City of Jacksonville

Public Nuisance Abatement Board


Welcome to the Public Nuisance Abatement Board website. The Board was created to address and reduce nuisance activities and/or nuisance conditions that disrupt the quality of life and repeatedly occur or exist at properties within the City of Jacksonville. Pursuant to the City's police powers, public nuisance properties are hereby declared to constitute a public nuisance and are subject to enforcement and abatement as described in Chapter 672-Public Nuisance Abatement Board.

The Board serves as a quasi-judicial forum in which a determination regarding the existence of public nuisance conduct may be resolved in the public interest with due process of law.

Citizen Complaints: Citizen complaints can be made by a property or business owner located within one mile of any location to allege that a particular property is a public nuisance. The Sheriff shall investigate all complaints made pursuant to Chapter 672 to determine whether such property constitutes a public nuisance and whether to refer such property to the Board. All final determinations regarding citizen complaints shall be communicated to the complainant by the Sheriff.

Property or business owners located within a one-mile radius can report nuisance property complaints as follows:

Record Requests
  • Visit to submit a Public Record Request. 
    • Select "City Records Request"
    • Use “Public Nuisance Abatement Board” as the Type of Record Request in the drop-down field

Legislative Authority: Chapter 672 - Public Nuisance Abatement Board

Meeting Dates: When the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, in consultation with the Office of General Counsel, believes that a public nuisance as defined in section 672.04 exists, he or she will request the Board Clerk to prepare a case folder for a complaint and request a hearing before the Board. Board hearings are scheduled at least 15 calendar days prior to the meeting date. Meetings are held monthly, as needed, and are open to the public. Schedule changes will be announced in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Meeting Location
Jacksonville City Hall 
117 W. Duval St. 
Mezzanine Floor, Exam Rm 3
Jacksonville, FL 32202

Board Members

The Board shall consist of nine members. Except as modified by Chapter 672, the members of the Board shall be appointed pursuant to and be governed by Chapter 50, Ordinance Code. 
Name Category
Josh Cockrell, Chair Community Advocate
Adam Edgecombe, Esq., Vice Chair Florida Bar Licensed Attorney
Scott Turner, Secretary Director of Environmental Health
Mansel Carter Supervisor of Inspections at Jax Housing Authority
Alex Moye, P.E. Civil Engineer and Community Advocate
Richard A. Reichard Assistant Chief at Tactical Support, JFRD
James Ricks Assistant Chief, Community Engagement, JSO
Paul Thomas SVP Operations, Property Management
Randy Wishard Chief, Mosquito Control, Neighborhoods Department

Contact Staff

Position Phone Email
 Board Clerk   (904) 630-2129

Media Inquiries

As a friendly reminder, please contact for interviews and all other media inquiries.

Notice of Public Meeting

Notice is hereby given that on Thursday, June 15, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. the Public Nuisance Abatement Board of the City of Jacksonville will hold an in-person meeting at 117 West Duval Street, Mezzanine Floor Exam Rm 3, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Meeting Minutes

October 12, 2023   Agenda
September 28, 2023   Agenda
August 24, 2023   Agenda | Minutes
July 27, 2023   Agenda | Minutes
June 15, 2023   Agenda | Minutes
May 25, 2023   Agenda | Minutes
April 27, 2023   Agenda | Minutes
April 13, 2023   Agenda | Minutes
March 23, 2023   Agenda | Minutes
February 2, 2023   Agenda | Minutes
December 15, 2022   Agenda | Minutes
November 3, 2022   AgendaMinutes
September 22, 2022   AgendaMinutes
August 25, 2022   AgendaMinutes
April 28, 2022   AgendaMinutes
December 2, 2021   Agenda | Minutes