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Privacy Policy & Disclaimers


The Polk County Property Appraiser (PCPA), provides this website for the convenience of the property owners in Polk County Florida. By using the information and services available on this website, you agree to be bound by all of the PCPA’s terms and conditions of use as defined in this Privacy Policy.

The Polk County Property Appraiser (PCPA) recognizes the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information collected on this site. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

The terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy may be updated. Users should check this policy frequently to keep abreast of any changes. Your continued use of our websites and services will indicate your agreement to any such change.

Please note that PCPA is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of third party web sites whose contents are not controlled by the PCPA.

Privacy Policy


AUTOMATIC DATA COLLECTION - The Polk County Property Appraiser (PCPA) automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, PCPA cookie information, and the page you request.

PCPA uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the content you see, fulfill your requests, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

COOKIES – All anonymous features of the Polk County Property Appraiser’s websites work without cookies. However, any feature that requires the visitor to log in, requires cookies to be enabled. The PCPA uses secure cookies for authenticated transactions. You can adjust your browser settings to limit or block cookies. For instructions:


DATA COLLECTION – When you engage in activities on this site, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities.

Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as required and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the required data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity online. Instead, you will need to use a non-web option for transacting that business with the Polk County Property Appraiser.

LINKS - Links to other government agencies and some private organizations are provided on our websites. The Property Appraiser's Office and/or its authorized agents are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such other websites. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy policy of that respective site.

SECURITY - We use reasonable precautions to protect our customers' personal information and to store it securely. All of the Polk County Property Appraisers websites use Hypertext transfer protocol secure (HTTPS), which transports data over an encrypted connection, in order to increase security of data transfer. Only the latest version of Transport Layer Security (TLS), 1.2, is enabled on our web servers. Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

SOCIAL MEDIA – Social Media channels are used to convey public information, concerning the valuation of property in Polk County Florida. Comments posted by others on the Polk County Property Appraiser's social media sites are not to be considered the opinion of the agency; nor does the Polk County Property Appraiser's Office endorse any third-party comments. All contents of the page, including friends and likes, are subject to disclosure under Florida’s Public Records Act. Postings on these platforms constitute acceptance of these terms.

Disclaimers


DATA DISCLAIMER - The Polk County Property Appraiser makes every effort to produce and publish the most current and accurate information possible. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use, or its interpretation.

EMAIL ADDRESSES ARE PUBLIC RECORDS DISCLAIMER - Per Florida Statute 668.6076 a government agency that operates a website and uses electronic mail shall post the following disclaimer: E-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

MAP DISCLAIMER - The Polk County, Florida Property Appraiser (PCPA) Interactive Map is a public resource of general information. The PCPA makes no warranty, representation or guarantee as to the content, sequence, accuracy, timeliness, or completeness of any of the data provided herein. The PCPA explicitly disclaims any representations and warranties, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. PLEASE NOTE THAT All MAPS ARE WORKSHEETS USED FOR ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES ONLY. They are not surveys. The information is provided "as is." The PCPA shall assume no liability for: errors or inaccuracies regardless of how caused; OR decisions made/actions taken in reliance upon data furnished.

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION DISCLAIMER – Property descriptions provided on this site are a condensed version of the original legal description recorded in the public records. The property description does not include the section, township, range, or the county where the property is located. It is a description of the ownership boundaries only and does not include easements or other interests of record. The property description should not be used when conveying property. The Property Appraiser assumes no responsibility for the consequences of inappropriate uses or interpretations of the property description. No warranties, expressed or implied, are provided for the data herein, its use, or its interpretation.

SQUARE FOOTAGE DISCLAIMER - All square footage estimates are derived from exterior wall measurements which is the standard in the appraisal industry. Builders frequently use interior dimensions and they may differ from those on our records. Before requesting a review, property owners may want to verify their square footage by taking external wall measurements themselves.

Questions and Suggestions


If you have questions or suggestions in regards to this privacy statement, please Contact Us.
Important Dates

Web site date
Monday, August 12, 2019

Mail out date
Friday, August 16, 2019

File a petition deadline
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Missed the deadline and can show good cause? File a GOOD CAUSE PETITION.
File for 2020

2019 late filing deadline
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

You may file in person or online.
TPP Tax Return Deadline
4/1/2019

Extension Request Period
3/18/2019 - 4/1/2019


Christmas
12/24/2019 - 12/25/2019

New Year's Day
1/1/2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
1/20/2020

Presidents' Day
2/17/2020

Good Friday
4/10/2020

Memorial Day
5/25/2020

Independence Day
7/3/2020

Labor Day
9/7/2020

Veteran's Day
11/11/2020

Thanksgiving
11/26/2020 - 11/27/2020