Chandra Frederick

Director

 Phone: 863-534-6080

 Toll Free: 800-780-5346

 ChandraFrederick@polk-county.net

Street Address:  

330 W. Church St.
Bartow, FL  33830

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 9005
Drawer GM02
Bartow, FL  33831-9005

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Building Lobby Avg Wait Times

Without Plans ReviewWith Plans Review
5 mins 55 mins

Application Cut-off Times

(Must be in the queue)
  • Residential With Plans: 12 p.m.
  • Mobile Home Setup: 12 p.m.
  • Residential Without Plans: 1:30 p.m.

If you build it, they will come. But before you do, make sure to get the proper permits through Polk County's Building Division.

Do I Need a Permit? Steps to Permitting Owner/Builder Applicants

The division is the clearinghouse for permits in the unincorporated parts of the county. It permits and inspects new construction, remodels, additions, repairs, demolitions, mobile home setups, signs and other structures. The division also ensures that contractors who get permits from the county are properly registered and have insurance and meet other requirements. In addition, the division investigates complaints against locally-licensed contractors.


Helpful Contacts:

Permit Tech on Call – (863) 534-6080
Permitting process or requirements inquiries.

Planner on CallWeb Page
Land Development regulations inquiries.

Cashier – (863) 534-6535
Pay permitting fees by phone or add funds to an escrow account.

Inspections and Power Release Helpline – (863) 534-6708

Contractor Licensing – (863) 534-6530, ContractorLicensing@polk-county.net
For licensing questions or to file a contractor complaint.

Re-open expired permitsExpiredPermits@polk-county.net

Request a search of open or expired permits for a property by emailing a research request form to PermitLienSearch@polk-county.net.

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