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Magistrates and Hearing Officers

Sheryl D. Snodgrass
Portrait of Magistrate Sheryl D. Snodgrass
Marcella Perkins
(863) 534 - 4687
(863) 534 - 5850
Admin Magistrate/Family Law/ Dependency/Baker Act/Marchman Act/Ordinances
PO Box 9000 Drawer J-149 Bartow, FL 33831-9000


  • B.A. University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1978
  • J.D. University of Florida College of Law, 1983
  • Admitted to the Florida Bar, 1983

Judicial Experience

  • Polk County Legal Aid Society (now Heart of Florida Legal Aid), 1983-1986
  • Carlton & Carlton, 1986 to 2004.
  • General Magistrate, 10th Judicial Circuit, 2004 to present

Types of cases heard as Magistrate

  • Family Law, including Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity, Child Support, and Juvenile Dependency
  • Mental Health Cases, including Baker Act and Marchman Act cases

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