Promoting Beauty in Polk County          


Recipients of awards are not eligible to reapply unless significant changes have been made to landscaping.

Selection Criteria Include:

  • Street appearance
  • Tasteful landscaping including but not limited to trees, shrubs and flowers
  • Well maintained property
  • Effort rather than cost
  • Creativity and effort combined
  • Structural improvements
  • Property in compliance with existing codes, taxes, etc.


Structural improvements for award purposes include exterior renovations to the building that are visible from the street or sidewalks. These will also including signage, awnings, planters, fountain features and similar elements.

Selection Criteria

The Appearance Commission will seek to recognize a diversity of locations throughout the geographic area of Polk County in granting the Beautification Award.

Polk County Appearance Commission

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