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Polk County, Florida
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This page lists public record sources in Polk County, Florida. Additional resources can be found on our Florida State Public Records page, on city pages, and on topic pages.

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County Info
Polk County, Florida Home Page
General information about Polk County
Population: 524,389
Area: 1,875 sq. miles
County Seat: Bartow
Area Code(s): 863
Time Zone: Eastern

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Florida Court Records and other Resources
Links to state and local court records, general Florida court information, directory of courts, and online resources for courts in Florida.

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Court Directory and Court Records Info
Directory of court locations in Polk County, Florida. Includes local links to searching court records, dockets, legal research, self help, and more.

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Property Search
Search Polk County real estate property records, tangible business accounts, and sales history.
Assessor, Appraiser
Polk County Property Appraiser
255 North Wilson Ave., Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 534-4753

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Property Tax Search and Pay Property Taxes
Search Polk County property tax records and pay property taxes online.

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Parcel Search and GIS Maps
Search Polk County property assessment records through GIS mapping system.

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Recorded Document Search and Death and Marriage Records
Search Polk County recorded documents, including land records, death certificates, military discharges, and marriage licenses.
Clerk, Recorder, Judicial Foreclosures, Tax Deed Sales and Marriage Licenses
Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court
255 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 534-4540 Fax: (863) 534-4089

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Road Inventory Search
Search Polk County road inventory by road name, road number, node name or node number.

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Birth and Death Records
View information about obtaining Polk County birth and death records.

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Business Tax Search and Pay Taxes
Search Polk County business tax records and/or pay taxes online.

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Polk County census information summary
Polk County statistics for population, ethnicity, housing, geography and businesses. From the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Contractor Online Payment Center
Pay for Polk County open status permit fees and/or make a deposit to your existing escrow account. Registration is required.

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Contractor Licenses
View Polk County contractor licensing information.

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Methamphetamine Manufacturing Charges
View individuals who have been convicted in Polk County on methamphetamine manufacturing charges.

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Criminal History Search Requests
View information about requesting a Polk County criminal history search.

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Sheriff's News Releases
View Polk County Sheriff's news releases by date.

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Cold Case Homicides
View Polk County Sheriff's cold homicide case files by name.

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Missing Persons
View Polk County missing persons by name including photos.

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Department Directory
View Polk County department directory.

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Tax Deed Search
Search Polk County tax deed records by name.

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Tax Certificate Sales
View Polk County tax certificate sale properties, county held certificates, and auction instructions.

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Delinquent Taxes and Tax Certificate Sales
Polk County Tax Collector
430 East Main Street, Bartow, Florida
Phone: (863) 534-4700

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Judicial Foreclosures
View Polk County judicial foreclosure sales listing and auction information.

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Genealogy Records
Search Polk County genealogy records including cemeteries, obituaries, and more.

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GIS Mapping
Search and view interactive GIS maps of Polk County, including street maps, aerial images, parcels, and Commissioner districts.

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Flood Elevation Map
Search interactive map of Polk County flood elevation certificates by name or address.

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Offender Search
Search Florida Department of Corrections offender records, including absconders and fugitives, escaped inmates, released inmates, and supervised population.

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Inmate Search
Search Polk County jail inmate records by name or booking date.
Sheriff and Jail
Polk County Sheriff and Jail
1891 Jim Keene Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33880
Phone: (863)298-6200
Jail Information: (863) 534-6300

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Inmate Records
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Government Jobs
View Polk County government job openings including job title, location and opening date.

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Code of Ordinances
Search or view Polk County code of ordinances, adopted March 19, 2013, including supplement history.

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Marriage Licenses
View information about obtaining a Polk County marriage license including cost, waiting period and list of premarital course providers.

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Historical Building and Development Records
Search Polk County building and land development records, including closed permit files, permit drawings, contractor licenses, historical zoning records, and development project records.

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Online Permit Application System
Apply for Polk County building permits online. Single trade permits for licensed contractors only and registration is required.

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Online Permitting System
Search Polk County building permit and planning project status, monthly permit reports, and contractor licenses through free registration.

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Most Wanted Sex Offenders
View Polk County Sheriff's most wanted sexual predators and offenders by name including photos.

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Registered Sex Offenders
Search for registered Florida sex offenders and predators, or register for email alerts.

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Offender Watch
Search for registered sex offenders living in Polk County, or register for email alerts.

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Sexual Predator Change of Address
View Polk County registered sexual predators who have changed their address.

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Water Atlas
View Polk County water atlas to find water quality, hydrology, recreational and historical data.

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Floodplain Information
View Polk County floodplain information including flood maps.

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Meeting Minutes and Agendas
View Polk County Commission meeting minutes and agendas by date.

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View Polk County bid opportunities by number and bid type.

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Voter and Election Information
View Polk County voter registration and election information including vote by mail.

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Voting Precinct Search
Search for Polk County voting precinct locations by address.

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Election Results
View Polk County 1988 to current election results.

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Online Voter Registration
Register to vote, or update your Polk County voter registration information online.

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District and Precinct Maps
View Polk County voting precinct and district maps.

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Committee Financial Reports
View Polk County committee financial reports by year.

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Campaign Financial Reports
View Polk County candidate financial reports by election date.

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Polling Locations
View Polk County polling locations.

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Active Warrant Search
Search Polk County Sheriff's active arrest warrants by name.

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Most Wanted Persons
View Polk County Sheriff's most wanted persons by name including wanted poster and reason for warrant.

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