Polk County Residents can be notified within minutes of a National Weather Service warning, issued for the following local weather events: 

  • Severe thunderstorms
  • Flash floods
  • Tornados

To receive these notifications, however, you must take a few moments to register an account on the Code Red website (clicking on the link or the Weather Warning icon will open up a new web browser window).

You may also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app by clicking on the image below:

Employee of the Month

  • October 2018



    We are pleased to announce Mrs. Jessica Waddell Polk County Employee of the Month for October 2018.

    Jessica has worked for the probation department for three years.  She transferred from the Sheriff's Office with five years of

    Her supervisor, Mrs. Kim Brandon says “I can always count on her being dependable, efficient and productive with a positive attitude.”

    Most recently, Jessica gave extra effort in helping co-host a probation training event (which was a successful event) and …went above and beyond in our department's relocating process. Her organizational skills in packing files were very impressive and very much appreciated. Jessica is a fabulous employee and a huge asset to the Probation Department and the citizens of Polk County.


    We are very proud to recognize Mrs. Jessica Waddell Employee of the month for October2018!


  • Years of Service Recognition


    From left to right:  Sonny Hendricks -- 10 Years Of Service, Ben Elliot-- 10 Years Of Service, Terry Chapman -- 10 Years Of Service, Breton Watters – 5 Years of Service,  Amy McCowan – 5 Years Of Service, Dustin Stroup – 5 Years Of Service


Polk County Board of Commissioners 2018

*** 2018 Millage Rate Notices ***

Polk County
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Authorization Date 02/15/11