Legal Notices & Disclaimers

The City of St. Augustine presents information on the City of St. Augustine website as a public service. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time it is posted, but due to the changing nature of the information, the accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Website visitors are encouraged to consult with City of St. Augustine officials and employees to confirm the accuracy, reliability and timeliness of the information posted on the website. The City of St. Augustine shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for any damages in connection with the use of the information contained on the website.

Complaints

If you have a civil rights or Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complaint regarding your ability to participate in a City program or activity please contact the City Clerk:
Phone: 904-825-1007
Mail: 75 King Street
         St. Augustine, FL 32085

Fax: 904-825-1008

Si usted tiene una queja con respecto a su capacidad para participar en un programa o actividad de la Ciudad en acuerdo con la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades o sus derechos civiles, por favor llame al Secretario de la Ciudad al 904-825-1007.

Legal Disclaimer Regarding Links to Other Sites

Some of the linked sites are not under the control of the City of St. Augustine. Therefore, the City of St. Augustine makes no representations concerning their content, and is not responsible for their content. That the City of St. Augustine has provided a link to a site is not an endorsement, or an indication of affiliation with the sites' owners or publishers. 

There are risks in using any information, software, services or products found on the Internet and the City of St. Augustine cautions you to make sure that you completely understand these risks before retrieving, using, relying upon, or purchasing anything via the Internet.

Notification that Information Provided is Public Information

Any information provided by you to the City of St. Augustine, including but not limited to feedback, questions, comments, and suggestions are non-confidential; moreover, such information is a public record subject to public inspection pursuant to law. The City of St. Augustine has no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and is free to reproduce, use, and disclose the information to others without limitation.

Email Addresses

Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact the city department to request the information either by phone or in writing. If you would like to contact the city for more information regarding this notice, please call the City Clerk's Office at 904-825-1007.

No Commercial Use

To the extent allowed by the Public Records Act, commercial use of the website materials including the city crest, is prohibited without written permission of the City of St. Augustine

Email Not Legal Notice

Communications made through email and messaging system shall in no way be deemed to constitute legal notice to the City of St. Augustine or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, with respect to any existing or potential claim or cause of action against the city or any of its agencies, officers, employees, agents, or representatives, where notice to the City is required by any federal, state or local laws, rules, or regulations.

Title VI Public Notice

The City of St. Augustine fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statues and regulations in all programs and activities. The City operates without regard to race, color, national origin, creed, income, gender, age and disability. Any person who believes him/herself or any specific class of persons, to be subjected to discrimination prohibited by Title VI may by him/herself or by representative file a written complaint with the City. A complaint must be filed no later than 180 days after the date of the alleged discrimination.

City proceedings are conducted in accessible locations and materials can be provided in accessible formats. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in City proceedings should contact the individual or agency sending notice no later than five calendar days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice. Any handicapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired, or any non-English speaking person wishing to attend a proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending notice no later than five calendar days prior to the proceeding at the address given on the notice and an interpreter will be provided.

Telephone 904-825-1007; 1.800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1.800-955-8770 (V), via Florida Relay Service.

for tracking and investigating Title VI complaints.

Equal Opportunity

The City of St. Augustine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Advocate. If you feel you have any questions about equal employment opportunities or feel you may have been discriminated against, you may call the City Human Resources Division at 904-825-1013. To read the Policy Statement regarding equal opportunity, .

Section 504 / Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The City of St. Augustine is a Section 504/ADA Compliant Advocate. If you feel you may have been discriminated against, you may call the City Human Resources Division at 904-825-1013.

Federal Fair Housing Law

The City of St. Augustine is a Fair Housing Advocate (City Ordinance Number 95-13, Section 16-26) and prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or familial status when renting, selling or financing a home or property. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may ; or call 800-669-9777 (Toll-Free) or 800-927-9275 (TTY). 

Locally, call the Building Official, City of St. Augustine at 904-209-4327. For assistance with completing the Housing Discrimination Form, . To read the Fair Housing statement, . To view the Fair Housing Flyer, .

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise

The City of St. Augustine has established a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program in accordance with regulations of the U. S Department of Transportation (DOT), 49 CFR Part 26. To read the policy statement, .

Consumer Confidence Report

The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing clean and safe drinking water. For the 2018 sampling results please. To notify the city regarding water treatment concerns , Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, or call him at 904-825-1044, send him a fax to 904-823-2280, or .  You also may send written correspondence to:
The City of St. Augustine
P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210

Public Notice

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to reimburse eligible applicants for eligible costs to repair or replace facilities damaged by Hurricane Dorian beginning August 28, 2019 until September 09, 2019. This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA) and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207.

Under a major disaster declaration FEMA DR-'4468-FL signed by the President on October 21, 2019, the following counties have been designated adversely affected by the disaster and eligible for PA Categories: A, B, C, D, E, F, and G including Direct Federal Assistance: Brevard, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Martin, Osceola, Nassau, Palm Beach, Putnam, Seminole, St. Johns, and St. Lucie.

In Amendment NO. 1 to the notice of a major disaster declaration for the State of Florida (FEMA 4468-DR­ FL), and issued on September 9, 2019 determined to have been adversely affected by the event declared a major disaster and eligible for Public Assistance: Broward and Volusia Counties.

Additional counties may be designated at a later date without further public notice. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is available statewide.

This public notice concerns activities that may affect historic properties, activities that are located in or affect wetland areas or the 100-year floodplain, and critical actions within the 500-year floodplain. Such activities may adversely affect the historic property, floodplain or wetland, or may result in continuing vulnerability to flood damage.

Presidential Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 require that all federal actions in or affecting the floodplain or wetlands be reviewed for opportunities to relocate and are evaluated for social, economic, historic, environmental, legal, and safety considerations. Where there is no opportunity to relocate, FEMA is required to undertake a detailed review to determine what measures may be taken to minimize future damages. The public is invited to participate in the process of identifying alternatives and analyzing their impacts.

FEMA has determined that for certain types of facilities there are normally no alternatives to restoration in the floodplain or wetland. These are facilities that meet all of the following criteria: 1) FEMA's estimate of the cost of repairs is less than 50% of the cost to replace the entire facility and is less than $100,000; 2) the facility is not located in a floodway / Coastal High Hazard Area; 3) the facility has not sustained major structural damage in a previous Presidentially declared flooding disaster or emergency; and 4) the facility is not critical (i.e., the facility is not a hospital, generating plant, emergency operations center, or a facility that contains dangerous materials). FEMA intends to provide assistance for the restoration of these facilities to their pre-disaster condition, except where measures to mitigate the effect of future flooding or other hazards may be included in the statement of work. For example, a bridge or culvert restoration may include a larger waterway opening to decrease the risk of future washouts.

For routine activities, this will be the only public notice provided. Other activities, and those involving facilities that do not meet the four criteria, are required to undergo more detailed review, including study of alternate locations. Subsequent public notices regarding such projects will be published if necessary as more specific information becomes available.

In many cases, an applicant may have started facility restoration before federal involvement. Even if the facility must undergo detailed review and analysis of alternate locations, FEMA will fund eligible restoration at the original location if the facility is functionally dependent on its floodplain location (e.g., bridges and flood control facilities), or the project facilitates an open space use, or the facility is an integral part of a larger network that is impractical or uneconomical to relocate, such as a road. In such cases, FEMA must also examine the possible effects of not restoring the facility, minimizing floodplain or wetland impacts, and determining

both that an overriding public need for the facility clearly outweighs the Executive Order requirements to avoid the floodplain or wetland, and that the site is the only practicable alternative. The State of Florida and local officials will confirm to FEMA that proposed actions comply with all applicable state and local floodplain management and wetland protection requirements.

FEMA also intends to provide HMGP funding to the State of Florida to mitigate future disaster damages. These projects may include construction of new facilities, modification of existing, undamaged facilities, relocation of facilities out of floodplains, demolition of structures, or other types of projects to mitigate future disaster damages. In the course of developing project proposals, subsequent public notices will be published if necessary as more specific information becomes available.

The National Historic Preservation Act requires federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties. Those actions or activities affecting buildings, structures, districts or objects 50 years or older or that affect archeological sites or undisturbed ground will require further review to determine if the property is eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (Register). If the property is determined to be eligible for the Register and FEMA's undertaking will adversely affect it, FEMA will provide additional public notices. For historic properties not adversely affected by FEMA's undertaking, this will be the only public notice.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects the civil rights of persons with disabilities. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by the federal government, federal contractors, and by recipients of federal financial assistance. Any recipient or sub-recipient of federal funds is required to make their programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. Its protections apply to all programs and businesses that receive any federal funds. This applies to all elements of physical/architectural, programmatic and communication accessibility in all services and activities conducted by or funded by FEMA. FEMA intends to comply with the Rehabilitation Act in all federally conducted and assisted programs in alignment with the principles of whole community inclusion and universal accessibility.

As noted, this may be the only public notice regarding the above-described actions under the PA and HMGP programs. Interested persons may obtain information about these actions or a specific project by writing to the

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency-Region IV - EHP, 3003 Chamblee Tucker Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341-4112 or via email to FEMA-

R4EHP@fema.dhs.gov. Please include in the subject line of the email, "DR-4468-FL EHAD". Comments should be sent in writing at the above address within 15 days of the date of this notice.