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  • Historic Courthouse - Bartow
  • Airboat Rides - Lake Wales
  • Highlands Reserve Golf Course - Davenport
  • Mulberry
  • Davidson Citrus Candy Factory - Dundee
  • Fantasy of Flight - Polk City
  • Fort Meade
  • Eagle Lake
  • Lake Morton - Lakeland
  • LEGOLAND Florida - Winter Haven
  • Eaglebrooke Golf Course - Lakeland
  • Southern Dunes Golf Course - Haines City
  • City Hall - Auburndale
  • Kissimmee State Park - Lake Wales
  • Lake Alfred
  • City Hall - Frostproof
  • Bok Tower Gardens - Lake Wales
  • Hillcrest Heights
  • Highland Park
  • Lake Hamilton

Polk County Highlights

 Register for Polk County's FREE telephone emergency notification program 

In addition to media reports and social media posts, the Board of County Commissioners and the Sheriff's Office use a telephone program to inform residents about public safety threats and concerns. This is a free service. During situations that may affect your health, safety and welfare,designated officials send out messages to telephone numbers and email addresses within a geographic area. When the message is sent the system will notify you, giving specific information about the current announcement.

Many residents who have home telephones are already included in our database. If you have a cellular or business telephone that you would like to receive notifications, you may register to receive our messages by a voice recording or by email.

To receive messages please register your contact information online at You will be asked to provide your name, address, email address and primary and alternate phone numbers.



Polk Performs Dashboard on the Web

Polk County government categorizes our services into seven result areas: Basic Needs, Economic Development, Good Government, Growth and Infrastructure, Natural Resources & Environment, Safety and Recreation and Cultural Arts. Indicators of how we are meeting our resident's expectations is available on our dashboard.

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Celebrate and learn more about the importance of water

at the 7 Rivers Water Festival

In the first of its kind event to bring together the community and local conservation organizations in a fun and educational environment, the Polk County Utilities division has announced the inaugural 7 Rivers Water Festival on May 3. Admission is free.


For more information about this fun, family friendly festival, click here.


New Free Diabetic Classes offered by the Indigent Health Care Division

The Polk Healthcare Plan has announced additional free Diabetic Classes for Polk County residents on April 24, May 2 and May 19, and June 9 and 23.


To reserve seats, residents should call 863-519-2041 or 863-519-2066.

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