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Polk County, Florida Overview

Polk County is located in the state of Florida. Named after James K. Polk, the county was formed in February 8, 1861 and its county seat is Bartow. The county has a total population of 623009, as of 2013, with its area spanning 2011 square miles (land area being 1798 square miles, while water area being 213 square miles). The county consists of 41 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 33810 recorded as the one with the largest population. Polk County borders the following counties: Lake County, FL to the north; Hardee County, FL to the south; Osceola County, FL to the east; Hillsborough County, FL to the west; Sumter County and Pasco County, FL to the northwest; Manatee County, FL to the southwest, and; Okeechobee County and Highlands County, FL to the southeast.

Polk County Clerk Information

The Property Appraiser is responsible for determining the value of all property in the county on the appraisal date of January 1st of each year. In addition to appraising over 358,000 parcels of real estate and 84,000 business accounts, the Property Appraiser administers 131,000 homestead exemptions, and must determine property entitled to Agricultural Classification.

The Property Appraiser offers a Property Search in their website. Real estate property records are be searched by several methods: find parcel by ID, find parcel by owner name, find parcel by site address, and simple query search. Additionally, there is an advanced query search. The mapping site has also been designed to provide a simple intuitive web mapping experience. Use the map to search for, explore, and locate property in Polk County.

Below is the physical address of the Property Appraiser:
Marsha M. Faux
Bartow / Main Office
255 N Wilson Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
Phone: (863) 534-4777
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Court Clerk Information
The Polk County Clerk of Courts and Comptroller has three branches that oversee more than 1,000 duties.

The Polk County Florida Public Records is available via the Internet. The Polk County Clerk’s home page features services allowing you to search the entire Polk County Public Records database for final judgments, land records, court records, and other public documents recorded since January 1, 1957. The search will return a list of Grantors/Grantees or Parties, the date of the document, the book and page number of the document, and other linked related instruments. With information obtained online, you may easily retrieve and identify documents available at the Public Records Division of the Clerk’s Office in the Polk County Courthouse.
Court records are also available. You can either log in if you have an account in the website or use the public access option. Search parameters in the public access include the court type, uniform case number (partial numbers are accepted), citation number, and party last name, as well as advanced search parameters.
Below is the physical address of the Clerk of Courts:
Stacy M. Butterfield, CPA
Bartow Main Office
255 N. Broadway Ave.
Bartow, FL 33830
863-534-4000
Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Polk, FL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009615,175
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200970,243
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20092,311
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20092,181
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,432
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,574
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20099,233
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200964,422
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20094,066
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200915,744
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20094,100
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200973,313
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,785
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092,201
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200964,328
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200924,541
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009770
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20093,210
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200912,828
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20091,454
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20092,225
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200911,737
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-200910,840
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20091,120
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20093,047
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20095,287
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009875
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,972
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20098,994
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009197,685
Polk County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Polk County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage; Domestic Violence – Title XLIII, Chapter 741
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Polk County Marriage License
Location:240 East Main Street, Bartow, Florida, 33830
Phone:863-534-4547

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