Growth Management

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PUD Residential Activity App  Learn more about residential growth in St. Johns County within Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning districts with the PUD Development Activity 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. Planned Unit Development (PUD) Development Activity User Guide

Development Tracker Interactive Mapping – Track development in and around St. Johns County neighborhoods, including rezoning applications and special use permits. Development Tracker

Growth Management Department

The Growth Management Department facilitates well-designed, efficient, healthy, and safely built developments, while ensuring preservation of the natural and cultural environment. Responsibilities include long range planning, environmental planning and education, building permitting, and development review. In coordination with state and federal laws, the Department ensures compliance with all County codes and regulations including the Comprehensive Plan, the Florida Building Code, Ponte Vedra Zoning Ordinances, and the Land Development Code, as well as maintaining related public records.

Growth Management Divisions & Information

Building Department
The Building Department issues permits and inspects construction activity in St. Johns County to protect life, health and property. Get information on permitting, inspections, and contractor licensing. 

  • Permit Status: Check the status of an application for a building permit, clearance sheet, or development.

Code Enforcement
Public Request Inquiry Data Exchange (PRIDE), Special Magistrate, political and advertising signs, junk and abandoned vehicles, mobile sales units, minimum dwelling standards, parking of heavy vehicles in residential areas

Long Range Planning
The Long Range Planning Division serves as the professional planning staff in preparing, and maintaining the County's Comprehensive Plan and is instrumental in implementing studies, programs, and projects required by the Comprehensive Plan. You can also find the Land Development Code as well as proposed amendments in this section.

Operations Division

  • Clearance Sheets
    Requirement for Building Permits, Flood zone determinations, Residential driveway permits, Coastal Building Zone/Coastal Construction Control Line determinations (Check Review Status.)
  • Application Management
    Development Review Committee, Commercial plan review and inspection, Subdivision plan review and inspection, Construction Surety (bonds, letters of credit), As-Built review & inspection, Lot grading drainage complaints.

Planning and Zoning Division
The Planning Section reviews all land development applications for consistency with the Land Development Code and the Comprehensive Plan.

Transportation Development Division

  • Development Technical
    The Technical Section is responsible for construction inspections and the review of all privately-funded development projects.
  • Transit
    The Transit Section is responsible for the administration and oversight of federal and state funds that support public transportation services.
  • Transportation Planning / Concurrency
    Transportation Planning and Concurrency is responsible for coordinating a safe and efficient transportation system, including the development of the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan and the Traffic Circulation Plan, as well as implementation and management of the Concurrency Management System to maintain adopted levels of service.

Environmental Division
The Environmental Division has a wide range of responsibilities that include safeguarding the County’s protected animals, plants and habitats; protecting historic and prehistoric sites; managing County land for mitigation and invasive plant removal; ensuring that County facilities comply with state and federal regulations; reviewing proposed new development or construction for required environmental and cultural protections; and protecting St. Johns County’s surface waters through stormwater control.