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
Email the City Clerk
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.

Handicap Parking Information

A map of handicap accessible parking locations throughout the city is available here. 

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.

View the Title VI Complaint Procedures (PDF) 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, view the Equal Opportunity Policy (PDF).

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 submit a Housing Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF); 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, download the Housing Discrimination Complaint Form Instructions (PDF). To read the Fair Housing statement, view the Fair Housing Statement (PDF). To view the Fair Housing Flyer, review the Fair Housing Flyer (PDF).

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, view the Policy Statement (PDF).

Consumer Confidence Report

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

Notice of First Public Hearing

CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE NOTICE OF FIRST PUBLIC HEARING

 The City of St. Augustine is considering submitting an application to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant in the Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Application cycle. A total of $41,931,595.00 is being made available through a competitive application process to local governments who are eligible to participate in the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program within the State of Florida. The minimum amount a community may apply for is two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00), the maximum amount a community may apply for is five million dollars ($5,000,000.00). The City may submit only one application for a single project or program. Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Persons can view this entire document at the City of St. Augustine website at:  https://www.citystaug.com/125/Legal-Notices-Disclaimers

 These funds must be used for projects that meet the following threshold criteria: 

 1. Project activities must meet at least one of the following National Objectives:

  • Benefit to Low-and-Moderate Income Persons (LMI) individuals and/or households, including:
  • Indirect benefit activities – at least 51% of beneficiaries must be LMI; or
  • Direct benefit activities – 100% of beneficiaries must be LMI.
  • Prevention or elimination of slum and blight – see 24 CFR §570.483(c); or
  • Address an Urgent Need – see 24 CFR 570.483(d).

  2. Project activities must prevent, prepare for, or respond to the coronavirus, and should demonstrate a:

  • Direct effect: Costs directly associated with coronavirus prevention, preparation, or response, (e.g. rehabilitation of building to create additional quarantine and isolation rooms for recovering COVID-19 patients).
  • Indirect effect: Economic and housing market disruptions (e.g. small business assistance).

 Examples of some of the activities which can be applied for include but are not limited to the following:

  • Rehabilitate a facility for testing, diagnosis or treatment of Covid-19.
  • Acquire and rehabilitate, or construct, a group living facility that may be used to centralize patients undergoing treatment.
  • Installation of wiring, fiber optic cables, and permanently affixed equipment such as receivers for areas to receive broadband/internet access.
  • Rehabilitate a senior center, community center or homeless shelter by replacing the HVAC system and/or installing air purification system.
  • Acquisition and/or rehabilitation of a building to expand capacity of homeless shelters to accommodate social distancing and isolation.
  • Installation of wi-fi routers/extenders in affordable housing buildings for LMI residents.
  • Provide testing, diagnosis or other services at a fixed or mobile location.
  • Provide equipment, supplies, and materials necessary to carry-out a public service (e.g., childcare for working parents with distance learning school kids).
  • Deliver meals on wheels to quarantined individuals or individuals that need to maintain social distancing due to medical vulnerabilities.

The range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing. In developing an application for submission to DEO, the City must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG-CV activities. In addition, the City is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's housing, economic and other community development needs related to the coronavirus will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 5:00 PM or as soon   as possible thereafter during a regular City Commission meeting to be held at the City of St. Augustine City Hall, City Commission Meeting Room, 75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL. 32084-4386. If you have questions concerning the  CDBG-CV application process or the list of eligible activities, please contact Mr. Corey Sakryd, Grants Administration Coordinator at (904) 209-4306, or via email to Csakryd@citystaug.com.

The meeting is being held in a handicapped accessible facility. Non-English speaking, deaf, or visually impaired persons needing an interpreter or any handicapped person requiring special accommodation should contact Mr. Corey Sakryd, Grants Administration Coordinator, at (904) 209-4306 (TDD# (800) 955-8771) (TDD) or 1(800) 955-8770 (Voice) at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.

A Fair Housing/Equal Opportunity/Handicap Accessible Jurisdiction.


CIUDAD DE SAN AGUSTÍN NOTIFICACIÓN DE UNA PRIMERA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA

 La ciudad de San Agustín está considerando presentar una solicitud al Departamento de Salud Económica de la Florida (DEO) para un subsidio para un bloque de Desarrollo Comunitario para Ciudades Pequeñas en el ciclo de solicitudes por el Coronavirus (CDBG-CV). Un total de $41,931,595.00 ha sido puesto a disposición de gobiemos locales con derecho a participar en el ciclo de solicitudes por el Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) dentro del estado de la Florida, a través de un proceso competitivo de solicitudes. La cantidad mínima que una comunidad puede solicitar es doscientos mil dólares ($200,000.00), el máximo que una comunidad puede solicitar es cinco millones de dólares($5,000,000.00). La ciudad puede presentar solo una solicitud para un programa o proyecto único. Las personas de conocimiento limitado del inglés (LEP) pueden ver todo este documento en el sitio web de la ciudad de San Agustín en: https://www.citystaug.com/125/LegaI-Notices-Disclaimers 

 Estos fondos deben ser usados en proyectos que cumplan como mínimo los criterios siguientes: 

1. Las actividades en los proyectos deben cumplir como mínimo uno de los siguientes objetivos nacionales:

  • Beneficiar a personas y/o a hogares de ingreso bajo o moderado (LMI) inclusive:
  • Actividades de beneficio indirecto - al menos el 51% de los beneficiarios deben ser LMI; o
  • Actividades de beneficio directo - el 100% de los beneficiarios debe ser LMI.
  • Prevención o eliminación de condiciones de vida precarias e insalubres - ver 24 CFR §570.483(c); o
  • Ocuparse de una necesidad urgente - ver 24 CFR 570.483(d).

2. Las actividades del proyecto deben impedir, preparar o responder por el coronavirus, y deben demostrar un:

  • Efecto directo: Costos directamente asociados con la prevención, preparación o respuesta, (por ej. rehabilitación de edificios para obtener salas adicionales para cuarentena o aislamiento para pacientes del COVID-19 en recuperación).
  • Efecto indirecto: Trastornos económicos y del mercado de viviendas (por ej. ayuda a empresas pequeñas). 

 Ejemplos de algunas actividades por las que se puede presentar la solicitud, pero sin estar limitadas a ellas:

   •  Rehabilitar una instalación para ensayo, diagnóstico o tratamiento de1 Covid-19.

   •  Adquirir o rehabilitar, o construir viviendas para grupos que puedan ser usadas para centralizar a        pacientes en tratamiento.

   •  Instalación  de  cables, cables de fibra óptica o equipo fijo permanente tal como receptores para el acceso a banda ancha/internet .

   •  Rehabilitar un centro geriátrico, centro comunitario o refugio para personas sin hogar para reemplazar el sistema HVAC y/o un Sistema de purificación del aire.

   •  Adquirir y/o rehabilitar un edificio para aumentar la capacidad de refugios para personas sin hogar para cumplir con el distanciamiento social y el aislamiento.

   •  Instalación de routers o extensores de wi-fi en edificios al alcance de residentes LMI.

   •  Proveer ensayos, diagnóstico u otros servicios en ubicaciones fijas o móviles.

   •  Proveer equipo, suministros y el material necesario para llevar a cabo un servicio público (por ej. el cuidado de niños de padres que trabajan, para niños en escuelas de aprendizaje a distancia).

   •  Transportar comida a personas en cuarentena o individuo s que deban mantener distanciamiento social debido a vulnerabilidades de la salud.

 El ámbito de actividades que puedan ser emprendidas será provisto en una audiencia pública. Al desarrollar una solicitud para ser presentada al DEO, la ciudad deberá hacer planes para minimizar el desplazamiento de personas como resultado de las actividades planeadas de CDBG-CV. Además, la ciudad está obligada a desarrollar un plan de ayuda a personas desplazadas.

La audiencia pública para recibir los puntos de vista de ciudadanos con respecto a viviendas comunitarias, necesidades económicas y de otro tipo relacionadas al coronavirus se llevará a cabo el lunes 22 de febrero de 2021, a las 5:00 PM o tan pronto como sea posible más tarde después de la reunión regular de la Comisión de la ciudad que se llevará a cabo en la Municipalidad de la Ciudad de San Agustín, Sala de reunión de la Comisión de la ciudad, 75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084-4386. Si tiene preguntas con respecto al proceso de presentación de solicitud del CDBG-CV o a la lista de actividades apropiadas, contáctese por favor con el Sr. Corey Sakryd, Coordinador de Administración de Subsidios en el (904) 209-4306, o por correo electrónico en csakryd@citystaug.com

La reunión se hará en un establecimiento accesible a personas discapacitadas. Personas que no sean de habla inglesa, sordas o con impedimentos de visión que necesiten un intérprete o cualquier persona discapacitada que tenga necesidades especiales debería contactar al Sr. Corey Sakryd, Coordinador de Administración de Subsidios en el (904) 209-4306 (TDD# (800) 955-8771) (TDD) o 1(800) 955-8770 (Voz) al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión.