The Real Estate Division is responsible for acquisition of all property, including easement rights, for the County, including Constitutional Officers. These may include transportation, drainage, utilities, parks, library, fire stations, and other county facilities. Staff acquires property utilizing various channels including dedication, condemnation, gift, exchange, purchase of fee simple, and purchase of easement.
Related Statutes and Ordinances
- 125.35 – County authorized to sell real and personal property and to lease real property.
- 125.355 – Proposed purchase of real property by county; confidentiality of records; procedure.
- 125.37 – Exchange of county property.
- 125.379 – Disposition of county property for affordable housing.
- 125.38 – Sale of county property to United States, or state.
- 125.39 – Nonapplicability to county lands acquired for specific purposes.
- 125.411 – Conveyance of land by county.
- 2011-17 – St. Johns County Ordinance. Procedures and requirements for real property acquisition, disposition, exchange and leasing.
Pursuant to extensive investigation and upon evaluation of the needs of the County, the Board of County Commissioners may declare a parcel as surplus in accordance with Florida Statute 125.35.
- Lease Agreements
The Real Estate Division is responsible for negotiating lease agreements concerning County property. Staff assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures pertaining to these agreements. Staff resolves property management issues such as maintenance, renovations, new construction and remodeling through coordination with other County Departments or with outside vendors.
- Real Property Management
The Real Estate Division is responsible for maintaining a record of County Owned Property. Please feel to contact us if you have further questions.