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MARCH 31st IS PROPERTY TAX DEADLINE


MARCH 31st IS PROPERTY TAX DEADLINE


With deadline looming and high gas costs, taxpayers may want to consider other payment options.

BARTOW, Florida/PR Free/March 25, 2008

Joe G. Tedder, CFC, Polk County Tax Collector, reminds property owners that the deadline for payment of 2007 real estate and tangible personal property taxes is Monday, March 31, 2008. After this date, any 2007 property tax payments will be considered delinquent and late fees and interest will be incurred.

Payments can be made by mail, online, by phone, or in person.

Those who seek to pay their property taxes by mail must have their payment postmarked on or before March 31, 2008. Payments should be mailed to:

Joe G. Tedder, Polk County Tax Collector
P.O. Box 1189
Bartow, Florida 33831-1189
Property owners may also call into the ?Tax Talk? by dialing (863) 534-0042 to obtain information, such as:

Property Value
Payment Status Or Payoff Amount
The Exemption(s) Applied To Their Property
Taxpayers who wish to pay in person have until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31st to make payments at any of the following Tax Collector Branch Offices:

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. Regular office hours are 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding weekends and observed holidays).

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

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