Polk Charter

Polk County, FL





The Polk County Charter was developed in 1997 by a Charter Commission appointed by the County Commission and the Constitutional Officers (Sheriff, Clerk of Courts, Supervisor of Elections, Tax Collector, Property Appraiser). The Charter Commission developed the Charter and submitted it to the voters for their reaction in the November 1998 general election. Voters approved it by a wide margin.

The Charter requires that by July 1st of every eighth year after 2001 a Charter Review Commission again be appointed to review the Charter and to present to the Board of County Commissioners any recommended revisions.



  • Charter Review Commission

    Bartow, Fla. (July 17, 2017) —  The Charter Review Commission will meet Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in room 413 of the Neil Combee Administration Building, 330 W. Church Street, Bartow, Fla. 33830.


    1. Pledge of Allegiance
    2. Public Comments
    3. Approve Minutes of Charter Review Commission (CRC) Meeting o...


  • Casandra Denmark

  • Bob English

  • Rennie Heath

  • Mike Hickman

  • Alice Hunt

  • Lisa Jensen

  • Greg Masters

  • Charles McPherson

  • Patty Schmidt

  • Christian Spinosa

  • Robert Stanz

  • Ramon Vicioso

  • Clay Watkins

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Administrative Assistant at chartercommission@polkcharter.com or use the form below: