Polk Co. Sheriff Warns About Traveling Paving Companies Reported In The Area

Polk County Sheriff, Pete Johnson, is asking people to be careful in dealing with traveling paving that are working this area again this summer. These companies just show up, soliciting business. People should take care to look at the contract on price and quality of work, including asphalt thickness.

We would caution against doing this kind of work on the spur of the moment.

Never agree to a contract without a chance to look into the company doing the work and potentially having a family member or attorney look at the agreement first. We are especially asking that people have a conversation with their elderly parents, neighbors, friends, and relatives to let them know that this is occurring and that they should avoid entering into an agreement without some serious thought first.

Anyone who sees suspicious activity is asked to contact the County dispatch center to report it. If a license plate number can be safely obtained, it would help us in identifying those involved.