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The Office of Public and Professional Guardians (OPPG)

The Office of Public and Professional Guardians (OPPG), housed within the Department of Elder Affairs, appoints local public guardian offices as directed by statute to provide guardianship services to persons who do not have adequate income or assets to afford a private guardian and there is no willing family or friend to serve.

The OPPG can be reached by calling (850) 414-2381 or by email at OPPGinfo@elderaffairs.org.



To speak with a Public Guardian in your area, you may contact any of the local offices of public guardians  throughout Florida. You may also contact the Elder Helpline in your area by calling 1-800-963-5337.



OPPG is also responsible for the registration of Professional Guardians. To access a list of professional guardians  visit OPPG’s website  and click the link on the left “Current list of Registered Professional Guardians”.