- Mar 21, 2023
Zoning in Old City South
The Old City South neighborhood contains six zoning areas. These are Historic Preservation One (HP-1), Historic Preservation Two (HP-2), Historic Preservation Four (HP-4), Residential Single-Family One (RS-1), Residential General One (RG-1) and Planned Unit Development (PUD). The area of Old City South zoned as “Historic Preservation” is found in the northern 2/3rds of the neighborhood. The Historic Preservation area of Old City South is bordered on the north by King Street and on the south by San Salvador Street.”
Synopsis of Permitted Uses by Zone in Old City South:
Here is a list of the permitted land uses in each zone found in Old City South. In addition to the permitted uses, each zone has a separate list of “uses by exception”. Approval of a “use by exception” for a property is done on a case by case basis through petition to the CoSA Planning and Zoning Board. Follow the link below to the St. Augustine Municipal Code Chapter 28 for a specific list of uses by exception for each of the zones below.
Source – ‘The Old City Zoning Workbook – A Guide to Creating Zoning Overlay Districts’, The City of St. Augustine Planning and Building Department
Streets and Zoning Designations in Old City South
Artillery Lane HP-2
Avenida Menendez HP-1, HP-2, PUD
Aviles Street HP-1, HP-2
Bonita Bay Drive PUD
Bravo Lane HP-2
Bridge Street HP-1, HP-2, PUD
Cadiz Street HP-2
Charlotte Place RS-1
Charlotte Street HP-1, HP-2, RS-1
Cordova Street HP-1, HP-2, HP-4, RS-1
Hedrick Street RS-1
King Street HP-2
Marine Street HP-1, HP-2, RS-1, RG-1
Palm Row HP-1, HP-2
San Salvador Street HP-1, RS-1
South Street RS-1, PUD
St. Francis Street HP-1
St. George Street HP-1, HP-2, RS-1
Tremerton Place RS-1
Tremerton Street RS-1
Short Term Rentals in Old City South
Short term rentals are specifically regulated in two of the zones in Old City South. (CoSA Muni Code Sec. 28-159) Specifically, properties in areas zoned as RS-1 (and RS-2) must register with the city on registration forms provided by the city for that purpose. Registration of short term rental units in RS-1 is done at the offices of the:
City of St. Augustine Planning and Building Dept., City Hall, 75 King Street, Lobby-B 4th Floor.
Properties in RS-1 may not rent with a frequency of more than one stay every seven (7) days. The stay may, however, be for a duration less than seven days. Additionally, large gatherings, defined as gatherings of more than twenty (20) people, are prohibited in short term rental units in RS-1.
Rentals are also regulated for properties in areas zoned as HP-1 (CoSA Muni Code Sec. 28-183 (2) b.). Properties in HP-1 may not rent with a frequency of more than one stay every thirty (30) days, though a stay may be for a duration less than thirty days.
Links Related To Zoning in St. Augustine
The following are links to downloadable .pdfs or relevant Municipal Code sections on the City of St. Augustine website related to zoning in St. Augustine in general and Old City South in particular:
A .pdf download of the full ‘Zoning Map South of Castillo Updated August 2015’ excerpted above:
A .pdf download of the full ‘Zoning Map Entire City Updated August 2015 from which the map legend above was excerpted:
Specific information about zoning in St. Augustine and the intent of each zoning area can be found in the St. Augustine Municipal Code: Chapter 28 – Zoning. Here is a link to the applicable sections of the Municipal Code pertaining to zoning:
A .pdf download of the Old City South Zoning Workbook referenced above:
A .pdf download of the CoSA Tenant and Resident Information Brochure which details rules and regulations affecting residents and renters. Contact information is given for departments which have specific jurisdiction concerning various issues relating to living in St. Augustine.
CoSA Ordinance 2010-24 regulating Short Term Rentals:
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