Public Notices


NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida will hold a special public meeting, to which all persons are invited to attend, as follows:

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
5:30 P.M.

The Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room
Madison County Courthouse Annex
229 S.W. Pinckney Street
Madison, Florida 32340

Members of the public who wish to listen to and/or participate in the meetings may do so via telephone or computer.  Members of the public wishing to participate in the meetings by phone should dial (877) 309-2073 (toll free) and use access code 265-220-797. Members of the public wishing to participate by computer can go to During all sections of the meetings, other than the “Petitions From the Public” section, the system will be “locked” which means that the members of the public on the phone may hear the meetings but will not be heard in the Board Meeting Room.  During the “Petitions From the Public” section of the meetings, the Board will “unlock” the telephone system so that the members of the public on the phone may be heard in the Board Meeting Room and the Board will take comments from the public.

Purpose:          Public hearing to adopt tentative millage and budget

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any of the above meetings is asked to advise the Board at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting William D. Washington, Clerk, at Post Office Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341, telephone:(850) 973-1500.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Clerk by calling 711.

If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

Posted on September 3, 2020.                                                           

Board of County Commissioners of
Madison County, Florida

By:   ____________                        
William D. Washington, Clerk


Public Notice
Madison County announces the availability of $175,000 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act. Application packets can be emailed, faxed, or mailed to you upon request by contacting Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. at 386-362-4115 ext 233 or via email at, or it can be downloaded and printed from the SREC, Inc. website at  Applications will be accepted beginning August 10, 2020 and will continue to be accepted until December 29, 2020 or until funds have been exhausted.  For additional information please contact Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. at 386-362-4115 ext. 233, or

Madison County CRF Forms

Public Notice
Madison County will submit the Annual Report required by the State Housing Initiatives Partnership Program for fiscal years 2017/2018, 2018/2019, and 2019/2020 by September 15, 2020.  Once approved by the Board of County Commissioners copies of the reports are available for public inspection and comment at the Office of the County Administrator, Madison Florida.

Madison County’s Operations in Response COVID-19
April 2, 2020

In response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), County Departments are continuing to make changes as necessary to ensure the health and safety of our citizens and our employees. Some of these changes include having staff work more independently, or remotely. Please keep in mind we are also making these changes in an effort to follow Federal and State directives. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause. Please remember this is a temporary situation.

Administration Department:
The Madison County Board of County Commissioners will continue to meet weekly on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. to get an update and extend the LSE (Local State of Emergency) as needed.  Meetings will be conducted virtually, though the GoToMeeting platform to keep room attendance below 10.  Most staff are working remotely and assisting the Emergency Management Department as needed. The office will remain open at the County Annex building. If we can be of any assistance, please call or email us.

Sherilyn Pickels, Assistant County Manager (850) 973-3179
Brian Kauffman, County Manager (850) 464-4515

Building Department:
The Building Department is working remotely, so the office located in the County Annex building is currently closed.  Building permits can still be obtained and inspections can still be scheduled by emailing or calling Debra Green, Permit Administrator. Permit applications can be emailed or mailed to Debra Green. Payments can be made by credit card or check. If you have a specific building questions, please email or call Rick Anderson, Building Official

Debra Green, Permit Administrator (850) 973-6785
Tony Sessions, Building Inspector (850) 464-8452
Rick Anderson, Building Official (850) 464-7009

Code Enforcement:
The Code Enforcement Department is working remotely, so the office located in the County Annex building is currently closed.  Please email or call the Code Enforcement Officer if you need any assistance, but a response may be slowed due to staff assisting the Administration Department and the Emergency Management Department as needed. If you need assistance regarding a letter you may have recently received about a delinquent mobile home sticker, the Madison County Tax Collector’s Office can assist you with purchasing your mobile home sticker(s).

Gloria Randal, Code Enforcement Officer (850) 464-8453

Agricultural Extension:
The Extension Service is working remotely, so the office located adjacent to the Agricultural Center is currently closed.  Staff are assisting the Emergency Management Department and the Fire Rescue Department with phone calls, and other operations as needed. 4H is continuing online and the Extension Director is available to help answer agricultural related question.

Dan Fenneman, Extension Director (850) 973-4138

Emergency Management:
Emergency Management is currently at a level 2 activation. Staff are working extremely hard with the Madison County Health Department and other state agencies to keep the citizens updated on COVID-19. They are also working very hard to obtain supplies needed by the long term care providers and hospital in our community. Please monitor their Facebook site and the Board of County Commissioner’s Facebook site for the most up to date information.

Leigh Basford, Emergency Management Director (850) 973-3698

Fire Rescue:
The Fire Rescue Department will continue its operations as normal. Staff are working closely with the Emergency Management Department and the Health Departments to stay up-to-date with COVID-19. Staff will respond to calls and emergencies as usual through the 911 system, but please do not call 911 for an ambulance unless your need is life threatening.

Mosquito/Animal Control:
The Mosquito and Animal Control Departments are working remotely, so the office located on Rocky Ford Road is currently closed. Please do not drop off any animals at this location.  If you need assistance with an animal, please contact the department.

Jamie Willoughby at (850) 973-6495

Planning & Zoning:
The Planning & Zoning Department is working remotely, so the office located in the County Annex building is currently closed. Development permits can still be obtained by emailing or calling Renee Demps, County Planner.  Permits will be issued as time allows, because staff is assisting the Emergency Management Department. Payments can be made by credit card or check.

Renee Demps, County Planner (850) 869-0259

Road and Bridge:
The Road and Bridge Department is operating for the most part as usual. Staff are now working in small teams and going directly to their work assignments to limit their interaction with other staff, so the office on Rocky Ford Road is closed.  Driveway permits cans still be obtained by emailing or calling Jo or Louise.

Louise Jenkins, Administrative Assistant (850) 973-2156  
Jo Williams, Office Manager (850) 973-2156
Lonnie Thigpen, Road & Bridge Director (850) 464-0274

Solid Waste and Recycling:
The Solid Waste and Recycling Department are operating as usual and all collection centers are following their normal business hours. The only change is that all recyclable materials will need to be placed in compactors, because we do not have inmates to sort the materials. We are requesting minimal customer interaction at the office, so if you need services, or have any questions, please call or email.

Marc McCray, Assistant Solid Waste Director (850) 973-2611
Clay Blair, Solid Waste Director (850) 464-1443

The Cherry Lake Beach and Boat Ramp, the Madison County Recreation Park, the Agricultural Center, and some other small parks are closed to the public in an effort to discourage people from gathering.  The Department’s staff are still working to maintain the parks as needed, so they will be in good shape when the parks re reopened

Tommy Garner, Parks and Recreation Director (850) 464-7221