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SATURDAY, MARCH 31 IS PROPERTY TAX DEADLINE


SATURDAY, MARCH 31 IS PROPERTY TAX DEADLINE


Taxpayers Have Few Days Until Deadline

BARTOW, Florida/PR Free/March 20, 2012

Joe G. Tedder, CFC, Polk County Tax Collector, reminds property owners that the deadline for payment of 2011 real estate and tangible personal property taxes is Saturday, March 31, 2012. However, because the deadline this year falls on a Saturday, Tedder advises taxpayers who have delayed making their payment that they will be able to pay in person on Monday, April 2, 2012 until 5:00 pm without incurring a penalty. Mail payments must be postmarked and online payments must be made on or before March 31, 2012.

Payment made after the applicable payment deadlines will be considered delinquent and late fees and interest will be accrued.

Mail-in payments should be addressed to:

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

Mail-in payments may be made by way of a check or money order made payable to Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector. Checks must be in U.S. funds and drawn on U.S. banks. Do not send cash through the mail. Mail-in credit card payments are also accepted when accompanied by a credit card payment slip provided by the Tax Collector's Office.

Payments may be made 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

Note: Property tax payments may also be placed in drop boxes located inside the Branch Offices, which are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday (excluding weekends and observed holidays), and at the Winter Haven Tag Agency, located at 300 Avenue M, N.W., which is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding weekends and observed holidays).

For more information, visit www.PolkTaxes.com or telephone the Tax Collector's Office at (863) 534-4721.

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