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Agricultural Center / Extension Services

The University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) is a federal, state, and county partnership dedicated to developing knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and the life sciences and to making that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life.

Contact

Tim Wilson

County Extension Director

stjohns@ifas.ufl.edu

(904) 209-0430

Animal Control

First and foremost, we are public servants. Protecting people from animals and animals from people.

Location

130 N. Stratton Rd. St. Augustine, Florida 32095

Department Main Contact Info

dbaril@sjcfl.us

Pet Center: (904) 209-6190

Animal Control: (904) 209-0746

Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9:00AM - 4:30PM

Hours: Saturday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Animal Control Department Page
Contact

Paul Studivant

Operations Manager

(904) 209-6190

Beaches

St. Johns County offers both on and off-beach parking options for beach access. Beach driving is permitted year-round, dependent on beach conditions. Access passes are required from March 1st through September 30. Beach Driving Access

Board of County Commissioners

The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners is a group of five elected officials collectively charged with administering county government. The commission acts as the executive of the local government, levying local taxes, managing county governmental institutions such as the Tax Collector Office, Sheriff’s Office, Public Health oversight, building code enforcement, and Public Works. They serve 4-year terms.

Building Department

The Building Department permits and inspects construction activity in St. Johns County to protect the life, health and property of our community. Our contractor licensing program ensures that contractors have demonstrated the knowledge and experience required to perform their trade.

Location

4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine

Department Main Contact Info

bldcodes@sjcfl.us

Main phone: (904) 827-6800

F: (904) 827-6849

Hours: M-F, 7:30AM - 4:30PM

Building Department Department Page
Contact

Howard White

Chief Building Official

bldcodes@sjcfl.us

(904) 827-6800

Coastal Projects

Coastal Management coordinates and manages all of St. Johns County’s engineered beach projects. This includes pre- and post-storm assessments of the shoreline to determine future project locations. Coastal Management works with the public, funding agencies, and regulatory agencies to ensure successful implementation of coastal projects that preserve and enhance the beaches of St. Johns County.

Location
Department Main Contact Info

coastalprojects@sjcfl.us

Phone: 904-209-0260

Coastal Projects Department Page
Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement program is charged with the enforcement of non-criminal ordinances of the county. We respond to citizens’ concerns relative to a wide range of issues that affect the environment, health, safety, property values, and the general well-being of our constituents and community.

Contact

Roderick Potter

Code Enforcement Division Manager

codenf@sjcfl.us

(904) 209-0600

Contractor Licensing

St. Johns County offers licensing from General and Electrical to painting and insulation contractors. We have been licensing those that are qualified to build whole buildings or entire operating systems, major components and non-structural, specialty and finish trades since 1976.

Location

4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine

Department Main Contact Info

conlicen@sjcfl.us

Main Phone: (904) 827-6820

F: (904) 827-6847

Hours: M-F, 7:30AM - 4:30PM

Contractor Licensing Department Page
County Administration

The County Administrator is the County’s Chief Administrative Officer and provides leadership, direction, and management to all County departments under the Board of County Commissioners, excluding the County Attorney. In addition to implementing the policies of the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration operates in full transparency to ensure all residents, businesses, and stakeholders are informed of County projects, programs, and initiatives.

County Attorney

The County Attorney’s Office (abbreviated “OCA”) is the in-house counsel that represents the Board of County Commissioners. It provides legal services to the various commissions, boards, authorities, departments and many divisions of St. Johns County government.

Location

500 San Sebastian View St. Augustine, Florida 32084

Department Main Contact Info

Main phone: (904) 209-0805

F: (904) 209-0806

Hours: M-F, 8:00AM - 5:00PM

County Attorney Department Page
Development Review

The Development Review Division provides efficient, effective and professional services for the permitting of the County’s land development codes and the State of Florida regulations relating to the health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors of St. Johns County. The Development Review Division manages the Development Review Committee, the residential clearance sheet process and public information requests related to permitting and development.

Contact

Beverly Frazier

Assistant Director, Growth Management

bfrazier@sjcfl.us

(904) 209-0712

Economic Development

Economic development is a top priority of our Board of County Commissioners. The Board shares a unified commitment to attract new business development, to expand and diversify the tax base, and to create jobs for our local residents.

Emergency Management

Day to day, St. Johns County Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating countywide disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities.

Contact

Joe Giammanco

Emergency Management Director

jgiammanco@sjcfl.us

(904) 209-0168

Engineering

The St. Johns County Engineering Division’s mission is to provide comprehensive management of design services, permitting and construction services for all transportation capital improvement projects and traffic operations projects, along with Right-of-Way permitting and storm water drainage improvements for St. Johns County.

Location

2750 Industry Center Road St. Augustine, FL 32084

Department Main Contact Info

rkent@sjcfl.us

Hours: M-F, 7:30AM - 4:30PM

Engineering Department Page
Contact

Duane Kent P.E.

County Engineer

rkent@sjcfl.us

(904) 209-0266

Environmental

The Environmental Division oversees a multi-faceted program to protect and conserve the natural and cultural resources of St. Johns County.

Facilities Management

Facilities Management provides comprehensive facilities services including property management and maintenance for all properties and buildings owned by the Board of County Commissioners.

Family Integrity Program

The Family Integrity Program (FIP) is a community-based care lead agency contracted with the Department of Children and Families. Our mission is to work in partnership with the State of Florida and the local community to develop, implement and manage a highly effective, strength-based community-based system of care for abused and neglected children and their families. We provide different types of intervention, understanding that not one child or family is the same.

Fire Prevention

The Fire Prevention Section of St. Johns County Fire Rescue is responsible for the interpretation and enforcement of the Florida Fire Prevention Code as mandated by Florida Statute 633 and Florida Administrative Code 69A. These functions include, conducting Fire Safety Inspections of new and existing commercial occupancies, licensed facilities such as day cares and nursing homes, and conducting reviews of Development applications and construction plans for code compliance. Fire Prevention also identifies and maps all of the fire hydrants and provides information to the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) for evaluation of the Counties ISO rating.

Fire Rescue

The St. Johns County Fire Rescue Division encompasses the Fire Rescue, Fire Prevention and Marine Rescue Departments which provide a variety of essential safety services to our community. Learn more about our division, our history, goals, core values, and how we are organized.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division is responsible for the creation, collection and management of location-based information pertaining to St. Johns County, Florida. From this information, the GIS Division is able to generate customized maps, perform complex analyses and develop applications that allow the end user to make better informed decisions.

Contact

Mike Campbell, GISP

GIS Manager

mcampbell@sjcfl.us

(904) 209-0778

GovTV

Government Television (GovTV) is the television channel of St. Johns County, Florida. The mission of GovTV is to communicate with residents, businesses, and other County stakeholders about services, programs, facilities, and other County-related topics. GovTV broadcasts local government meetings, public service announcements, special programs, the Florida Channel, and bulletin board announcements related to local events and issues of public interest.

Growth Management

The Growth Management Department facilitates well-designed, efficient, healthy, and safely built developments while ensuring preservation of the natural and cultural environment. Responsibilities include long range planning for land use, environmental, transportation/technical, and development review & concurrency. In coordination with state and federal laws, the Department ensures compliance with all County codes and regulations including the Comprehensive PlanLand Development Code, and Ponte Vedra Zoning District Regulations, as well as maintaining related public records.

Location

4040 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine

Department Main Contact Info

GMdevelopment@sjcfl.us

Main Phone: (904) 209-0675

F: (904) 209-0743

Hours: M-F, 7:30AM - 4:30PM

Growth Management Department Page
Contact

Mike Roberson

Growth Management Director

mroberson@sjcfl.us

(904) 209-0579

Habitat Conservation

Habitat Conservation Section ensures protection of the County’s endangered animal and plant species and protection of critical habitats. The beaches of St. Johns County are recognized as important nesting habitat for coastal wildlife and for offering a variety of recreational uses.

Location
Department Main Contact Info

araybould@sjcfl.us

Habitat Conservation Department Page
Health & Human Services

The Board of County Commissioners funds the St. Johns County Health and Human Services Department, which offers social support and assistance to needy members of the community.

Contact

Shawna Novak

Health and Human Services Director

snovak@sjcfl.us

(904) 209-6089

Housing & Community Development

The Housing & Community Development Division is responsible for the promotion, development, preservation and administration of affordable housing programs, initiatives and policies in St. Johns County. These programs are designed for both single family, multifamily households and developers. Housing & Community Development also assists with related community development issues such as utilities, roads and zoning.

Contact

Jenny Harvey

Housing and Community Development Manager

jharvey@sjcfl.us

(904) 827-6894

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department supports, educates, and advises management by gathering facts, diagnosing problems, providing solutions, and offering objective assistance and guidance on employee-related issues. We recruit qualified applicants for vacant staff positions. To retain qualified employees, we strive to maintain competitive compensation and benefit programs. Human Resources also assists in the development, implementation, and coordination of employment-related policies and programs, employee and labor relations, compensation administration, benefits management, and training and education programs.

Information Systems

The Department of Information Systems is responsible for the overall management, administration, and service of the County’s computer systems. Currently MIS supports more than 1000 computer users, miles of networking, and numerous applications developed in house.

Contact

Wylie Thibault

Director of Information Systems

mis@sjcfl.us

(904) 827-6850

Land Management Systems

The Land Management Systems (LMS) Department is comprised of the Real Estate, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Surveying and Mapping Divisions. The LMS Department shall promote rational and efficient government by managing activities related to land and land interests of the County. Those activities include acquiring, managing and dispossessing property interest; creating, maintaining, and analyzing comprehensive information about the County and County owned property in a GIS; and creating and maintaining the County’s repository of historical land records. The LMS Department also provides the Board of County Commissioners and County Departments assistance with research, problem solving, and public interaction for special projects.

Contact

Corey Bowens

Land Management Systems Department Director

cbowens@sjcfl.us

(904) 209-0776

Marine Rescue

Since 1933, St. Johns County has been providing superior lifesaving services on the county’s beaches to residents and visitors alike. Today, St. Johns County Marine Rescue is a part of St. Johns County Fire and Rescue Department. The Marine Rescue Section is an Advanced Certified Agency through the United States Lifesaving Association.

Contact

Jessica Earl

Captain Marine Rescue / Fire Rescue

jearl@sjcfl.us

(904) 209-0336

Medical Examiner District 23

We are a state mandated, county administered agency dedicated to providing accurate, timely, and thorough death investigations for families of the deceased, law enforcement, and the general public as outlined by Florida Statute 406. The District 23 Medical Examiner’s Office is nationally accredited under the National Association of Medical Examiners (N.A.M.E.).

Location

4501 Avenue A St. Augustine, FL 32095

Department Main Contact Info

medex23@sjcfl.us

Main Phone: (904) 209-0820

After Hours & Holidays: (904) 209-0820 ext. 2

F: 800-255-8617

Hours: M-F, 8:30AM - 4:00PM

Medical Examiner District 23 Department Page
Contact

Wendolyn Sneed, M.D.

Chief Medical Examiner

(904) 209-0820