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.

Comp Plan Revision Documents

May 12, 2023

Comp Plan Revision Documents have been added. Visit the Planning page to review the new documents.

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HCA will be Closed for Repairs

May 10, 2023

HCA will be temporarily closed for repairs from June 1, 2023 to July 8, 2023.

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Public Workshop

May 3, 2023

On May 11, 2023 from 4 – 5 p.m. at the Community Center (1 Bay Avenue, Apalachicola, FL), the Apalachicola City Commission will hold a public workshop to discuss projects to include in its update to…

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Comprehensive Plan Updates

March 1, 2023

The Apalachicola City Commission will hold the second in a series of public workshops at 3 pm on Tuesday, March 7, to discuss preliminary review findings of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The review is being funded…

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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