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APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT PLAN NEARS


APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR PROPERTY TAX PAYMENT PLAN NEARS


04/25/03 - BARTOW

Joe G. Tedder, CFC, Tax Collector, reminds property owners that property tax payment plan applications for next year's taxes are due no later than Wednesday, April 30th.

In order to participate in the property tax installment payment plan, you must apply prior to May 1st of the tax year for which application is being made and your taxes for the previous year must have been more than $100.00.

If you are already participating in the installment payment plan for the current tax year, you do not need to reapply; you will automatically be reenrolled.

Taxes are paid in four installments.

First, in June with a 6% discount;

Second, in September with a 4.5% discount;

Third, in December with a 3% discount; and,

Fourth, in March without a discount.

The first installment payment is due no later than June 30th of the tax year in order to remain on the plan.

Property Tax Payment Plan Applications may be obtained by contacting the Tax Collector's Office as follows:

By E-mail -
In Person at any of the following Tax Collector Branch Office locations during regular business hours, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (excluding weekends and holidays) :

· Main Branch Office in Bartow at 430 E. Main Street;

· Lakeland Branch Office in the Polk County Government Center at 930 E. Parker Street;

· Lake Wales Branch Office in the Polk County Government Center at 642 State Road 60; and,

· Haines City Branch Office at 900 Lily Avenue.

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