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.

Report County Road IssuesJefferson 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."

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2014 Draft Land Development Code

Volunteer Application

County Budget

Proposed Flood Maps


1591 S. Waukeenah Street
Monticello, Florida  32344
Phone:  (850) 342-0184
Fax:  (850) 342-0185

Request for Bids

The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners will be accepting bids on a New and Unused Front Loader Garbage Truck with a minimum 40 C.Y. front loader garbage packer body. 

Delivery dates must be included in bid.   All bids must include warranty information.  All bids must be marked “Sealed” and turned into the Jefferson County Solid Waste Department at 1591 South Waukeenah Street, Monticello, FL 32344.  The deadline to turn bids in will be 2:00 p.m.  Wednesday October 22, 2014.  All bids are appreciated.  The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.  A Bid packet containing the specifications can be obtained through the Solid Waste Department. You can contact the Department at 850-342-0184.

Legal Notice:                 

Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Planning Committee to Meet Thursday, October 16th 2014

 The Jefferson County LMS Planning Committee/Work Group will meet at 10 AM on Thursday, October 16th at the Jefferson County Emergency Management Office. The County encourages any interested citizens and business owners to attend and provide input. The Committee guides the preparation of the Jefferson County LMS, which serves as a plan to reduce the community’s long-term risk for protecting people and property from the affects of natural disasters and to build a safer and stronger community. Please contact the Jefferson County Emergency Management at: (850) 342-0211 for more information.

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