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Polk County Closures

  • BoCC Offices will be closed Wednesday and Thursday
  • Residential Waste in unincorporated Polk County will not be collected on Wednesday or Thursday and the North Central Landfill will be closed. Wednesday and Thursday collections will be picked up next week. Service will resume on Friday
  • Waste Management of Lakeland is suspending services on Wednesday, Sept. 28
  • Clerk of Court, courts and jury services are closed Wednesday and Thursday
  • Property Appraiser's Office will be closed Wednesday and Thursday
  • Polk State College closed Wednesday and Thursday
  • All Polk County Environmental Lands sites and Natural Resources Stormwater Treatment Wetlands. These sites include Circle B Bar Reserve, Crooked Lake Prairie, Crooked Lake Sandhill, Gator Creek Reserve, Hickory Lake Scrub, Lakeland Highlands Scrub, Marshall Hampton Reserve, North Walk-in-Water Creek, Peace River Hammock, Sherwood L. Stokes Preserve, Alafia Reserve and SUMICA.
  • All Polk County campgrounds
  • Bone Valley ATV Park
  • All Polk County youth and adult league activities are cancelled and will remain so until further notice
  • All Polk County parks and recreation programs cancelled this week
  • Polk County Public Schools will be closed Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28

Am I in a flood zone?

Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States. Flood effects can be local, impacting a neighborhood or entire community; or they can be very large, affecting an entire regional river basin or multiple states.

All floods are not alike. Some floods develop slowly, possibly over a period of days, while others can develop quickly and without any visible signs of rain.

It is important to be aware of flood hazards no matter where you live. But it is especially important to be aware if you live in low-lying areas or near water. Very small streams, gullies, creeks, culverts, dry streambeds, or low-lying grounds that appear harmless in dry weather can flood.

To see the potential flooding sources in your area visit FEMA Flood Map Service Center.


Polk County waste collection update for Hurricane Ian

REVISED Polk County Waste & Recycling Hurricane Ian Schedule

There will be no residential collection on Wednesday, September 28 and Thursday, September 29.  These customers will be serviced next week, October 5 and October 6.

Sandbag Sites to Close Tuesday

Polk County Shelters to Open Tuesday, Sept. 27

Based on the current track and estimated time of arrival in Polk County of Hurricane Ian, shelters will be open on Tuesday, September 27 at 12:00 p.m. Click below to see the listing.

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