Downtown Monticello Visit historic sites such as the 1890 Perkins Opera House.
“Perkins Block” was built in 1890, still standing and hosting entertaining productions The Watermelon Festival is the highlight of community activities in Jefferson County. Started over 50 years ago to recognize the watermelon growers of the county Lloyd Railroad Depot built in 1858, is the oldest brick station in Florida. It was given to the Jefferson County Historical Association in 1968 and serves as the lloyd city post office The Palmer-Perkins House - c.1836
The Monticello Historic District features 42 19th-century buildings within 27 blocks The Jefferson County Courthouse - 
The Icon and Staple of Jefferson County

Welcome to Jefferson County, Florida          **New Announcements/Events**

Board of County Commissioners:

Regular Session of the Board of County Commissioners Oct. 15th, 2020 6:00pm Click here for the Agenda

Topic: BOCC Regular Session

Time: Oct 15, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 819 8576 5662   Passcode: 347267
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County Bid Notices

 RFP for Access to Broadband Planning Consultant: The deadline to submit responses for this RFP has been extended! Sealed Bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM ET Wednesday, October 14th, 2020: at 1484 S Jefferson St. Monticello, FL 32344 ATTN: Parrish Barwick, Jefferson County Coordinator.  Click here for the Final Addendum and Click here for the Full Revised RFP.

Restore Act: Information on a Direct Component Multiyear Plan Narrative
State Expenditure Plan 
(Please note that the Jefferson County State Expenditure Plan (SEP) starts on Page 189 if using a .PDF reader, page 167 printed.  The funding sequence is on page 505 if using a .PDF reader, page 483 printed.)

Jefferson County Mosquito Control

Need your yard sprayed and want to be on the list?  Follow the steps below:
       1.  Call (850) 997-3343
       2.  Leave a message with your name,
           * Address to be sprayed and,
           * If you have a gate, a phone number the can be called for our Spray Technicians to have the gate opened.
           * We will call when we are on our way to your home, so you can open the gate.  If the gate is closed, we will not open it and your yard will not be sprayed at that time.
**Please note that the Spray Technician is require to stay on existing travel lanes and are not allowed to venture onto unmarked travel areas.  This is to protect the homeowner and the driver so as to not damage personal property such as septic tanks and to avoid getting the trucks stuck on soft or wet ground. 

For the latest information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)  in Jefferson County please visit  

For your convenience, frequently sought information is just a click away here:

  • Contacts: Board of County Commissioners, County Coordinator and other key individuals and offices, with phone numbers and email addresses
  • BOCC Agenda and Announcements: News of community interest and impact, including deadlines for input, bid opportunities, upcoming public meetings and events and other announcements
  • Jefferson County Economic Development: JCED is committed to assiting companies, site consultants, and investors in finding the right site for their business. We also help existing businesses to thrive and grow. 
  • Local Grant Programs: Jefferson County Small Grant & Non-Profit Grant information and instructions to submit applications
  • Employment: Information on current and upcoming job openings appears here 
  • Mosquitoes: Helpful tips to reduce the numbers of mosquitos in your area,  
  • Volunteer Application: Interested in becoming a Jefferson County Volunteer
  • FAQ’s: Answers to frequently asked questions

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PLEASE NOTE: All current and new property owners in Jefferson County should be aware that Land Development Regulations are applicable to all types of development including subdivisions of property and the construction of buildings (regardless of type) or other improvements such as driveways and power poles. All subdivisions of land require approval in accordance with the Land Development Code. Verification of approval by the Planning Department should be obtained prior to the recording of all new deeds at the Clerk of Courts Office. If property ownership is conveyed without approval, future owners may not be able to obtain a building permit.Please contact the Planning Department office prior to any action to be taken or for answers to any questions related to land use or the subdivision of property. Building and other types of permits will not be issued for any site without issuance of a Development Permit from the Planning Department. Please visit the Planning Department page for more information.