- 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
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For COVID-19 Information: Please visit our COVID-19 Information page.
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
St. Johns County Short Term Vacation Rental Ordinance – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners approved a new ordnance regarding short term vacation rentals on May 4, 2021. The ordinance addresses a variety of topics including short term vacation rental occupancy, parking, and trash collection. Please review Ordinance 2021-23 for additional information.
Voluntary FEMA Dune Enhancement Project Easements – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved funds to assist St. Johns County with partially restoring and rebuilding the sand dunes along portions of St Johns County's coastline that were damaged by Hurricane Matthew and Hurricane Irma. The project is intended to enhance the dune system by adding sand to the seaward side of the existing dunes, planting sea oats and supporting vegetation, and creating a more uniform front to the dune system. If approved, and with adequate voluntary participation of homeowners, sand placement is anticipated to begin this summer and is projected to be completed by the end of the year.
The County is currently in the design phase and a separate firm, Waugh Law, has been recruited to assist owners of eligible oceanfront properties who would like to participate in the project by voluntarily granting a temporary easement. There is no charge to participate and the easements do not allow access to front or side yards. Homeowners who wish to receive additional dune protection at no cost may sign the short-term easement and return it to Waugh Law. The County will be unable to enhance the dunes on properties that do not provide signed easements.
The deadline to submit signed easements is May 31, 2021. For assistance with your easement, please call Waugh Law Firm at 321.800.6008, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional project information, visit www.sjcfl.us/coastalprojects, email email@example.com, or call 904.209.0260.
Volunteer Opportunities with St. Johns County Boards and Committees – The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners provides residents who have an interest 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 a myriad of 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:
- Architectural Review Committee (application deadline: May 22, 2021)
- Arts/ Culture/ Heritage Funding Panel (application deadline: May 28, 2021)
- Cultural Resource Review Board ( application deadline: May 22, 2021)
- Fire Code Board of Appeals (application deadline: May 22, 2021)
- Health & Human Services Advisory Council (application deadline: May 22, 2021)
- Mid-Anastasia Design Review Board (application deadline: May 22, 2021)
- North Coastal Corridor Overlay District Design Review Board (application deadline: May 22, 2021)
- Planning and Zoning Agency (application deadline: May 22, 2021)
- South Anastasia Design Review Board (application deadline: May 22, 2021)
- Tourist Development Council ( application deadline: May 22, 2021)
Please visit the Boards and Commission 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce Virtual Job Fair set for Thursday, May 20 – Find your next opportunity at the Virtual Job Fair May 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Career Source Northeast Florida in partnership with the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, the free online event will feature hundreds of job opportunities with a "virtual room" dedicated specifically to St. Johns County employers. Job seekers and employers can learn more about this event, get tips and guidance for success, and register on the Chamber of Commerce site: Job Seekers and Employers urged to register now for May 20 Virtual Job Fair. To learn more about the St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce or to become a member visit www.sjcchamber.com, call 904.829.5681, or connect on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sjcchamber.
2021 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins in May – 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 begins May 1, and St. Johns County officials are asking residents, visitors, and businesses to help protect natural habitat by observing all nesting season laws and regulations. All beachfront properties are required to reduce their impact by eliminating interior and exterior lights which may disrupt nesting sea turtles. Volleyball court lights at St. Johns County Pier Park will turn on at sunset and turn off at 9 p.m. Learn Turtle Season rules and ways you can have a positive impact: 2021 Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins in May
Are you ready for spring cleaning and yard work? To prepare yard debris for curbside collection, please remember to follow these guidelines. For more information, please call the St. Johns County Solid Waste Division at 904.827.6980 or visit recyclestjohns.com. Prepare Yard Waste for Curbside Collection
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: email@example.com | P: (904) 209-0805 | F: (904) 209-0806
Special Districts Information can be found at www.sjcfl.us/SpecialDistricts