Notice of Proposed Property Taxes, or Truth in Millage (TRIM) Notices, provide property owners information
pertaining to their property’s assessed value and proposed property taxes for the current year.
The Property Appraiser’s Office will be mailing the 2020 Truth in Millage (TRIM) Notices on Monday, August
17, 2020. Additionally, the TRIM notices will be available for viewing on the Property Appraiser’s website at
www.polkpa.org beginning Thursday, August 13, 2020.
We expect our customers may have questions regarding the TRIM Notice mailing, which will likely result in
increased call volume and walk-in customers as taxpayers begin receiving these notices.
Property owners with questions regarding their 2020 TRIM notices or taxable values and who would like to
speak to a deputy property appraiser and/or make an appeal to the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) may
contact the Property Appraiser’s office by telephone at (863) 534-4777 or by email at [email protected]. Property owners must make appeals by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020.
About the Office of Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County, Florida
Joe G. Tedder is elected by the people of Polk County to serve as their Tax Collector. The Office of Tax
Collector is provided in Florida’s Constitution to serve in the state’s political subdivisions known as counties.
The Tax Collector’s Office for Polk County has service centers in Bartow, Lakeland, Davenport, and Lake
Wales. The Tax Collector’s Office serves over 720,000 residents in Polk County, offering services such as:
Driver licenses and identification cards; motor vehicle registrations, decals, license plates, titles and disabled
person parking placards; real estate and tangible personal property taxes; county local business taxes; tourist
development taxes; concealed weapons license applications and renewals; and, other services.