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Reminder: March 31st is the last day to pay 2005 property taxes.

BARTOW, Florida/PR Free/March 9, 2006

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

Payments should be mailed to:

Joe G. Tedder, Polk County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 1189
Bartow, Florida 33831-1189

Payments can also be made via the internet. Internet payments should be made on or before March 31st and are conducted at, by clicking on the "make online payments" link.

Payments may be made in person as well. Property owners have until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, 31st to make payments at any of the Tax Collector Branch offices at the following locations:

BARTOW MAIN Branch Office - 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

LAKE WALES Branch Office ? Polk County Government Center, Lake Wales Plaza, 642 State Road 60 West, Lake Wales

Finally, tax payments may be placed in 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).

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


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