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Building Division

Al Handley, Director 863-534-6536 • Email
General Office: 863-534-6080 • Fax: 863-534-6016
330 West Church Street • Bartow, FL 33830 • Map
Mail: P.O. Box 9005 - Drawer GM02 • Bartow, FL 33831-9005
Hours of Operation: M-F 8AM - 5PM

The Polk County Building and Code Enforcement Division is one of the divisions within the Office of Planning and Development.  The Building section of Building and Code Enforcment Division, permits and inspects new construction, remodeling, additions, repairs, mobile home set ups, signs and other structures. It also issues contractor licenses and investigates complaints against licensed contractors.

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Helpful Links:

Planning and Development Tools

Building and Construction Tools

Transportation Planning Organization

Pay Permitting and Red Tag Fees Online 

Permit and Contractor License Status Viewer 

Codes and Ordinances

Hearing Schedules and Fees




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Polk County Board of County Commissioners | 330 West Church Street | P.O. Box 9005 | Bartow, FL 33830 | 863.534.6000