Planning Division

Land Use Study

The Land Use Study will include an assessment of the utility service area surrounding Lake Wales (land in unincorporated Polk County beyond Lake Wales City limits) for future annexations requested by property owners (areas of land outside City limits requested to become part of the City of Lake Wales). Information collected through this website, public engagement and online survey will help the City develop land use scenarios within the study area, which will be presented to the public at a public open house.


The Planning Division is responsible for long- and short-range planning and implementation of the City's land use and development regulations.


It is the mission of the Department to assist the public with land use issues and to direct and encourage quality community development by administering ordinances and adopted regulations in a fair and equitable manner, encouraging development in a manner that is consistent with the City of Lake Wales Comprehensive Plan.

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