvement Assessments (MSBUs): Non-ad valorem assessment units approved by BoCC to fund roadway improvements, etc. Tel. 863-535-2200

Polk County School Board (PCSB)
The following ad valorem taxes have been approved by the PCSB.

  • General Fund: Ad valorem property taxes approved by PCSB to fund most school services, including teacher and administrator salaries, educational materials and the maintenance of schools. Tel. 863-519-4704
  • Local Capital Fund: Ad valorem property taxes approved by PCSB to fund new facilities and expansion and upgrade of existing facilities. Tel. 863-519-4704

Other Ad Valorem Taxing Authorities

Polk’s Municipalities (see below)

Lake Region Lakes Water Management District
Approved for Winter Haven chain of lakes upkeep and maintenance. Tel. 863-293-1441

Lakeland Area Mass Transit (Citrus Connection)
Approved to operate buses in Lakeland and surrounding areas. Tel. 863-688-7433

Lakeland Downtown Development Authority
Approved to fund downtown revitalization, including streetscapes. Tel. 863-687-8910

South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
Including Everglades Construction and Okeechobee Basin. Approved for water management operations, capital improvements, permitting and staff. Tel. 863-686-8800

Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)
Approved for operations, capital improvements, permitting, and staff. Tel. 352-796-7211

Non-Ad Valorem Assessing Authorities

Property owners and others that have questions about the various assessments should direct their inquiries to the following assessing authorities:

Polk’s Municipalities (see below)

Astonia Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the district infrastructure construction, operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Bridgewater Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds and for operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-472-2471

City Center Community Development District
Approved for operations and maintenance costs. Tel. 321-263-0132

Champions Reserve Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds and for the construction of the district, and the operating maintenance of the improvements, infrastructure and facilities within the district. Tel. 813-397-5120

Charles Cove Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds and for the district construction, operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-723-5900

Cypress Park Estates Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds and for the district construction, operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Davenport Road South Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds to fund the district construction and/or acquisition of storm water management improvements, landscaping, utilities improvements, and roadway improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Eden Hills Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the construction of the district, and the operating maintenance of the improvements, infrastructure and facilities within the district. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Florida Green Finance Authority (PACE)
Established to offer 100% financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water saving, and resiliency upgrades for property and business owners. Tel. 866-807-6864

Florida PACE Funding Agency
Established to offer 100% financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water saving, and resiliency upgrades for property and business owners. Tel. 850-400-7223

Forest Lake Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the district infrastructure construction, operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Golden Lakes Community Development District (Eagle Brooke)
Approved to pay the principal and interest on bonds issued to further property development. Tel. 954-603-0034

Hammock Reserve Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the construction of the district, and the operating maintenance of the improvements, infrastructure and facilities within the district. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Highland Meadows Community Development District
Approved for further property development and maintenance. Tel. 407-472-2471

Highland Meadows II Community Development District
Approved for further property development and maintenance. Tel. 407-841-5524; ext. 116

Highland Meadows West Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the construction of the district, and the operating maintenance of the improvements, infrastructure and facilities within the district. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Holly Hill Road East Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds which fund the construction and/or acquisition of stormwater management improvements, landscaping, utilities improvements, and roadway improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Lake Ashton Community Development Districts
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds to further property development. Tel. 954-721-8681; ext. 201

Lake Ashton II Community Development Districts
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds to further property development. Tel. 954-721-8681; ext. 201

Lakeside Landings Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the district infrastructure construction, operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-723-5900

Lakeside Preserve Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds which fund the construction and/or acquisition of stormwater management improvements, landscaping, utilities improvements, and roadway improvements. Tel. 407-723-5900

Lucerne Park Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds which fund the construction and/or acquisition of stormwater management improvements, landscaping, utilities improvements, and roadway improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

North Boulevard Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds which fund the construction and/or acquisition of stormwater management improvements, landscaping, utilities improvements, and roadway improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

North Powerline Road Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds which fund the construction and/or acquisition of stormwater management improvements, landscaping, utilities improvements, and roadway improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Orangewood Community Subdivision
Approved for various infrastructure improvements and maintenance. Tel. 863-834-6010

Poinciana Solivita Community Development District
Approved for utility operation and maintenance costs. Tel. 407-841-5524; ext. 116

Poinciana West Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds to further property development and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524; ext. 116

Saddle Creek Preserve Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the district infrastructure construction, operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Sandmine Road Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the district infrastructure construction, operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Scenic Highway Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the district infrastructure construction, operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Solterra Resort Community Development District
Approved for further property development and maintenance. Tel. 321-263-0132

Tohopekaliga Water Authority
Sewer extension costs. Tel. 407-944-5000

Towne Park Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the district infrastructure construction, operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

Villamar Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds for the district infrastructure construction, operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. 407-841-5524 ext. 116

West Lakeland Water Control District
Approved for maintenance of drainage/ditches. Tel. 954-603-0034

Westridge Community Development District
Approved for further development and maintenance Tel. 407-472-2471

Municipalities in Polk County

City Of Auburndale City Commission 863-965-5133
City Of Bartow City Commission
Clear Springs Waste Water Improvement
Stormwater
Fire Services
863-534-0100
City Of Davenport City Commission 863-419-3300
City Of Eagle Lake City Commission 863-293-4141
City Of Fort Meade City Commission
Lot Demolition/Lot Clean Up
Stormwater
863-285-1100
City Of Frostproof City Commission
Fire Services
863-635-7855
City Of Haines City Commission
Drainage District
Lot Demolition/Lot Clean Up
Stormwater (863) 421-3777
Fire Services (863) 421-3611
863-421-3600
City Of Lake Alfred City Commission
Code Enforcement (863) 421-3777
863-291-5748
City Of Lake Wales City commission
Code Enforcement
Fire Services
863-678-4182
City Of Lakeland City Commission
Heatherpoint Driver Stormwater (863) 834-6010
Lot Demolition (863) 834-6251
863-834-6200
City Of Mulberry City Commission
Stormwater
863-425-1125
City Of Polk City City Council 863-984-1375
City Of Winter Haven City Commission
Code Enforcement (863) 291-5697
Fire Services (863) 291-5677
863-291-5600
Town Of Dundee Town Council
Code Enforcement
Stormwater
863-438-8330
Town Of Hillcrest Heights Town Council 863-638-2732
Town Of Lake Hamilton Town Council 863-439-1910
Village Of Highland Park Board of Commissioners
Fire Services
863-455-6518