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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CDBG GRANT #15DB-OJ-02-43-01-H20
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunities (DEO) has awarded a Community Development Block Grant in the Housing Rehabilitation Category to Jefferson County, Fl.  These grant funds will be utilized to repair or replace approximately ten (10) low to moderate income owner occupied homes within Unincorporated Jefferson County, Florida.
If your home is in need of repair and you would like to apply to receive grant funding, Jefferson County will be accepting pre-application packages beginning on October 22, 2014 thru December 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM.
Additional information and pre-Application packages can be obtained here, from the Jefferson County Coordinator’s Office located at 450 West Walnut Street, Monticello, Fl 32344, (850) 342-0287, and from the County’s Grant Administrator, Fred Fox Enterprises, Inc. at (888)-223-9795.
Pre-Application Packages should be dropped off or mailed to the Jefferson County Coordinator’s Office located at 450 West Walnut Street, Monticello, FL 32344. Please mark the outside of the envelope: CDBG Housing Pre-Application Packet (Attn. CDBG Project Manager)
 Completed pre-application packages must be received at the Jefferson County Coordinator’s Office by 2:00 P.M. on December 15, 2014.  Pre-Application packages after the deadline date and time will only be considered as alternates if remaining funds are still available.
   If you require additional information, please do not hesitate to contact David Fox at Fred Fox Enterprises Inc. (888) 223-9795.
Jefferson County is a Fair Housing Advocate and Equal Opportunity Employer. The Jefferson County Coordinators Office is Handicap Accessible.

2014 Draft Land Development Code

Volunteer Application

County Budget

Proposed Flood Maps

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