Gulf County Jail



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The Gulf County Jail is located in the Gulf County Courthouse. Warden Michael Hammond and Administrator Captain Evette Farmer run its operations. The facility can be contacted by phone at 850-227-1124 .

Gulf County Jail Address

1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd
Port St Joe, FL 32456

Gulf County Jail Inmate Search

Information about inmates at the Gulf County Jail is available on the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office app, which can be downloaded here.

Gulf County Sheriff’s Office

The Gulf County Sheriff’s Office provides services to the county including administration, patrol, investigations, school resource deputies, beach patrol, K-9, civil process, communications, and judicial services. The office holds about 27 officers and 12 civilian support staff. The goal of the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office is to serve the community with professionalism, integrity, and fairness. 

The Judicial Unit maintains security at the Gulf County Courthouse, including general security and security of judges. The unit supports the office in the service of civil process, including the following: service of subpoenas, summonses, and other non-enforceable civil process; execution of enforceable civil process, including Writs of Possession, Writs of Replevin, and Writs of Execution; execution of child custody orders; and service of injunctions for protection. 

Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Address

418 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd.
St. Joe, FL 32456

Gulf County Sheriff 

Sheriff Mike Harrison has been the sheriff of Gulf County since his election in 2012. He holds a BS in Political Science from Florida State University and is a graduate of Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. He has previously held positions of various ranks at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, Gulf County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Children and Families, and the Florida Department of Corrections. From 2005 to 2008, he served as an investigator and then chief investigator at the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office. 

About Gulf County, Florida

Gulf County is located in the panhandle of Florida. Founded in 1925, the county was named after the Gulf of Mexico. The Gulf County Courthouse from 1927 still exists today. The county seat was originally Wewahitchka but moved to Port Saint Joe in 1965, where Florida’s first Constitutional Convention took place in 1838. The county contains 564 square miles of land and 192 square miles of water. It is one of the few counties to be placed within two time zones, namely the Eastern and Central. 

Gulf County Demographics 

According to the 2020 US census, Gulf County’s total population was 14,192 residents in that year. This number includes 5,897 households and 3,940 families. 

Regarding racial demographics, the population from this 2020 census was 79.07% White, 11.92% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American or Alaska Native, 0.4% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.24% Some Other Race, 3.99% Mixed/Multi-Racial, and 3.91% Hispanic or Latino. 

According to the 2000 US census 20 years prior, the county’s total population was 13,332 people, including 4,931 households and 3,535 families.



  • Port St. Joe
  • Wewahitchka

Unincorporated communities:

  • Cape San Blas
  • Dalkeith
  • Highland View
  • Honeyville
  • Howard Creek
  • Indian Pass
  • Oak Grove
  • Overstreet
  • St. Joe Beach
  • White City


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