Jacksonville is the largest city by population in the U.S. state of Florida, and the largest city by area in the contiguous United States. It is the county seat of Duval County, with which the city government consolidated in 1968. Consolidation gave Jacksonville its great size and placed most of its metropolitan population within the city limits; with an estimated population of 853,382 in 2014, it is the most populous city proper in Florida and the Southeast, and the 12th most populous in the United States. Jacksonville is the principal city in the Jacksonville metropolitan area, with a population of 1,345,596 in 2010.

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Educate yourself on the hidden dangers of these critical components of the City's stormwater system

Often surrounded by plants and birds, the picturesque setting of a retention pond is inviting. Many are attracted to the still waters, using it for recreational activities, like swimming, boating, and fishing. However, despite its serene appearance, a retention pond is constantly working, serving an important purpose that makes it unsuitable for play, as well as a potential safety hazard.
Representation throughout the community of Jacksonville

The Jacksonville City Council is composed of nineteen members who are elected for a four-year term and serve as part-time legislators. In May of each year, the Council elects a President and Vice President to serve one-year terms beginning the first of July. The nineteen members are not all elected in the same manner; some are elected from districts, and others are elected at large. However, once elected, there is no distinction between council members elected at-large and from regular districts. Both have equal rights and responsibilities.

City of Jacksonville Makes Transformational Announcement for JFRD

November 30, 2023

Mayor Donna Deegan, along with Jacksonville City Council Vice President Randy White and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) Chief Keith Powers, announced a diverse executive team, leadership development program, and succession plan for JFRD earlier today.

City Office and Facilities Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

November 21, 2023
In observance of Thanksgiving, the following City government offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, 2023

Mayor Deegan Unveils Final Transition Report

November 16, 2023
Mayor Donna Deegan and her administration, along with her Transition Committee Co-Chairs, have released their final Transition Report on the city’s newly revamped website. You can read and download the report at
Featured Events

Council Member Public Meeting | Regarding 2024-2025 City Council Strategic Plan

December 07, 2023 9:30 a.m.
City Hall St James Building
117 West Duval Street
 Henry Cook Room
9:30 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that Council Member Nick Howland, Chair of the Finance Committee, and Council President Ronald B. Salem, will co-host a meeting on Thursday, December 7, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chamber, located on the 1st floor, City Hall - St. James Building, 117 W. Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the 2024-2025 City Council Strategic Plan in accordance with Section 106.110, Ordinance Code.

Council Members are encouraged to attend. All interested parties are also invited to attend.

Council Member Public Meeting | Regarding Homelessness & Affordable Housing

December 07, 2023 12:30 p.m.
City Hall St James Building
117 West Duval Street
Council Chambers
12:30 p.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Special Committee of the City Council on Homelessness and Affordable Housing will meet on Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 12:30 p.m. in Council Chamber, located at 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor, City Hall - St. James Building, Jacksonville, FL 32202. The purpose of this meeting will be to address the questions/matters as noted in the President Salem October 20, 2023, Special Committee Charge Memorandum.

TRUE Commission

December 07, 2023 4:00 PM
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Don Davis Room

4:00 PM

Notice is hereby given that the TRUE Commission will hold its 2023 monthly meetings (typically, but not always, on the first Thursday of each month) at 4:00 p.m. as follows:

January 5, 2023
February 9, 2023 (2nd Thursday)
March 2, 2023
April 6, 2033
May 4, 2023
June 8, 2023 (2nd Thursday)
August 3, 2023
September 7, 2023
October 5, 2023
November 9, 2023 (2nd Thursday)
December 7, 2023


Jacksonville Housing Authority Board Workshop

December 07, 2023 1:00 PM
Location: 1:00 PM
Notice is hereby given that the Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) Board of Commissioners Board Meeting will hold a Board Workshop virtually on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. virtually at Click here to join the meeting. The public is invited to attend this meeting and speak during the public forum.