Planning and Zoning Division
formerly Long Range Planning Division
St. Johns County Launches New Comprehensive Plan Public Engagement Efforts in 2024 and Extends Current Listening and Learning Opportunity to Dec. 15 – The St. Johns County Growth Management Department announced its Comprehensive Plan Update public engagement plans at the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) regular meeting on Nov. 21. It includes a new online survey at www.SJCPlanUpdate.com that is now available for public input on 10 elements to help guide the plan update. Additionally, the County shared that the current Listening and Learning Opportunity at www.surveymonkey.com/r/SJCListenAndLearn, asking for resident feedback on broader topics, has been extended to Dec. 15. New Comprehensive Plan Public Engagement Press Release | Future Comprehensive Plan
PUD Residential Activity App – Learn more about residential growth in St. Johns County within Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning districts with the PUD Residential Activity Overview 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.
Development Tracker Interactive Mapping – Track development in and around St. Johns County neighborhoods, including rezoning applications and special use permits. Development Tracker is a map of the County with permitting activity mapped by color-coded dots. Click the dots to view project descriptions and status. Development Tracker
Planning and Zoning Division
Planning allows the County to look into its future and plan for its population, employment, infrastructure, social, and cultural growth based upon community visions, population projections, past development trends, and State growth management rules specific to Florida. An important part of planning is assessing what we have done in the past and determining success or failure and how to proceed.
The Planning and Zoning Division prepares and maintains the County’s Comprehensive Plan as well as studies, programs, and projects thereby required.
The Planning and Zoning Division also reviews all land use applications, including Comprehensive Plan Amendments, Re-zoning, Variances, Special Use Permits, and Planned Unit Development for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan, Land Development Code, and Ponte Vedra Zoning District Regulations.
Land Development Regulations
2025 Comprehensive Plan
The purpose of the Comprehensive Plan is to effectively manage growth and development by designating areas of anticipated future development which satisfy demand where feasible, in a cost-efficient and environmentally acceptable manner. Ordinance 2010-38 | 2025 Comprehensive Plan | 2025 Map Series
Our staff is committed to helping citizens with questions related to planning and zoning issues that are within County jurisdiction. So that we can assist you efficiently, please provide the following information when you contact us:
- Strap number (Parcel Identification Number) listed in the St. Johns County Property Appraiser's records, and located on the current tax bill.
- Property owner's name as it appears in current tax rolls.
- Address of property.
- You may also find the information you need in our Frequently Asked Questions
Buying a House? Want to keep livestock? Build a deck or retaining wall? Knowing what is allowable and what is not can save time and money. The resources on this page will assist you in making informed decisions about your current property or potential purchases. Land Use Page.