City of St. Augustine Beach

City of St. Augustine Beach

Welcome, today is Thursday October 27,2016


  • For helpful links concerning disaster recovery click here.
  • Because of storm damage/flooding to their home, some residents are having to remove dry wall and other materials from the home and have piled it in the driveway or at the curb. Sometimes a considerable amount of material must be removed. The City is sorry, but it cannot load and remove such debris for the residents. Such work would require the delegation of one truck and a crew of three employees. At this time, City crews and contractors hired to assist must concentrate on removing tree debris from the neighborhoods. Residents with construction debris from their home are asked to get a dumpster from a private company. The cost of the dumpster and the cost to haul it away may be a FEMA-reimbursable expense. Should residents have questions, they can call the Public Works Department (471-1119) during normal working hours, or can email the Public Works Director, Joe Howell, at
  • The City completed the first north to south sweep picking up vegetative storm debris on Saturday 10/22/16. We anticipate the second sweep going faster than the first, and there will be at least a partial third sweep prior to declaring the Hurricane Matthew related vegetative debris pick up effort complete. Following the final pick up we will revert back to the standard yard waste schedule of once per week on Wednesdays, with residents required to call in for pick up, and not picking up any yard waste generated by landscape/tree contractors. The date we resume standard yard waste pick up will be posted on the City website. Residents are asked to put loose tree debris, such as leaves, in bags or containers. Do not mix storm debris with household waste, construction/demolition materials, or white goods / metals. This will help Public Works crews to work faster, and will make the neighborhoods cleaner.
  • Residents are required to get permits for repairs. The permit fees are low. When a resident gets a permit, the City checks to be certain that the contractor is licensed in St. Johns County. Residents should not have unlicensed contractors do any repair work.
  • FEMA is revising the Flood Maps for the City of St. Augustine Beach. A community outreach regarding these flood maps was conducted for all County residents. When revised panels are completed, the City will begin an outreach program for residents having concerns regarding their property. This notice will be posted at City Hall, on the City’s website, and in the Beaches News Journal.

    The City will have transparencies made to overlay the City’s zoning maps. They will pinpoint properties and clearly reflect the revised flood designation. There may still be instances where some properties will have two designations bisecting their property and will still require flood insurance. Others may no longer need the insurance.

    The Department of Building and Zoning will supply the documentation needed to provide to insurance companies.
  • The City of St. Augustine Beach requested planning services to compare the Land Development Code to the Comprehensive Plan. The audit was developed through a partnership between the City of St. Augustine Beach, the Northeast Florida Regional Council and the consulting team of England-Thims & Miller and Mike Stauffer, Architect. To view the proposed Land Development Code draft click here