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Tavares Circuit Office

Circuit Administrator Susan Cizmadia
Susan Cizmadia
Deputy Circuit Administrator Kimmie Weldon
Kimmie Weldon
Deputy Circuit
28402 CR 561
Tavares, Florida
(352) 742-6246
(352) 742-6014
General Email
Tavares Circuit Office

Counties Served: Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion, and Sumter

General Information: This circuit covers five counties in middle Florida. Probation officers supervise offenders in the community who have been placed on probation or community control by the court and offenders who have been released from prison with post-release supervision. Probation officers enhance public safety by monitoring offender’s compliance with conditions of supervision. Probation officers assist offenders with resources and services necessary to transition from prison or jail to the community. Probation officers increase the offender’s likelihood of succeeding by using evidence based practices including assessment of risk and needs, enhancing offender motivation, providing positive reinforcement and ongoing support, and offering classes for self-improvement and behavior change including Life Skills, How to Make it on Probation or Community Control, Employment Interviewing and Application skills, Thinking for a Change or Moral Recognition Therapy Cognitive Behavior classes. Probation officers refer offenders to various community resources to assist them in obtaining employment, substance abuse counseling, mental health counseling, as well as other positive, self improvement programs to assist the offender.

Directions: Traveling North from Orlando on Highway 441, turn left onto FL-19 S/N Duncan Dr. Take State Road 19 to County Road 561 and turn left. Stay on CR 561 for approximately two (2) miles. Destination will be on the left shortly after crossing CR 448.

Offenders Under Supervision (as of June 30, 2017): 8,675

Community Based Sanctions and Programs: Substance abuse, mental health and sex offender treatment programs.


  • 050 - OCALA EAST
    24 NE 1st ST
    Ocala, Florida 34470-6651
    (352) 732-1215
    Fax: (352) 732-1720
    28402 CR 561
    Tavares, Florida 32778
    (352) 742-6242
    Fax: (352) 742-6013
  • 052 - BUSHNELL
    4420 S Hwy 301
    Bushnell, Florida 33513-3624
    (352) 793-2131
    Fax: (352) 793-5033
  • 053 - INVERNESS
    601 US HWY 41S
    Inverness, Florida 34450-6074
    (352) 560-6000
    Fax: (352) 860-5155
    20144 Cortez Blvd
    Brooksville, Florida 34601-3832
    (352) 754-6710
    Fax: (352) 544-2305
  • 056 - OCALA WEST
    5640 SW 6th Place, Suite 100
    Ocala, Florida 34474-9321
    (352) 732-1324
    Fax: (352) 732-1312
  • 057 - LEESBURG
    1415 S. 14th St
    Suite 300
    Leesburg, Florida 34748-6687
    (352) 360-6564
    Fax: (352) 360-6726