- St. Johns County to open free COVID-19 Testing Site in partnership with Nomi Health. In partnership with Nomi Health, St. Johns County is offering COVID-19 testing between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week, beginning Monday, August 16, at the Wind Mitigation Building located at 3111 Agricultural Center Dr. The site will provide PCR and rapid (antigen) COVID-19 tests for those 12 months and older, but recipients may only choose one. Rapid test results will be available the same day and PCR test results are typically available between 24 and 48 hours. Results will be delivered to recipients via text or email. There is no appointment necessary to receive a COVID-19 test, and insurance is not required. Additionally, you do not have to be symptomatic to get tested. If you need to get tested prior to Monday, please visit http://stjohns.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/covid-19-response/testing/index.html to find a location near you.
- Click Here To Learn More About St. Johns County's 200th Anniversary Celebration
- St. Johns County is launching a new emergency notification system to provide residents with critical information during emergency situations. The new Alert St. Johns system will enable residents to get critical information in a variety of situations including severe weather, unexpected road closures, water advisories, missing persons, evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods, and incidents that may threaten public safety. To receive alerts, sign up at https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736725582#/login.
- The Fire Watch Program and App. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately twenty veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. To respond to this national epidemic, St. Johns County has joined surrounding communities and local organizations in Fire Watch, a program that provides a support system for veterans in crisis. The Fire Watch launched a mobile app that enables veterans and volunteers to foster positive relationships and ensure veterans get the help they need. Available on both the Apple App Store and Android Google Play, the app will allow veterans in crisis to quickly receive emergency assistance and connect them with a variety of local resources and allies that will help them build relations and provide one-on-one counseling and support. www.thefirewatch.org.Â
American Rescue Plan Act: ARPA Funding
Information regarding Redistricting 2021
COVID-19 Information: Please visit our COVID-19 Information page.
Apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program
County Commissioner Invitations – The County Commissioners receive invitations to attend various events and, on occasion, more than one Commissioner may attend and participate. For notices and more information, visit the BOCC’s Invitations webpage
Current Board / Committee Vacancies – Volunteer Opportunities
Application Deadline for Emergency Rental Assistance Program is November 30 – St. Johns County is urging all eligible residents to apply for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program no later than November 30, 2021, which will ensure all County funds are sent to recipients by the federally mandated deadline of December 31, 2021. The St. Johns County Emergency Rental Assistance Program is a public relief program providing rental and utility assistance to County residents at risk of eviction because of COVID-19. Households in St. Johns County that have individuals qualified for unemployment benefits, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are highly encouraged to apply. For more information or to apply for this program, please visit https://stjohns-crr.unqork.io or call 904-344-3188.
Cancellation of Negotiation Meetings – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the negotiation meetings between the Collective Bargaining Team of St. Johns County and representatives of the International Association of Firefighters Local #3865 set for the following dates have been cancelled.
- October 15, 2021 beginning at 12 Noon in the County Auditorium,
- October 20, 2021 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Training and Education Center, and
- October 25, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Training and Education Center
The meetings were scheduled to begin at the above listed times and locations in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL.
Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting County Attorney Contract – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners, will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the County Auditorium located in the County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. The purpose of the Special Meeting will be to consider Board approval of the incoming County Attorney contract. The Board of County Commissioners may also consider and take action on any other business that may lawfully come before it during the Special Meeting. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Committee with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact the ADA Coordinator, at (904) 209-0650 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For hearing impaired individuals: Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770.
South Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting Cancelled – The South Anastasia Design Review Board meeting for October 28, 2021 has been cancelled.
North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting Cancelled – The North Coastal Design Review Board meeting for November 10, 2021 has been cancelled.
Free St. Johns County Super Community Collection Event – October 16 – St. Johns County Solid Waste is hosting a Super Community Collection Event from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, October 16 at the Tillman Ridge Landfill, 3005 Allen Nease Road. Residents will have the chance to safely dispose of household hazardous waste, electronics, and tires (limit 10 per household) free of charge. Acceptable items include paint, motor oil, gasoline, fluorescent bulbs, wax, car and appliance batteries, pesticides, obsolete electronics such as monitors, modems, desk phones, and stereos, and automobile and light truck tires will be accepted. Prohibited items include microwave ovens, large appliances, yard debris, household garbage, construction debris, and commercial materials. For more information, please call 904.827.6980. Tillman Ridge Community Collection Event
Short-term Vacation Rental Complaints – If you have a complaint regarding short-term vacation rental properties, please call Code Enforcement at (904) 209-0734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please check back here for updates regarding registration for short-term vacation rental properties. Short-Term Vacation Rental Ordinance
Volunteer Opportunities with St. Johns County Boards and Committees – October – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners provides residents who are interested in serving their community and participating in local government with a variety of board and committee opportunities. The volunteer positions consider and make recommendations regarding various topics, including planning and zoning issues, development projects, libraries, parks and recreation facilities and programs, and arts, culture, and tourism matters. The following boards and committees are currently accepting applications:
- Contractors Review Board (application deadline November 5, 2021)
- Fire Code Board of Appeals (application deadline until filled)
- Mid – Anastasia Design Review Board (application deadline until filled)
- South Anastasia Design Review Board (application deadline until filled)
- Tourist Development Council (application deadline November 5, 2021)
- Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (application deadline November 8, 2021)
Please visit the Boards and Committees Webpage at www.sjcfl.us/Boards to view the requirements and duties of each board and committee, download an application, or contact the Board of County Commissioners office at 904.209.0300 or email email@example.com for more information.
St. Johns County Launches Exterior Improvement Grant Program – Eligible small businesses and nonprofits in St. Johns County can now apply for funding assistance through the Exterior Improvement Grant Program. On September 7, 2021, the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners appropriated $500,000 to this program aimed at helping small businesses and nonprofits enhance outdoor spaces for COVID-19 mitigation. This funding is part of Phase I of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) signed into law by President Biden earlier this year. Exterior Improvement Grant Application
St. Johns County North Beach 4x4 Permit Driving Program Reinstated beginning September 27 – The North Beach 4x4 permit driving program will be reinstated beginning Monday, September 27, after being temporarily suspended during the renourishment project in the Vilano Beach area. This program allows for permitted vehicles beach access between Surfside Park and the Usina access ramp. North Beach drivers must obtain a permit by completing Protected Species Training, have a current annual pass affixed to the passenger side of windshield, and ensure their vehicle is 4x4 or all-wheel drive (no ATVs, motorcycles, etc.). For more information on the program and requirements please visit www.sjcfl.us/HCP/Driving.aspx or call 904-209-0619.
Board of County Commissioners and the St. Johns County School Board Joint Meeting – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners and the St. Johns County School Board, will hold a joint meeting on Thursday, December 9, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. The Board of County Commissioners will meet in the Auditorium located in the Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida. The School Board will attend and participate in the meeting electronically.The purpose of these meetings will be to discuss redistricting and take possible action on similar interests and issues that affect both boards. The Board of County Commissioners may also consider and take action on any other business that may lawfully come before it during the joint meeting. If a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes he/she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact the ADA Coordinator, at (904) 209-0650 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For hearing impaired individuals: Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770.
St. Johns County Now Offering Assistance with Past Due Energy Bills for Low-Income Seniors – The Emergency Home Energy Assistance for the Elderly Program (EHEAP) that was previously administered by the Council on Aging will now be offered by St. Johns County. This ongoing assistance for heating/cooling (Electric) bill assistance to an elder who is in immediate danger of losing home energy. Payment is made to the energy vendor or landlord (if utilities are included with the rent) on behalf of the eligible household that meets income and residency criteria.
Benefit payment amounts are determined based on a documented home energy crisis and eligibility guidelines:
- Elder (60+) must be experiencing a verifiable home energy crisis.
- Household income must be below 150% of the federal poverty level.
- Utility bill must be past due for assistance with this program.
- Applicant is a St. Johns County resident.
- Cannot be a resident of a group living facility or a home where cost of residency is subsidized through a program administered by the state.
- Cannot be a student living in a dormitory.
- Complete the entire EHEAP Application and provide all required documentation (list found at www.sjcfl.us/SocialServices/index.aspx.
All applicant/household EHEAP benefit(s) must be combined. Each applicant/household is allowed up to $5,000 each until instructed otherwise. Allowable categories for financial assistance include past-due utility payments for heating/cooling, deposits to restore energy, and late, disconnect, or reconnect fees. Categories not eligible for financial assistance include water, sewer, and garbage charges, meter tampering charges, or return check charges. The application can be found online by visiting www.sjcfl.us/SocialServices/index.aspx. Completed applications can be mailed to 200 San Sebastian View, Suite 2300, St. Augustine, FL 32084. For more information or assistance with the application process, please call 904-209-6140.
St. Johns County Adds New Location for Free Disposal of Yard Waste – Residents in St. Johns County may be experiencing a delay in yard waste collection due to the national workforce shortage. Republic Services and Advanced Disposal have encountered difficulties completing yard waste routes on scheduled service days. In an effort to provide additional options to the community, residents may bring yard waste to the following locations free of charge:
- NEW: Tillman Ridge Transfer Station - 3005 Allen Nease Rd, Elkton, FL 32033
Drop off hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
- Republic Services Facility - 445A Republic Drive, St. Augustine, FL 32095
Drop off hours are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Please note that drop off service is for St. Johns County residential customers only. No commercial trucks or vehicles will be allowed. In addition, all garbage and recycling routes will remain on schedule. St. Johns County Solid Waste Division is working with Republic Services and Advanced Disposal to ensure yard debris collections are being conducted as quickly as possible. We thank you for your patience as we work diligently to restore the expected level of service to your area. For more information, please call the Solid Waste Division at 904.827.6980 or visit www.recyclestjohns.com for updates.
Fort Matanzas Beach Vehicle Ramp and Parking Lot Closure – The Fort Matanzas vehicular beach access ramp and associated parking lot will close on Tuesday, September 7, to allow the mobilization and setup of equipment for sand placement activities. While the project is underway, there will be no pedestrian or vehicular access to the beach from this parking lot. The ramp and associated parking lot will remain closed throughout the project duration and are expected to re-open by November, weather permitting. For more information, please contact the Coastal Management team at 904-209-0260, or visit www.sjcfl.us/coastalprojects/femadunes.aspx.
Vilano Floating Dock Notice – The replacement of the Vilano Floating Dock is scheduled to begin on August 30. The floating dock is anticipated to reopen by November. During this time, the Vilano Pier will remain open and accessible to the public. For more information, please call 904.209.0333.
Doug Crane Boat Ramp Notice – The City of St. Augustine will be removing several derelict vessels out of the Intracoastal Waterway throughout September. The contractor will be utilizing St. Johns County’s Doug Crane Boat Ramp; however, the boat ramp will remain open and accessible to the public. Boaters are asked to use caution in this area during this time. Removal of the derelict vessels will allow for a safer boating and recreational experience for residents and visitors. For more information, please call 904.209.0331.
St. Johns County to open free COVID-19 Testing Site in partnership with Nomi Health – In partnership with Nomi Health, St. Johns County is offering COVID-19 testing between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., seven days a week, beginning Monday, August 16, at the Wind Mitigation Building located at 3111 Agricultural Center Dr. The site will provide PCR and rapid (antigen) COVID-19 tests for those 12 months and older, but recipients may only choose one. Rapid test results will be available the same day and PCR test results are typically available between 24 and 48 hours. Results will be delivered to recipients via text or email. There is no appointment necessary to receive a COVID-19 test, and insurance is not required. Additionally, you do not have to be symptomatic to get tested. If you need to get tested prior to Monday, please visit http://stjohns.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/covid-19-response/testing/index.html to find a location near you.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season – The beaches of St. Johns County are home to several species of endangered or threatened sea turtles. Residents and visitors have a special opportunity and responsibility to protect these magnificent creatures and their vulnerable nesting sites as they return each season to nest. Nesting season began May 1, and County officials are asking residents, visitors, and businesses to help protect natural habitat by observing all nesting season laws and regulations. Learn Turtle Season rules and ways you can have a positive impact: 2021 Sea Turtle Nesting Season
Current FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps & Information – Flood Zone Viewer | NFIP Rating Insurance Discounts for Some SJC Property Owners
Projects, Advisories, Status Updates – For right of way projects, advisories, and status updates as well as permitting activity, please visit the St. Johns County Neighborhood Bill of Rights Application
Public Records Requests
Government records may be seen and copied from a records custodian at the County Administration building, via specific County Departments responsible for their own records, from records custodians at Elected Officials Offices and at other levels of government such as state agencies, local, county and state authorities. Public records requests to the County may be made by completing the Public Records Request Form or by contacting the County’s Public Records Custodian at:
Office of the County Attorney, Attn: Public Records Custodian
500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida 32084-8686
E: firstname.lastname@example.org | P: (904) 209-0805 | F: (904) 209-0806
Special Districts Information can be found at www.sjcfl.us/SpecialDistricts