March 2021
A special municipal election will be held on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 to fill the southeast district Lakeland City Commission seat.

Runoff Election, if needed:
May 4, 2021

Last day to request vote by mail ballots:
March 27, 2021

Walk-In Voting:
March 29-April 2 & April 5
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For more information, contact:
Kelly Koos, MMC
City Clerk, City of Lakeland
228 S. Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland 33801

Your Voting Location may have changed since the last election.
Registration is now open for the 24th Annual Lakeland Citizens Academy. This free program allows citizens to gain insight into City services and the functions of local government through interactive, hands on activities. The 2021 Citizens Academy will begin Thursday, April 15th. All sessions are from 6-8 p.m. and at least four sessions will meet away from City Hall. A light dinner will be served at all sessions starting at 5:45 p.m. with the class beginning promptly at 6 p.m.

Citizens Academy Sessions
History & Finance – April 15
Lakeland Fire Department – April 22
Lakeland Police Department – April 29 
Public Works & Community and Economic Development – May 6
Utility Services – May 13
Parks & Recreation – May 20 

Those interested in participating should contact Christina Camp at to secure a spot on the roster and in the email please provide a home mailing address and phone number. 
LakelandPAL Kicks Off 2021 Registrations

The Lakeland Police Athletic League is now accepting applications for the 2021 season. Parents can register kids for football (ages 4-14), cheerleading (ages 4-15), fishing (ages 7-17), archery (ages 7-17), and mentoring (ages 13-18), online at or in person at the Lakeland PAL Center, located at 325 W 2nd St. 

The goal of Lakeland Police Athletic League (PAL) is to provide enriching programs for the youth of the community that are FUN and will INSPIRE them to learn and practice the values of sportsmanship, scholarship, and physical fitness.
Car Wash Fundraiser for LakelandPAL – APRIL 3rd

Join LakelandPAL for a CLEAN and FUN time! On Saturday, April 3, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2PM, get your car washed at the Lakeland PAL Complex - 325 W. 2nd Street. Tickets are available for a $10 donation and include a BBQ Chicken Dinner prepared to go. All proceeds will benefit the participants of the Lakeland Police Athletic League. Tickets can be purchased the day of event or in advance by calling 863.834.2556.
Adult spaces within the library are currently closed to construct the new Lakeland History & Culture Center and to update the HVAC system.

Access to all youth collections 
Self-serve holds pickup
A small bestseller collection
Fax and copy services
Library card registration
Help with library accounts
Book drop and meeting room open for returns 
Black & Brew remains open

Adult public access computers and printing
Assistance with technology questions
General seating for adults
Lakeland History Room access
Friends of the Library book sale area
Proctoring of tests