We have made inquiry with selected local governments, and reviewed the relevant information posted on their websites. While the following summary presents the best information available to us at this time (COB March 23), nevertheless, and given the rapidly evolving environment, users may wish to query a particular website for updated formation, and appropriate URLs are included herein.
City of Jacksonville: http://www.coj.net/covid19faqs
- All meetings of the Jacksonville City Council, agenda meetings, boards, commissions, and standing committee meetings are canceled from March 16 through April 5.
- Government operations will continue in a limited capacity; residents are encouraged to minimize their in-person transactions at government buildings. If business can be handled by phone or web technology, please consider doing so.
- The Clerk’s Office Official Records Department is closed until further notice. The Clerk's Office is suspending in-person recording transactions and implementing a drop-box for walk-in customers. A drop box will be located in the lobby of the Recording Department in the Duval County Courthouse located at 501 West Adams St. Jacksonville, FL 32202. Please ensure that a transmittal sheet is completed and that a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided for the return of all drop off packages.
Atlantic Beach: http://www.coab.us/coronavirus
- Scheduled City Commission, board and committee meetings are canceled through March 31.
- City Hall is closed to visitors. Interactions with City staff must be made by telephone (247-5800) or online (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Neptune Beach: https://www.ci.neptune-beach.fl.us/coronavirus-information
- Public meetings are canceled through March 31.
- City Hall is closed to the public. City services will continue.
Jacksonville Beach: http://www.jacksonvillebeach.org/
- City Council meeting and briefing notice scheduled for March 16, 2020, was canceled. No further information posted as of COB March 23, 2020.
- City Hall and all other City Buildings are closed to the public.
- County Commission, Committee and other County meetings are canceled through April 13.
- The Administration Building has limited public access and will be conducting business by appointment only. The switchboard is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 904-284-6300 to help schedule an appointment with the appropriate department.
- For the Clerk’s Office Recording Department, a drop-box system is now available for public use at the Clay County Courthouse main lobby entrance in Green Cove Springs. Documents and payments placed into these secure boxes will be received, dated, and stamped same day.
St. Johns County: http://www.sjcfl.us/coronavirus/
- Public Meeting Procedures – In accordance with State of Florida Executive Order 20-69, local government and public meetings do not require a quorum to be present in person or meet in a specific public place. In addition, communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing, may be utilized to conduct public meetings. The order does not suspend any other requirement under the Florida Constitution or “Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Laws”.
- Limited Public Building Access – All St. Johns County facilities are operating under limited public access restrictions. In an effort to reduce the size of public gatherings and maintain the CDC recommended minimum distance of six feet between parties, each facility will implement individual guidelines relative to their specific building clientele and services. Measures could include the closure of public lobbies, the encouragement of online business practices, and the reduction of building occupancy.
- The Clerk’s Office is closed to the public for non-mission critical court functions; however, several online services are available while the Judicial Center is closed. To record documents in the official records, link to https://stjohnsclerk.com/erecording-vendor/ to use one of the Office’s e-recording vendors. The Office has also partnered with the County to provide recording of real estate related documents at the County’s permitting office.
St. Augustine: https://www.citystaug.com/812/Coronavirus-COVID-19
- No information about status of City Commission meetings posted as of COB March 23.
- All City offices are closed to the public beginning Monday, March 23. This closure will not prevent customers from conducting all necessary City business. Offices will operate and implement numerous methods via the web, email, and phone.
Nassau County: https://www.nassaucountyfl.com/1021/Corona-Virus-Updates
- The Board of County Commissioners meeting of March 26 has been canceled. Planning and Zoning Commission meetings have been canceled through April 7.
- County Planning and Development offices are closed until further notice, and any meetings will be handled using virtual technology. No new land use and rezoning applications are being accepted. No paper submittals for Development Review Applications are being accepted, with the exception of subdivision plats.
- The Clerk’s Office is transacting business at its Yulee location only.
City of Fernandina Beach: https://www.fbfl.us/AlertCenter.aspx
- All City Commission and other board meetings are canceled through March 31.
- City Hall and other City offices are closed to the public, but staff will remain accessible by phone or email.