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Polk County, FL Public Records

County Court - Felony Division
PO Box 9000
Drawer CC-9
Bartow, FL 33830 http://www.polkcountyclerk.net/home/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 863-534-4000
F: 863-534-4457
Couriers: 255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Jurisdiction: Felony
Restricted Records: No sex related cases, victims or child abuse released
Note the Felony Department of the Clerk of Circuit Court's Office keeps records for the court system primarily related to felony offenses, but can also include misdemeanor and criminal traffic charges.
Circuit Court - Civil Division
PO Box 9000
Drawer CC-12
Bartow, FL 33831-9000 http://www.polkcountyclerk.net/home/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 863-534-4000
F: 863-534-4045
Couriers: 255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33831
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions over $15,000, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No sex related cases, adoption, confidential, victims or child abuse records released
County Court - Civil Division
PO Box 9000
Drawer CC12
Bartow, FL 33830-9000 http://www.polkcountyclerk.net/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 863-534-4000
F: 863-534-4045
Couriers: 255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Jurisdiction: Civil Actions under $15,000, Eviction, Small Claims
Circuit Court - Felony Division
PO Box 9000
Drawer CC-9
Bartow, FL 33830 http://www.polkcountyclerk.net/home/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 863-534-4000
F: 863-534-4457
Couriers: 255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Jurisdiction: Felony
Restricted Records: No sex related cases, victims or child abuse released
Note the Felony Department of the Clerk of Circuit Court's Office keeps records for the court system primarily related to felony offenses, but can also include misdemeanor and criminal traffic charges.
Circuit Court - Misdemeanor Division
PO Box 9000
Drawer CC10
Bartow, FL 33831-9000 http://www.polkcountyclerk.net/home/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 863-534-4000
F: 863-534-4137
Couriers: 225 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sex related cases, victims or child abuse released
County Court - Misdemeanor Department
PO Box 9000
Drawer CC10
Bartow, FL 33831-9000 http://www.polkcountyclerk.net/home/
Hours: 8AM-5PM EST
P: 863-534-4000
F: 863-534-4137
Couriers: 255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sex related cases, victims or child abuse released

Polk County, FL Vital Records

Contact the Polk County Office of the County Clerk of the Circuit Court if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Polk County
County Clerk of the Circuit Court
255 N Broadway Ave
Bartow, FL 33830 http://www.polkcountyclerk.net/
8AM-5PM EST
Phone: 863-534-4000
Fax: 863-534-4584
Recorded Documents

Polk County Vital Certificates

Polk County Vital Certificates

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Polk County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,874.38 sq mi
Population (2009): 583,403
  • Females: 50.6%
  • White: 82%
  • Black/African American: 14.4%
  • Asian: 1.7%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 16.3%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 66.8%
Population Change (2000-2009): 99,479
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 6.9%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 12.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 15.3%
High School Graduates (2000): 74.8%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 14.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.52
Housing Units (2000): 226,376
Homeownership Rate (2000): 73.4%
Migration Flow to Polk County, FL from (2007-2008):

Polk County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $10,600,297
  • Construction: $819,858
  • Retail Trade: $851,731
  • Professional and Technical Services: $736,736
  • Healthcare: $1,261,971
  • Banking: $591,675
  • Retail Trade: $851,731
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $263,264
  • Manufacturing: $1,237,068
  • Farms: $50,556
  • Government: $1,478,919
Employed (2000): 206,460
Unemployed (2000): 12,544
Unemployment Rate (2009): 11.4%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $31,329
Local Government Employment (2007): 23,509
Local Government Revenue (2007): $1,170,924 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $1,703,848 (thou. dol.)

Polk County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 8,544
  • Per 1,000 population: 14.9
Deaths (2007): 5,612
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.8
Infant Deaths (2007): 75
  • Per 1,000 population: 8.8

Polk County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 2,831
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 44
  • Forcible rape: 164
  • Robbery: 702
  • Aggravated Assault: 1,921
Property Crimes (2008): 23,533
  • Burglary: 6,635
  • Larceny-Theft: 15,264
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 1,634

Polk County Genealogy Records

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