WaterWise Expo – June 10, 10am to 1pm

Saturday, June 10, 2017
10:00am to 1:00pm

Join Polk City for a FREE event featuring exhibits, giveaways, and informational presentations on all things water! Let’s learn how to conserve our natural resources while saving money.

Donald Bronson Community Center – 124 Bronson Trail, Polk City, FL 33868


10:15am Conserving Water, One Drop at a Time
presented by: Southwest Florida Water Management District

10:45am It’s Time to Prepare for Hurricane Season
presented by: Polk County

11:15am Why Use Florida Friendly Landscaping?
presented by: UF Institute of Food & Agricultural Sciences (IFAS)

11:45am Mosquito Control and Zika Virus Prevention
presented by: Polk County Mosquito Control

12:15pm The Green Swamp
presented by: Central Florida Regional Planning Council

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Florida Statute 286.26, persons with disabilities needing special accommodations to participate in the proceedings should contact Polk City, 123 Broadway Blvd SE in Polk City, Florida, (863) 984-1375 extension 238, no later than 48 hours prior to the proceedings.

Download/View a printable event flyer

Planning Commission Meeting – Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 6:00 pm

Planning Commission Packet for 10.19.2017

The Polk City Planning Commission will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the City of Polk City Commission Chambers, 123 Broadway Boulevard SE, Polk City, Florida.

Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the City of Polk City Planning Commission, Polk County, Florida, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based.  Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the City Clerk 48 hours in advance of the meeting at (863) 984-1375.

Debris Removal on Private Roads and in Gated Communities


Polk County is trying to reach residents who live on private roads or in gated communities to obtain permission to pick up storm debris from the roadside in your neighborhoods.

FEMA requires that owners give the county’s contracted debris haulers a right of entry to their roadways for the purpose of removing and clearing hurricane-damaged debris.

As of this morning, about 956,000 cubic yards, or nearly half of the estimated 2.1 million cubic yards of vegetative debris has been collected. Haulers continue to work seven days a week, from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m., on their first pass through the county. In order to collect debris from residents on private roads and gated communities, designated HOA officers or management companies must sign and return a “RIGHT OF ENTRY AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT FOR DEBRIS REMOVAL” form.

How do you know if you live on a private road in Polk? According to Right of Way and Real Estate Manager Wade Allen, most likely, your street sign is white, rather than green.

The Right of Entry form may be printed from the polk-county.net website, and returned by email, regular mail or faxed to the county. For more information or questions please call (863) 535-2200 or email privateroads@polk-county.net.



Republic Services Garbage and Debris Pick up

Republic Services is back on regular service schedule this week (9/18/2017).

The cleanup of unbound or loose debris resulting from Hurricane Irma will be collected by the disaster debris contractor Crowder Gulf, Inc. hired by Polk County.

In an effort to help, and better communicate the expectation of routine yard waste collection and to minimize disruption of services following Hurricane Irma, Republic Services residential curbside collection for yard waste will be in bags or containers weighing less than 50 pounds


City Hall Closed

City Hall will be closed until full power & phones have been restored.