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Code Enforcement

Al Handley, Director • 863-534-5699 • Email
Autumn Fenton, Code Enforcement Manager • 863-534-6003 • Email
General Office: 863-534-6054 • Fax: 863-534-6073
330 West Church Street • Bartow, FL 33830 • Map
Mail: PO Box 9005 - Drawer CS03 • Bartow, FL 33831-9005
Hours of Operation: M-F 8AM - 5PM

Polk County Code Enforcement is housed within the Building and Code Enforcement Division in the Office of Planning and Development and is charged with enforcement of the Land Development Code and other land use-related ordinances and codes.  Code Enforcement provides for the handling of complaints concerning abandoned or distressed vehicles, substandard housing, junk, overgrown lots, commercial vehicles on residential property, etc. Code Enforcement is also responsible for enforcing the sign code. Cases which are not resolved are scheduled to appear before a Speical Magistrate.  Appeals of the Special Magistrate's decisions go before the Appellate Special Magistrate.

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Helpful Links:

Planning and Development Tools

Building and Construction Tools

Transportation Planning Organization

Codes and Ordinances

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The Polk County Board of County Commissioners is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
Polk County Board of County Commissioners | 330 West Church Street | P.O. Box 9005 | Bartow, FL 33830 | 863.534.6000