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.


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  • Appointment of John B. Allen to Charter Review Commission

    On August 22, 2017, Commissioner Todd Dantzler recommended the appointment of John B. “Bart” Allen to the Charter Review Commission. Allen replaces Rennie Heath. Allen will be in attendance at the next Charter Review Commission meeting scheduled for September 19 at 6:00 p.m. at the Administration Building, 330 W. Church St., Bartow.
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  • J. Bart Allen, Esq.

  • Casandra Denmark

  • Bob English

  • Mike Hickman

  • Alice Hunt

  • Lisa Jensen

  • Greg Masters

  • Charles McPherson

  • Patty Schmidt

  • Christian Spinosa

  • Robert Stanz

  • Ramon Vicioso

  • Clay Watkins

Polk Charter Commission Members

Contact Us

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