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St. Johns County Post-Hurricane Matthew Rebuilding Guide
This guide has been created to assist home and business owners as they continue the recovery from Hurricane Matthew. The guide provides a centralized source of building-related information with links to local, State, and Federal resources, contacts, information and answers to frequently asked questions. While no means all-encompassing due to the large number of scenarios associated with this event, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
What you'll find in this guide:
General Permit Information – Do you need one?
Information about what repairs may or may not require permits.
Learn more about permitting »
Hiring a Contractor
A guide to making sure your contractor is doing business legally, has the appropriate licenses for the work contracted, and insurance to protect themselves and the home or business owner.
Guide to hiring a contractor »
The 50% Rule
Substantial Damage / Substantial Improvement – If you are restoring, making additions to, renovating, or remodeling your home after Hurricane Matthew, the 50% rule may apply to you. If the lowest floor of your home or business is below the 100-year flood elevation or the required freeboard elevation established by your community, there are floodplain management requirements adopted by the community that may affect how you restore, renovate, or remodel the structure.
Learn more about the 50% rule »
A proclamation extending the declaration of a state of local emergency as provided by Chapter 252, Part I, Florida Statutes and by St. Johns County Ordinance No. 94-25 is currently in effect. Due to coastal storm erosion of the beach dunes system, Emergency Temporary Coastal Armoring Property Owner Permit Application packages are now available.
Coastal Reconstruction »
Contacts, Related Links, and Resources
Includes Contacts, St. Johns County Permit Guidelines & General Information, Debris Cleanup Information, Upland Sources of Sand, as well as FEMA and other state and national resources and information.
Contacts, Related Links, and Resources »
Building Services Contact Information
St. Johns County Building Services
St. Johns County Contractor Licensing