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

City Council Neighborhoods, Community Services, Public Health & Safety Committee

December 04, 2023 9:30 a.m.
City Hall
117 W. Duval St., 1st Floor
Council Chamber
9:30 a.m.

Opioid And Substance Use Disorder (OSUD) Grants Committee Meeting

December 04, 2023 2:00 PM
Location: 2:00 PM

Notice is hereby given that the Opioid and Substance Use Disorder (OSUD) Grants Committee will meet on Monday, December 4, 2023, at 2:00 PM. This meeting will take place in the Don Davis Room, City Hall, 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202. All interested parties are welcome to attend.  


Cancelled: Council Member Public Meeting | Regarding Special Committee on Homelessness and Affordable Housing

December 04, 2023 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
City Hall St James Building
117 West Duval Street
 Council Chamber
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Cancelled: Notice is hereby given that the Special Committee of the City Council on Homelessness and Affordable Housing will meet at 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor, City Hall - St. James Building, Jacksonville, FL 32202, on the dates, times and locations noted below. The purpose of these meetings will be to address the questions/matters as noted in the President Salem October 20, 2023, Special Committee Charge Memorandum.

Date:                                                       Time:                                                  Room Location
Monday, November 20, 2023               12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                        Council Chamber
Monday, November 27, 2023               12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                        Council Chamber
Monday, December 4, 2023                 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.  (cancelled)    Council Chamber
Tuesday, January 2, 2024                     12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                        Council Chamber
Monday, January 8, 2024                     12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                        Council Chamber
Monday, January 22, 2024                   12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                        Council Chamber
Monday, February 5, 2024                   12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                        Council Chamber
Tuesday, February 20, 2024                 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                       Council Chamber
Monday, March 4, 2024                       12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                       Council Chamber
Monday, March 18, 2024                     12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                       Council Chamber
Monday, April 1, 2024                         12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                       Council Chamber

DIA New Board Member Orientation Training

December 04, 2023 12:00 P.M.
Location: 12:00 P.M.
Notice is hereby given that members of the City of Jacksonville Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) will meet on Monday, December 4th, 2023, at 12:00 P.M. via In-Person meeting. The meeting noticed herein can be accessed in-person at City Hall (St. James Building).  The purpose of this meeting is for New Board Member Orientation Training.