Community Information

The City of Lake Wales was incorporated in May 1917 and has a present day population of over 16,000. Located at the crossroads of State Road 60 and U.S. Highway 27, Lake Wales continues to build for the present and future. Home to the nearby historic Bok Tower Gardens, the City has recommitted to fulfilling the Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr. vision of becoming a “City in a Garden”. The City’s mission is to serve and unify its citizens, to foster economic growth while building on Lake Wales’ small town values, and to promote the Edward Bok ethic that we make our City a “bit better or more beautiful” for being here.

Questions, comments or concerns? Contact Michael Manning at mmanning@lakewalesfl.gov or (863) 678-4182 Ext: 254

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  1. Business Tax Receipt renewals are due by September 30

    It's time for City of Lake Wales’ business owners to renew their Business Tax Receipt. Read on...
  2. City adopts state’s broadened regulations for a home-based business, House Bill 403

    The revised ordinance broadens which businesses are considered “home-based” in an area zoned for residential use. Read on...
  3. Certified redevelopment professionals provide affordable housing options to homebuyers

    CRA Project Manager Darrell Starling said, “It’s rewarding to see our efforts positively impact families.” Read on...
  4. Road advisory: US 27 northbound will be closed at the SR 60 bridge and US 27 southbound at Central

    Beginning Friday, September 16, at 11 p.m. through Monday, September 19, at 5 a.m., US 27 northbound will be closed at the SR 60 bridge and US 27 southbound at Central Avenue. Read on...
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