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Polk's Property Taxing Authorities

Property owners and others that have questions about the various millage rates should direct their inquiries to the following taxing authorities:


Polk County Board of County Commissioners (BoCC)

The following ad valorem taxes have been approved by the BoCC.

  • General Revenue Fund: Ad valorem property taxes approved by the BoCC to fund law enforcement, jail operations, other public safety functions, court system, human services, elections and property development. Tel. (863) 534-6594
  • Library Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU): Ad valorem property taxes approved by BoCC to fund library services.Tel. (863) 534-6594
  • Parks Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU): Ad valorem property taxes approved by BoCC to fund park services. Tel. (863) 534-6594
  • Polk County Stormwater Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU): Approved by BoCC for stormwater utility operations. Tel. (863) 534-6594
  • Rancho Bonito(MSTU):Ad valorem property taxes approved by BoCC to fund enforcement services and improvements. Tel. (863) 534-6594
  • Skyview Utility(MSBU):Ad valorem property tax to further property development. Tel. (863) 298-4147
  • Polk County Code Enforcement Lien: Approved to pay for lot clearing, unpaid demolition, and removal of junk and abandoned vehicles to benefited properties. Tel. (863) 534-6092
  • Polk County Fire Services: A non-ad valorem assessment approved by BoCC to fund the operation of fire services. Tel. (863) 519-7350
  • Polk County Garbage Collection & Landfill: A non-ad valorem assessment approved by BoCC to fund the garbage collection, landfill disposal, yard trash collection and landfill disposal. Tel. (863) 284-4319
  • Polk County Lighting District: A non-ad valorem assessment approved by BoCC to fund street light operation in subdivisions outside municipalities. Tel. (863) 534-6025
  • All Roadway Improvement Assessment MSBUs (Municipal Service Benefit Units): Non-ad valorem assessment units approved by BoCC to fund roadway improvements,etc. Tel. (863) 535-2200


Polk County School Board (PCSB)

The following ad valorem taxes have been approved by the PCSB.

  • General Fund: Ad valorem property taxes approved by PCSB to fund most school services, including teacher and administrator salaries, educational materials and the maintenance of schools. Tel. (863) 519-4704
  • Local Capital Fund: Ad valorem property taxes approved by PCSB to fund new facilities and expansion and upgrade of existing facilities. Tel. (863) 519-4704


OTHER AD VALOREM TAXING AUTHORITIES


Polk's Municipalities
Click here for a listing of Polk's municipalities that have approved ad valorem taxes...


Lake Region Lakes Water Management District

Approved for Winter Haven chain of lakes upkeep and maintenance. Tel. (863) 293-1441

Lakeland Area Mass Transit (Citrus Connection)
Approved to operate buses in Lakeland and surrounding areas. Tel. (863) 688-7433

Lakeland Downtown Development Authority
Approved to fund downtown revitalization, including streetscapes. Tel. (863) 687-8910

South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
Including Everglades Construction and Okeechobee Basin. Approved for water management operations, capital improvements, permitting and staff. Tel. (561) 686-8800

Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)
Approved for operations, capital improvements, permitting, and staff. Tel. (352) 796-7211



NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSING AUTHORITIES


Polk's Municipalities
Click here for a listing of Polk's municipalities, including an applicable listing of approved non-ad valorem taxes...


Property owners and others that have questions about the various assessments should direct their inquiries to the following assessing authorities:

Bridgewater Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds and for operating and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. (407) 472-2471

City Center Community Development District
Approved for operations and maintenance costs. Tel. (321) 263-0132

Golden Lakes Community Development District (Eagle Brooke)
Approved to pay the principal and interest on bonds issued to further property development. Tel. (954) 603-0034

Highland Meadows Community Development District
Approved for further property development and maintenance. Tel. (407) 472-2471

Highland Meadows II Community Development District
Approved for further property development and maintenance. Tel. (407) 382-3256

Lake Ashton Community Development Districts
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds to further property development. Tel. (407) 841-5524

Lake Ashton II Community Development Districts
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds to further property development. Tel. (954) 721-8681

Orangewood Community Subdivision
Approved for various infrastructure improvements and maintenance. Tel. (863) 834-6010

Poinciana Solivita Community Development District
Approved for utility operation and maintenance costs. Tel. (954) 603-0034

Poinciana West Community Development District
Approved to pay principal and interest on bonds to further property development and maintaining its assessable improvements. Tel. (954) 603-0034

Solterra Resort Community Development District
Approved for further property development and maintenance. Tel. (321) 263-0132

Tohopekaliga Water Authority
Sewer extension costs. Tel. (407) 944-5000

West Lakeland Water Control District
Approved for maintenance of drainage/ditches. Tel. (954) 603-0034

Westridge Community Development District
Approved for further development and maintenance Tel. (407) 472-2471


MUNICIPALITIES IN POLK COUNTY

City Of Auburndale City Commission (click here for website)  (863) 965-5133
City Of Bartow City Commission (click here for website)
Clear Springs Waste Water Improvement
Stormwater
Fire Services
 (863) 534-0100
City Of Davenport City Commission (click here for website)  (863) 419-3300
City Of Eagle Lake City Commission (click here for website)  (863) 293-4141
City Of Fort Meade City Commission (click here for website)
Lot Demolition/Lot Clean Up
Stormwater
 (863) 285-1100
City Of Frostproof City Commission (click here for website)
Fire Services
 (863) 635-7855
City Of Haines City Commission (click here for website)
Drainage District
Lot Demolition/Lot Clean Up
Stormwater  (863) 421-3777
Fire Services  (863) 421-9901
 (863) 421-3600
City Of Lake Alfred City Commission (click here for website)
Code Enforcement (863) 291-5748
 (863) 291-5270
City Of Lake Wales City commission (click here for website)
Code Enforcement
Fire Services
 (863) 678-4182
City Of Lakeland City Commission (click here for website)
Lot Demolition  (863) 834-8273
 (863) 834-6200
City Of Mulberry City Commission (click here for website)
Stormwater
 (863) 425-1125
City Of Polk City City Council (click here for website)  (863) 984-1375
City Of Winter Haven City Commission (click here for website)
Code Enforcement  (863) 291-5697
Fire Services  (863) 291-5665
 (863) 291-5600
Town Of Dundee Town Council (click here for website)
Stormwater
 (863) 438-8330
Town Of Hillcrest Heights Town Council (click here for website)  (863) 638-2732
Town Of Lake Hamilton Town Council (click here for website)  (863) 439-1910
Village Of Highland Park Board of Commissioners (click here for website)
Fire Services
 (863) 455-6518

REFERENCE

Chapters 192, 193, 194, 195, 196 and 197 of the Florida Statutes