Welcome To The Polk County Emergency Home Page

Polk County is currently in recovery mode for Hurricane Irma. Residents can continue to check this page for the latest storm-related updates and information regarding recovery efforts.

Citizen's Information Line:
(863) 401-2234
Toll Free: 1-866-661-0228

Storm Debris Hotline:
(863) 451-3357

Licensed hauling contractors who are interested in providing services collecting hurricane debris in Polk County may contact:

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  • To Burn Or Not To Burn

    There is no burn ban in unincorporated Polk County, however it’s important to note cities may have different rules. For example, residents are NOT allowed to burn yard waste, tree trimmings, trash, etc. in the City of Lakeland.

    In unincorporated Polk County, you may burn yard waste, which is any vegetative debris such as grass clippings, brush, leaves, tree limbs and palm fronds. The yard waste...

  • Polk County Hotel Room Availability

    The latest Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing Hurricane Irma Room Inventory as of  2 p.m. on September 13, shows a 160 room availability in hotels throughout the county. 

    For assistance locating these rooms, please contact Visit Central Florida at 863-420-2586.

    Please note: every effort is made to make this list as accurate as possible but inventory availability changes rapidly.

  • What to do now that Hurricane Irma has passed.

    Here is some helpful information about what to do and who to call now that the storm has passed.
    What To Do Post Hurricane Irma
  • TDC Marketing Committee Meeting Cancelled

    Bartow, Fla. (September 13, 2017) — The TDC Marketing Committee Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 9:00a.m. at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex has been cancelled. 

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