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 2018. 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.