Sites Within Designated Brownfields Areas

For sites located within the boundaries of a State-designated Brownfields area, Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), State Enterprise or Federal Empowerment Zone, or closed military base, requestors should provide the following listed below:

  1. A letter requesting a brownfields designation, provided to the Brownfields Program Office;
  2. Completion of a property ownership affadavit; and
  3. Attachment of the legal description for the property.

Sites Outside of Designated Brownfields Areas

For sites located outside the boundaries of a State-designated Brownfields Area, Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), State Enterprise or Federal Empowerment Zone, or closed military base, the designation process includes the items listed above, and must follow the procedures as listed in Chapter 376.80(2)(a) and 376.80(2)(c) Florida Statutes.

Designation Procedures

For sites located outside the boundaries of a State-designated Brownfields Area, Community Redevelopment Area (CRA), State Enterprise or Federal Empowerment Zone, or closed military base, the designation procedures are as follows: 

  1. Applicant requests designation per the requirements of Chapter 376.80, Florida Statutes by letter to the Brownfields Program Office and completion of an "Application for Brownfield Area Designation."

  2. The designation request is reviewed to determine if requirements of applicable statute(s) are met.

  3. If request meets requirements, the applicant will be notified that the designation process will begin.

  4. A Resolution requesting designation is drafted, and submitted for review and approval.

  5. NOTE: Applicable public notice and meetings requirements must be completed in accordance with Chapter 376.80 Florida Statutes.

  6. Upon approval of designation request, the City Brownfields Program Office will notify the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Brownfields Coordinator will facilitate communication between FDEP and the applicant to assist with the completion of a Brownfield Site Rehabilitation Agreement (BSRA).


For questions regarding the process, procedures and forms for submitting a brownfields designation request, please contact the City Brownfields Coordinator at 904-255-7810, mpostal@coj.net

* The designation prodecure can generally be completed in 10 weeks from receipt of the designation request.