• CSX Upgrades to Close Wabash Avenue Railroad Crossing Near Publix Corporate Offices

    Bartow, Fla. (March 16, 2018) — CSX Transportation will close the rail crossing on South Wabash Avenue between Mershon Street and Olive Street just south of the Publix Corporate Offices in Lakeland for five days of upgrades starting Monday morning. The crossing is scheduled to reopen on Saturday. To bypass the closed crossing, northbound through traffic along South Wabash Avenue will be detoured...

  • BoCC seeking residents to serve on Contractor Licensing Board

    Bartow, Fla. (March 16, 2018) — Polk County is seeking interested residents to fill vacancies for consumer representative seats on the Contractor Licensing Board.

    The Contractor Licensing Board hears complaints against licensed contractors and is authorized to take disciplinary action. This includes license suspension or revocation for locally licensed contractors, but is limited to suspension of ...

  • Agenda Review scheduled for Friday, March 16

    Bartow, Fla. (March 14, 2018) —  The Board of County Commissioners will meet on Friday, March 16, 2018 for the Agenda Review meeting. This will take place in Room 407, County Administration Building, 330 W. Church St., Bartow Fla.


    I.          Welcome – Commissioner Dantzler, Chair

    II.         Review...

  • Government offices in East Bartow closed due to water main break

    Bartow, Fla. (March 8, 2018) —  A break in a major water line that provides service to most of the county’s East Bartow campus is interrupting some county services for the remainder of the day today (Thursday, March 8). According to the City of Bartow, repairs to the water line should be completed by late this afternoon.

    Some elements of the following county facilities are closing early:

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