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

Adjudication, Intake and Rehabilitation Working Group | Special Committee of the City Council to Review JSO Primary Facilities

December 08, 2023 9:00 a.m.
City Hall St James Building
117 West Duval Street
 Lynwood Roberts Room
9:00 a.m.

Notice is hereby given that the Adjudication, Intake, and Rehabilitation (AIR) Working Group for the Special Committee of the City Council to Review JSO Primary Facilities, will meet at 117 West Duval Street, 1st Floor, City Hall - St. James Building, Jacksonville, FL 32202, on the dates, times and room locations noted below. This Working Group was previously known as the Intake and Adjudication Working Group. The purpose of these working group meetings is to discuss intake, adjudication, and rehabilitation in regard to JSO primary facilities.

Date:                                                  Time:                                                  Room Location
Friday, October 13, 2023                    9:00 a.m.                                           Lynwood Roberts Room
Friday, October 20, 2023                    9:00 a.m.                                           Lynwood Roberts Room
Friday, October 27, 2023                    9:00 a.m.                                           Lynwood Roberts Room
Friday, November 17, 2023                9:00 a.m.                                           Lynwood Roberts Room
Friday, December 8, 2023                  9:00 a.m.                                           Lynwood Roberts Room
Friday, December 15, 2023                9:00 a.m. Lynwood Roberts (moved to City Council Chambers)
Friday, January 5, 2024                      9:00 a.m.                                           Lynwood Roberts Room


Civil Service Board Meeting

December 08, 2023 2:00 PM

Room 431, Yates Building

2:00 PM

35th Annual Historic Springfield Holiday Home Tour

December 08, 2023 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Springfield Improvement And Archives (SIAA) is proud to announce our 35th Annual Holiday Home Tour. Our theme this year is “Home for the Holidays.” Join us as we showcase six unique and fabulous homes in Historic Springfield. The tour will begin at the SIAA Building at 210 W. 7th Street in Historic Springfield. Tour days are Friday December 8th and Saturday December 9th 2023 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Tickets will be $15 in advance and $20 on tour days. Children 12 and under are free.


December 09, 2023 2 pm
EverBank Stadium
1 TIAA Bank Field Drive
Jacksonville, FL  32202
2 pm
Join the City of Jacksonville, the US Naval Academy Alumni Association - Jacksonville Chapter, and the West Point Socity of North Florida in celebrating one of the oldest rivalries in college football!  Presented by the City of Jacksonville's MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERANS DEPARTMENT as a part of the annual Celebration of Valor Observance.