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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  • Circle B Bar Reserve Reopens to the Public

    Bartow, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2017) —  Circle B Bar Reserve has reopened. The reserve has been closed since Hurricane Irma. County crews have cleared the fallen trees off the trails and they are now open for public use.

    Not all of the trails in the reserve are open, as some still have flooding and downed debris from the storm. Those trails, which include Alligator Alley, Tree frog Trail and a...

  • Polk Debris Drop off Sites Open for Residents

    Bartow, Fla. (Oct. 12, 2017) — For the second weekend, Polk County will open four sites Friday where residents can drop off vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma.

    The sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday through Monday and will be at:

    • 9500 Marigold Ave. in Poinciana, on the east side of the road at the new fire station
    • 5901 Strickland Ave. in Lakeland, on the west side of the road at...
  • Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Meeting

    Bartow, Fla. (October 11, 2017) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners will meet  Friday, October 13, 2017,  at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Conference Room #407 at the Neil Combee Administration Building in Bartow.


    I.     Welcome – Commissioner Bell, Chair

    II.    Dr. Ross to present the County Manager/County Attorney’s evaluations

    III. ...

  • Debris removal on private roads and in gated communities

    Bartow, Fla. (October 11, 2017) —  Polk County is trying to reach residents who live on private roads or in gated communities to obtain permission to pick up storm debris from the roadside in your neighborhoods.

    FEMA requires that owners give the county’s contracted debris haulers a right of entry to their roadways for the purpose of removing and clearing hurricane-damaged debris.

    As of this ...

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