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

Housing & Custody Working Group | Special Committee of the City Council to Review JSO Primary Facilities

December 01, 2023 8:00 a.m.
City Hall St James Building
117 West Duval Street
 Lynwood Roberts Room
8:00 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Notice is hereby twice amended for the Housing & Custody Working Group for the Special Committee of the City Council to Review JSO Primary Facilities. The Housing and Custody Working Group 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 the working group meetings is to discuss extended and diverse detention regarding JSO primary facilities. The Notice has been amended to change the room location for the December 1, 2023, meeting.

Date:                                                  Time:                                                  Room Location
Friday, September 22, 2023               10:00 a.m.                                            Don Davis Room
Friday, October 13, 2023                    1:30 p.m.                                             Lynwood Roberts Room Friday, November 3, 2023                  8:00 a.m.                                             Lynwood Roberts Room
Friday, December 1, 2023                  8:00 a.m.                                             Lynwood Roberts Room

7th Annual Vetrepreneur Summit

December 01, 2023 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
FSCJ Downtown Camps
Advanced Technology Center
401 W. State Street
Jacksonville, FL  32202
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Annual event presented by the City of Jacksonville's Military Affairs and Veterans Department in collaboration with Florida State College at Jacksonville and the Florida SBDC at UNF.  This is a one day summit for Veterans, Service Members, National Guard, Reserves, and spouses.  

Council Member Peluso Noticed Meeting Miami-Dade County Homeless Trust

December 01, 2023 10:30 a.m.
City Hall St James Building
117 West Duval Street
Lynwood Roberts Room
10:30 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that Council Member Jimmy Peluso will meet on December 1, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., in the Lymwood Roberts Room on the first floor of City Hall at 117 West Duval Street, Jacksonville, FL 32210 to discuss Miami‐Dade County Homeless Trust (Homeless Trust) and other pertinent topics. This meeting is open to the public and all interested parties are welcome.

Police and Corrections Hiring

December 01, 2023 8:30 a.m.
FOP Union Hall   
5530 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL 32207
8:30 a.m.
Notice is hereby given for Police and Corrections hiring between the City of Jacksonville and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) on Friday, December 1, 2023 at 8:30 a.m.