Planning Department






Deadline to submit nominations is *January 31, 2022!

Please use this link below to submit your nominations:                                                                                        

Nomination Form                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Please use below link to view the:

Nassau County Conservation Lands Acquisition & Management Manuel & Conservation Plan

Nomination Period:  July 24, 2021 through January 31, 2022

The Nassau County Conservation Land Acquisition and Management (CLAM) program was created to preserve and conserve the county's natural, historic, and working lands resources by identifying, ranking, and assessing conservation lands for acquisition and management.

The County shall accept nominations of properties for potential acquisition by the County through the CLAM Program from any person or organization, including the County, nonprofit organizations, and local, regional, state, or federal governmental entities.  To nominate a property for potential acquisition, the nominator shall submit an application to the Nassau County Planning Department.  Nominators may nominate an entire parcel for acquisition in fee simple or only a specific portion thereof or interest therein.  In nominating properties, nominators shall consider, at a minimum, the information contained in the Conservation Plan, the CLAM Resource Rankings Map, and the CLAM Manual. 

Nominations must be received by the Nassau County Planning Department no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, January 31, 2022.  Nominations received after the nomination period will not be considered.  CLAM documents and nomination form can be found at the following links or can be picked up and dropped off in person at:

Nassau County Planning Department

96161 Nassau Place

Yulee, Florida.

Nomination Form

Resource Ranking Map

CLAM Manual and Conservation Plan


The Planning Department:

  • Provides technical planning support to the Board of County Commissioners, County Manager, and other County departments
  • Performs the daily operations associated with the implementation of the Land Development Code and Comprehensive Plan and are the point of entry for site plan review and other applications for development orders
  • Encourages the provision of capital infrastructure required to accommodate new growth
  • Liaisons with advisory boards, governmental agencies, and the private sector to position the County to capitalize on economic development opportunities in keeping with desired quality of life
  • Maintains a demographic profile of Nassau County
  • Provides information on the County’s development standards and procedures to developers, investors, and the general public

Visit the links at left to learn more about the variety of planning projects and initiatives underway in Nassau County.

Planning Department Accomplishments and Goals

2020/2021 Accomplishments & 2021/2022 Goals

2019/2020 Accomplishments and 2020/2021 Goals

2018/2019 Accomplishments and 2019/2020 Goals

2017/2018 Accomplishments and 2018/2019 Goals

Congrats to the Planning Team for winning Outstanding Public Participation Award from the First Coast Chapter of the Florida Planning and Zoning Association for work on the Western Nassau Heritage Preservation project. 

The Nassau County Planning Department is pleased to share that the County won a 2018 American Planning Association-Florida Best Practices Award for work on the William Burgess Overlay District. One of only nine statewide awards in 2018, the Overlay is intended to utilize the built environment to promote strong social ties and the cultivation of community, highlight Nassau’s railroad history to facilitate an authentic sense of place experience, and take advantage of multi-modal transportation opportunities in a growing part of Yulee.


November 2021 Report

October 2021 Report

September 2021 Report

August 2021 Report

July 2021 Report

June 2021 Report

May 2021 Report

April 2021 Report

March 2021 Report

February 2021 Report

January 2021 Report