Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Lakeland District Field Unit

Lakeland District Field Unit

Counties Served

Polk, Hillsborough and Pinellas


Kawika Bailey


Lakeland District Office
Florida Forest Service
5745 S. Florida Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33813-2529

Report a Wildfire and
Request Burning Authorizations

(863) 940-6701

Administrative Telephone

(863) 940-6700


(863) 648-3169

County Foresters

Contact for forest management, urban and community forestry assistance, tree farm, or cost-share grant information for your property. Find A County Forester

Forest Area Supervisors

Contact for prescribed burning, fire line plowing, wildfire hazard mitigation, and other questions about wildfire prevention on your property. Find A Forest Area Supervisor

State Forests

Lake Wales Ridge State Forest
851 County Rd. 630 E.
Frostproof, FL 33843-9802
(863) 589-0545

Interested in learning about the danger of wildfires and how to help prevent them in your community?

Our Wildfire Mitigation Specialist can present  fire prevention programs for local schools, community groups, and events. 
Contact the Specialist in your county for more information or to sign up for a program.