Jekyll Island Authority

About the Jekyll Island Authority

The Jekyll Island Authority is a self-supporting state agency responsible for the overall management and stewardship of Jekyll Island, obtaining its operating revenues from leases, fees, and island amenity operations. This income is used to maintain, develop, beautify, and promote Jekyll Island as a public beach resort and a world-class vacation and meeting destination. Jekyll Island does not receive any tax revenues for its operation.

Through an act of the state legislature, the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) was created to oversee the conservation, development and management of Jekyll Island. The JIA Board of Directors consists of members appointed by the Governor to serve four-year terms. The chairman of the board is also appointed by the governor to serve a one-year term and retains the chair until replaced. The Authority employs a full-time Executive Director who is responsible for the operation and promotion of the island, and for providing certain public services to island residents and businesses.

100 James Road
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Phone Number: 912-635-2236
Contact Email:

Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for Jekyll Island Airport

The Jekyll Island Authority announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) prepared for Jekyll Island Airport for public review and comment. The EA has been prepared following National Environmental Policy Act guidance. The proposed project consists of mitigating obstructions to the surfaces described in 14 CFR Part 77, Safe, Efficient Use, and Preservation of the Navigable Airspace (Part 77) through clearing, trimming where practical, or lighting obstructions located on and adjacent to airport property.

The document is available for review at Jekyll Island Authority Administrative Office; 100 James Road; Jekyll Island, GA 31527 and by clicking on the links below:

Draft Environmental Assessment

The project will be presented to the Jekyll Island Authority Board at the October board meeting. The meeting is open to the public and an opportunity for public comment will be provided. The meeting is Monday, October 27, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel Morgan Center, 371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527.

Comments on the DEA should be sent to: Virginia Jackson
Vice President
CDM Smith
3715 Northside Parkway, N.W.
Building 300, Suite 400
Atlanta , GA 30327

You may also email comments to Ms. Jackson at The public comment period ends November 3, 2014.


Golf Cart Ordinance

The Jekyll Island Authority is considering an ordinance dealing with the operation and regulation of golf carts on Jekyll Island. The Jekyll Island Authority Board has received the “first reading” of the proposed ordinance at its regular meeting on Monday, August 18, 2014. The proposed ordinance is available for public review and comment.  Comments may be sent to: Chris O’Donnell, Legal Associate with Jekyll Island Authority. 100 James Road Jekyll Island, GA 31527. Please click here to read the ordinance dealing with the operation and regulation of golf carts on Jekyll Island.


Revitalization Update from Executive Director, Jones Hooks

Please click here to read the July 2014 update.


Jekyll Island Deer Management

The mission of the Jekyll Island Conservation Plan (JICP) is to “Preserve, maintain, manage, and restore Jekyll Island’s natural communities and species diversity while providing nature-based educational and recreational opportunities to the general public.” Specifically regarding white-tailed deer, the JICP recognizes that deer can “adversely affect long-term conservation goals by preferentially foraging on propagules and saplings of desirable native plant species”. The Jekyll Island Authority Board of Directors met on July 21, 2014 . Recommendations were made to the board about deer management on Jekyll Island.

Click here to see the recommendations.

Jekyll Island Deer Management Issue Paper


Water Quality Report for Jekyll Island’s Public Water System I.D. No. 1270028


The Jekyll Island Authority Water Department is pleased to offer you this Water Quality Report for Jekyll Island’s Public Water System I.D. No. 1270028.  This report is a summary of the year 2013 laboratory testing results of Jekyll Island’s drinking water.   The United States Environmental Protection Agency and Georgia Environmental Protection Division have set high standards for the quality of water you use.  These high standards require our water system to analyze over 150 different water quality parameters annually to ensure the quality and safety of the water we deliver to your homes daily. See full report here >> 2014 Water Quality Report

Jekyll Island Master Plan

An online version of the Jekyll Island Master Plan is available. Click Here >> Jekyll Island Master Plan

Jekyll Island Authority Progress Report 2013

Click here to view an online version or download a digital version of the Jekyll Island Progress Report 2013.

Attention Jekyll Island Residents and Businesses:

The Jekyll Island Authority is switching to a new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program which will allow us to better serve our residential and business leaseholders with relevant and timely information. If you are a leaseholder, or an actual resident or business manager on Jekyll Island and would like to receive periodic notices and alerts, please complete the following form. The information you provide will be synchronized with our current database and will not be a duplicate entry. Should you have any questions, please contact the Jekyll Island Authority, (912) 635-4000 or

ClickGreen Residents Click Here to Enter Contact Information

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The schedule of fines is interactive in that you can click on the ordinance code section and be brought directly to the exact ordinance language so that you can find the specific details of the violation.