- St. Johns County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Response
- New Emergency Notification System for St. Johns County Residents 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 St. Johns County, the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office, the City of St. Augustine, and the City of St. Augustine Beach to quickly provide residents with 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 these time sensitive alerts, residents can 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
- Hastings Story Map - St. Johns County recognizes the Town of Hastings' rich history and tradition and continues to partner with the community to preserve that unique heritage and culture after the transition. As part of that process, County staff has created the Hastings Story Map. The story map exemplifies the history of the town and how St. Johns County is working to preserve and revitalize the area. View the Hastings Story Map.
- Home damaged by Hurricane Michael? Assistance is available through Restore St. Johns, St. Johns County Hurricane Housing Recovery Program. Register at www.sjcfl.us/restore. Official seal of St. Johns County, Florida, and an icon of a house.
- Reach the Beach Mobile App â€“ Spend more time on the beach with quick access to beach driving conditions, access and facility locations, and lifeguard information. Download the free app in the App Store or Google Play. For more information, call 904.209.0331
- Come meet the Pets of the Week at the SJC Pet Center!
COVID-19 UPDATES: For Information regarding St. Johns County's response to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), including closures, cancellations, and access to facilities, please visit our St. Johns County Corona Virus (COVID-19) Response site.
St. Johns County Constitutional Offices and Courthouse Closures in Response to COVID-19
In response to COVID-19, St. Johns County's constitutional offices and courthouses have adjusted hours and enacted closures:
Property Appraiser – The Property Appraiser's Office lobby will be closed to the public through Friday, April 10. Office staff remain operational during standard business hours and are available to assist by telephone, email, or web services. For more information, please visit www.sjcpa.us.
Supervisor of Elections – The Supervisor of Elections Office will be closed to the public through Friday, April 3. Office staff remain operational during standard business hours, and most Supervisor of Elections services are available at www.votesjc.com.
Tax Collector – All St. Johns County Tax Collector branch office locations are closed. The main office remains operational for County residents only; however, the office will not be open on Saturday, March 28. All road tests are suspended. Residents are encouraged to process any eligible transactions online at www.sjctax.us.
Clerk of Courts – The Clerk of Courts suspended all public services until Monday, April 6, not including services deemed to be "mission critical." A list of mission critical services is available at www.stjohnsclerk.com. Filings, recordings, and marriage services are also suspended until April 6, and all non-mission critical court proceedings have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida – All normal court operations have been suspended until further notice, except for those proceedings deemed "mission critical."
For more information regarding St. Johns County's response to COVID-19, please visit www.sjcfl.us or call the St. Johns County Citizen Information Hotline at 904.824.5550.
WSOS St. Johns County Today Radio Show COVID-19 Updates – St. Johns County has partnered with WSOS 103.9 FM/1170 AM to host St. Johns County Today COVID-19 Updates at 8:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Co-hosted by Michael Ryan, St. Johns County Director of Communications, and WSOS's Kevin Geddings, the show covers a variety of topics related to the COVID-19 health emergency in St. Johns County. The radio show will also feature representatives from partner agencies directly involved with the COVID-19 response, including public safety, fire rescue, and emergency management. The public may submit questions in advance or during the show by visiting the WSOS Facebook page or by emailing them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Emergency Notification System for St. Johns County Residents – St. Johns County launched a new emergency notification system to provide residents with critical information during emergency situations. The Alert St. Johns system replaces the Code Red notification system, so it is imperative that residents sign up for these critical notifications. Sign up at Alert St. Johns. Learn more @ SJC Emergency Management
Site Clearing Debris Burns, Prescribed Burns, and Residential Burns in St. Johns County – St. Johns County Administration and the Board of County Commissioners are aware of concerns and questions within the community regarding site clearing debris burns on large development sites. The County does not have legal ability or regulatory authority to manage or control burnings related to residential development, large land clearing, agriculture, or silviculture. State of Florida statute authorizes the Florida Forest Service to regulate these types of site clearing debris burns. In addition, St. Johns County does not have the ability to regulate prescribed burns in forested areas or on public lands that are conducted by state or federal agencies. For additional information regarding state-regulated site clearing debris burns or prescribed burns, please visit www.sjcfl.us/FirePrevention/OpenBurning.aspx or www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Florida-Forest-Service/Wildland-Fire/Burn-Authorizations, or call the Florida Forest Service at 386.585.6150. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection regulates air quality and can also be reached at 904.256.1553. St. Johns County does have the legal authority to regulate residential burning, including permitting bonfires, prohibiting fires on beaches or open burning of certain materials, and allowing campfires and small-scale yard trash or household paper product burning. For more information on local residential burning, please visit www.sjcfl.us/FirePrevention/OpenBurning.aspx, or call 904.209.0624.
2020-21 CDBG Funding – St. Johns County anticipates receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2020-2021 Federal Fiscal Year and invites citizens and community organizations to interact, receive information, and apply for funding through the 2020 Community Survey, CDBG Application, and Community Meetings. For additional information, please contact 904.827.6897. 2020-21 CDBG Funding
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. In an effort 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. For more information, please visit www.thefirewatch.org.
Current FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps – Flood Zone Viewer
Boards and Committees Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteers consider and make recommendations on a variety of topics including planning and zoning, development, libraries, parks and recreation, arts, culture, and tourism. Boards and Committees
Meetings & Workshops
St. Johns County Telephonic Public Meeting Information – In response to the current COVID-19 health emergency and in accordance with State of Florida Executive Order 20-69, local government and public meetings do not require a quorum to be present in person, are not required to meet in a specific public place, and may use telephonic and video conferencing. In response, all St. Johns County board and committee meetings may utilize telephone or video conferencing through April 17. Those who would like to submit public comment by telephone during these meetings may do so by calling 904.209.1265. The public may attend meetings in person, however, it is recommended you maintain the CDC social distancing guideline of six feet or more. If you have any questions regarding the submission of public comment by telephone, please call 904.824.5550.
St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting – The Board of County Commissioners will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Auditorium located in the County Administration Building at 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, for the purpose of receiving an Emergency Management update and considering whether to extend the local state of emergency. The Board may also consider and take action on any other business that may lawfully come before it during the special meeting. St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting Notice
Northwest Tower Committee Meeting scheduled for March 30 has been cancelled.
Planning and Zoning Agency Meeting scheduled for April 2 at 1:30 p.m.. PZA Meeting
Ponte Vedra Zoning and Adjustment Board Meeting scheduled for April 6 has been cancelled.
North Coastal Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for April 8 has been cancelled. Next meeting May 13.
Mid-Anastasia Design Review Board Meeting scheduled for April 9 has been cancelled. Next meeting May 14.
Recreation Advisory Board Meeting scheduled for April 9 has been cancelled.
Industrial Development Authority Meeting scheduled for April 13 has been cancelled. Next meeting May 11. IDA Meeting Notice
Events & Activities
County Commissioner Invitations – From time to time the County Commissioners receive invitations to attend various events. On occasion, more than one County Commissioner may attend and participate at the event. For more information regarding the Notices for the events, visit the Board of County Commissioner’s Invitations webpage
Projects, Advisories, Status Updates
Race Track Road at Veterans Parkway Turn Lane Construction – Construction is anticipated to be complete in July. Periodic lane closures are anticipated. For more information, please call 904.209.0122.
Fort Matanzas Beach Ramp Reconstruction – Reconstruction of the ramp is scheduled to be complete in May. The parking lot and pedestrian access to the beach will be restricted for the duration of the construction project. For more information, call 904.209.0341.
South Ponte Vedra Beach and Vilano Beach Renourishment Easements Needed – Ninety percent of the easements have already been obtained, the remaining easements must be secured by March 31 for the project to proceed on the updated Army Corps project schedule and for 2020 beach renourishment. If you are an oceanfront property owner south of Serenata to the St. Augustine Inlet and have questions, did not receive your packet, or need assistance completing your documents, please contact us at 904.209.0760 or email@example.com. Beach Easements Information | Beach Renourishment Video
Ocean and Fishing Pier Closure – The Pier will be closed through May for repairs. SJC Ocean and Fishing Pier.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org | P: (904) 209-0805 | F: (904) 209-0806
Special Districts Information can be found at www.sjcfl.us/SpecialDistricts