Welcome to Jefferson County, Florida.
Jefferson County is located in the heart of "the other Florida," the Florida of rolling hills and stately oaks draped in wispy Spanish moss. Situated in the state's Panhandle, it is the only county that extends from Georgia on the north to the Gulf of Mexico on the south. Known as the "Keystone County," it is approximately mid-way between Jacksonville, Florida's northern-most Atlantic port and Pensacola, one of her largest Gulf ports. Monticello, the county's seat of government, is just 23 miles east of Florida's capital city of Tallahassee, and is fast becoming one of that thriving city's favorite "bedroom communities."
News & Announcements:
NOTICE: If you are interested in volunteering to serve the citizens of Jefferson County, the County Commissioners representing District 2 and District 3 each wish to appoint a person to serve on the Jefferson County Planning Commission (2 positions open). Please visit the Planning Department and fill out a “Volunteer Application” form (also available below). Mail or bring the application to the Jefferson County Planning Department, 445 W. Palmer Mill Rd., Monticello, 32344.
Draft Land Development Code & Public Workshop: The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners is in the process of reviewing the proposed changes to the Jefferson County Land Development Code, the local land use regulations for land use and development in the county. At the October 21, 2014 First Reading Public Hearing, the Board requested staff prepare a draft copy where all proposed additions to the code are shown as underlined and all proposed deletions are stricken through. Staff has included some notes about some of the changes. This latest draft was presented to the Board of County Commissioners on December 16, 2014 and a pdf file of the "2015 INTERLINEATED DRAFT VERSION FOR ILLUSTRATION AND WORKSHOP PURPOSES ONLY" of the proposed Land Development Code is available for reading, printing, or download HERE. The Board of County Commissioners will hold a public workshop on the draft on February 9, 2015, at 6:00 PM at the Courthouse Annex. Input and questions from the public will be taken at that time. The Board may schedule the final public hearing at the end of the workshop. The draft may be reviewed (or printed) in your browser online or downloaded for printing and review.