Town of Branford


Meet Our Town Council

The Branford Town Council meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:00 pm at Branford Town Hall.

Charlie Daniel

Council President Mr. Daniel, along with his wife Chris, are long time citizens of the Town of Branford. Mr. Charlie is retired from the Air Force and is a Vietnam Vet. He has served on the Council for many years and looks forward to the challenge. Mr. Daniel is an avid fisherman and enjoys being on the river. Mr. Daniel serves as Post #3.

Shirley Clark

Councilwoman Ms. Clark has lived in Branford for many years and is proud to serve her community. She was married to the late Don Clark who also served the Branford community for many years in several capacities. Ms. Clark has served as a past President of the Woman’s Club, the Branford Rotary Club and the Suwannee River League of Cities. Recently Ms. Clark was chosen as the 2013 Municipal Official of the Year by the Suwannee River League of Cities. Ms. Clark is councilwoman for post #4.

Ken Saunders

Council Vice President Ken Saunders has been a resident of Branford for 17 years.  He is married to Diane Walker-Saunders, a native of Branford.  Together they have worked for many years with young women in the Branford/Suwannee River Valley area to obtain educational funding through scholarship pageants. Mr. Saunders hopes to assist in the revitalization of our downtown area.  He is an avid bicyclist and enjoys biking on Branford’s Greenway Trail.  He currently serves as councilman for Post #1

Alice Childress

Councilwoman Mrs. Childress, along with her husband Bill, have lived in Branford for many years.  She is an active member of the First Baptist Church here in Branford.  Mrs. Childress brings alot of experience and knowledge to her Town Council position as she is employed with the City of Lake City.  She is the Councilwoman for post #2.

Matt Burns

Councilman Mr. Burns is a Councilman for Post #5.  He and his wife Kim are long time residents of the Town of Branford.  Other than serving on the Town Council, Matt operates Matt Burns Electric, a business he has run for many years.

Donna Hardin

Town Clerk Donna Hardin is the Clerk for the Town of Branford.   She has been in office since June of 2005.   The Town Clerk position has been an elected position since the beginning of time but, in June of 2006 the citizens of Branford voted to make it an appointed one.  This change took place in June of 2007.  Donna, along with her husband Kevin, enjoys living in Branford.  They have two sons.

County Services


 sharonwjordanSuwannee County Tax Collector

The Suwannee County Tax Collector is in Branford (at 606 NW Suwannee Ave, county office next to town hall) twice a month to assist with tags, titles and taxes. Their hours are 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM (closed 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch) on the first and third Tuesdays of every month. The mobile drivers license unit is also in Branford at the same location on the first Tuesday of each quarter. The hope is to better serve the citizens of the south end of Suwannee County. Click Here to Visit the Tax Collector's Website.


Suwannee Sheriff's Office

The Town of Branford is covered by the Suwannee County Sheriff's Department.  We are under contract and have deputies in town around the clock.  If you need assistance from law enforcement they can be reached at 386-362-2222 or by calling 911 in case of an emergency.  They do have an annex office here in town however, they do not have personnel there full-time.  The annex is located at 27055 SE 83rd Place and that phone number is 386-935-4514.Click Here to Visit the Suwannee County Sheriff's Website.

srecSenior Citizen Resources

The Suwannee River Economic Council comes to Branford twice a week to provide meals for the senior citizens (60 +) in our community. They meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am -1:00 pm to share a meal and enjoy each others company. The group meets at the old Suwannee County health dept. building located at 120 SW Suwannee Ave. For more information you can contact Sabrina Brock at 386-362-1164. Click Here to Visit the SREC Website.

Suwannee Co. Property Appraiser

The property appraiser sends a representative to Branford during the months of January and February each year as a service to the south end of the county. They are here at the town hall on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of these months from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Click Here to Visit the Property Appraiser's Website

Veterans Services

The Suwannee County Veterans Service Officer comes to Branford on the last Thursday of each month. Mr. Ellis Gray works out of the old County Health Dept. building when here. Mr. Gray is employed by the county and certified by the State of Florida. He helps assist Veterans with claims to the VA, as well as their dependants. He will be in Branford from 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM on these days. For further information you can contact Mr. Gray at 386-364-3403.

Town of Branford Ordinances

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