Chandra Frederick


 Phone: 863-534-6080

 Toll Free: 800-780-5346

Street Address:  

330 W. Church St.
Bartow, FL  33830

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 9005
Drawer GM02
Bartow, FL  33831-9005

Office Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday:
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Second and Fourth Tuesdays:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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If you build it, they will come.  But before you do, make sure to get the proper permits through Polk County Building’s Division.

Do I Need a Permit? Steps to Permitting Owner/Builder Applicants

The division is the clearinghouse for permits in the unincorporated parts of the county. It permits and inspects new construction, remodels, additions, repairs, demolitions, mobile home set ups, signs and other structures. The division also ensures that contractors who get permits from the county are properly registered and have insurance and meet other requirements.  In addition, the division investigates complaints against locally-licensed contractors. 

Helpful Contacts:

Permit Tech on Call  – 863-534-6080 (Option 5 on the menu)
Permitting process or requirements inquiries.

Planner on CallWeb Page
Land Development regulations inquiries.

Cashier – 863-534-6535
Pay permitting fees by phone or add funds to an escrow account.

Inspections Helpline  – 863-534-6708

Contractor Licensing – 863-534-6530,
For licensing questions or to file a contractor complaint.

Re-open expired permits  –

Request a search of open or expired permits for a property by emailing a research request form to

Business Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (*see note below)

Second and Fourth Tuesdays
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Note:  Customers with walk through residential applications with plans and mobile home set up applications must be in the queue with an application number by noon. Customers with walk through residential applications that do not include plans are accepted until 1:30 p.m. The cut-off times will be revisited after the Accela transition.


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