Government

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:

Students K – 12 attend the Franklin County School in Eastpoint, FL, except those that attend the public charter school or other private schools. (850) 670-2800 www.franklincountyschools.org.

ABC School is a public charter school serving approximately 375 students in Pre K through 8th grade located in Apalachicola. For more information contact FCS at 850-670-2810. https://www.abceagles.org/

Nursery & Kindergarten-Franklin County Head Start (850) 697-8180.

Colleges/universities nearest to Carrabelle:

Public Libraries

Adjacent Counties & Unincorporated Communities

  • 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:

Airports:

Taxes:

Ad Valorem Millage Rates for 2020

  • Carrabelle – .009
  • Franklin County .0057761
  • NW FL Water Mgmt .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:

Franklin County Phone Numbers:

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.

Links

Looking for quick access to information regarding City and County projects, budgets, and meeting minutes; incidents and happenings; boil water notices; upcoming events and activities? Below are several websites and Facebook links that provide ongoing information to you free of charge. If the info you need isn’t provided at these sites or links, you can always make a phone call and staff will be happy to assist. The entities listed below strive to keep you informed and up to date so you can make the best decisions possible in all aspects of your life.

Brenda La Paz, Mayor of Carrabelle

Brenda La Paz, Mayor of Carrabelle

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City of Carrabelle

City of Carrabelle

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Franklin County Board of County Commissioners

Franklin County Board of County Commissioners

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