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Polk County, FL Public Records

Polk County public records are all papers, letters, emails, documents, audio recordings, films, and software made or received pursuant to the transaction of official business by local agencies. There are exemptions, though, depending on whether the material is deemed confidential per local statutes. Births, deaths, marriage, and divorce records are accessible to eligible individuals such as spouses, parents, close relatives, and legal representatives. These may be retrieved from the Polk county bureau of Vital statistics via mail or in person. Alternatively, requesters may order from VitalChek with a credit card. Marriage and divorce records may also be sourced from the county clerk of the circuit court. Property records are available for viewing. These may be accessed from the County Clerk, who maintains an online database.

Courts in Polk County

Court Records in Polk County, Florida

Polk County court records are available for public viewing and inspection, provided the materials are not legally exemptThe Circuit court in Polk County presides over civil, family law, juvenile, and criminal cases. Record seekers may visit the District courthouses and contact the Clerk to view the records. Alternatively, interested parties can contact the County Clerk’s online platform for information on these records. That would require the uniform case number, party names, case filing data range, citation numbers, and court type. The results illustrate records that match the entered criteria and the court’s ruling on the matter. Requesters should also note that the Clerk’s office does charge a fee for making copies of the court records. Some documents exempted from viewing include ongoing criminal investigations, juvenile incidences, and domestic abuse cases.

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Jails and Prisons in Polk County

Find Inmate Search and Jail Records in Polk County, Florida

Polk county inmate records are accessible to any interested parties. They are generated and maintained by the County Sheriff’s office, which has a jail inquiry page. By giving the inmate’s name or booking date, record seekers may access the person’s physical details, current location, criminal charges, and bond details. Inmates are allowed to get scheduled visits every week. These can be in-person or 20-minute video visits. The visits must be scheduled 24 hours in advance, and visitors must comply with correctional facility regulations such as dressing and adult to children quota. Each visit also costs $10. Polk County has ten jails and prisons, serving 753,520 residents. It is ranked 49th out of 67 in jails per capita. It is also 45th in terms of jails per square mile.

Jails and Prisons Name:
2390 Bob Phillips Road
1103 US Hwy 98 West
2390 Bob Phillips Road
1103 US Hwy 98 West
7101 De Castro Rd.
Winter Haven

Police Departments and Sheriff Offices in Polk County

Arrest Records in Polk County, Florida

Polk County arrest records are available for public viewing per local statutes, provided it does not contravene legal restrictions. These are generated and stored by the County Sheriff’s office. Interested parties may get copies of these records from the Records management bureau at the department. Upon contacting the Sheriff’s office, the requester will be provided a request form to fill out and submit. Requests can be answered in person, via phone, or by email. Depending on the record, fees may vary though they typically cost $30. The Polk County sheriff’s office also presides over sex offender registries in the county. Record seekers may find offender information by name, email, and phone number. Polk County has 19 police departments, and the crime rate is 23.73 per 1,000 residents.

Police Departments Name:
1891 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven

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