Land Development Code


Signs and Definitions of the Land Development Code Public Hearing on April 4, 2017, at 5:01 P.M. before the the Board of County Commissioners in the auditorium at 500 San Sebastian Way, St. Augustine.

Personal Property Mini-Warehouses And Upland Buffer Setback Reductions Public Hearing  before the Board of County Commissioners on April 4, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.

Please see the Proposed Land Development Code Amendments page for more information.


Home Owner Associations with Architectural Review Authority Registration – 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: Joe Cearley, Project Manager. For more information, contact Joe via email or phone (904) 209-0590.


The Land Development Code contains most of the land development regulations governing the development of property within unincorporated St. Johns County. The following are the Articles contained within the St. Johns County Land Development Code which may be downloaded for viewing in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.

Table of Contents
Article Title Adoption Date
Article I General Provisions 07-29-99
Ordinance 2004-51 Amends Article I 06-27-04
Part 1.03 Amends Section 1.03.04 06-08-04
Article II Zoning Districts & Special Uses 07-26-16
Article III Special Districts 02-20-15
Article IV Natural Resources 02-17-15
Article V Development Options 02-20-15
Article VI Design Standards & Improvement Requirements 07-26-16
Article VII Signs 02-20-15
Article VIII Agencies & Boards 09-03-13
Article IX Administration 03-17-16
Article X Interpretations, Equitable Relief, & Enforcement 02-20-15
Article XI Concurrency Management 04-15-14
Article XII Definitions 07-26-16
Appendix A Traffic Methodology & Procedures 04-15-14
Appendix B Characteristics of, Finding of Fact, & Declaration of Policy for Scenic Highways 06-01-10
Appendix C Frontage Illustration 07-29-99
Appendix D Setbacks & Spacing 07-29-99
Appendix E Roadway Functional Classifications 10-17-06
Appendix F Roadway Access Classes 10-17-06
Appendix G Examples of Classification Points & Swapdown 10-15-02

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