Related Links

We are providing other links that you may find helpful as they relate to special Districts and the Golden Lakes community.

Eaglebrooke Community Association

This is the website for the homeowners’ association for the Golden Lakes community. “The purpose of this website is to keep the residents of Eaglebrooke, a residential golf community located in Lakeland, Florida, informed on the latest happenings within the community and the homeowners’ association.  Please feel free to explore the website to view community and association info, copies of meeting minutes, copies of deed restrictions, and much more.”

Florida Statutes

These Statutes govern how all affairs are conducted for special Districts within the State of Florida, from qualifying as a Supervisor, meeting notice requirements, bidding limits and procedures, to all aspects of financing public infrastructure. Chapter 190, F.S. is the primary section related to CDDs but there are a variety of other sections (Chapters 120, 170, 197) that deal with various aspects of District business, administration, and financing.

Florida Commission on Ethics

florida-seal@2xThe Florida Commission on Ethics serves as the guardian of the standards of conduct for officers and employees of Florida and its political subdivisions. The Commission also investigates and issues public reports regarding complaints against public officials, as well as issues publicly binding advisory opinions interpreting the ethics laws and implements the State’s financial disclosure laws.

Jimmy Patronis is the Chief Financial Officer for the State of Florida, and this department oversees the accounting and auditing functions and unclaimed property, monitors the investment of State funds, and manages the deferred compensation program and risk management program for the State, as well as handles insurance fraud and insurance consumer services including agent licensing. Visit this site to review audits for any Florida government agency.

Polk County

Polk County was officially named an All-America County by the National Civic League. You can search through this website to meet your governing officials, look up properties on the Property Appraiser’s website, check the status of your tax bill with the Tax Collector, learn how to qualify to run for a seat in the next general election on the website for the Supervisor of Elections, and be informed on any aspect of County government you choose.

Polk County Property Appraiser

To make it easier to navigate the County’s information, we are showing the Property Appraiser’s website separately. “This site provides access to Real Estate and Tangible Personal Property records with Geographic Information System (GIS) data.” This website also shows your current real estate tax bill and assessment information and allows you the ability to look up properties by owner name, address or parcel ID.

Marsha M. Faux serves as Property Appraiser. A note from Ms. Faux: “I am very excited about the opportunity to serve the citizens of Polk County as Property Appraiser. My first priority is to provide our county with accurate and equitable assessments. Additionally, I am committed to promoting public awareness of the assessment process. I feel this can be accomplished through educational outreach, data distribution, and on-line resources. We will continue the development and maintenance of information technology, which will make assessment information easy to obtain, while increasing the efficiency of the office.

We are working hard to gain your confidence and to provide you with accurate information, excellent customer service, and the efficient use of public funds.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.”

Polk County Tax Collector

Joe G. Tedder was first elected to the position of Tax Collector in 1996. He was originally administered the oath of office to serve as Tax Collector for Polk County, Florida on January 7, 1997. He was subsequently reelected to the position of Tax Collector in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012,  and 2016.

The mission of the Tax Collector’s office is “We are working to earn the public’s trust and confidence by providing the best in customer services, assured quality, and the efficient use of public funds.” Their vision is “To treat our customers with such professionalism and concern that we change their perception of government.”

POLK COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS

Message from Lori Edwards: “Thanks for the opportunity to serve as your Supervisor of Elections. It is a challenging position that is almost always fun! We don’t think our job is done unless we’re out and about in the community. Please contact us if you would like our mobile registration van to visit an upcoming event, or if you would like us to attend a meeting to give a presentation or speech. If you’re a teacher, you may want to check out our lesson plans and links. We are also happy to offer your class or group a tour of election headquarters so you can see what goes on behind the scenes.”

The Supervisor of Elections for Polk County conducts the general elections within the County, including elections for this District’s Supervisors. You can find out who is running in the various elections, register to vote, look up your precinct, and all other matters related to elections on this website.

City of Lakeland

For all your informational needs regarding the City of Lakeland, visit this website and see the “A – Z Services Directory.” Meet your City officials, locate the free wireless locations downtown, find out what events and programs the City has for your community and so much more.

OTHER HELPFUL LINKS:

National Hurricane Center, provided through the National Weather Service and NOAA

Polk County Emergency Management

Polk County Sheriff’s Department

Polk County Public Schools

Florida Department of Transportation

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Report a nuisance alligator

Orlando International Airport

Tampa International Airport