Marchman Act Polk County

Marchman Act Polk County

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Polk County Alcohol and Other Drug 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 Polk County, FL cities listed below: 

  • Alturas
  • Auburndale
  • Babson Park
  • Bartow
  • Bradley
  • Davenport
  • Dundee
  • Eagle Lake
  • Eaton Park
  • Fort Meade
  • Frostproof
  • Haines City
  • Highland City
  • Homeland
  • Indian Lake
  • Estates
  • Kathleen
  • Kissimmee
  • Lake Alfred
  • Lake Hamilton
  • Lake Wales
  • Lakeland
  • Lakeshore
  • Loughman
  • Mulberry
  • Nalcrest
  • Nichols
  • Polk City
  • River Ranch
  • Waverly
  • Winter Haven

Filing a Marchman Act petition in Polk County, Florida starts with the Polk County Clerk of Courts. In order to have your request for involuntary addiction treatment granted, you will need to file petitions, gather evidence, pay any necessary fees, and attend at least 2 court hearings.

Unless you or the individual named in the petition have the ability to pay for treatment, it will not be granted unless there are openings available in state-funded rehabs in Florida. The court will consider each case on its own merits, and grant the petition if all criteria are met, so having a complete packet and filing all required documents are key to success.

The Polk County Clerk of Courts will provide packets for adults and minors, relevant to completing a filing for the Marchman Act in Florida, including:

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

To receive the paperwork you need for a Marchman Act filing in Polk County, reach out to:

Polk County Clerk of Courts

3425 Lake Alfred Road

Winter Haven, FL 33881


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