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County Judge’s Office

The Honorable Van Russell serves as the Franklin County Judge. The County Judge’s office is responsible for the administration of justice for Franklin County Court. County court jurisdiction includes small claims and county civil up to $15,000, traffic and misdemeanors, uncontested dissolutions, and first appearances. The office also assists circuit court in uncontested probate, name changes and adoptions.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact
Ms. Teresa Evans, Judicial Assistant
Franklin County Courthouse Annex Building
34 Forbes Street, Suite 2
Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-9505
850-697-2457 Ext. 130 Carrabelle
Fax: 850-653-2055

Circuit Judge’s Office

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Contact
Kelly Porritt, Judicial Assistant
email: porrittk@leoncountyfl.gov
Franklin County Courthouse
33 Market Street
Apalachicola, FL  32320
(850) 653-2167
Fax (850) 653-4053

Leon County Courthouse
(850) 577-4310
Fax (850) 577-8022

Public Defender’s Office

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact
Kevin Steiger, Assistant Public Defender
Gary Griffin, Investigator
Lori Richards, Secretary
Franklin County Courthouse
33 Commerce Street
Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-9506
Fax: 850-653-9082

State Attorney’s Office

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact
Franklin County Courthouse Annex
34 Forbes Street, Suite 3
Apalachicola, FL 32320
850-653-8181
Fax: 850-653-8228

County Probation

County Probation
Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Contact
Billy Rogers, Senior Probation Official
Florida Probation Service LLC
Franklin County Courthouse
33 Market Street, Suite 126
PO Box 368
Apalachicola, FL 32329
850-653-8298
Fax: 850-653-1288

DOC State Probation

State Department of Corrections
The State Department of Corrections Probation Office is responsible for state probation and parole services.

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday   10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Contact
Chris Christensen, Correctional Probation Specialist
Jamie Wakefield, Probation Officer
3278 Crawfordville Hwy, A-2
Crawfordville, FL 32327
850-926-0052
Fax: 850-926-0044
website: www.dc.state.fl.us

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