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The City Of
Starke, Florida
209 North Thompson Street
Starke, FL 32091
(904) 964-5027   |   Fax: (904) 964-3998
After-Hours Utility Outage: (904) 964-6161
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Welcome to the City of Starke!

There will not be a Commission Meeting on November 21, 2017 due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Inmate Squad Supervisor – The City of Starke has an opening for a supervisor of the brush and right of way inmate squad. This employee provides direct supervision of one of three squads consisting of 8-12 minimum custody inmates from a DOC facility. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 2 years of demonstrated experience in supervising and interacting on a daily basis with inmates. The employee must have general knowledge of building and grounds maintenance, use and servicing of yard tools, mowers and materials, safety precautions and occupational hazards. The successful applicant must have a HS Diploma or equivalent, must pass a background check and drug test, have a valid Florida driver’s license and complete the required DOC Inmate Supervision course within 90 days of beginning employment. This position requires considerable physical agility of moving, bending and getting in and out of a vehicle daily. Starting salary $11 – $15 hourly range DOQ. Applications may be received at Career Source or resumes sent to by November 28, 2017.

Meter Reader, City of Starke – The City of Starke is seeking a person for the position of Meter Reader. This involves field work reading gas, water, and electric meters and recording readings on a hand held computer. This position requires constant mobility, some physical strength and agility involving walking, bending and stooping. The successful candidate must work effectively with co-workers and the general public, most work is outdoors in varying climate conditions year round. Requirements include a HS Diploma or GED and at least 2 years of full time work experience. A full description of duties may be accessed on our website at This is a full time position requiring a person of maturity and motivation. Starting salary is a range of $11 – 13 per hour. Full city benefits are applicable. Click here to view Job Description. 

Applications may be processed at Career Source, 819 S. Walnut St, Starke, Fl. 32091 or resumes sent to A full position description may be seen at the city website or obtained from Career Source. Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 17.

Click here to view Ordinance 2017-0479

Free Mulch Available to Residents:
The City of Starke is chipping much of the yard debris piled up after Hurricane Irma and stockpiling it temporarily at the Edwards Road ballfield. Residents are welcome to go by the ballfield and load mulch onto their trailers and trucks for use in driveways or other projects. Because the inmate crews are busy picking up and chipping the debris, residents will need to load their own mulch.

After hours utility call-outs
If you lose electricity at your residence or business, the first thing to do is check your panel box to determine if a fuse or switch has been shut down due to overload or other reasons. If a breaker will not stay powered, the problem is within your building and NOT from the power supplied by the city. Many times we dispatch a lineman to a residence only to discover the resident hasn’t performed due diligence to ensure the problem is not within the residence or business. If some appliances or lights are powered and not others within the same building and the owner cannot alleviate the problem, an electrician should be called. If you have done your due diligence and see your neighbor’s lights on but you have no power, please call the afterhours number at (904) 964-6161, which is the Bradford County Combined Dispatch Center. They will page out the appropriate electric, water or sewer on call employee who will respond and evaluate the situation. If you detect sewage backing up in your toilet, you should call a plumber immediately as there is most likely a stoppage between your toilets and the connection to the city sewer system known as a cleanout. NOTE: Baby wipes and feminine products should never be flushed down toilets as these items do not dissolve and are the most frequent causes of stopped toilets or sewer systems (along with kid’s socks and toys). In the unlikely event you observe what appears to be raw sewage being emitted from a pipe or manhole, please call the afterhours number above as well.

No burning inside City limits
All residents are reminded that open burning within the city limits of Starke is prohibited. We realize that residents want to dispose of the many yard debris piles that will be stacking up for the next several weeks. The city is attempting to contract with several private companies to assist in the removal of the yard debris caused by Hurricane Irma. However, burning is not the proper disposal method. It is unsafe, unhealthy and violates the city’s fire code. For those residents who do not wish to wait for the city and contracted haulers to pick up the debris, they may transport the debris themselves to the New River Landfill on SR 121 near Raiford. 

Click here to download our Annual Drinking Water Report
Click here to download our 2016 Lead Copper Results


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Our population, according to the 2010 census, is 5,449.

Starke, Florida is poised for continued growth for years to come. Whether you have lived in Starke all your life, or have recently moved here, you will quickly understand that it is a very special place.

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