Planning & Zoning


Summary of Amendments to the Ponte Vedra Zoning District Regulations Final approval received on August 18, 2020, by the Board of County Commissioners enacting Ordinance No 2020-38. The revisions include new definitions, revised residential front yard setback measurement for a portion of Ponte Vedra Blvd., clarified the use of plastic trash bags, clarified the time that refuse, recycling and yard waste containers be placed on the street prior to pick-up, and addition of tree protections, mitigation, fees and fines. Summary of Amendments to the Ponte Vedra Zoning District Regulations

PUD Residential Activity App  Learn more about residential growth in St. Johns County within Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning districts with the PUD Residential Activity Overview application. Outlined land areas on the map show the approved County PUD districts, which includes residential entitlements for development.  To learn about a specific PUD, click the project number of the PUD to view the Application Submittal Management link.

Development Tracker Interactive Mapping – Track development in and around St. Johns County neighborhoods, including rezoning applications and special use permits. Development Tracker is a map of the County with permitting activity mapped by color-coded dots. Click the dots to view project descriptions and status. Development Tracker

Planning & Zoning

The Planning & Zoning Section reviews all land use applications, including Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Re-zoning, Variances, Special Use Permits and Planned Unit Development for consistency with the Land Development Code and the Comprehensive Plan. The procedures and appropriate forms for the above applications can be found in the Development Review Manual.

Agency Members & Meetings

Planning & Zoning Agency
The Planning and Zoning Agency meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the County auditorium at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida 32084. The Planning and Zoning Agency is comprised of seven members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The members represent all districts, each serving a four-year term, with a limit of two consecutive four-year terms. PZA Meeting Calendar

Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board
The Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board meets on the first Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the County auditorium at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, Florida 32084. The Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board is comprised of seven members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Members serve a four-year term.

Growth Management Calendar
Schedules and Agendas for meetings related to Planning and Zoning in St. Johns County. Includes Planning & Zoning Agency, Ponte Vedra Architectural Review Committee, Ponte Vedra Zoning & Adjustment Board, Mid Anastasia Design Review Board, North Coastal Design Review Board, and the South Anastasia Design Review Board.

Presenting at a Planning and Zoning Agency or Board of County Commission meeting? Non-glossy, matte finish photos and materials reduce glare and provide the best visibility via the projection system.

Home Owner Associations with Architectural Review Authority

The Land Development Code requires homeowner associations with architectural review authority to register with the County. Requirements and procedures are in Sec. 5.03.02.H , page V-14. Submit your application including supporting documents to the Growth Management Department attn: Michael Roberson, Operations Manager. For more information, contact Mike via email or phone (904) 209-0593.

Temporary Use Permits

These permits are generally for uses that are time sensitive, such as special events or seasonal sales. Temporary uses are exempt from paving and drainage permit requirements, and may use special event signage. This includes seasonal sales, carnivals, fairs, and farmers markets. This brief guide helps to clarify the filing process: Temporary Use Permits.


Our staff is committed to helping citizens with questions related to planning and zoning issues that are within County jurisdiction. So that we can assist you efficiently, please provide the following information when you contact us:

  • Strap number (Parcel Identification Number) listed in the St. Johns County Property Appraiser's records, and located on the current tax bill.
  • Property owner's name as it appears in current tax rolls.
  • Address of property.
  • You may also find the information you need in our Frequently Asked Questions

Land Use

Buying a House? Want to keep livestock? Build a deck or retaining wall? Knowing what is allowable and what is not can save time and money. The resources on this page will assist you in making informed decisions about your current property or potential purchases. Land Use Page.


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