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Time Zone:  Eastern

Area Code:  850

Latitude: 29.85 N, Longitude:  84.67 W 

Climate:  Average Temperatures (F):  Spring -68 degrees, Summer- 81 degrees, Fall -71 degrees, Winter- 54 degrees

Politics:  Franklin County is located in Florida’s 22nd Congressional District, Senate District 3, and House District 7

Education:  All students K – 12 attend the Franklin County School in Eastpoint, FL, except those that attend other private schools. (850) 670-2800  Nursery & Kindergarten-Franklin County Head Start (850) 697-8180.

Colleges/universities nearest to Carrabelle:                                                                 

   Tallahassee Community College- Tallahassee, FL (850) 656-2746           

   Florida A & M University- Tallahassee, FL (850) 599-3000                                         

   Florida State University- Tallahassee, FL (850) 644-2525                           

   Gulf Coast State College- Panama City, FL (850) 769-1551

   Gulf Coast State College- Port St. Joe, FL (850) 227-9670        

Public Libraries:  Carrabelle (850) 697-2366; Eastpoint (850) 670-5151

Adjacent counties:  Liberty County, FL – north; Wakulla County, FL – northeast;  Gulf County, FL – west

Unincorporated Communities in Franklin County:  Alligator Point, Bald Point, Lanark Village, St. Teresa, Eastpoint and St. George Island                          

Post Offices & Zip Codes:

Carrabelle (850) 697-3339; Zip code 32322

Lanark Village (850) 697-2751; Zip code 32323

UPS Pick up 1-800-742-5877 (Drop off box located between

       Library & Seacrest Realty-Hwy 98)

Fedx Pickup 1-800-463-3339

City of Carrabelle Cemeteries:  Evergreen Cemetery and Isle of Rest Cemetery

(850) 697-3618 X 102


Carrabelle Thompson Airport (X13) (850) 697-2339                                   

Apalachicola Municipal Airport (AAF) (850) 653-8861                               

Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH) (850) 891-7800

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (850) 763-6751


Ad Valorem Millage Rates for 2020
Carrabelle - .009
Franklin County .0057761
NW FL Water Mgmnt .0000311
School-Disc .002248
School-LRE .003177

Local option gas tax 6%

Local option sales tax 1%

Retail sales tax 7 %

Tourist Development tax 3 %

Carrabelle Area Phone Numbers:

City Hall  (850) 697-3618 

City Clerk  (850) 697-2720

City Commissioners  (850) 697-2727

Community Development  (850) 697-3307

Fire Department-Emergency  911

Planning & Zoning (850) 697-2727

Property Appraiser/Tax Collector  (850) 697-3263

Waste Water (850) 697-2144

Water Plant  (850) 697-3914

Police Department  (850) 697-3691

   If no answer (850) 697-2113

   Emergency 911

Franklin County Phone Numbers:

Animal Control  (850) 670-4333 

Court House Annex (Carrabelle)  (850) 697-3263 

Commissioners (850) 653-2227 

Emergency Management (850) 653-8977

Health Department  (850) 697-4121

Humane Society (850) 670-8417 

Landfill (850) 670-8167

Mosquito Control  (850) 670-8730

Parks  (850) 653-8277 

School Board (850) 670-2810

Sheriff’s Office (850) 670-8866

Tourist Development Council (850) 670-3474 

Veteran’s Service Office (850) 653-8096


Voter Registration

All Franklin County residents may register to vote with the Supervisor of Elections.  Mail-in Florida Voter Registration Application Forms are available. There is no residency waiting period. Visit the Carrabelle Courthouse Annex, 912 N.W. Ave A (& Hwy 98) Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12-1 for lunch).  Or you may go to the Supervisor of Elections Building at 47 Ave. F, Apalachicola. Call (850) 653-9520 for more information.


Voter Assistance Hotline
Toll Free 1.866.308.6739 (in English and Español), available Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with extended hours during statewide elections.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Division using the Florida Relay Service, 1.800.955.8771 (TDD), 1.800.955.8770 (Voice), or 1.877.955.8773 (Español). For more information visit the Florida Relay Service.

Driver's License

Florida Driver’s Licenses can be obtained at the Carrabelle Courthouse Annex, 912 N.W. Ave A (& Hwy 98) the first Monday of each Month 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12-1 for lunch).  Or you may go to the main County Courthouse at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola Monday-Friday 9:00 am-3 pm. Call (850) 653-9323 for more information.

 Automobile Tags

Automobile license plates are available from the Franklin County Tax Collector’s Office. Visit the Carrabelle Courthouse Annex, 912 N.W. Ave A (& Hwy 98) Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Closed 12-1 for lunch) or call (850) 697-3263.  Or you may go to the main County Courthouse at 33 Market Street, Apalachicola Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Proof of ownership and insurance is required. Vehicle titles must be changed before you get your Florida driver’s license. Call (850) 653-9323 for more information.



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