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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  • Recyclable Material Roll Carts Rolling Out in November

    BARTOW, Fla. (Oct. 2, 2017) – Recycling roll carts are coming sooner than expected for Polk County residents who requested them.

    Through the coordination and cooperation of the county’s new residential haulers, cart delivery for those requests will begin no later than Nov. 1, not in January as originally anticipated.

    “As a result of multiple requests from residents asking for a faster delivery...

  • FEMA’s Disaster Recovery Center Opens Saturday

    Bartow, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2017) — FEMA’s Mobile Disaster Recovery Center will open Saturday in Bartow to assist Polk County residents whose homes and businesses were damaged by Hurricane Irma.

    The center will only be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday through Tuesday at the W.H. Stuart Center, 1710 U.S. 17 South in Bartow.

    At the Disaster Recovery Center, residents can register with FEMA for...

  • Citizen’s HealthCare Oversight Committee Meeting Rescheduled

    Bartow, Fla. (Sept. 28, 2017) — October’s Citizen’s HealthCare Oversight Committee meeting has been rescheduled. The meeting, which had been scheduled for Oct. 20, will now be held at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 in the County Commission Boardroom at the Neil Combee Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow, Fla. 33830.

  • Board of County Commissioners Agenda Review Meeting

    Bartow, Fla. (September 28, 2017) — The Polk County Board of County Commissioners will meet Friday, September 29, 2017, at 9 a.m. in Room 407 of the Neil Combee Administration Building in Bartow.


    I.     Welcome – Commissioner Bell, Chair

    II.    Review upcoming Board Meeting Agenda – October 3, 2017

    III.   Other topics to be discussed – County Manager/County...

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