Find Polk County Florida commissioners and board of commissioners. Commissioners provide information on property taxes, real estate land records and lookups and manage local government administration.
Auburndale Commissioner 1 Bobby Green Pl Auburndale FL 33823 863-965-5530
Lakeland Commissioner 228 South Massachusetts Avenue Lakeland FL 33801 863-499-6005
Polk County Commissioner 348 County Road 630A Frostproof FL 33843 863-635-7879
Polk County Commissioner 330 West Church Street Bartow FL 33830 863-534-6000
Yes, County Commission meetings are public meetings. Meeting notices and agendas must be posted in advance. State statutes identify certain topics, such as labor negotiations, that a County Commission may consider during an executive session, which is closed to the public.
Most County Commissions have between three and nine County Commissioners. County Commissions always have an odd number of Commissioners to prevent tie votes. Some examples of single member Boards of Commissioners exist, but these are very rare.
Rules vary, but generally a sitting Commissioner cannot apply for and be hired for a position within the county they serve. Some jurisdictions may allow for an existing employee to run for County Commissioner.