State Attorney's Office
350 E. Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, Florida 33950
Office Head: Shannon L. Doolity
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County has two notable rivers, the Myakka and Peace. They join to form
Charlotte Harbor, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico. Of the 859.3
square miles, 165 of those miles are water. There are 219 miles of coastline.
The County is approximately 100 miles south of Tampa on the Gulf Coast,
located between Sarasota and Ft. Myers; 160 miles northwest of Miami and 120
miles southwest of Orlando.
is at its greatest with many marinas and boat ramps located along the Peace
River, Cape Haze Peninsula, Lemon Bay and Placida areas. There are a
large number of canals within major residential subdivisions providing access
to open water for a significant percentage of the population. Charlotte County
also takes pride in its abundant wildlife with approximately 50 parks and
recreational areas including a vast wildlife refuge.
is close to 150,000 full time residents. But as with Lee and Collier
Counties, that number increases during the winter tourist season.