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UNION COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENTS have revised the drive-thru and walk-in Corona Virus testing schedules for the week of August 10th – 14th.

Any person that is concerned about COVID-19 may obtain a test. No appointment or symptoms are necessary. The sites are open to all individuals that would like to be tested. Click Here to View Testing Schedule

ACCESSIBILITY ASSISTANCE
Please be advised that our efforts are ongoing. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, a Braille reader, or TTY) and the format of any material on our website interferes with your ability to access the information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, or if you need information provided in an alternative format, please let us know via one of the methods outlined below. We will make reasonable effort to accommodate all needs and/or requests. We are in the process of remediating documents that are posted on our County Website. Thank you for your patience. You can request documents that have been online in the past through the contact info below or make an official public records request. 

Nathan E. Thornton
ADA Coordinator/Website Administrator 
15 NE 1st Street, Lake Butler, FL
(386) 496-4241
web@unionclerk.com

Welcome to Union County, Florida

Located in North Central Florida, Union County has a population of over 15,000 residents. Its economy relies on agriculture, timber, trucking and the Florida Department of Corrections. The Union County School System is comprised of one high school, one middle school, one elementary school, an alternative school and adult education. With an “A” ranked school district, state-of-the-art emergency management, in county health services and a user friendly library, Union County is a great place to live and raise a family

The area that is now Union County, Florida was originally part of St. Johns County when Florida first became a territory of the United States in 1821.

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Union County Board of County Commissioners
15 NE 1st Street,
Lake Butler, FL
(386) 496-4241

Regular Monthly Board Meetings are at 6:00 p.m.
on the third Monday of each month.

 

The area that is now Union County, Florida was originally part of St. Johns County when Florida first became a territory of the United States in 1821. In 1822 Union became part of Duval County. From 1828-1832 the area that is now Union County was part of Alachua County. Upon its creation in 1832, Columbia County encompassed the area of Union where it remained until 1858. In 1858 New River County was created and the town of Lake Butler was designated as the county seat. In 1861 the name of the county was changed to Bradford in honor of Major Bradford, the first Confederate officer from Florida to lose his life in the Civil War. After the war, several elections were held to determine if Lake Butler or Starke should be the county seat. In the late 1890’s Starke won the site election and was named the county seat. In 1921, rather than have another site election, Bradford County was divided in order to form Union County.

On May 20, 1921, an act providing for the creation of Union County was presented to the State Legislature. The part of Bradford County at the Baker County line where the bed of New River intersects, following a southwesterly direction to the bed of the Santa Fe River was given to Union County. On October 1, 1921 Union County officially became the 61st county of the State of Florida comprising 246 square miles. The name “Union” was chosen as the name of the county to express its unity after years of strife and division.

Union County’s current population estimate (U.S. Census 2010) is 15,535.The local economy of Union County, Florida relies on agriculture, timber, trucking and the Department of Corrections. The Union County School system includes one high school, one middle school, one elementary school, an alternative school, and adult education classes. The rural community is considered a great place to raise a family with a top-notch school system, state-of-the art emergency management, local hospital and health clinic, user-friendly public library, beautiful courthouse facility and much more.

Upcoming Meetings & Agendas

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED ORDINANCE

The Board of County Commissioners of Union County, Florida proposes to adopt an ordinance re-imposing a six-cent local option gas tax upon every gallon of motor fuel and special fuel (diesel fuel) sold in Union County, Florida.

The public hearing on the proposed ordinance will be held during a special meeting of the Board of County Commissioners on August 3, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Union County Courthouse, located at 55 West Main Street, Lake Butler, Florida.  The meeting will allow for virtual participation by the public, and information needed to access the meeting will be available prior to the meeting on the County’s website: www.unioncounty-fl.gov.  The Board may hold the meeting entirely virtually depending on the County’s status at the time of the meeting regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic and/or Executive Orders from the governor. 

The title of said ordinance reads as follows:

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 84-1, ORDINANCE NO. 89-06, ORDINANCE NO. 2010-03, ORDINANCE NO. 2014-04, AND ORDINANCE NO. 2019-01 RE-IMPOSING A SIX (6) CENT LOCAL OPTION GAS TAX UPON EVERY GALLON OF MOTOR FUEL AND SPECIAL FUEL (DIESEL FUEL) SOLD IN UNION COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND TAXED UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 206, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING THE EFFECTIVE PERIOD OF SUCH TAX; ESTABLISHING THE DISTRIBUTION FORMULA FOR DIVIDING THE PROCEEDS BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND ELIGIBLE MUNICIPALITIES; AND PROVIDING THE EFFECTIVE DATE HEREOF.

The public hearing may be continued to one or more future dates. Any interested party shall be advised that the date, time and place of any continuation of the public hearing shall be announced during the public hearing and that no further notice concerning the matter will be published, unless said continuation exceeds six calendar weeks from the date of the above referenced public hearing.

At the aforementioned public hearing, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the ordinance.  Virtual participation will be allowed.  

Copies of the proposed ordinance are available for public inspection, at the Office of the Board of County Commissioners, located at 15 Northeast First Street, Lake Butler, Florida, during regular business hours. All persons are advised that if they decide to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact Dianne Hannon, Secretary to the Board of County Commissioners at 386.496.4241 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Relay Service at 1.800.955.8770 or 1.800.955.8771.