City Declarations

March 26, 2020 City of Daytona Beach Executive Order - Additional Closures
March 24, 2020 City of Daytona Beach - Beach Resolution
March 24, 2020 City of Daytona Beach Amended Declaration
March 17, 2020 City of Daytona Beach Amended Declaration
March 13, 2020 City of Daytona Beach Emergency Declaration

Previous Announcements

As of March 25, 2020
At the Tuesday, March 24, City Commission meeting, the city’s emergency declaration was extended through Wednesday, April 1, and commissioners adopted additional measures to prevent the spread of #COVID19. (UPDATE: these additional measures have been rescinded due to the State of Florida’s "Safer-at-Home" executive order.)

At the meeting, the commissioners also voted and agreed (6 to 1) to draft a resolution to be sent to the Volusia County Council urging them to immediately closed the beaches in order to mitigate against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, and to further protect the health and safety of the citizens of the City of Daytona Beach and Volusia County. 

As of March 24, 2020
As of 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, City Hall is closed until further notice. Please be assured that critical and essential city services will continue. Residents with non-essential city business are encouraged to utilize remote options for contacting and communicating with city staff. For questions, please leave a message on (386) 671-8400 and your call will be returned.

As of March 23, 2020
There will be an emergency special City Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, at City Hall located at 301 S. Ridgewood Ave. At the meeting, the commission are expected to amend or extend the emergency order related to prevention measures the city has taken to help prevent the spread of #COVID19. To encourage social distancing and follow the CDC guidelines of no more than 10 people together at once, special provisions will be made to accommodate the public including limited seating available in the lobby area. The meeting will be on DBTV, which can be accessed from, and Spectrum Channel 490.

As of March 20, 2020
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has issued an Executive Order today that orders:

  • All restaurants and food establishments suspend on-premise food consumption for customers. Restaurants may offer delivery and take-out services.
  • All gyms and fitness centers are to close. Gyms and fitness centers in hotels, a residential building, in interior fire and police stations and inside any single-occupant office building are exempt.

As of today at 5 p.m. all city-operated community centers and parks will be closed until further notice. Also all city Leisure Services programs, including baseball, t-ball, soccer and youth Spring Break program, have been suspended until further notice.

As of March 18, 2020
The City Commission convened for a special meeting Tuesday, March 17, to ratify the declaration of a Local State of Emergency and Executive Order, which was originally signed by Mayor Derrick Henry Friday, March 13. The most recent amended version incorporates provisions included in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order, which was also issued Tuesday, March 17. The most recently approved declaration is in effect through Tuesday, March 24.

The city’s declaration does not impose any additional business-related restrictions which are stricter than the state-issue order.

The city’s amended executive order includes the following:

  • All public meetings of the City Commission and Advisory Boards are canceled.
  • All city-issued permits for outdoor events are revoked.
  • The issuance of all new permits for outdoor events and facility-use rentals has been suspended.
  • All of the city-hosted programs for senior citizens and the Mayor’s Literacy Initiative has been suspended.
  • All public or private community events at city parks and city-owned facilities have been canceled or postponed.
    • This includes activities at the Peabody Auditorium, Municipal Stadium, the Bandshell, Jackie Robinson Stadium, and city community centers and recreation facilities.
  • Breakers Park and Ritchey Plaza are closed to the public.
    • The Daytona Beach Pier and associated parking lots remain open.
  • Organizers of events are strongly encouraged to postpone or cancel in-person events with 10 or more people for the next eight weeks.
  • Submission of bids and Requests for Proposals can be submitted electronically.
  • City utility customers will not be discontinued or disconnected due to non-payment of fees while this declaration is in effect.

March 16, 2020
At this time, all city departments are fully staffed and the city is operating under its normal business hours. Our primary focus is to maintain a safe workplace and encourage and adopt practices to protect the health of all employees, customers, visitors and others. We want to ensure the continuity of business operations while minimizing the threat of CODVID-19 spreading in our community. Several measures have been put into effect to prevent the potential spread of COVID-19 including closing high-traffic areas and lobbies on the first floor of City Hall to walk-in traffic. 

The majority of the walk-in service is customers wanting to pay their utility bill. There are many ways to pay a utility bill without visiting City Hall including paying by phone at (386) 671-8100, dropping off a payment in the night depository on the east side of City Hall and online at

There are also several ways to apply for a building permit. Apply online at for window and door, roofing and mechanical permits if registered with Volusia County Contractor Licensing. For all other permits, email applications to Applications can be faxed to (386) 671-8149. Residents or contractors with questions should call (386) 671-8178.

Below are details to conduct city business remotely via phone, drop box or online:

Business License
Phone: (386) 671-8280
Fax: (386) 671-8149

Community Development
Phone: (386) 671-8050

Development & Administration Services
Phone: (386) 671-8124

Human Resources
Phone: (386) 671-8210
Employee benefits: (386) 671-8224
Safety officer: (386) 671-8235

Leisure Services 
Phone: (386) 671-8250
Email: CowellSharonda@CODB.US
Fax: (386) 671-4326

Permits & Licensing
Phone: (386) 671-8178
Fax: (386) 671-8149
Drop off: In bin outside of Permits and Licensing at City Hall

Phone: (386) 671-8120

Public Works
Phone: (386) 671-8601
Fax: (386) 671-3980

Phone: (386) 671-8080
Drop off: In bin outside of Purchasing at City Hall
If dropping off a solicitation, call (386) 671-8080 as soon as it has been placed, so it can be retrieved and stamped

Phone: (386) 671-8180

Utility Billing
Phone: (386) 671-8100
Online: (pay or view bills and to stop, start or transfer service)
Drop off: In night depository drop box on the east side of City Hall

March 13, 2020
Statement from Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry
Today Mayor Derrick Henry declared a state of emergency for the city of Daytona Beach in response to COVID-19 (the coronavirus). The seven-day emergency order will be effective today through March 20, 2020.

The declaration order makes additional emergency resources available to assist in event of an emergency response and gives the city greater flexibility to procure needed resources.

As well as issuing the emergency declaration, as of 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14, the city is revoking all city-issued permits for outdoor events occurring while the declaration is in effect including 2020 Bike Week activities and the St. Patrick’s Block Party on Beach Street on Tuesday, March 17. The city is also suspending issuance of all new permit applications during the declaration’s effective dates.

The city is canceling or postponing all public or private community events at city-owned facilities with more than 100 or more people in a single room or indoor space at the same time. This includes performances at the Peabody Auditorium and the Easter Beach Run, April 4.

  • Peabody performances are being rescheduled. Ticket holders should keep their tickets, which will be honored at a rescheduled performance. 
  • Easter Beach Run pre-paid registrants will receive a refund.

City-sponsored programs for senior citizens including meetings, daily fitness programs, recreation classes and social events at city facilities have been canceled.

The declaration also strongly encourages large gatherings of 100 or more individuals from taking place within the city to protect public health and safety and mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.

During the declaration, the city utility services will not be discontinued or disconnected due to non-payment of fees.

The declaration will be ratified by the City Commission at a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in City Hall. The regularly scheduled City Commission meeting on Wednesday, March 18, has been canceled.

March 12, 2020
Statement on reports associating Coronavirus and Bike Week

It’s been widely reported that a 63-year-old New Yorker has tested positive for COVID-19 while visiting Bike Week. We have received confirmation from the Florida Department of Health in Volusia County that this individual never arrived in Daytona Beach (or Volusia County) and never participated in any Bike Week activities in our community. We are continuing to coordinate with our local government, tourism and health officials, as well as the business community, and are monitoring developments in regard to COVID-19. We are reminding residents and visitors to follow the established precautionary measures for reducing risk of COVID-19.