Election Press Release

The City of Haines City will have an election on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

The City of Haines City’s election qualifying period has ended and the following individuals have been declared qualified. All candidates are listed in alphabetical order.

Seat # 5

  • Dina Friedman
  • Anne Grace Huffman
  • Kenneth Kipp
  • Billy K. Young

Precincts for the Municipal Election

Precincts 402, 407 & 408 will vote at the Oakland Neighborhood Center (Auditorium), 915 Avenue E, Haines City, Florida 33844

Precincts 306, 405, 409, & 410 will vote at the Haines City Community Center, 555 Ledwith Avenue, Haines City, Florida 33844

The run-off election date will be Tuesday, May 2, 2017, if necessary.

We thank you for your support of our community.

Curbside Clean Up

When: Saturday, April 15th, 2017

It’s clean up time!  Round up the junk from your basement, garage, back yard, or attic and get it to the curb for the Spring Curbside Clean Up.  Here is your chance to place general junk, mattresses/box springs, unusable furniture such as desk, couch, chairs, tables, lamps, tires (with out rims) and appliances (“White Goods”) at your curbside and Republic Services will pick up the items.

How to Participate:

  • Place materials at the curb before 6 a.m. on April 15th, 2017.
  • Do not place materials at the curb two days before the scheduled cleanup day.
  • No Construction Debris: (fence materials, remodel materials).
  • Please do not attempt to help the cleanup crew load your material.
  • No Hazardous waste items (paint, batteries, chemicals or solvents, no asbestos items, motor oil, or antifreeze).
  • No food waste


Charter Review Committee

Do you have an interest in our local government?  The City of Haines City is actively recruiting residential and business owners to review the City’s Charter.  Please fill out the Advisory Board Application and return it to the City Clerk’s Office.  Appointments will be made in May.  The five (5) member review committee will be meeting in June, July, August, and September.  Thank you for your civic participation.

Online Cemetery Services

We are announcing, today, the addition of an online portal for viewing our Cemetery data. Currently, only the Oakland Cemetery is available for viewing online. The City Clerk Department is working on making Forrest Hill Cemetery data available online in the coming months. You can find the Oakland Cemetery portal link  by clicking here or under the “Online Services” menu at the top of this page.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the City Clerk Department at 863-421-9921.

Ribs on the Ridge 2017


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Haines City’s 9th annual BBQ competition sanctioned by Florida BBQ Association. Ribs on the Ridge draws barbecue teams from across Florida and then nation. Professional and amateur teams compete for cash prizes, trophies, and bragging rights. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the event. Admission is FREE.

Whether you are a backyard cook, a professional or would just like to enjoy good barbecue, Ribs on the Ridge is a can’t miss event!

Ribs on the Ridge 2017 – Cook Team Application (Fillable)

Ribs on the Ridge 2017 – Judge Application (Fillable)

Ribs on the Ridge 2017 – Vendor Application (Fillable)

NOTE: If you are a BBQ Competition Team that wants to vend, please fill out the Cook Team Application ONLY. You do not need to fill out the Vendor Application.


Cornhole Flyer 8.5x11

Cornhole application information will be posted soon! Please check back for updates!