News & Announcements

Workshop/Special Meeting

Notice is hereby given that St. Johns County, Florida will hold a workshop/special meeting on short term vacation rentals on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall, located at 2200 A1A South, St. Augustine Beach, Florida. The purpose of the special meeting will be to participate in discussions regarding short term vacation rentals. It is anticipated that one or more St. Johns County Commissioner may attend and participate at this community workshop/special meeting. This is a workshop/special meeting only, no formal action will be taken. NOTICE TO PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS AND TO ALL HEARING IMPAIRED PERSONS:  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in the proceedings should contact ADA Coordinator, at (904) 209-0650 at the St. Johns County Administration Building, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084.  For hearing impaired individuals:  Florida Relay Service: 1-800-955-8770, no later than 5 days prior to the date of the meeting.

Stakeholder Meeting

St. Johns County staff will be hosting the fourth and final stakeholders meeting regarding proposed amendments to Articles II, IV, and VI of Land Development Code pertaining to environmental, technical, and planning topics. We would like to invite you to discuss staff’s responses to Land Development Code amendments proposed by several different public interest groups, on March 14, 2019 at 3:00 p.m., at the Permit Center second floor conference room, 4040 Lewis Speedway. The purpose of the meeting is to provide staff’s proposed amendments in response to the initial requests and gain a better understanding of the proposals and identify those items with the potential to improve upon. Provided below are two synopsis regarding the proposed amendments. If you have any further inquiries prior to the meeting, please contact Joseph Cearley, Special Projects Manager at 904-209-0590; or email at
Synopsis of Amendments  |  Proposed LDC Changes

Streamlined Permitting

St Johns County Growth Management has improved the permitting process to save time and money for applicants wishing to obtain permits for new residential construction or home renovations. Applicants are now only required to complete one Building Permit Application that contains both a Clearance Sheet and a Building Permit Application. Applicants may submit requests for a clearance sheet and building permit simultaneously if they wish, or sequentially (clearance sheet then building permit) at their choice. For more information, call (904) 209-0724.

How Will We Invest In Transportation For The Future?

What do you do when you have nearly 700 needed transportation projects costing over $27 billion and less than $6 billion in projected revenue to pay for them? You have to make tough choices. The North Florida Transportation Planning Organization is developing the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. In our first round of public meetings you told us your priorities. Based on that input and projected funding, we’ve developed a draft Cost Feasible Plan. Please come to a public meeting to see the proposed projects and alternatives. Then let us know how you want to invest. Transportation Plan Meetings

Special Meeting of the Board of County Commissioners

The Board of County Commissioners of St. Johns County, Florida held a special meeting Friday, February 7, 2014. The purpose was to conduct a Concurrency Workshop to have discussion of Transportation Planning topics and the County Transportation Concurrency Program.Proposed Concurrency ChangesConcurrency Presentation and Memos, December 2013 Meeting Minutes, Concurrency Workshop.

Electronic Game Promotions

St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners has adopted Ordinance 2011-37, regulating the operation of Adult Arcade Amusement Centers and Electronic Game Promotions.  To remain in operation, Ordinance 2011-37 required all establishments operating Electronic Game Promotions as of December 31, 2010 to register with St. Johns County no later than December 2, 2011. You may direct questions or comments to Mike Roberson, Operations Manager at or (904) 209-0593.

Home Owner Associations with Architectural Review Authority Registration.

The Land Development Code was recently amended requiring homeowner associations with architectural review authority to register with the County. The requirements and procedures are outlined in Sec. 5.03.02.H beginning on page V-14. Your application including supporting documents should be submitted to the Growth Management Department attn:  Mike Roberson, Operations Manager at, by December 1, 2010. If additional time is required or you need additional information you can contact via email or phone (904) 209-0593.

See the Calendar for Public Meetings and Neighborhood Bill of Rights Notices.