Beach Permits

COVID-19 Update as of September 8, 2020:

City beaches are open sunrise to sunset. Beachfront parks and parking lots are open 8am to sunset for permit holders and patrons paying the daily rates. Bark Beach is also open to permit holders.

2020-2021 Beach, Boat, & Dog Permits are available NOW for purchase at City Community Centers!

Boca Raton Community Center

Monday-Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 9am-4pm

Sugar Sand Park Community Center

Monday-Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm

James A, Rutherford Community Center

Monday-Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 9am-4pm

City beach, boat, and dog park/beach permit-holders are still encouraged to renew permits online. Facial coverings are required in all City facilities.

October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021

City of Boca Raton & Greater Boca Raton and Beach and Park District residents may purchase an annual permit for: Spanish River, Red Reef and South Beach Parks.

Palm Beach County Residents may purchase an annual permit for: South Beach Park.

The permit fee is $62. 

Fees Are Not Prorated 

Vehicle entry permits are issued according to the City's Code of Ordinances. To purchase a permit, applicants are required to provide documentation of residency and vehicle ownership.

Residency Proof 

Residency proof (home address) can be one of the following original documents: 

  • Current City / County Tax Bill
  • Water Bill
  • Florida Power & Light Bill
  • Rental / Lease Agreement
  • Current Driver’s License
  • Notarized letter from Condo Association  

University students and faculty residing on campus may establish proof of residency by submitting a signed letter by the Director of Housing certifying that they reside on campus.

Vehicle Ownership

Vehicle ownership is proven by presenting one of the following: 

  • Current State Motor Vehicle Registration
  • Title
  • Current Bill of Sale
  • Vehicle Rental/Lease agreement (in applicant’s name)
  • Current insurance card for each vehicle

No Transfer of Permits

Permits are not transferable and must be permanently affixed to the inside Driver's side lower left corner of the windshield of the automobile in order to be admitted into a park. Any transfer of the permit will result in revocation. 

Any sticker not properly affixed to the windshield glass will cause the vehicle to not be allowed to enter the park facility until properly affixed. Sticker cannot be taped to windshield glass or placed on paper or transparencies.

Permit Replacement

If you should trade or sell your vehicle, or have your windshield replaced, you must scrape the permit from the windshield and return it with your receipt and new car registration. Permits that are stolen or lost will not be reissued.

Permit Credits

Credit can be given for one daily park entrance fee per vehicle towards purchase of annual pass. Payment must be made by residents within 30 days of dated receipt, only if you are eligible to use that particular park. 

In order to obtain a credit, return the original park entrance receipt when applying for your permit. You may get a credit only at time of purchase.

Where to purchase permits:

Locations where you can purchase beach permits.
Address Hours Mon-Fri
Hours Sat
Hours Sun
Boca Raton
Community Center

150 Crawford Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33432
9am - 8pm
9am - 4pm
James A. Rutherford
Community Center
@ Patch Reef Park

2000 W Yamato Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431
9am - 8pm 9am - 4pm CLOSED
Sugar Sand Park
Community Center

300 S Military Trail
Boca Raton, FL 33433
9am - 8pm 9am - 4pm 9am - 4pm