Customary Use of Beach Fact Finding Committee
Customary Use Affidavits
Based on the passage of State HB 631 (Beach Bill), Nassau County is asking for testimony and documentary evidence as to the customary and historic use of the dry sand areas of beaches within unincorporated Nassau County.
Any member of the public can submit affidavits as explained below via electronic mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or in person to the County Manager’s Office (96135 Nassau Place, Yulee) or the Fernandina Beach City Clerk’s Office (204 Ash Street, 2nd Floor). Affidavits will be notarized for free at the County Manager’s Office or at the Fernandina Beach City Clerk’s Office.
For any questions or additional information regarding the affidavits, please call Susan Gilbert at (904) 530-6100. Affidavits will continue to be accepted until June 20, 2018 at 12pm.
For additional information regarding House Bill 631 and the Board's desire to adopt an Ordinance that addresses customary use of the dry sand areas of beaches in the unincorporated areas, please view a presentation to the Board of County Commissioners at a Special Meeting held on May 2, 2018. A link to that video is located here.
You can help the County by submitting one of two affidavits into the record:
1) Affidavit one is used if you are a regular beach walker and have observed various uses on the unincorporated dry sand beach areas during your walks.
2) Affidavit two is used if you would like to submit documents or photographs that illustrate use of the dry sand areas of the beach in the unincorporated County portions of the beach.
Residents and non-residents can submit an affidavit; please just check the appropriate box.
Board of County Commissioners Hearings on Customary Use Ordinance
Any member of the public can submit documents via electronic mail to email@example.com. For any questions or additional information, please call Sabrina Robertson at (904) 530-6010.
Individuals with disabilities needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Office of the Ex-Officio Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners at least two days prior to the proceeding at (904) 548-4660, or, if the hearing impaired, Florida Relay Service at 1-800-955-8770 (v) or 1-800-955-8771(TDD).
Customary Use of Beach Fact Finding Committee Information
Based on the passage of HB 631 (Beach Bill), the Board of County Commissioners formed a Fact Finding Committee consisting of Michael S. Mullin, County Attorney, Shanea Jones, County Manager, and Taco Pope, Director of Planning and Economic Development, to receive testimony and documentary evidence as to the customary and historic use of the dry sand areas of the beach, in the unincorporated areas of Amelia Island.
The Fact Finding Committee met in the Commission Chambers, located at the James S. Page Governmental Complex, 96135 Nassau Place, Yulee, Florida on the following dates and times: May 15, May 17, May 22, May 24, and June 5, 2018. At the Fact Finding meetings, the Committee heard public testimonials, and received documents into the record related to historic and customary use of the beach.