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
  • Public Notice LogoDEBRIS REMOVAL TO BEGIN
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    Early next week, the City will begin staging and setting up for debris removal.  Please note, it may take a while before we get to your house. Debris MUST be stacked on
  • Public Notice LogoATTENTION: TRASH PICKUP WILL RESUME
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    Trash pickup services will resume, beginning Monday, October 3, 2022.
  • Public Notice LogoCITYWIDE MANDATORY BOIL WATER NOTICE
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    The City of Arcadia is under a mandatory boil water notice until further notice. There are a number of waterline breaks which we have not be able to locate  Staff
  • ATTENTION: A CITYWIDE CURFEW HAS BEEN DECLARED
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    City Marshal Matt Anderson has declared a citywide curfew beginning at 9:00 PM and ending at 6:00 AM until further notice. There have already been some instances of
  • Polk and Oak Streets in the City of ArcadiaCity of Arcadia Historic District
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    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

Linda Lowe, Human Resources Phone: 863-494-4114 Email: llowe@arcadia-fl.gov

EOE/Equal Employment Opportunity Coordinator

Linda Lowe, Human Resources Phone: 863-494-4114 Email: llowe@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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