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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  • 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...

  • Aerial mosquito spraying following Hurricane Irma

    As you may be aware, Polk County recorded more than 11 inches of rain due to Hurricane Irma, which resulted in many flooded areas and produced ideal mosquito habitats. We are already seeing a significant increase in the mosquito population.

    As a result, the county requested assistance from the State for aerial spraying of mosquitoes to help reduce the threat of mosquito-borne disease outbreaks in ...
  • Tarps and Blue Roof Program open in Polk County

    Bartow, Fla. (September 25, 2017) —  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Blue Roof program is open daily in Bartow to provide no-cost temporary repairs for roofs damaged by Hurricane Irma.

    Representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bartow Municipal Airport, 5253 Airport Blvd., US 17 and Spirit Lake Road, Bartow. Only primary residences with...

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