Charlotte County Property Appraiser
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Paul Polk

Meet Paul Polk

Paul L. Polk, a fifth-generation Charlotte County native was born in Port Charlotte, FL. Paul attended Charlotte County public schools and graduated from Charlotte High School in 1982. He continued his education attending Edison Community College (now known as Florida Southwestern College) where he earned an Associates in Arts degree. Paul began his appraisal career in 1986 as a residential fee appraiser working for a private firm doing appraisals primarily for mortgage lending purposes. In addition to his private sector appraisal experience as a residential and commercial appraiser Paul also worked for the Sarasota County Property Appraiser's Office and the Florida Department of Revenue. Paul joined the Charlotte County Property Appraiser's office in January of 2010 serving as Director of Special Projects and later was promoted to Chief Deputy. Paul is a State-Certified General Appraiser, licensed Real Estate Salesperson and holds the Certified Florida Appraiser designation from the Florida Department of Revenue. Paul was elected to the position of Property Appraiser in November of 2012 and took office in January 2013. Paul and his wife Vicki live in Charlotte Harbor and have one grown son Emory.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Successfully completed or has credit for the following courses sponsored by the Society of Real Estate Appraisers:
Course 101 - Introduction to Real Property Valuation
Course 102 - Applied Residential Property Valuation

Successfully completed or has credit for the following courses sponsored by the Appraisal Institute:
Course 410 - Standards of Professional Practice, Part A
Course 401G - General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach

Successfully completed the following courses sponsored by the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO):
Course 2 -Income Approach to Valuation
Course 101 – Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal
Course 207 -Industrial Property Appraisal
Course 301 -Mass Appraisal of Residential Property
Course 302 -Mass Appraisal of Income Producing Property
Course 151 -National Uniform Standards of Professional Practice (USPAP)
Course 400 -Assessment Administration
Course 402 -Tax Policy
Course 332 -Modeling Concepts
Course 852 – AAS Case study review workshop

Successfully completed the following course sponsored by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute:
CI 101 - Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate

LICENSES/CERTIFICATION

State-Certified General Real Estate Appraiser, #RZ2940
Real Estate Salesperson, State of Florida, License No. SL 0468562
Certified Florida Appraiser (CFA) Florida Dept. of Revenue

APPRAISAL EXPERIENCE (30+ years)

Charlotte County Property Appraiser, Port Charlotte, Florida. January 2013 to Present.

Chief Deputy - Charlotte County Property Appraiser, Port Charlotte, Florida. October 2011 to December 2012.
Director-Special Projects, Charlotte County Property Appraiser, Port Charlotte, Florida, January 2010 to October 2011.
Revenue Service Center Manager, Florida Department of Revenue, Property Tax Oversight, Fort Myers, Florida - May 2007 to January 2010.

Commercial Appraiser, C. Michael Polk & Associates, Inc., Punta Gorda, Florida -July, 2005 to May 2007.
Appraiser Specialist, Florida Department of Revenue, Property Tax Administration, Fort Myers, Florida - November 2000 to July, 2005.
Appraiser II, Florida Department of Revenue, Property Tax Administration, Fort Myers, Florida - October 1996 to November 2000.
Deputy Appraiser, Sarasota County Property Appraiser's Office, Sarasota/Venice Florida. - November 1993 to October 1996.
Residential Appraiser, Charlotte Appraisal Company, Punta Gorda, Florida - January 1990 to November 1993.
Residential Appraiser, AppraisalFirst Inc. Fort Myers/Sarasota, Florida - May 1986, to January 1990.

Professional

International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO)
International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) Florida Chapter
Florida Association of Property Appraisers- President-Elect (2016-2017)
Florida Association of Property Appraisers- Treasurer (2015-2016)
Property Appraiser Association of Florida – Member – Current

Community

Port Charlotte Sunrise Kiwanis
Charlotte County Imagination Library
Charlotte County Historical Center Society
Charlotte County Republican Club
Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce
Charlotte County Community Action Advisory Board
Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce