The Tenth Judicial Circuit is located in the heart of Central Florida on the I-4 corridor midway between Tampa and Orland. It consists of Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties. The main office of the Public Defender is located on the 3rd floor of the Polk County Courthouse in Bartow. Offices are also maintained in Highlands and Hardee Counties.


Polk County

Office of the Public Defender Polk County Courthouse, 3rd Floor 255 N. Broadway Ave. PO Box 9000-PD Bartow, FL 33831-9000 Phone (863) 534-4200 Fax (863) 534-4355


Highlands County

510 Fernleaf Avenue
P.O. Box 3741
Sebring, FL 33871
Phone (863) 402-6724
Fax (863) 402-6779

wauchulaHardee County

413 West Orange Street Wauchula, FL 33873 Phone (863) 773-6758 Fax (863) 773-3993

COVID-19 Update

For more information on COVID-19 in the 10th Circuit, please visit the Clerk's website.