City of Lake Wales Florida
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City Services

City of Lake Wales administrative offices are located in the Municipal Administration Building at 201 W. Central Ave, Lake Wales, Florida. Two blocks east of U.S. Hwy. 27.

Public Records Request
Photo: Pram Fleet on Lake Wailes
City Officials
E-mail Mayor Fultz
E-mail Commissioner Christopher Lutton
E-mail Commissioner Terrye Howell
E-mail Commissioner Jonathan Thornhill
E-mail Commissioner Betty Wojcik
E-mail City Manager Fields
E-mail City Clerk
Meeting Schedule
Our Mission
The City of Lake Wales is established for the benefit of its citizens and shall provide for their health, welfare and safety. Special attention shall be devoted to improving the City's appearance, maintaining public facilities and infrastructure, and ensuring citizen safety and quality of life via a fair and equitable system of citizen involvement and input. Moreover, the City shall provide a positive administration of laws and ordinances governing individual activities and requests. It is the intention of the City not to be an obstacle, but to facilitate solutions to problems and respond to needs while always serving the best interest of the public.
Items of Interest
Pipe Work
As part of the FDOT project T1514, Gibbs and Register, Inc. will be installing new storm drainage pipes and new storm structures along the roadway shoulder of the SE corner of the intersection of SR 17 / Scenic Hwy and JA Wiltshire Ave. in Lake Wales. In order to complete this construction project G&R will be shifting both one way traffic lanes over to the North sides of JA Wiltshire during the weekday hours between 8 AM to 5 PM. One 10’ wide lane in each direction will be delineated with cones so that all vehicles will know where their traffic lanes are. This work will take 2-3 days to complete.

July 4th Vendor Application
The July 4th Festival will be Saturday, July 4th from 2pm-9pm at Lake Wailes Park. To access a Vendor applications for the upcoming event, click here .

Depot Museum
The Depot Museum has been temporarily closed. It will re-open soon.
Water Notice
Beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014 The City of Lake Wales Will start the installation of a new water line. For additional information, click here.
Adopted Fiscal Year City Budget and CIP
The adopted budget and capital improvement plan for the fiscal year, 2014-2015, have been posted. Click on the links below to review the final items.

Adopted FY 14'15 Budget

Adopted CIP 14'15

The City of Lake Wales has launched a free mobile app for smartphones and mobile devices that is useful to tourists and residents alike. Please click here for more details about the new app.
Fair Housing Survey
All citizens are invited to complete this survey on Fair Housing. Please click here to take the survey.
For additional information, click here.
Get Involved!! We need You!! The City believes it is important to have an informed and engaged citizenry and therefore encourages citizen input and participation. For more information, click here.
Memo - Status Report to City Commission 2013 03 28
Report - City of Lake Wales Final
Fire Services Actuarial Summary Fact Sheet
General Employee Actuarial Summary Fact Sheet
Police Services Actuarial Summary Fact Sheet
The Lifeline Program was developed to aid Lake Wales' low-income residential water and sewer customers. If eligible for the program, a customer will receive a credit on his or her monthly utility bill that reduces the bill by an amount equal to the base charge for household water and sewer services. Lifeline Program Application Packet.
Effective January 1, 2007, homeowners who qualify for the regular homestead exemption are eligible for up to $25,000 additional exemption from city ad valorem taxes if they are 65 years of age or older and if they have a total household adjusted gross income that does not exceed the limit set by the state during the previous tax year. Information about this exemption and application forms are available on the Property Appraiser's web site.
The community now has the opportunity to purchase "Bricks of Honor" to pay tribute to veterans (living or deceased) of the Armed Forces of the United States. Each brick may contain the veteran's name, service, rank, and service years engraved on a 6" by 9" red brick paver to be placed around the walkway of the Lake Wales Veteran's Memorial. The fee is $35.00 per brick. If you would like to add a brick to the Memorial, click here.
Gravity-defying, Spook Hill, is one of Florida's most unique roadside America attractions.. Centrally located in Lake Wales, Florida, Spook Hill's unique history has been recorded from eye-witness accounts spanning multiple generations. For additional information, click here.
The James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital Mobile Outreach Clinic will be located in the parking lot of the Municipal Admininstration Building at 201 W. Central Avenue from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. The clinic can also be found at the American Legion on 42 West Park Ave. on the 4th Tuesday of the month. Any qualified veteran can enroll but will need to bring the DD214 and picture ID or current VA medical card. Available services will include: non-emergency care, wellness checks, health and fitness, educational material on DAV, VBA, and My Healthy Vet web-based system. For additional information, click here.
Current Issues
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City of Lake Wales Police Department
Contact number for non-emergencies
(863) 678-4223

Call (863) 632-2349
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Business Checklist
Opening a New Business
Community Calendar
LW Chamber Calendar of Events
WiFi Use Agreement
Click for Terms of Use Agreement
Visiting Lake Wales
Visit Bok TowerEnjoy one of America's finest gardens in Lake Wales! Bok Tower Gardens features a 205-ft. carillon tower with daily concerts, Mediterranean-style mansion, café, gift shop & plant shop. Open 365 days. National Historic Landmark.
Visit LegolandLegoland, Central Florida's newest theme park, is located just 20 minutes from Historic Downtown Lake Wales.
Take a tourExperience the warm, friendly, fun (and mostly free!) things to do in Lake Wales... We've mapped out a route for you
Historic Architectural TourAnd, take a virtual walking tour of our city's historic architecture
Google Map of Lake Wales Area
Bok State of Mind
A Bok State of Mind
(Music Video)
Records FAQs
Downtown Master Plan
Airport Master Plan
Adopted FY 14'15 Budget
Adopted FY 14'15 CIP Budget
FY 14'15 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
2014 Annual Report
Cemetery Rules & Regs
Parks & Facility Rental
City Meeting Calendar
Water & Sewer Rates
Water Restrictions
Fair Housing PSA
Fair Housing EEO & ADA
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