Welcome to Historic Apalachicola, Florida

Apalachicola is a close-knit community of hard-working, friendly people who enjoy the good life that thorough historical preservation, beautiful wildlife, and easy water access allow. Each day in our fair city begins with a brilliant sunrise reflecting off the Apalachicola Bay and ends with a red-hued sunset over miles of wildlands. Small town restaurants, shops, and bars offer an array of delights for citizens and visitors alike. A fascinating history and maritime culture, bountiful natural resources, fresh local seafood, and hardy loyal citizens create an unparalleled quality of life here in the Florida panhandle.

P&Z Board Alternate Vacancy

March 4, 2024

There is an opening on the Planning & Zoning/Architectural Review Board for an alternate member position! Please reach out to the City Clerk at (850) 653-9319 for a board member application.

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Project Update

February 26, 2024

Leslie Street Update: 60% design plans have been submitted to FDOT and ERC comments have been satisfied. 90% design plans are being completed and should be submitted to FDOT within the next few weeks.

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Workshop & Special Meeting

February 7, 2024

The city will hold a workshop and special meeting on 2/20/24 at 5PM in Holy Family to finalize the Hillside Sidewalks & Lighting scope of work.

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New City Meeting Space

February 6, 2024

The City of Apalachicola has recently renovated the former library at 74 6th Street into a new City Meeting Space! All future City Commission, Planning & Zoning, and any City Citizen Committee meetings will take place at the new…

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New Building Clerk Permitting Hours

February 1, 2024

The Building Permit Clerk’s available hours are now Monday – Friday, 8AM-1PM! See the Building Department page for more information.

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Fair Housing Coordinator - PJ Erwin
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Mayor Brenda Ash - City of Apalachicola Florida

Welcome to Apalachicola!

Our beautiful city is one of the oldest port cities in the state of Florida. Established in 1831, Apalachicola boosts a rich and unique past. Glimpses of that by-gone era can still be viewed today through our charming shops, inviting parks, historic museums and acclaimed restaurants serving fresh locally-caught seafood. Additional maritime life is evident through picturesque Scipio Creek which flows into a vast ecosystem where the vital Apalachicola River meets the Apalachicola Bay, creating a natural and pristine estuary that eventually flows into the Gulf of Mexico.

This special place I call home is truly a gem and I am honored to serve as its first female mayor, a position I do not take lightly. As mayor, I am tasked with serving my fellow residents, working alongside my friends, and being an ambassador for our visitors. These are roles I eagerly embrace for I am proud to be a representative of such a remarkable city.

The name “Apalachicola” is said to mean . . . “land of friendly people.” Living and working together with my fellow Apalachicolians, I can completely vouch for the accuracy of that label and as our city continues to grow and prosper, it is my desire that the same inviting charm that intrigued you to live, work, play and visit here, will seep into your spirit and keep you here.

Again, welcome to our historic city.


Mayor Brenda Ash