A local state of emergency directive can be initiated by a county at any time, but in most cases, it should be declared prior to requesting response or recovery assistance from the state. Declaring a local state of emergency informs state decision-makers that an emergency situation exists beyond the response or recovery capabilities of the local jurisdiction.
The enactment of such a directive will enable counties to:
Request state assistance, if needed
Invoke emergency-related mutual-aid assistance
Waive the procedures and formalities otherwise required of the political subdivision by law, to respond to the emergency
The Monroe County Clerk of the Court keeps official records for the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners. To view past emergency Declarations and Directives, visit the Clerk of the Court website.