City of Arcadia, Florida

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The City of Arcadia is the county seat for DeSoto County. It is centrally located between Orlando, Ft. Myers; Sarasota and Lake Okeechobee at the crossroads of US 17 and State Route 70. Arcadia is famous throughout Florida for its historic downtown antique district. Additionally, on the fourth Saturday of each month, vendors from surrounding locations take over our streets with even more wares and precious finds. Tucked between the many antique shops, you'll have the chance to enjoy cafes, home cooking, a tea room, and a smoothie shop. The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo is held in March, the Annual Watermelon Festival in May at the height of the harvesting season, and car shows, parades, and special events take place throughout the year.

Latest News

News
  • Precautionary Boil Water Notice Has been Lifted
    In Press Releases
    The Precautionary Boil Water Notice has been lifted for : SE Haven Drive, SE Sheila Drive, SE Jewel Court, SE Apple Drive, SE Cherry Drive, SE Plum Drive, SE Peach
  • Boil Water Notice
    In Press Releases
    The City will be repairing a water main in the Forest Pines area today, April 11th, 2024, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. The following streets will be
  • Public Notice LogoINVITATION FOR BID
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    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Arcadia will accept sealed bids for IFB 2024-02 EMERGENCY WATER AND SEWER REPLACEMENT, REPAIRS AND REHABILITATION SERVICES as
  • Public Notice LogoPUBLIC NOTICE TO CITY OF ARCADIA WATER CUSTOMERS
    In Press Releases
    PUBLIC NOTICE TO CITY OF ARCADIA WATER CUSTOMERS On Monday, October 30, 2023, the City of Arcadia Water Treatment Plant will switch from Chloramines to Free Chlorine
  • STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT
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    STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NOTICE OF DRAFT PERMIT The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its preparation of a draft
  • HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE (HPC) PROCEDURES
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    HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMITTEE (HPC) PROCEDURES FOR PROPERTIES LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC ARCADIA DISTRICT WITH HURRICANE IAN DAMAGE. The Building Department will issue
  • Polk and Oak Streets in the City of ArcadiaCity of Arcadia Historic District
    In Press Releases
    For information regarding the City of Arcadia Historic District, please contact Administrative Clerk Michelle Griffin at 863-494-4114 or mgriffin@arcadia-fl.gov.

City of Arcadia Civil Rights Contacts

ADA/Accessibility Coordinator
Patty Coram, Human Resources
Phone: 863-494-4114 Email: pcoram@arcadia-fl.gov

EOE/Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator
Patty Coram, Human Resources
Phone: 863-494-4114
Email: pcoram@arcadia-fl.gov

Fair Housing Coordinator/Housing Program Manager
Beth Carsten, Assistant City Administrator
Phone: 863-494-4114
Email: ecarsten@arcadia-fl.gov

The City of Arcadia website is undergoing modifications to provide enhanced access to documents for disabled individuals who are visually impaired and to comply with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make reasonable accommodations. If you would like to obtain a document not currently provided on the website, please contact our City Clerk, Penny Delaney, at 863-494-4114 Ext. 301 or pdelaney@arcadia-fl.gov. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement these changes.

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