Restoration of Civil Rights


Restoration of civil rights restores the right to vote, serve on a jury, and hold public office. Certain types of occupations may also require restoration of civil rights prior to applying.

Restoration of Civil Rights does not include the right to own or possess a firearm.

For information about restoration of civil rights, as well as an application (both printable and online), please visit the Florida Commission on Offender Review website.

Florida Commission on Offender Review
The Office of Executive Clemency
4070 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
or call
Phone:  (850)488-2952
Fax:  (850)488-0695
Toll Free:  1(800)435-8286

The Florida Commission on Offender Review website offers an online civil rights restoration search, so you can determine whether or not your rights have been restored. Be sure to search under all variations of your name, including nicknames.

If you have questions, concerns or need assistance, please contact:

Dana Southerland
Taylor County Supervisor of Elections
433 U S 19 N
Perry, Florida 32347
Phone 850-838-3515  Fax 850-838-3516


You may also receive assistance from:
The American Civil Liberty Union
(813)286-3439 or (813)287-1698
Florida Rights Restoration Coalition