PSA - BEACH DRIVING PERMITS


Q: Do I need to obtain a beach driving permit? If so, what is the process?
A: *No permit is required if you are a Nassau County resident.
Out-of-County residents shall obtain a permit to drive or park on the beach. No permit is required if you are a Nassau County resident. Additionally, a disabled person may display their disabled person’s parking permit placard issued by the Tax Collector’s office in lieu of a beach driving permit; or if you are a senior citizen age sixty five (65) or older you may obtain a beach driving permit at no charge from the Office of the Clerk upon showing proof of age.
Out-of-County applicants will need to bring their driver’s license and know the type of vehicle and tag number in order to obtain a beach driving permit. The cost is $5.00 for a daily permit or $25.00 for an annual permit, which is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Individuals may contact the County’s Parks and Recreation Department at 904-548-4689 in order to ascertain the permitted beach driving access locations or request a copy of the County ordinances referenced above through the Clerk’s offices. Please note that beach driving permits are not transferable; each vehicle will require a separate permit.
Individuals may contact the County’s Parks and Recreation Department at 904-548-4689 in order to ascertain the permitted beach driving access locations or request a copy of the county ordinances referenced above through the Clerk’s offices. Please note that beach driving permits are not transferable; each vehicle will require a separate permit.

Beach driving permits are available at the following locations:
Judicial Annex 904-548-4660 76347 Veterans Way, Clerk Services/BOCC, 2nd floor Yulee, Florida 32097 Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Historic Courthouse 904-491-6430 416 Centre Street Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034 Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
AIA Express Discount 904-310-6163 3331 South Fletcher Avenue Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034 Hours of Operation: Monday thru Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday thru Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Flash Foods 904-261-3113 5518 South Fletcher Avenue Fernandina Beach, Florida 32034 Hours of Operation: Open 24 hours.
If you have any questions or comments about this column, please contact: Connie Arthur at 76347 Veterans Way, Yulee, FL 32097 or (904) 548-4663.