Marchman Act Sarasota County

Marchman Act Sarasota County

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Sarasota 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 Sarasota County, FL cities listed below: 

  • Englewood
  • Laurel
  • Nokomis
  • North Port
  • Osprey
  • Sarasota
  • Venice

You can file a Marchman Act petition for involuntary addiction treatment in Sarasota County, Florida. The court will grant your petition based on the evidence you provide, and whether there is funding available for assessment and treatment. If neither you nor the respondent can afford assessment and treatment, there may be limited openings for state-funded rehabs in Florida.

There may be fees to file under the Marchman Act in Florida, especially under the Ex Parte, or emergency option, if law enforcement is needed to bring the individual to the hearing, the assessment, or to treatment. You can find out more and obtain a packet to file for an adult or a minor from the Sarasota Clerk of Courts.

At a minimum, these are included:

  • Petition for Involuntary Assessment and Stabilization
  • Ex-Parte (Emergency) Petition for Involuntary Stabilization and Assessment
  • The official Chapter 397 Petition for Involuntary Treatment

To begin your filing in Sarasota County, work with an attorney or reach out directly to:

Sarasota Clerk of Courts

2000 Main St

Sarasota, FL 34237


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