Marchman Act Miami-Dade County

Marchman Act Miami-Dade County

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Miami-Dade County Involuntary Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services 

Marchman Act Addiction Treatment helps you and your loved ones find court ordered drug and alcohol treatment under the Marchman Act and Baker Act in the Miami-Dade County, FL cities listed below: 

  • Aventura
  • Bal Harbour
  • Bay Harbor Islands
  • Biscayne Park
  • Coral Gables
  • Cutler Bay
  • Doral
  • El Portal
  • Florida City
  • Golden Beach
  • Hialeah
  • Hialeah Gardens
  • Homestead
  • Indian Creek
  • Key Biscayne
  • Medley
  • Miami
  • Miami Beach
  • Miami Gardens
  • Miami Lakes
  • Miami Shores
  • Miami Springs
  • North Bay Village
  • North Miami
  • North Miami Beach
  • Opa-locka
  • Palmetto Bay
  • Pinecrest
  • South Miami
  • Sunny Isles Beach
  • Surfside
  • Sweetwater
  • Virginia Gardens
  • West Miami

To file a Marchman Act petition in Dade County, Florida, you will work with the Mental Health Court. You will need to file petitions for involuntary addiction treatment with the court, pay any required fees to the County Sheriff’s office, gather necessary evidence, and be available for court hearings. 

If you or the individual who needs treatment cannot pay for a licensed treatment facility, state-funded rehabs in Florida may be an option. Contact the Clerk of Court in Dade County to obtain a packet of documents to file for the Marchman Act in Florida. There are separate packets for an adult or a minor. 

The packet will include:

  • A Petition for Involuntary Assessment and Stabilization
  • A Chapter 397 Ex-Parte (emergency) Petition for Involuntary Assessment and Stabilization
  • A Chapter 397 Petition for Involuntary Addiction Treatment

This packet and other forms that might be necessary are available from:

Dade County Clerk of Court, Probate Section

Miami-Dade County Courthouse

73 West Flagler Street Room 234

Miami, FL 33130


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