Growth Management

Overview

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.

Meeting Schedule

Growth Management, Planning and Zoning, Environmental meetings, minutes, and agendas.

Divisions

Development Review Division

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, applications and other information related to permitting and development, and related public information requests.

Environmental Division

The Environmental Division has a wide range of responsibilities that include safeguarding the County’s protected animals, plants, and habitats; protecting historic and prehistoric sites; managing County land for mitigation and invasive plant removal; ensuring that County facilities comply with state and federal regulations; reviewing proposed new development or construction for required environmental and cultural protections; and protecting St. Johns County’s surface waters through stormwater control.

Planning and Zoning Division

The Planning and Zoning Division serves as the professional planning staff in preparing and maintaining St. Johns County’s Comprehensive Plan and is instrumental in implementing studies, programs, and projects thereby required. The Planning and Zoning Division also reviews all land development applications for consistency with the Comprehensive Plan and Land Development Code.

Transportation / Technical Division

  • Transportation Planning / Concurrency
    • The Transportation Planning/Concurrency Section is responsible for coordinating a safe and efficient transportation system, including the development of the Transportation Element of the Comprehensive Plan and the Traffic Circulation Plan, as well as implementation and management of the Concurrency Management System to maintain adopted levels of service.
  • Technical
    • The Technical Section is responsible for construction inspections and the review of all privately-funded development projects.
  • Transit
    • The Transit Section is responsible for the administration and oversight of federal and state funds that support public transportation services.

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Land Development Regulations

2025 and Future Comprehensive Plans

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.

Land Development Code

The Land Development Code contains most of the land development regulations governing the development of property within unincorporated St. Johns County. 

Ponte Vedra Zoning District Regulations

Contains the zoning regulations for properties located within the Ponte Vedra Zoning District.

Upcoming Meetings / Hearings

Neighborhood Bill of Rights (NBR) Notifications Online App provides details about upcoming community meetings/hearings.


Growth Management meeting schedules, announcements, and agendas.


Can’t attend a meeting in person? Growth Management and Board of County Commissioner meetings may be viewed live and on demand via our GovTV.

PUD Residential Activity App

Learn more about residential growth in St. Johns County within Planned Unit Development (PUD) zoning districts with the PUD Development Activity application.  Outlined land areas on the map show the approved County PUD districts, which include residential entitlements for development.  To learn about a specific PUD, click the project number of the PUD to view the Application Submittal Management link. Planned Unit Development (PUD) Development Activity User Guide

Development Tracker Interactive Mapping

Track development in and around St. Johns County neighborhoods, including rezoning applications and special use permits.

Resources

Services