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Polk Central Appraisal District

On behalf of Polk Central Appraisal District I would like to welcome you to our website. We look forward to the opportunity to better serve the citizens of Polk County by keeping everyone informed and educated about the requirements and happenings at the Appraisal District. There is a tremendous amount of information available on our site and a lot of other website links that will be a tremendous help for anything you may need. Should you have any comments or questions about our site or if there is further information that you would like to see, let us hear from you on our comments page.

Chad S. Hill, RPA, CCA
Chief Appraiser
Polk Central Appraisal District

Upcoming Activities

It’s the time of year again when our Appraisers are out in the field collecting and updating data. Field work will be ongoing through April of 2015. Field work and data collections are a very important part of the appraisal process. The District conducts Field appraisals each year following general process guidelines established by internal procedures and based on accepted industry standards.

The purpose of field work is to ensure that not only new property is accounted for but also existing property is updated thus insuring that our appraisals are as accurate as possible. The Appraisal District is required to visit all residential real property within the county every three years.

Please be assured that your confidence and your right to privacy are something we take very seriously. Our Appraisers are required to be courteous and professional at all times. All of our Appraisers wear shirts that have the Polk Central Appraisal District seal clearly displayed. In addition they are required to display their ID cards at all times along with having in their possession their TDLR (Texas Department of Licensing) cards. If you ever have any questions or concerns regarding an appraiser that is conducting a site visit you should contact our office at 936-327-2174

As part of the scope of work the field appraiser must measure and photograph all structures. With the consent of the property owner access to the property will help to insure an accurate appraisal.

Residential Properties are ONLY appraised from the outside unless a request is received by the property owner. If you feel that there are inaccuracies with you current property information or if you have added or removed a structure and would like an appraiser to re-visit your property please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

Polk Central Appraisal District would like to let all business owners know that our Business Personal Property Appraiser will be out in the field conducting our annual site visits from now until March 2015.

The purpose of these site visits is to ensure that all ownership information along with address and DBA information is correct.

During the site visit the appraiser may need to ask questions with regard to any equipment, Furniture and fixtures, Machinery, inventory and vehicles used for your business. The more information you are able to provide will help to ensure that our values are fair and equal.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office 936-327-2174.