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General Information

A link for Jacksonville residents to request city services or repairs, lodge complaints or get answers for questions about agencies or services.
City of Jacksonville
Official governmental information about the Consolidated City of Jacksonville.
CitySearch - Jacksonville
A guide to entertainment, restaurants, products/services directories, etc., for Jacksonville.
Downtown Vision
A not-for-profit organization aimed at building and maintaining a healthy and vibrant downtown community.
Duval County
Information about Duval County from the Florida Electronic Federal Depository Library.
Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA)
Entity that manages the Jacksonville Airport System. Site includes flight and other traveler information.
Jacksonville Electric Authority (JEA)
The JEA provides electricity, water and sewage services. Site contains information about billing, troubleshooting, how to report service disruptions, etc.
Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)
An international trade seaport with multiple cargo terminals capable of handling various cargoes as well as cruise passenger service.
Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO)
The official police organization for the Consolidated City of Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Sister Cities Association
An organization that fosters Jacksonville's involvement in Sister Cities International.
Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
An independent agency, JTA designs and constructs bridges and highways and provides varied mass transit services. Site includes bus schedules.
A free website committed to uncovering The Arts, Events, Camps, Classes, Sports, Playgroups, Places to Go, Fun Things To Do and where Kids Eat Free in North Florida including Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Baker and Nassau counties and beyond.
Northeast Florida Regional Council
A network of local governance, serving seven counties - Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Putnam, Nassau and St. Johns - and their 27 municipalities.
Visit Jacksonville
The official sales and marketing agency to promote Jacksonville and the Beaches as a convention and tourist destination.

Jacksonville Profiles

A profile of Jacksonville developed by ePodunk, an entity that began posting online profiles of communities throughout the United States in 2001.
Jacksonville, Florida
A profile of Jacksonville developed via Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia.

Baldwin & the Beaches

Baldwin and the Duval County Beaches opted to keep their own local governments when Jacksonville & Duval County consolidated in 1968.

Town of Baldwin
City of Atlantic Beach
City of Jacksonville Beach
City of Neptune Beach

Business & Economics

Beaches Chamber of Commerce
The department of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce that encompasses the Beaches of Duval County.
First Coast Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
A not-for profit organization that promotes the welfare and growth of Hispanic businesses in Jacksonville and the First Coast region.
Jacksonville Business Journal
Local paper that provides news on businesses in the Jacksonville area.
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
A not-for-profit organization that supports the growth of area businesses and fosters a healthy and inclusive business environment.
Jacksonville Office of Economic Development
U.S. Census Quickfacts: Duval County
Summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs.
Local Economic Indicators Project - Jacksonville
A team of eight (8) University of North Florida college students that researches economic and business data.

Cultural Resources

Alhambra Dinner Theatre
Since 1967 this has been a hot spot for high quality live entertainment and quality dining in Jacksonville.
Northeast Florida's arts & business magazine & art gallery.
Art Walk
A self-guided tour of art downtown, sponsored by Downtown Vision, which occurs every first Wednesday of the month.
Beaches Fine Arts Series
This program, operating since 1972, offers Jacksonville-area people the chance to enjoy world class music and dance in eight (8) free performances annually.
City of Jacksonville - Office of Special Events
Produces the Jacksonville Jazz Festival, the World of Nations Celebration, and the Jacksonville Sea and Sky Spectacular.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
A salon known for its collections of significant European and American paintings and world-renowned collection of early Meissen porcelain.
Film in Florida (Florida Film Commission)
The Governor's Office of Film and Entertainment.
Florida Theatre
An annual jazz extravaganza that takes place at various downtown venues.
Jacksonville Film Festival
Since 2003, this annual event has sought to connect Jacksonville to its early moviemaking roots and focus attention on independent film and filmmakers.
Jacksonville Magazine
A monthly publication featuring articles about people, issues and events in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art (JMOCA)
One of the Southeast's largest contemporary art institutions.
Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
A well-respected symphony, which was formed in 1949, making it one of Florida's longest-standing orchestras.
Jax Events
Schedules and ticket information for arts and entertainment at city owned venues such as the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts,
EverBank Field, Veterans Memorial Arena, and the Prime F Osborne III Convention Center.
Karpeles Manuscript Library
A museum committed to providing free access to original manuscript exhibits.
Museum of Science & History (MOSH)
An organization that strives to increase the knowledge and understanding of the natural environment and history of Jacksonville as well as Northeast Florida.
Music at Main
Free concerts at the Main Library which are open to the general public.
Players by the Sea
The intention of each production at Players by the Sea is to offer extraordinary creative opportunities for volunteers to contribute their best in an atmosphere of openness, inclusion and cooperation. Players by the Sea provides a theatre home for many activities. Local playwrights, solo performance artists and groups of young actors bring personal projects which provide excitement and enrichment in addition to the balance of traditional and contemporary works offered in the Mainstage and Studio Seasons.
Ritz Theatre and LaVilla Museum
A facility that features exciting musical/theatrical performances, provides a venue for community events and houses an exhibit of northeast Florida African American history.
Riverside Arts Market (RAM)
This huge, all-weather weekend artists' market features the work of more than 150 artists, accompanied by musical entertainment, street performers, food vendors, and a fresh produce market.
Springing the Blues
This festival, held annually at Jacksonville Beach, celebrates America's indigenous musical form and promotes support of the arts.
St. John's River City Band
A band that provides educationally- based ensembles and serves as the pinnacle of professional instrumental performance as an American art form.
Stage Aurora Theatrical Company
As an emerging non-profit theatrical organization, Stage Aurora is quickly becoming Florida’s leading theatre in quality African-American dramas, comedies and musicals.
Theatre Jacksonville
A volunteer-based community theatre the mission of which is to create opportunities for community participation in theatre arts.


Center for Adult Learning
An entity of the Jacksonville Public Library that offers adults free and confidential instruction in reading, math, life skills and English as a second language.
Duval County Public Schools
A system that encompasses the 19th largest school district in the United States.
Duval County School Board
This elected entity is the official policy-making body for all education-related issues in Duval County Public Schools.
Edward Waters College
A private institution founded in 1866 specifically to educate newly freed slaves. It is the oldest private institution of higher education in Florida.
Florida Coastal School of Law
An ABA accredited, for profit- law school founded in 1996.
Florida School Grades - School Accountability Reports
Data and information collected by the Florida Department of Education for all educational levels - from kindergarten through graduate school.
Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ)
The fourth largest of its kind in the nation, FSCJ has five campuses in the Jacksonville area, and five additional centers that host classes and programs.
Jacksonville Children's Commission
An organization that offers a full-range of supports for families with children.
Jacksonville University (JU)
A private university founded in 1934 and located on the shore of the St. Johns River.
Jones College
A private college founded in 1918 and accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).
Learn to Read, Inc.
A nonprofit organization aimed at improving adult literacy in Northeast Florida.
University of North Florida
A private facility founded in 1969, UNF recently ranked fifth in the nation by the Princeton Review on its list of "America's Best Value Colleges.".


Digital Sanborn Maps
These originally helped fire insurance companies estimate potential risks, now valuable historical tools for chronicling development and growth.
Jacksonville's Geographic Information System (JaxGIS)
Data from City of Jacksonville departments and agencies that includes information on permits, neighborhoods, crime statistics, downtown, event traffic and assets.

Health & Social Services

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Information about AA meetings in the Greater Jacksonville area. AA is a society of men and women who meet regularly to help each other overcome alcoholism.
Baptist Medical Center Downtown
A full-service hospital in downtown Jacksonville, on the south bank of the St. Johns River.
Baptist Medical Center Beaches
A full-service hospital located in Jacksonville Beach, just 18 miles east of downtown Jacksonville.
Baptist Medical Center Nassau
Located on Amelia Island, Baptist Medical Center Nassau is a 54-bed acute care hospital serving northeast Florida and southeast Georgia.
Baptist Medical Center South
A full-service hospital located just 16 miles south of downtown Jacksonville.
Downtown Jacksonville: Social Services Directory
A list of social services organizations found on Downtown Vision's website.
Gateway Community Services
A local organization that assists individuals and their families with treatment and recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville
Located in southeast Jacksonville, this hospital is a component of the world-renowned "Mayo" medical practice based in Rochester, MN.
Memorial Hospital
A 353-bed tertiary care hospital offering a wide variety of service.
Mental Health America of Northeast Florida
A volunteer service organization dedicated to improving the mental health of our community through information, education and advocacy.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Information about NA meetings in the Greater Jacksonville area. NA is a society of men and women who meet regularly to help each other overcome addiction.
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Information about obtaining Daily Needs, Healthcare, Transportation, Housing, Job, and Family Assistance.
River Region Human Services
An organization providing treatment for HIV-AIDS, Mental Health and Substance Abuse in the Greater Jacksonville area.
St. Vincent's Medical Center
A 528-bed full service tertiary care medical center located just minutes west of downtown Jacksonville.
Sulzbacher Center
There are thousands of people in Jacksonville who have no one to turn to, no one who is able to help them when a crisis occurs in their lives. Sulzbacher offers more than a night's lodging and a free meal. They are a place for reinventing lives and for restoring hope. They help people in need find the way home.
Treatment 4 Addiction
This website includes an in-depth directory of addiction treatment centers, detox centers, and interventionists.
UF Health Jacksonville
Located in the historic Springfield area of downtown Jacksonville, this hospital serves Duval and 18 other counties in Florida, as well as several in southern Georgia.
Wolfson Children's Hospital
A 180-bed regional referral hospital serving children and is the only one of its kind in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.


Camp Milton
A Civil War site in western Duval County managed as part of Preservation Project Jacksonville, a cooperative endeavor between city, state and federal agencies.
Castillo de San Marcos
A Spanish-built fort located in the city of St. Augustine, Florida and managed by the National Park Service.
Florida Memory Project
A selection illustrating significant moments in Florida history and providing educational resources for students of all ages and archival collections for historical research.
Florida Facts & History
Information on state symbols, history, historical reports and statistics.
Fort Caroline
A national monument managed by the National Park Service in memorial to the short-lived French presence in sixteenth century Florida.
Fort Clinch
Located in Nassau County, just northeast of Jacksonville, this Florida Park Service site is one of the most well-preserved 19th century forts in the country.
Fort Matanzas
A National Park Service site built in 1740 after the siege by British troops from Georgia; the last attempt by the British to conquer Spanish Florida.
Jacksonville Historical Society
An organization that since 1927 has had as its mission preserving Jacksonville's rich and diverse history.
Jacksonville in Flames!
A digital collection of photos from Jacksonville's catastrophic 1901 fire as displayed by the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.
Kingsley Plantation
A National Park Service facility located on Fort George Island and includes a plantation house, a kitchen house, a barn and original slave cabin ruins.
State Archives: Florida Photographic Collection
Part of the Florida Memory Project, this spans a wide range of visual images from copies of mid 15th Century maps to current photographs.
Timucuan Ecological & Historic Preserve
A National Park Service facility, created in 1988 by the legislation of Congressman Charlie Bennett, encompassing important historical sites in northern Duval County.
Yellow Bluff Fort
Located near the mouth of the St. Johns River, this state park site was an important Civil War military position, allowing access to the inland areas of Florida's east coast.

Military Information

Naval Station Mayport
An installation commissioned in 1942 encompassing 3409 acres in northeastern Duval County; it is the third largest naval facility in the continental United States.
Naval Air Station Jacksonville
A military airport located four miles south of downtown Jacksonville; it is considered one of the hubs for naval activity in the southeastern United States.
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
A Naval facility located in Camden County, in southeast Georgia. It is the Atlantic homeport for ballistic missile submarines.


Local Current Events & News

Sports & Leisure

Florida Boating, Fishing and Hunting
Information from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Florida State Parks
Information from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Florida's Springs
Information from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Florida's Trail Guide
Websites providing current information about trails and greenways.
Jacksonville Jaguars
Official website for this local member of the NFL.
Jacksonville Suns
Official website of the local minor league team, which is part of the Florida Marlins' system and member of the Southern League.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Website for the local zoo, which is the largest one between Atlanta, Georgia, and Orlando, Florida, on the eastern coast of the U.S.
The Players Championship
Website of the annual golf tournament played in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, just southeast of Jacksonville, often referred to as professional golf's "Fifth Major." .
Parks and Recreation
Web page for City parks - the largest urban park system in the U. S., providing services at more than 390 locations on more than 80,000 acres.
Timucuan National & Historic Preserve
Website for local National Park Service site that covers 46,000 acres including critical wetland habitats and features hiking, canoeing, kayaking and other activities.
World Golf Hall of Fame
Official website of the World Golf Hall of Fame located in St. Augustine, FL.


Florida Driver Handbook
An online copy of material that outlines rules and regulations for driving in Florida as found on the State's portal.
Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA)
The entity that manages the Jacksonville Airport System. Site includes flight and other traveler information.
Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA)
An independent agency, JTA designs and constructs bridges and highways and provides varied mass transit services. Site includes bus schedules.


National Weather Service Forecast Office
Weather information for the Jacksonville area provided via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Coastal Surveys
Information on tides & currents in Florida provided via the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Current Weather Conditions
Local weather information from WJXT TV-4.