SJSO Receives Fourth Excelsior Award, Sheriff Shoar Receives Bittner Award

  St. Johns County Sheriff David B. Shoar announced the agency has maintained accreditation status for the eighth (8th) consecutive term by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA), while also receiving the prestigious Excelsior Recognition for the fourth (4th) consecutive term.  Additionally, the National Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) recently … Read more

St. Johns County Memorial Day Weekend Beach Update

Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest times on St. Johns County Beaches. This holiday weekend, Friday, May 22, through Monday, May 25, St. Johns County staff is taking extra precautions to educate the public regarding safe beach driving rules and regulations, public safety measures, and free shuttle services to Mickler’s Beachfront Park and … Read more

St. Johns County Plan for Opening Short-Term Vacation Rentals Approved

  St. Johns County Plan for Opening Short-Term Vacation Rentals Approved St. Johns County’s Plan for Opening Short-Term Vacation Rentals was approved by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulations on May 20, 2020. The plan outlines details regarding a variety of factors including reservations, staffing, cleanings, and inspections. St. Johns County’s Plan for … Read more

COVID19 UPDATE: St. Johns County 2020 Summer Camp Program Cancelled

After much consideration and in adherence to CDC recommendations and the State of Florida’s safety guidelines, the St. Johns County 2020 Summer Camp Program has been canceled. The difficult decision was based on the health, safety, and welfare of students and staff, remaining one of St. Johns County’s top priorities. St. Johns County leaders continue … Read more

Florida Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday

  St. Johns County residents are encouraged to begin hurricane preparedness activities as hurricane season begins June 1. To assist residents in purchasing supplies for their hurricane preparedness kit and other preparedness items, the State of Florida has scheduled the 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday for May 29 through June 4. During this time, … Read more

Chapin Street Shooting Investigation

While working along West King Street, a southwest District Deputy heard several gunshots coming from a generalized area a short distance away, just after midnight, this past Sunday morning.  That deputy along with several others responded into the area to identify where the shots were coming from.  While driving into the area, 9-1-1 received calls … Read more

St. Johns County Beaches Partial Reopening

St. Johns County beaches are now open from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon seven days a week for uses that include physical activity and motion. Activities now permitted on St. Johns County Beaches include walking, running, exercise, surfing, biking, fishing, swimming, surfing, and other uses that require physical activity. As lifeguards may not be on … Read more

St. Johns County COVID-19 Resident Assistance and Business Assistance Hotlines

During these unprecedented times, St. Johns County is supporting residents and local businesses impacted by COVID-19 with an unparalleled level of additional resources and programs. St. Johns County residents and businesses who have been affected by COVID-19 now have a consolidated source of information regarding available programs, funding, and recovery assistance through dedicated individual and … Read more

St. Johns County COVID-19 Update and Closure Extension

In response to the impacts of COVID-19 in our community, St. Johns County is taking additional measures to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of our community. The following policies, procedures, and actions will remain in effect through Friday, May 1, 2020: Safer at Home Executive Order 20-91 Governor Ron DeSantis issued an Executive Order on … Read more