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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  • Polk County's Answer to Health and Safety Concerns from Residents

    BARTOW, Fla. (Sept. 24, 2017) –  In response to last week’s 6,022 resident calls concerning garbage, routine yard trash, bulk and recyclables still sitting at the curb, Polk County’s Waste & Recycling office officials met with Advanced Disposal and FCC Environmental  management teams. The group met to discuss the health concerns and safety issues of residents, and the immediate...

  • Public Safety Coordinating Council Meeting Cancelled

    Bartow, Fla. (September 20, 2017) — The Public Safety Coordinating Council Meeting scheduled for Monday, September 25, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. noon at the at the Neil Combee Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow, FL has been cancelled. 

  • North Central Landfill Disposal Fees Waived

    Bartow, Fla. (Sept. 19, 2017) — Tipping fees (disposal fees) at the North Central Landfill for residential vegetative debris as a result of Hurricane Irma will be waived for 30 days, beginning today and extending through Oct. 18, 2017, unless otherwise extended.

    The landfill hours for accepting this material will be as follows:

    • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
    • 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m....
  • County Parks to reopen Friday, Sept. 22

    Bartow, Fla. (September 20, 2017) —  Polk County parks and campgrounds listed below will open to the public on Friday, September 22, 2017; however, some parks will have limited access.

    • Aldine Combie Park
    • Bone Valley ATV Park- will open with limited access to trails
      • Discounted Day Pass: $5 per person  (Friday, Sept. 22 through Mon. Sept 25)
    • Christina Park
    • East Central Park
    • Ft. Meade...
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