Welcome to Our City

Perry is proudly recognized as the Tree Capital of the South cozily nestled along Florida's Nature Coast.  We are a family friendly community in which to raise your children, work, or simply to stop by and visit.  Our historic downtown is lined with friendly home town shops and features our recently restored steam locomotive era train station.  Perry is a full-service, low cost place to call home.  The City has been honored to receive the highest national financial reporting award for twenty years in a row.  Our taxes are lower than over 170 other cities in Florida.  We are home to an "A" scholastically rated high school.  We have a variety of festivals throughout the year highlighted by the Florida Forest Festival which includes the "World's Largest Free Fish Fry."  Some of the finest fresh and saltwater fishing (including scalloping) is centered here.  Hunters come from all over to experience prime Nature Coast hunting.  Many freshwater springs, including the world's largest, are just minutes away.  The area's economy is diverse with both manufacturing and agricultural employment opportunities.  Our state of the art hospital recently opened a multi-million dollar medical arts facility.  We welcome you to learn more, come visit, and experience family friendly Perry!

 Perry, Florida was first called Rosehead.  It is not known how this name was chosen.  In 1875 the name was changed to Perrytown after Madison Stark Perry, Florida's fourth Governor.  Later the "town" was dropped and the name became Perry.

    The City of Perry is the only incorporated city in Taylor County, Florida.  It was incorporated in 1903 and adopted its City Charter on May 12, 1981.  The City's population as of 2004 was estimated to be 6,703. (U. S. Census Bureau)

               The City of Perry is located within Florida's Nature Coast area approximately 50 miles southeast of Tallahassee, Florida.  City Hall can be easily accessed from U. S. 19.

Contact Us:      224 S. Jefferson Street                                                    Ph: (850) 584-7161
                           Perry, Florida 32347                                                       Fax:  (850) 584-2619

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.

L I N K S  and  N O T I C E S:

The City of Perry is a Fair Housing Advocate.  If you feel you have been discriminated against, you may file a housing discrimination complaint at:1-800-669-9777 (Toll Free) or 1-800-927-9275 (TTY) or locally, Bob Brown, City Manager at (850) 548-7161 extension 117.

 The City of Perry is an Equal Employment Opportunity Advocate. If you have any questions about equal employment opportunities or feel you may have been discriminated against, you may contact Stephanie Bailey, Human Resource Director at (850) 548-7161 ext 113.

The City of Perry is a Section 504/ADA Compliant Advocate.  If you feel you may have been discriminated against, you may contact Barney E. Johnson, Jr., Public Works Director at (850) 584-7940.



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