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Lake County BCC
315 West Main St.
P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, Florida 32778

 Office of Probation
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Tony Deaton - Director
Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Office of Probation provides supervision to offenders placed on probation for traffic and misdemeanor offenses, and ensures their compliance with court-ordered sanctions. Office staff promote a crime-free lifestyle by requiring offenders to be employed, perform community service, make restitution, attend counseling and remain substance free as appropriate. The Office has unpaid internship and volunteer opportunities available.

The Office also provides the following services:

  • Placement and monitoring of offenders sentenced to perform community service through nonprofit community agencies;
  • Pre-Trial Intervention services to defendants identified by the courts as an alternative to regular judicial proceedings;
  • Enforcement of restitution orders requiring offenders to pay victims for losses as directed by the court;
  • Electronic monitoring services for offenders identified by the courts as an alternative to incarceration; and
  • Vehicle immobilization services for offenders convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


Teen Court
Teen Court is a diversion program run by teens for teens. Criminal offenders between the ages of 10 and 17 who have committed a first offense misdemeanor or third degree felony are sentenced by a jury of their peers. Teens perform the roles of prosecutor, defense attorney, bailiff, clerk, and jury. A local volunteer attorney presides as judge and is the only adult directly involved in the court proceedings. Learn more about Teen Court.

Below are links to some useful websites that are related to the Office of Probation.

Contact the Office of Probation

Phone: 352-742-6565    Fax: 352-742-6560
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office Location: 518 W. Alfred St. Tavares, FL 32778
Mailing Address: Office of Probation, P.O. Box 7800 Tavares, FL 32778

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