Friday, June 22, 2018

Town of Welaka, FL
400 Fourth Avenue
Ph. (386) 467-9800 FAX:(386) 467- 8863
Gordon Sands, Mayor

Mayor Gordon Sands

Did You Know?
Water bill payments can be made
anytime of the day or night,
even on weekends, by using the
"Utility Payments" dropbox at
the top of the stairs at Town Hall.

Bldg. Permit Application

Notice of Commencement
Welaka Roof Affidavit


 Contact your US Senators

Marco Rubio (R)Bill Nelson(D)

Welcome to the Town of Welaka`s Website!

The Mayor and Town Council are happy to welcome you to a cyber visit to our community.Welaka enjoys a moderate climate, and is located on the banks of the St. Johns River approximately 90 miles south of Jacksonville.

Welaka is home to some of the best large-mouth bass fishing in the world, with several natural springs in the area feeding the calm waters of the St. Johns River. Amatuer and professional fishermen alike enjoy the black bass fishing from Lake George to Dunn`s Creek, and Welaka has the most accessible public boat launching facility with a floating dock. Other species of fish include speckled perch and panfish of all descriptions that can be caught year round.

Welaka is also home to the Welaka National Fish Hatchery & Aquarium and the Welaka State Forest. The Aquarium contains exhibits of native and exotic fish and provides information on local wildlife. The hatchery provides walking trails and an observation tower for viewing sandhill cranes, southern bald eagles, herons, ibis, egrets, osprey and hawks common to the area. The Welaka State Forest contains walking and equestrian trails for the nature enthusiast.

The Ocala National Forest is on the opposite shore of the St Johns River from Welaka, and contains thousands of acres of undeveloped wilderness. Welaka offers the perfect place to discover the Florida of our ancestors, and to relax in quiet solitude.

Putnam County Maps
View interactive Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps of Putnam County. - Click "Accept" to access maps, then select "Welaka" from the drop-down box at right of page.

Unless otherwise specified, all documents on this website are in PDF format. To download a free Adobe PDF reader, click the link below.

Admin Login

Churches in Welaka
Church of God By Faith Emmanuel Episcopal Church
First Baptist Church
New Life Deliverance Center
St. James AME Church
Welaka Baptist Church
Welaka Methodist Church
Welaka Clinic
Phone - (386)467-3171
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Anderson`s Lodge
Blessings of Welaka
Hawg Wash BBQ Joint, Inc.
Shrimp-R-Us & More
The Palms Cafe Bleuu

The Town of Welaka is a Fair Housing Advocate (Town Ordinance 2010-14). If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a housing discrimination complaint at 1-800-669-9777 (Toll Free) or 1-800-9275 (TTY) or locally Jennifer McDaniel, Town Clerk, at (386) 467-9800.

IT Position - The Town ias seeking a part-time contractor for IT services. Applicant should be familiar with network security and general IT duties. Excellent opportunity for college student seeking flexible hours. For more information, contact Jennifer McDaniel, Town Clerk, at (386) 467-9800.

Other Phone No.`s
Police Dept. - (386)467-2303
Fire Dept. - (386)467-2998
Dr. Prudencio - (386)467-9047
US Post Office (386)467-2116

The Town of Welaka is a Section 504/ADA Compliant Advocate.  If you have questions about Section 504/ADA compliance or feel you have been discriminated agains, you may contact Jennifer McDaniel, Town Clerk at (386) 467-9800.


Andersens Lodge Capt. Andy Lowe - Fishing Guide

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