Welcome To The Polk County Emergency Home Page

Polk County is currently in recovery mode for Hurricane Irma. Residents can continue to check this page for the latest storm-related updates and information regarding recovery efforts.

Citizen's Information Line:
(863) 401-2234
Toll Free: 1-866-661-0228

Storm Debris Hotline:
(863) 451-3357

Licensed hauling contractors who are interested in providing services collecting hurricane debris in Polk County may contact:

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  • Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued for Southwest Polk

    Polk County Utilities issued a Department of Health required PRECAUTIONARY BOIL WATER NOTICE due to a loss of pressure in the area of Southwest Polk Thursday morning.

    This notice is for customers located in subdivisions and places of business west of Carter Road, south of West Pipkin Road, east of County Line Road, and north of State Road 60 in the Southwest Region Public Water System.

    As a...

  • April 30 is final day for hurricane debris pickup by county

    Bartow, Fla. (April 12, 2018) —  Polk County residents are advised that as of Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the county will no longer pick up vegetation or construction materials that are remnants from Hurricane Irma.

    Unincorporated Polk County residents will need to follow requirements associated with the garbage haulers contract in order to receive service after April 30, 2018 for pickup of bulk...

  • Polk’s FEMA Disaster Center to close Friday

    Bartow, Fla. (October 25, 2017) —  Polk County residents who experienced property damage or loss directly caused by Hurricane Irma can register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance in person until 8:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017.

    According to the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the center located at the Stuart Center in Bartow will close...

  • Polk Debris Drop off Sites Open for Residents

    Bartow, Fla. (Oct. 19, 2017) — Polk County will again open four sites today where residents can drop off vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma.

    The sites will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today through Monday and will be at:

    • 9500 Marigold Ave. in Poinciana, on the east side of the road at the new fire station
    • 5901 Strickland Ave. in Lakeland, on the west side of the road at the ball park
    • Across...
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