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02/28/01 - BARTOW

In September of 2000, Governor Jeb Bush introduced the people of Florida to an internet gateway designed to bring state government closer to the people.

To enhance the Governor's vision, Florida's Tax Collectors are working with the Governor's State Technology Office to bring individual internet gateways to each county in Florida.

As of today, the first internet county gateway to go live is

These county web sites have been designed to compliment the Governor's initiative and allow users to gain easy access to local, as well as state and federal, on-line government resources.

Users looking for government web payments services and information in Polk County will no longer have to remember a jumble of web address names. Now they can simply go to

Now featured on Polk County's new internet gateway are payment services provided by the Tax Collector and Clerk of the Circuit Courts.

Access to on-line information is also available on as follows:

Constitutional Offices - Link to the Tax Collector, Clerk of the Circuit Court, Sheriff, Property Appraiser, Supervisor of Elections, State Attorney and Public Defender Office websites.

County Government - Link to the Board of County Commissioners website.

Courts in Polk County - Link to the Tenth Judicial Circuit and the County Court websites.

Economic Development - Link to the Development Council, Visitors/Convention Bureau, Sports Marketing and Motion Picture/Television websites.

Education & Library - Link to the Polk School District, USF-Lakeland, Polk Community College and Library Cooperative websites.

Municipalities in Polk - Link to the City of Lake Alfred, City of Lake Wales, City of Lakeland, City of Winter Haven and the Municipal Telephone List websites.

Regional Authorities - Link to the Central Florida Regional Planning Council, Southwest Florida Water Management District, South Florida Water Management District and St. Johns Water Management websites.


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