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.


July 3, 2024

You may have recently noticed City employees and FloVac staff members working in the alleys and around town. This work is part of a project designed to modernize and increase the efficiency of the City’s sewerage…

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July 3, 2024

CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY JULY 4TH AND FRIDAY JULY 5TH. ​***Water bill payments for the month of July will be due on 19th.

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Informal Public Meeting

June 20, 2024

There will be an informal public meeting held on 7/11 at 5 pm to discuss disaster planning, surveying, and research in the Hill Community. Please come out and join the discussion! This meeting will be held…

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Water & Sewer After-Hours/Emergency

June 17, 2024

City of Apalachicola Water & Sewer after-hours/emergency phone number: (850) 653-6845

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Monthly Grant Reports

May 28, 2024

Monthly Grant Reports are now available on the Legislative & Grant Funding page!

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Fair Housing Coordinator - PJ Erwin
(850) 653-9319

Equal Employment Opportunity - Lee Mathes
(850) 653-9319

504/ADA - Sheneidra Cummings
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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