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No, anonymous complaints will not be investigated. Effective July 1, 2021, Senate Bill 60 became law prohibiting code inspectors from initiating enforcement proceedings for potential violations of code and ordinances by way of anonymous complaints; requiring persons who report potential violations of code and ordinances to provide specified information to the department before an investigation occurs. Remember that all information you choose to provide to the County, including names, phone numbers, or email addresses, is subject to the Public Record Laws. In other words, we must provide this information to anyone who asks for it.
The Nassau County Ordinance describes an unserviceable vehicle as any vehicle which is required to be licensed or registered in the State of Florida and is in such condition that it cannot be started or moved under its own power.(Ordinance 2003-17, Section 3)
It shall be unlawful for the owner, lessee, and/or occupant of any real property in the unincorporated areas of Nassau County in the following Zoning categories: OR (three (3) acres or less), RS-1, RS-2, RM, RT, RG-1, RG-2, RMH, CN, CG, CI, Recreation and Open Space, and PUD, to cause, permit, and/or have stored thereon more than one (1) unserviceable vehicle(s), except for unserviceable vehicles stored within a completely enclosed building, or unserviceable vehicles stored on the premises of a properly zoned junkyard or vehicle repair or storage facility. One (1) unserviceable vehicle may remain on the property for a period not to exceed six (6) months.
For OR zoned properties of four (4) acres or more, unserviceable vehicles may be stored subject to the following:
No vehicle shall be within three hundred (300) feet of any boundary of such owner's land.
If the vehicle is visible from the adjoining property or road, as determined by a code enforcement officer, it shall be contained within a pole barn (properly permitted, if applicable) or in a completely enclosed permitted building.
Unserviceable vehicles shall not be left on public property, including rights-of-way for any period of time.
(Ord. No. 89-10, § 2(2.02), 3-21-89; Ord. No. 2003-17, § 3, 3-24-03)
Contact Fire Prevention at 904-530-6603.
Contact Rescue Billing at 904-530-6475
Contact Fire Prevention at 904-530-6605.
Contact the Forestry District at 904-266-8350.
How do I arrange a community activity, station tour or public education event? Contact Assistant Chief Greg Roland at 904-530-6600 or by submitting an email.
Please call Human Resources at 904-530-6075 or by viewing the list of job openings.
We currently do not offer CPR classes to the community.
Refer to Municode link; Appendix D Roadway and Drainage Standards Article 8 Section 8.6.3
All driveway and/or drainage connections to and/or across public right-of-way shall require a permit. The pipe size and invert depth of all side drains/driveways culverts shall be determined by the County Engineer or their designee. Driveway connections shall be constructed with a minimum of six (6) inches of reinforced concrete (three thousand (3,000) psi). Swale driveways may be allowed, if approved by the County Engineer or their designee. In cases where the driveway connection is approved to not require a pipe, the driveway shall conform with the existing flow line of the roadside swale, or as established by the County Engineer or their designee.
You can obtain your driveway permit from:96161 Nassau Pl.Yulee, FL 32097 or on our website: Development Services Application | Nassau County - Official Website (nassaucountyfl.com)
Nassau County accepts credit card, cash, and checks for payment.
Upon approval by the County Engineer or their designee, the right-of-way permit shall allow the described construction for a specified period not to exceed twelve (12) months from the date of approval. Right-of-way permits for construction may by extended with prior written approval from the County Engineer or their designee up to a total period of eighteen (18) months. Additional extensions beyond a total permit period of eighteen (18) months shall require a new application for right-of-way permit to be submitted and approved including payment of all applicable fees.
Some residents do not understand that the public right of way extends into what they consider to be their private property. The public right of way is usually a strip of land (sometimes around cul-de-sacs and at intersections, the right of way also has curves and/or tapers associated with it), acquired for transportation purposes; more specifically land in which the County owns the fee, or has an easement devoted to or required for use a public street. The public right of right of way usually varies from about 50 feet to 60 feet for typical residential streets, and up to more than 100 feet for principle arterial streets. In addition to public right of way, the County occasionally has utility easements for such public improvements as water, sewer, and stormwater facilities. To determine what private and public easements, if any, your property has, you should contact your title company.
Please see the current fee schedules on out Development Services Page.
So, if you are waiting for a green light to cross the coordinated street where there are protected left-turn arrows and there is very light traffic on the side street, chances are good that you will feel like you are waiting for a long time, even though you should rarely have to wait any longer than about two minutes.
If you see a problem with traffic signals or missing stop signs, please call (904) 530-6225.
This question is answered by Florida Statute 316.1235, Vehicle approaching intersection in which traffic lights are inoperative. The driver of a vehicle approaching an intersection in which the traffic lights are inoperative shall stop in the manner indicated in s. 316.123(2) for approaching a stop intersection. In the event that only some of the traffic lights within an intersection are inoperative, the driver of a vehicle approaching an inoperative light shall stop in the above-prescribed manner. A violation of this section is a non-criminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in Chapter 318. (Changed by L. 1999 chapter 248 (120). Eff. 6/8/99)
When traffic control signals are not in place or in operation, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right of way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger. Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway. No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that is impossible for the driver to yield.
Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle. Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right of way to all vehicles upon the roadway. Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk. No pedestrian shall, except in a marked crosswalk, cross a roadway at any other place than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb. Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks. No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices, and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person.
The speed bump is an increased hazard to the unwary, a challenge to the daredevil, a disruption of the movement of emergency vehicles, and the cause of an undesirable increase in noise.
Courts have held public agencies liable for personal injuries resulting from faulty design. Because speed bumps have considerable potential for liability suits, many officials have rejected them as a standard traffic control device on public streets.
In addition, tests of various experimental designs have demonstrated the physical inability of a speed bump to successfully control all types of light-weight and heavy-weight vehicles. The drive of a soft sprung sedan is actually encouraged to increase speed for a better ride over a bump that may cause other motorists to lose control.
State law requires traffic control devices, including those signs and pavement markings on private property where the public is invited, to meet state standards adopted by the Florida Department of Transportation. Florida Statutes, Section 316.0747, state: "It is unlawful for any non-governmental entity to use any traffic control device at any place where the general public is invited, unless such device conforms to the uniform system of traffic control devices adopted by the Department of Transportation pursuant to this chapter."
The Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), published by the U.S. Department of Transportation, is the national standard for traffic control devices. The Florida Department of Transportation has adopted the MUTCD as the State standard, by Rule 14-15.010.
The MUTCD states that:
Sign Installation: In business, commercial, or residential districts where parking and/or pedestrian movement is likely, the clearance to the bottom of a sign shall be at least 7' above the edge of the pavement. In rural areas, the clearance to the bottom of a sign shall be at least 5' above the edge of the pavement (Sec. 2A-18).
Lateral clearance for regulatory and warning signs or small directional signs should be 6'-12' from the edge of the pavement or traveled way in rural areas. In urban areas, signs generally are mounted alongside the roadway in the space between the curb and the sidewalk. Although 2' is recommended as a working urban minimum, a clearance of 1' from the curb face is permissible where a sidewalk width is limited (Sec. 2A-19).