Permits & Rentals

how to get a permit

The City of Atlantic Beach has begun utilizing a new platform for all permits/rentals through Civic Rec. By transitioning to this platform, we are able to better serve you by placing all of our offerings in one convenient location. If you are looking to reserve a Community Center, Pavilion, Park, or Campsite, or looking to sign up for one of our programs or activities, you can now reserve and pay ALL IN ONE PLACE!

With this new platform, you will need to create an account that will store all of your information. No more having to fill out your information, again and again, each time you want to reserve a pavilion or go camping. We also have a convenient catalog, listing everything that is available to be reserved or programs being offered. Click HERE to be taken to the new platform!

This is a brand new platform, so please let us know f you have any difficulties with trying to reserve a facility or sign-up for a program, by calling (904) 247-5828 for assistance.

Permit for Organized/Private Events

Fee for use of Recreation Outdoor Facilities on City Property 

Minimum age to apply for all applicants - 21 years old (ID REQUIRED).
All permits must be submitted at least 4 days in advance. If your event is going to have more than 50 people or require road closures, please allow at least 2 weeks for approval of the permit. 

Permit application can be found HERE.

Reserve park pavilions, shelters, fields, and courts – $25 fee (plus tax) with Permit Application (click below) 4 hr. increments.
~ Beach event – $25 fee (plus tax) with Permit Application (click below).

Beach fire - $25 fee (plus tax) with Permit Application (click below).
Maximum attendance-20
Fires on the beach at night are allowed from November 1 - February 28. By Florida State law, NO open fires are allowed on the beach during sea turtle nesting season.
Park or beach area must be cleaned up and burned wood removed from the area by 10:00 p.m. 
See the regulations HERE.

Camping Dutton Island (primitive group site) with 6 campsites
Campsite - $25 per night (plus tax) with Permit Application.
Camping $125 per night (plus tax) with Permit Application to reserve all campsites

~ Block Parties are at the discretion of the City Manager for approval. No blocking of public streets is allowed in Atlantic Beach without permission from the City Manager.

Wheelchairs available to use @ no cost....
The City of Atlantic Beach provides Beach/Park Wheelchairs at no cost to the community to enjoy our beaches and parks. 

Great for Senior Citizens, handicapped/disabled, or injured citizens who want to get some fresh air.  Must reserve online, no more than seven days. Driver’s license required; must be 21 years old minimum age to reserve. Must stay within our city. 

For more information, contact the Recreation office at 904-247-5828 or email

Office hours from 8 am - 5 pm,  Monday through Friday.
Fax number: 904-242-3437

The City of Atlantic Beach has three community centers located at Bull, Donner, and Jordan Parks. These facilities are open for public use by reservation only, based on the 2007 City Ordinance 95-07-93, which sets forth conditions for use and reasonable user fees for Parks and Recreation facilities. To reserve one of these community center meeting rooms, you can do so online on our new online database. 

Set-up and clean-up after events are the renter's responsibility and should be included 
in reservation time of the rental contract.

The City accepts cash, check, money order, and credit cards for rentals.


Rental of Gail Baker and Jordan Park Community Centers - room with kitchen
One-time Events (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Four-Hour Minimum - $100; $25 for each additional hour (plus sales tax) without alcohol

Alcohol is not allowed at community centers.
Deposit - $200.00 (refundable after the event with restrictions)
Lost security badge/key - $20

Application Fee - $25 on refunds (see refund policy on application)

Rental of Adele Grage Cultural Center - community room with kitchen
One-time Events (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.)
Monday through Thursday - $50 per hour (plus sales tax) + $200 refundable deposit w/ restrictions
Friday after 5 pm, Saturday, and Sunday after Noon - $100 per hour (plus sales tax) + $200 refundable deposit w/ restrictions
For events serving alcohol (wine & beer only) an off-duty police officer is required at additional rate of $40 per hour with a 4 hour minimum. (The hourly rate of pay on the following days (dates) is $50 per hour, with a 4 hour minimum: New Years Eve, New Years Day, St. Patrick’s day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day. )
Deposit - $200 (refundable after the event w/ restrictions)
Lost security badge/key - $20
Application Fee - $25 on refunds (see refund policy on application)

If you are a not-for-profit group, neighborhood or homeowners association, group, please get in touch with our office for one-time and recurring rental rates.  904-247-5828.  

Deposit refund policy

* Rental and user fees and deposits are paid at the time of reservation/approval.  
* Deposits are refunded after use when the facility or area is cleaned after use with no damage to the facility
and all City policies and ordinances have been followed.
* Programmed key is returned

*Refunds usually take 10-15 business days after the event and are returned by mail with a check from the City of Atlantic Beach FOR ALL RENTALS.
To Rent a  Community Center:  View the application here