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Stay Connected with Polk County

Staying connected to your government is essential. That’s why Polk County has several ways for you to connect.


Get the latest county news delivered directly to your inbox each month. Click here to subscribe to news from the Polk County History Center or Polk County Parks and Recreation. You can also sign up for mailing lists only for Polk County Utilities or Polk County Waste and Recycling customers. You also don’t want to miss The Back Porch, Polk County’s general interest newsletter, rounding up highlights from the BoCC each month.

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Did you know that you can text your county government? Whether you have a question about waste and recycling, need to report a pesky pothole or would like to request a change to your utilities service, FYI Polk, the county’s virtual assistant, is here for you. Text “Hello” to (888) 299-POLK (7655) to start a chat, and while you’re there, sign up for text alerts so you can be the first to know when there’s a service disruption, pothole or boil water notice in your area. You can manage your notification preferences so that you only receive information that is relevant to you. You can opt out at any time. Standard messaging rates apply.

You can also access FYI Polk in the lower, right-hand corner of your screen as you browse our website. The online chat feature is now available in 71 languages.

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When severe weather threatens Polk County, Alert Polk is your key to staying informed. Register for Alert Polk to receive hurricane communication updates and more.


Watch BoCC Meetings Live

If you can’t make it to the County Administration Building but don’t want to miss the action in the boardroom, watch BoCC meetings live here. Polk Government Television, or PGTV, livestreams board meeting and agenda reviews and offers a 24/7 cablecast online and on Spectrum 644, Comcast 5 and Frontier 20. Visit the calendar to find the next BoCC meeting or agenda review.

Social Media

Lastly, connect with the county through social media for the latest and most up-to-date news.

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