Polk County Court

Find Polk County Florida courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.


Lake Wales County Court 642 Florida 60 Lake Wales FL 33853 863-678-4002


Lakeland County Court 930 East Parker Street Lakeland FL 33801 863-603-6412

Polk County Court 255 North Broadway Avenue Bartow FL 33830 863-534-4446

Winter Haven County Court 3425 Lake Alfred Road Winter Haven FL 33881 863-401-2400

What is a Court?

A court is a means of dispute resolution, judgment, or adjudication. A court's responsibilities include criminal, administrative, and civil matters. Types of courts include federal, state, district, superior, common, circuit, judicial, divorce, probate, appeals, traffic, family, and small claims. When a court hears a case, it tasks each side with providing evidence to support their claims. A judge and jury look at the evidence and supporting law to reach a decision regarding the case.

Courts are found everywhere from small towns to major cities. Each state and federal jurisdiction in the U.S. has its own courts. All of these lower courts are under the final jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. Federal courts are divided into trial courts and administrative courts, and state courts are divided into county courts and appellate courts in accordance with local laws.