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The Polk County Tax Collector Joe G. Tedder, CFC, reminds property owners that March 31st is the last day to pay 2004 property taxes.

BARTOW, Florida/PR Free/March 25, 2005

Joe G. Tedder, CFC, Polk County Tax Collector, reminds property owners that property tax payments are now due. The deadline for payment of 2004 real estate and tangible personal property taxes is Thursday, March 31, 2005. Tax payments that are mailed and postmarked after this date will be delinquent.

Payments should be mailed to:

Joe G. Tedder, Polk County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 1189
Bartow, Florida 33831-1189
Payments made via the internet site must also be made by this date. Internet payments are conducted at ", by clicking on the "make online payments" link.

Property owners have until 5:00 p.m. Thursday, to make payments at any of the Tax Collector office locations. Payments may be made in person at the following locations:

MAIN Branch Offices - 430 E. Main Street, Bartow
LAKELAND Branch Office ? Polk County Government Center, 930 E. Parker Street, Lakeland
HAINES CITY Branch Office ? 74 Maxcy Plaza Circle, Haines City

Tax payments may also be placed in the drop boxes located inside the branch offices at the above locations and at the Winter Haven Tag Agency, located at 300 Avenue M, N.W. Normal office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding weekends and holidays).

In addition, due to extensive hurricane damage, the Lake Wales Branch Office remains closed. Only drop box payments may be made at this location at the present time. This office is located in the Polk County Government Center, 658 Highway 60 West, Lake Wales.

For more information, you may call the Polk County Tax Collector?s Office at (863) 534-4721.


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