Starting and Growing a Neighborhood Watch  go to:  

Benefits of Neighborhood Watch
The chief aims of a Neighborhood Watch program are to report suspicious activity, reduce crime, and increase neighborhood safety. While beginning a Neighborhood Watch Program is not a guarantee of crime reduction, studies show that neighborhoods will experience an average of a 16-percent crime reduction under the protection of a Neighborhood Watch program.

Some other benefits of Neighborhood Watch include:

  • An increased sense of responsibility and control. These programs help citizens feel empowered in their everyday lives, which can help reduce fear and may lead to an increased sense of personal security. 
  • Greater unity within neighborhoods. Regular meetings bring neighbors together to talk and get to know one another. This leads to a greater sense of unity within the neighborhood and can also bring neighbors together as friends
  • Improved relations with law enforcement. Crime watch programs increase contacts between neighbors and law enforcement, leading to more productive and comfortable relationships.
  • Better community unity. Having something in common, like membership in a Neighborhood Watch Program, brings people together and builds community unity.
  • Improved quality of life. When crime goes down, the quality of life improves for residents. Safer neighborhoods mean happier residents and a better place to live.

Volusia County Animal Control

(386) 248-1790

Town of Pierson no longer handles animal control.

The 2021

Water Quality Report is ready!

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Planning and Zoning Meeting every 3rd Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM.

Step 1: Make a family plan.
Have a family meeting to talk about the hurricane. Decide where the family will stay during the storm. Together, develop a list of preparation tasks.

Step 2. Stock a disaster supply kit.
Your disaster supply kit should include the following items:

At least one gallon of drinking water per person per day for five to seven days.
Nonperishable food for three meals per day per person for five to seven days.
A five- to seven-day supply of special items such as food, formula, diapers and wipes for infants and those with special needs.
At least a two-week supply of medications. Per the Florida Department of Health, Residents of Volusia County are permitted to receive early prescription refills in advance when the Governor issues an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency, regardless of typical limits. The mandate remains in effect until the Governor's Executive Order is rescinded or expires.
Toiletries and extra toilet paper.
Manual can opener.
Paper goods such as plates, cups, napkins and utensils.
Unscented household bleach and medicine dropper.
Extra bedding such as pillows, blankets and sleeping bags.
Clothing, including rain gear and sturdy shoes.
First aid kit, sunscreen and hand sanitizer.
Mosquito repellent with DEET.
Flashlight and extra batteries.
Battery-operated radio.
Tool kit including cord, rope, hammer, wood nails, saw, hatchet or axe, crowbar, chain saw blades, tarp, duct tape, rake, bucket, mop, broom and heavy work gloves.
Plastic trash bags and ties.
Fire extinguisher.
Matches in a waterproof container.
Extra charcoal or propane for outdoor cooking.
Hazard alert radio.
Extra batteries and car charger for cell phone.
A canned tire inflator for punctured tires.

Your pet disaster kit should include food, water, bowls, leashes, toys, bedding, carrier, medications, newspaper, cat litter, plastic bags for handling waste, and license and vaccination documentation.

Step 3: Fill your gas tank and get cash.
Make sure your gas tank is full and you have extra cash on hand.

Step 4: Take steps to safeguard your home and property. 
Store lawn furniture and other loose items inside. Double-check tie-down straps and anchors if you live in a mobile/manufactured home. Walk around your home and evaluate the roof, windows, garage doors, patio doors, screen enclosed rooms, landscaping, etc., to see what protective measures you need to take.

Step 5: Determine if you will evacuate, and if so, decide where you will go
Residents should decide now where they will stay if an evacuation order is issued. Most people find it more comfortable to stay with friends or relatives who live well inland. For those who have no alternatives, public shelters may open depending on the track of the storm. If you are planning to seek public shelter, make sure to bring emergency supplies including special dietary items and supplies for infants and small children.

For help in disaster planning, visit



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Non-emergency dispatch: 386-943-VCSO (8276).

Water Customers

Please stay timely with your payments to avoid large billings. 

To process a credit card payment,

Here are two methods to use:

1. You can walk into the office 

2. You can click on the web address to get you to the portal to pay. 

To use item 2 you will need to have your account number and the Municipal Code to register. 

Municipal Code for Pierson is: PiersonFL180

We have moved into New Town Center 116 W 1st Ave


Hurricane ready ? Follow this checklist and be prepared :

The Town of Pierson 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,  Town Clerk, at

(386) 749-2661 or by email at


The Town of Pierson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions about equal employment opportunities or feel you may have been discriminated against, you may contact the Town Clerk, at (386) 749-2661 or by email at

The Town of Pierson is a Section 504/ADA

Compliant Advocate. 

If you feel you may have been discriminated against, you may contact the Town Clerk, at (386) 749-2661 or by email at

FEMA Helpline

(711 or Video Relay Service available.) 


The Town of Pierson is a small rural community in Northwest Volusia County, Florida.  Known as the "Fern Capital of the World", Pierson strives to provide a large abundance of small town charm. On behalf of the Pierson Town Council and employees, I would like to thank you for visiting the Town of Pierson's website.  This has been a work in progress and we hope you find the information useful


Your Town Mayor and Council


6:30 pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday

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"Fern Capital of the World"

The 2021 Florida Statutes

Chapter 668

668.6076 Public records status of e-mail addresses; agency website notice.—Any agency, as defined in s. 119.011, or legislative entity that operates a website and uses electronic mail shall post the following statement in a conspicuous location on its website:

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

History.—s. 1, ch. 2006-232.

Yvonne Braddock, Town Clerk,

Town of Pierson

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