• Landfill & Garbage Collection Service Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 12

    The North Central Landfill, located at 7399 DeCastro Road in Winter Haven, will reopen on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 11 a.m. The landfill had been closed on Monday due to Hurricane Irma.

    With the landfill reopening, Republic Services has committed to running Tuesday’s routes on Tuesday. According to Waste & Recycling Director Ana Wood, Republic has chosen not to collect the remainder of...

  • Polk County Implements Order for Curfew

    Polk County will implement an order and declaration implementing a curfew during a declared state of emergency for Hurricane Irma. County Manager Jim Freeman signed the order that will go into effect at 12:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

    The curfew order, requested by the Emergency Management Director and Sheriff, imposes a 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. curfew, which is necessary to ensure the...

  • Precautionary Boil Water Notice For Lake Garfield Public Water System Customers

    Polk County Utilities is issuing a Department of Health required “PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE” due to a loss of pressure.

    This notice is for customers located in subdivisions and places of business in the Lake Garfield Public Water System, which includes Lake Garfield Estates on the south side of Highway 60, east of Bartow. Approximately 120 customers are affected.

    As a precaution, we advise...

  • Polk County Government Office Closures for Tuesday, September 12

    Polk County Government Office Closures for Tuesday, September 12

    Polk County Board of County Commissioners offices will not be open on Tuesday, September 12. While offices will not be open, county employees will be working to help get Polk County cleaned up and repaired after Hurricane Irma struck Sunday evening and early Monday morning.

    The Polk County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller will...

  • Contractor Licensing Informational Flyers

    The Polk County Building Division has 3 informational flyers available on the Polk County government facebook page and website regarding post storm repairs. These flyers contain information concerning:

    • Best practices for hiring a contractor for post storm repairs
    • Phone and website information need to confirm contractor licensure
    • Guidelines for what type of work requires permits or licenses
    • Pitfalls...
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