Polk County Public Works

Find Polk County Florida departments of public works or DPW. Public works departments provide information on public projects, maintenance of parks, buildings, roads, highways, bridges, tunnels, traffic signals, snow removal, public utilities, water treatment and sewage.


Auburndale Public Works 915 Charles Ave Auburndale FL 33823 863-965-5511


Frostproof Public Works 1100 North Palm Avenue Frostproof FL 33843 863-635-7862

Haines City Public Works 300 North 5th Street Haines FL 33844 863-421-3777

Lake Alfred City Public Works 515 West Haines Boulevard Lake Alfred FL 33850 863-291-5275

Lakeland Public Works 228 South Massachusetts Avenue Lakeland FL 33801 863-834-6041

Polk County Public Works 330 West Church Street Bartow FL 33830 863-534-7351

Does Public Works charge for services?

Some Public Works operations, such as maintenance of roads, parks and public facilities are typically funded through general taxation. Other services such as trash collection, water service and sewer service may be funded by user fees. Fees for trash collection may be a flat monthly service fee, or may be based on volume of trash collected.

Who is responsible for maintaining sidewalks?

The specifics vary from one jurisdiction to the next. Typically, the Public Works Department installs new sidewalks and replaces old sidewalks in accordance with a replacement schedule. Most state statutes and local ordinances place responsibility for maintenance of sidewalks with the property owner. In addition to repairs for sidewalks, property owners are almost always responsible for clearing sidewalks of snow and obstructions.

Can I get a stop sign installed on my street?

In most jurisdictions, a request for a stop sign may be made through the Public Works Department's engineering or roads maintenance division. The location is usually investigated and studied to determine if a stop sign is warranted and meets any applicable state guidelines for traffic control devices.