Growth Management Workshop to Seek Community Input – St. Johns County has seen substantial growth over the last ten years. The 2020 Census revealed the County grew by nearly 44%, placing it among the fastest-growing counties in the United States and the second-fastest-growing County in Florida. The St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners will discuss topics related to managing future growth and addressing infrastructure needs at an upcoming growth management workshop. Residents and stakeholders are invited to provide comments after County staff completes their presentations.
The four topics that will be discussed include:
- Local Government’s Role in Managing Growth
- Current Growth Trends and Infrastructure Needs
- Transportation Planning and Concurrency
- Additional Considerations for New Development Proposals
When: Tuesday, January 25, 9 a.m.
Where: County Auditorium, 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, FL 32084
The Board of County Commissioners will not make policy decisions at the workshop nor vote on any item brought forth.
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 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. 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. Development Tracker
Streamlined Permitting – Only the Building Permit Application that contains both a Clearance Sheet and a Building Permit Application is required now. Clearance sheet and building permit requests may be submitted simultaneously, or sequentially (clearance sheet then building permit). For more information, call (904) 209-0724.
Growth Management Department
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, environmental planning and education, building permitting, and development review. In coordination with state and federal laws, the Department ensures compliance with all County codes and regulations including the Comprehensive Plan, the Florida Building Code, Ponte Vedra Zoning Ordinances, and the Land Development Code, as well as maintaining related public records.
Growth Management Divisions & Information
Building Services Division
The Building Services Division issues permits and inspects construction activity in St. Johns County to protect life, health and property. Get information on permitting, inspections, and contractor licensing.
- Permit Status: Check the status of an application for a building permit, clearance sheet, or development.
Public Request Inquiry Data Exchange (PRIDE), Special Magistrate, political and advertising signs, junk and abandoned vehicles, mobile sales units, minimum dwelling standards, parking of heavy vehicles in residential areas
Long Range Planning
The Long Range Planning Division serves as the professional planning staff in preparing, and maintaining the County's Comprehensive Plan and is instrumental in implementing studies, programs, and projects required by the Comprehensive Plan. You can also find the Land Development Code as well as proposed amendments in this section.
- Clearance Sheets
Requirement for Building Permits, Flood zone determinations, Residential driveway permits, Coastal Building Zone/Coastal Construction Control Line determinations (Check Review Status.)
- Application Management
Development Review Committee, Commercial plan review and inspection, Subdivision plan review and inspection, Construction Surety (bonds, letters of credit), As-Built review & inspection, Lot grading drainage complaints.
Planning and Zoning Division
The Planning Section reviews all land development applications for consistency with the Land Development Code and the Comprehensive Plan.
- Development Technical
The Technical Section is responsible for construction inspections and the review of all privately-funded development projects.
The Transit Section is responsible for the administration and oversight of federal and state funds that support public transportation services.
- Transportation Planning / Concurrency
Transportation Planning and Concurrency 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.
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.