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Hon. Joe G. Tedder

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Tax Collector

Phone: (863) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.com
Polk County School
330 West Church St.
Bartow , Florida 33830
United States

Company Description: Tax Collector's Office of Polk County is an office where you can renew your tags, driver's license.

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Lakeland Senior High School
  • Bachelor of Science Degree , Accounting
    Florida Southern College
  • degree , Accounting
    Florida Southern College
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About Joe Tedder
JOE G. TEDDER, CFC - Tax Collector for Polk County, Florida
Representative Kelli Stargel with Tax Collector Joe Tedder and Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd
Tax Collector Joe G. Tedder spoke briefly on some of the issues brought up by Rep.
Joe G. Tedder, CFC
Tax Collector for Polk County
Florida Tax Collectors Association / Service Corporation / Directors, 3 Aug 2015 [cached]
Hon. Joe Tedder
Region 4 Director
Leadership - Florida Tax Collectors Association, 18 Feb 2009 [cached]
Hon. Joe Tedder Polk County Tax Collector Executive Committee President
Tax Collector for Polk County, 17 Oct 2008 [cached]
About Joe Tedder
Tedder Becomes President Of Florida Tax Collectors
BARTOW, Florida/PR Free/October 17, 2008
Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County, was recently installed as president of The Florida Tax Collectors, Inc., a professional association representing 67 tax collectors throughout the state of Florida. Tedder previously served as first vice-president and legislative chair for the association.
Ken van Assenderp, General Counsel to the FTCA, performed the swearing-in ceremony for Tedder at the organization's annual meeting.
"I've worked with Joe for over 16 years; first when he served in the Legislature and for the past 12 years as Tax Collector. Over those years, I have witnessed Joe's integrity, honor, and the virtue of good decision-making."
Tedder was first elected Tax Collector for Polk County in 1996, recently winning his third consecutive re-election unopposed.
"Joe has been a guiding force in the Florida Tax Collectors Association for several years. His knowledge, his leadership skills and his ability to bring about consensus will have a positive impact on the Association and its members. We're all excited about Joe's presidency and I'm confident that under his leadership we will have a successful and productive year."
Tedder entered public office in 1992, serving as State Representative, District 64, for two terms. While in the legislature he also served as Vice Chairman on the Government Accountability to the People (GAP) Commission, a member of the Florida Commission on Education Reform and Accountability, and sponsored legislation on school reform and charter schools while in the Legislature.
Tedder is a graduate of Florida Southern College with a degree in Accounting. Prior to public life, Tedder worked for 11 years as an accountant with the firm Tedder, Grimsley and Company in Lakeland, Florida.
In the past year, tax collectors across the state have faced challenges with revenue shortfalls while the Legislature continues to look to them to provide additional state services, such as drivers' licenses, at the local level.
Honorable Ken Burton Jr., Florida Tax Collectors Association Past President, stated, "The FTCA faced one of their most challenging years this part year, and Joe Tedder played an integral part in our success meeting those challenges.
I look forward to working with Joe as our president as we continue to make great strides toward our legislative and corporate goals."
As Tax Collector for Polk County, Tedder collects Florida's sixth largest tax roll in the state with a 135 full time employees and five branch offices throughout Polk County. He is also involved with numerous local boards and non-profits, including past president of United Way, American Heart Association, Leadership Lakeland and Chairman, Polk Vision Governmental Alliance Committee.
Tax Collector for Polk County, 17 Jan 2016 [cached]
About Joe Tedder
And today, Joe Tedder announced the names ofthe winners of the Gift Card Giveaway.
Tax Collector Joe Tedder advises taxpayers that offices across the county will be closed on Friday, January 1, 2016 in observance of the New Year's Day holiday.
Joe Tedder announces that office hours for the Tax Collector Service Centers will be 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning on January 4, 2016. The American Legion Tag Agency in Winter Haven will also start opening on business days at 8:30 a.m. beginning in January as well.
"This will not impact staff hours," states Tedder, "as our employees will still work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but will be in training for the first 30 minutes of each day."
Tedder adds, "In taking over driver licensing and other duties for the state, our staff has experienced increased training requirements.
Tax Collector Joe Tedder is estimating over 22,000 customers will come through their offices the last two weeks of December, making it the busiest time of the year at the Tax Collector's Office. December 31 is the deadline for a 3% property tax discount, as well as mobile home and heavy truck registration renewals. In addition, service centers will also be serving driver license customers, many of whom are students out for winter vacation and seeking permits. And, due to the season, holiday closings will reduce the hours of operation for walk-in services.
"All these factors create the perfect storm of high traffic through our service centers this time of year. Luckily, taxpayers have other options to avoid long lines," states Tedder. Tedder and his team have been busy this fall, spreading the word about their easy, online payment portal,, where taxpayers can go and conduct many of their tax payments and renewal transactions. And now, all four service centers are offering driver license services.
Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County continues to warni motorists not to use "," a company that advertises on internet search engines for online tag renewals.
Tedder is warning people to avoid entirely and instead go to official tax collector websites, such as, to avoid excessive fees and possible lost renewals.
Tedder illustrated the problem, "When people use Google or other search engines to find our Tax Collector's Office for online services, tricks people making them think they have gone to our website."
Tedder stated, "I urge Polk County citizens to only go to an official Tax Collector website, such as, to get online registration services."
With proceeds going to classroom arts, it's a "win-win" states Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County and honorary chairman for Kids Tag Art, a countywide art design contest and fundraising project exclusively for fifth graders.
Joe G. Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County, reports the 2015 Property Tax Notices to all of Polk County's property owners have been mailed.
"Property owners should be receiving their bills in the mail over the next few days," says Tedder.
Each year, Tedder and his staff announce the mailing of tax bills to property owners, knowing that up to 1% of the bills each year will come back as "not deliverable" due to incorrect addresses.
Tedder reminds taxpayers their taxes are due, whether they receive a tax bill or not, citing Florida law which clearly places the burden of responsibility for payment of taxes on the property owner.
Tedder's staff reports over 332,442 property tax bills will go out in the mail this week.
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