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.

Tree Committee Available Member Positions

May 14, 2024

There are two openings on the City’s Tree Committee for member positions! Please reach out to the City Clerk at (850) 653-9319 for a committee member application.

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Meeting Updates

May 13, 2024

Our Planning & Zoning regular meeting for today is being postponed until this coming Thursday, the 16th, at 6 PM. The agenda can be found on our Agendas & Minutes page. The Public Hearing for today is…

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May 2024 Grant Report Update

April 26, 2024

The May 2024 Grant Report Update is now available. Please visit our Finance page to view the report.

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2023 Water Quality Report

April 23, 2024

The 2023 Water Quality Report is now available. Please visit our Water & Sewer page to view the report.

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National Volunteer Week

April 23, 2024

April 21-27, 2024, is National Volunteer Week: Celebrate Service. This week a spotlight is placed on our community of inspiring figures. How are they inspiring? They give of themselves by sowing seeds of kindness through volunteering…

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

Equal Employment Opportunity - Lee Mathes
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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