Online Payment System Down until Aug 16

The City of Polk City is in the process of switching to a new online payment system. Online payments will not be available during this time. We anticipate the new system to come online on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and we appreciate your patience while we work to improve your online payment experience.

Outdoor Watering Returns to Twice-A-Week


 Outdoor watering returns to twice-a-week

 Bartow, Fla. (August 1, 2017) — Beginning Wednesday, August 2, Polk County property owners may return to irrigating their lawns and landscapes twice a week. During the extreme drought this spring, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) issued more extreme restrictions on outdoor water usage. Those restrictions have now been lifted.

Watering hours for potable (drinking) and reclaimed water are from midnight to 10 a.m. or 4 p.m. to midnight. Addresses that end in even numbers water on Thursdays and/or Sundays. Odd number addresses may water on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays. Common areas or areas where no address can be determined, may water on Tuesdays and/or Fridays.

For more complete information on watering schedules and restrictions, go to