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Only bagged household garbage should be placed into the container. Some items not accepted are: - Yard debris - Bulk items - Automotive parts - Tires - Paint - Hazardous waste - Hot ashes.
Yes, only residents of the City of Boca Raton may purchase plots in the Cemetery. For more information, please contact the Cemetery Office at (561) 393-7748.
Florida law authorizes municipalities to recoup their costs of providing public records. If the public record request requires more than fifteen (15) minutes of employee time (including the time to gather, copy, scan and/or print the requested documents, or redact information exempted by Florida Statutes, if necessary), the requester will be charged for that time at the lowest hourly rate of the class of employee(s) involved. For physical copies of requested documents, there will be a charge of $.15 per page for one-sided copies ($.20 per page for two-sided copies). If the City anticipates that there will be a significant cost to provide the requested public record, the City will provide an estimated cost for the public records. The requester must acknowledge the estimated costs and authorize the City to proceed before document production will begin. Once the request is complete, the requestor must pay the City before the documents will be provided.
There are some things that you can consider when you make a public records request that can decrease the response time and reduce production costs. • A significant amount of information is available on the City’s website. • Be specific; avoid overly broad requests. • Provide dates ranges of requested public records, especially on emails and correspondence.
The City responds to public records requests as quickly as possible. However, requests for a large number of documents, or requests that require significant staff time may result in a longer response time. The volume of public record requests may also slow the response time.
Yes. All city beaches and beach parks are open. Bark Beach at Spanish River Park is open for permit holders as well.
To view the hours of operation for all beaches, visit the Recreation Updates webpage.
Yes. Building inspections and virtual building inspections are being performed on new commercial buildings and new single family homes. A drop box is located outside the front door for corrections or revisions to existing permit applications or current building permits. New permits need to be applied for online. The Boca Raton Building Department, located at 200 NW 2nd Avenue, is open to the public Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm and Wednesday 8:00am-3:00pm starting Tuesday, September 8. Residents and visitors are still encouraged to complete transactions online at www.myboca.us and schedule virtual meetings and inspections when possible by calling 561-393-7930.
For information about Virtual Inspections: www.myboca.us/157/Building-Permits-and-Inspections
The Boca Raton Building Department, located at 200 NW 2nd Avenue, is open to the public Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm and Wednesday 8:00am-3:00pm. Residents and visitors are still encouraged to complete transactions online at www.myboca.us and schedule virtual meetings and inspections when possible by calling 561-393-7930. Facial coverings are required in all City facilities.
The City of Boca Raton Building Department is continuing to review all electronic plan submissions, online permit applications and issue approved building permits.
Additional questions can be sent to the Building Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-393-7930.
Yes. New permits can be applied for online or in person.
Customers can pay online or in person.Questions can be sent to the Building Department at email@example.com or 561-393-7930.
You can visit our COVID-19 Business Resources page or Palm Beach County’s website for information on business resources and programs.
City Council and board meetings will return to in-person meetings starting in June. Council meetings on June 7 and 8 will be held at 6500 North Congress Avenue, Boca Raton, FL 33487. Capacity will be limited to promote social distancing and face masks are encouraged for attendees.
In addition, the following Boards will meet in person:
To view the CRA, City Council and Planning and Zoning Board public meetings held in the Auditorium of the 6500 North Congress Building:
On Monday, May 3, 2021, Governor DeSantis issued executive orders 21-101 and 21-102, suspending all local COVID-19 restrictions and mandates on individuals and businesses.
On Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Palm Beach County announced that the face mask mandate is no longer in effect following the Governor's orders.
On May 17, 2021, the County revised their policy regarding facial coverings and social distancing. The Revised Policy issued on May 17, states that until further notice, based on the most recent recommendations of the CDC citing individuals who are fully vaccinated may go without a mask inside buildings and in consultation with the Director of the Florida Department of Health for Palm Beach County, effective Tuesday, May 18, 2021, all fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask inside County buildings.
Fully vaccinated equates to:
However, the CDC further recommends that individuals who are not fully vaccinated continue to wear masks indoors and in large crowds. Masks will continue to be worn on all public transit (buses, planes and trains) transportation hubs in accordance with federal policy and all other exemptions per the CDC.
County Property includes all County-owned and County-leased buildings where Palm Beach County’s offices, divisions, and departments conduct business. Constitutional Offices that operate in County Buildings should be contacted regarding their individual mask policy.
Law Enforcement is authorized to issue a trespass warning and remove any individuals not in compliance with this policy.
Due to the high volume of applications, the Palm Beach County Community Services Department’s online portal for Emergency Rental Assistance, Relocation Assistance and Utility Assistance is currently closed. The portal will reopen on May 3, 2021 at 8am. For more information, visit https://www.rentalassistancepbc.org/.
The Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability announces the availability of the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Mortgage Assistance funds. This program will provide emergency financial assistance to <80% (or less) AMI homeowners who suffered adverse financial impact from COVID-19, and are delinquent in their first mortgage and escrow payments (PITI). Additionally, providing the homeowner is delinquent, funding may assist with second mortgages, late fees, condominium and homeowners’ association payments, special assessments, and other mortgage associated costs related to COVID-19.
Up to 6 months of assistance (not to exceed $10,000) will be provided to income eligible households who are at least one-month delinquent (after February 29, 2020) in their home mortgage, escrow payments (PITI) and/or condominium and homeowners’ association payments. Assistance cannot be used to cover payments already made; and will be provided as a grant or a forgivable loan.
All requests for assistance will be reviewed based on approved criteria. To qualify, all homeowners must demonstrate that the costs are directly tied to COVID-19. Additional criteria include but is not limited to: income eligibility, residence must be owner occupied, not under contract or listed for sale within the past 60 days, property must be in Palm Beach County, and the assessed value cannot exceed $331,888.
All applications must be submitted online and will be processed on a first come, first eligible basis. The online application will open on Friday, May 7, 2021 at 8am, and close Monday, June 7, 2021 at 11:59pm. Applications can be accessed at the County’s Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability’s website https://discover.pbcgov.org/hes/Pages/default.aspx.
The Palm Beach County Community Services Department opened its online portal for Emergency Rental Assistance and Utility Assistance on March 10th. For more information, visit https://www.rentalassistancepbc.org/.
The City of Boca Raton is projected to receive $317,322 in Coronavirus Relief Funds from the Florida Housing Corporation (FHFC).
The City has approved Rental Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention Programs that can provide assistance to tenants that are delinquent on their rent payments or homeowners that are delinquent on their mortgage payments and association payments (if applicable), as well as any late fees, penalty fees and/or court costs, for the period beginning March 1, 2020 through November 30, 2020. The maximum assistance is $5,800 per household.
Foreclosure Prevention for Homeowners
The City will begin accepting online applications for both programs on October 1, 2020 and continue accepting applications through November 30, 2020, pending funding availability. Eligible applicants will be served on a first-come, first-qualified, first-served basis, and may be placed on a wait list pending availability of funding.
For information regarding program requirements or guidelines visit the CRF Program Rental Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention Programs webpage, or please call 561-544-8667 (or 561-393-7043 for the hearing impaired) Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm.
Beginning September 4, the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, through its Community Services Department (CSD), will provide direct assistance for food to eligible residents of Palm Beach County under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Palm Beach County will issue pre-paid debit cards to approved residents to purchase food. Eligible residents who experienced a loss of income as a direct result of COVID-19 and who are at or below 140% Area Median Income (AMI) may apply. The one-time benefit allowance is based on household size and maximum amounts is listed. Only one card will be given out per household, and all expenditures must be made by December 30, 2020.
Applicants must present evidence their household was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in order to qualify to receive the prepaid card. Supporting documentation must be provided to prove income eligibility, such as a last pay stub or last filed tax return, valid government issued ID and Social Security card.
Households who received assistance for rental and utility services thru COVID Cares program may apply for the food assistance without uploading additional documentation.
Eligible residents may apply for food assistance at https://www.rentalassistancepbc.org/. For more information, contact CSD’s Contact Centre at (561) 355-4792. A list of Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.
The Palm Beach County Community Services Department (CSD) will temporarily suspend the acceptance of rental and utility applications on September 1, 2020 to allow sufficient time to process applications currently in the queue. The county will reopen the application portal in October if funds are still available.
The rental and utility application portal will remain open until 11:59pm on August 31, 2020. Households seeking assistance must submit an application by that time in order to be processed. Apply by visiting www.pbcgov.com/OSCARSS.
The Palm Beach County Community Services Department (CSD) announced the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Coronavirus Relief Fund Rent and Utilities Assistance Program will be offered to residents effective June 5.
The CARES Act Rent and Utilities Assistance Program provides one-time rental and/or utility assistance to eligible Palm Beach County residents who have experienced loss of income, reduction in hours, or unemployment as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are for applicants who reside in apartments, houses, townhouses, or mobile homes.
To be eligible for this assistance program applicants must:
Assistance will be provided only for past due rents and/or utilities. The due dates must be after March 1, 2020 and before December 30, 2020.
Applications must be submitted through the CSD’s online portal. Apply at www.pbcgov.com/OSCARSS.
The Palm Beach County Department of Housing and Economic Sustainability announced the availability of $20,000,000 in CARES Act funding for temporary relief to homeowners for mortgage assistance starting Monday, June 29, 2020 and ending Friday, August 14, 2020.
CARES Act funding will provide assistance to income eligible households who are delinquent in their first mortgage and escrow payments (PITI). Additionally, funding may assist with late fees, attorney’s fees, condominium and homeowners’ association payments, special assessments, and other mortgage associated costs related to COVID-19.
Applicants must complete an online application by visiting the website at http://discover.pbcgov.org/hes/Pages/default.aspx Monday, June 29, 2020 – Friday, August 14, 2020. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first qualified, first served basis, subject to funding availability. Applicants must meet the program requirements, at the time of application submittal, and must be able to provide:
To learn more view the Palm Beach County CARES Mortgage Assistance Program PDF or call 561-233-3600.
Visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/hes/Pages/default.aspx to find the Mortgage Assistance Program in Creole, English and Spanish. There will also be "How to apply" videos uploaded in Creole and Spanish.
Other PBC Programs include:
Yes. To view the current list of openings, please visit the Recreation Updates webpage.
While visiting city parks, residents and visitors should continue to adhere to CDC guidelines including social distancing and use of face coverings when social distancing can not be maintained.
While members of the Boca Raton Police Department continue to patrol the city keeping its residents safe, the lobby is closed to the public.
No. Currently all non-essential services have been temporarily suspended.
A copy of a police report or any public records request can be made via the records request section of the website. Visit www.bocapolice.com and click the Records Request icon in the middle of the page.
***Testing sites are not facilitated by the City.***
For the latest information, locations and hours of operations for testing sites in Palm Beach County, please visit https://discover.pbcgov.org/coronavirus/Pages/testing-sites.aspx.
See: A Message from the Utility Services Department Regarding the Boca Raton’s Water and Wastewater Services (PDF).
Utility Services provides this service to customers 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. To have the water turned off or schedule a time, please call 561-338-7339.
Water services remain on during transfers. To set up or finalize an account, email Customer Service at CustomerServiceWater@myboca.us. Final/initial meter readings are initiated through that contact.
For water utility questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please visit the Palm Beach County vaccine webpage for more information.
To obtain a copy of an easy tutorial, please contact the Building Department at 561-393-7930 or via email at BuildingPermits@MyBoca.us
To obtain a copy of the naming conventions document please contact the Building Department at 561-393-7930 or via email at BuildingPermits@MyBoca.us
The Building Official may authorize a pre-permit construction agreement for interior commercial tenant build outs and multifamily interior build outs only. The application must be complete and executed by the general contractor and owner before being submitted. The application must include the project contract, the notice of commencement and written acknowledgment from the fire alarm and sprinkler companies that the work will not cause system trouble alarms or failure while under construction. The building official, fire official and zoning officer will then review the application for basic code compliance and determine whether the project may commence prior to permit issuance.
To obtain the Pre-Permit Construction Agreement, please contact the Building Department at 561-393-7930 or by emailing a request to BuildingPermits@MyBoca.us
You have two options for electronic and digital signatures, both meet the requirements of the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation's applicable licensing boards. 1. Certificate-based digital signature registration: Adobe Acrobat includes a certificate signature utility that lets you sign PDA files with a certificate-based digital ID, also known as a digital signature. With Acrobat you may create your own certificate ID which the City will maintain on file for all of your permit projects. You create this certificate ID by completing a Digital Signature Affidavit form online, signing and sealing the physical form, then hand delivering or couriering to the building division. You must purchase Adobe Acrobat in order to use this option? It is highly recommended that you review the City's tutorial before creating your certificate ID.
To obtain a copy of the Digital Signature Tutorial, please contact the Building Department at 561-393-7930 or via email at BuildingPermits@MyBoca.us
The only fee needed to get started is an initial deposit -- one percent of the total contract amount or $100.00 minimum.
Application forms as well as prescreen checklists for each application type are available by contacting the Building Department at 561-393-7930 or emailing BuildingPermits@MyBoca.us
No. The state of Florida requires that an owner builder applicant appear in person to submit. Please visit us at the Building Department during business hours, Monday through Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., except Wednesday, 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Please contact the Building Department regarding window replacements at 561-393-7930 or via email at BuildingPermits@MyBoca.us
Please obtain an Uploading to ePlans Tutorial by contacting the Building Department at 561-393-7930 or emailing BuildingPermits@MyBoca.us
All employment verification requests can be submitted via email to email@example.com
Please visit the City Clerk’s Office for information regarding requesting mutual applicant information and/or public records.
There are two ways to schedule your inspection, the first one is by visiting the Building Permits Web Page or calling our automated inspection phone number at 561-393-7914. Please note that you would need the phone access code number located on the top of your permit cards
The Mizner Park Amphitheater is owned and operated by the City of Boca Raton, and can be rented by private or non-profit organizations for various functions including concerts, performances, fundraising events and festivals. If you are interested in renting the facility, please review the Rental Fees and then complete the Rental Application for review and approval. For more questions please contact the amphitheater at 561-393-7890 or by e-mail at MiznerAmp@myboca.us.
Items not allowed inside the amphitheater for events include but not limited to: Umbrellas, pets, outside food, alcoholic beverages, coolers, backpacks, drones, and/or selfie sticks. If the event is ticketed, please check your ticket for restrictions on cameras and video recording devices.
If the event is ticketed, you may not bring a chair, but you may be able to bring a blanket, please check your ticket for seating information. If you are attending a free event that is sponsored by the City of Boca Raton, you may usually bring a blanket or chair, but check the website for specifics or call 561-393-7890.
There is limited parking in the garages in Mizner Park. We encourage event attendees to carpool and use off site park and walk options from City Hall and the Downtown Library, which are located four blocks south west of Mizner Park from NE 2nd Street. For certain events, preferred, paid parking is available in the lot adjacent to the amphitheater and at the First United Methodist Church located on Mizner Blvd. Other parking options include limited on-street, metered parking in Mizner Park and valet service for those patronizing the shops and restaurants.
What is a labyrinth?
A labyrinth is an ancient symbol that relates to wholeness. It combines the
imagery of the circle and the spiral into a meandering but purposeful path.
A labyrinth looks like a maze but is not. A maze is like a puzzle to be solved.
It has twists and turns and dead ends. You have to think and think and be
alert for any clues you may find. A maze can be frustrating, frightening, or
challenging. You can get lost in a maze.
A labyrinth, unlike a maze, has no dead ends. There is only one path, and
while it does have twists and turns, you can’t get lost. The same path takes
you into the labyrinth and out again. With a labyrinth you don’t have to
think, or analyze, or solve a problem.
With a labyrinth you just trust that the path will lead you to where you need
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You will receive an email advising you that your permit application has been issued. You may also check your status in Boca E-Plans. If your status is in PI, that means that your permit has been issued and ready for you to download. All fees must be paid in full prior to downloading. For a tutorial, please contact the Building Department at 561-393-7930 or via email at BuildingPermits@MyBoca.us
You will get an email stating what fees are due before Issuance. The building permit fee is $100.00 for the first $500 of total contract amount and 1.75% of the balance of the total contract amount. Depending on the type of permit application you may have additional fees other than building permit fees such as fire services fees, environmental fees, engineering fees, county impact fees, water and sewer impact fees, Park and recreation fees or a CAB fee. There are no more plan check fees or sub-permit fees, (except for Fire) and no more certificate of completion fee.
To learn about the requirements for a revision, review the Revision Cost Change Statement Requirements which can be obtained by calling the Building Department at 561-393-7930 or via email to BuildingPermits@MyBoca.us
Yes, you must go into your project and send an e-mail to BuildingPermits@MyBoca.us and they will reopen the project for customer uploading. The PERMIT LIBRARIANS are the only ones that can reopen your project. If you are submitting architectural signed, sealed plans then the architect must encrypt them using the PEDDS format. Please don’t go the City website and create another application. We would then need to revoke the newly created application and move the documents, delaying the process.
You will get an email reminder to submit any missing or deficient prescreen checklist items before the plan review cycle will begin. When the minimum prescreen checklist requirements are met, you will get an email notice letting you know that your plans are submitted for electronic review. Since the documents and plans are electronic, they are available for multiple reviewers at the same time, no more routing. You will get an email notifying you when the review is complete.
Click the link to start your registration.
*The online renewal process can take up to 7 days to process. If you need your permit immediately, you can renew/purchase in person at one of the Community Centers. For hours and locations CLICK HERE
DIRECTIONS: To renew your permit, please log in and click the Permit Renewal tab.
Please note the following: ?You must have purchased a permit between 9/15/15 – 9/30/16?You must have a Webtrac user name and password (If you do not have a user name and password please CLICK HERE) ?You will only be able to renew the same type of annual permit you owned previously?Credits: If you used a credit/receipt previously or are planning to use one toward your renewal – you must obtain a permit in person at a community center?You must prove ownership or lease the vehicle that you will be using with the permit
Permits can be purchased at any of the 3 community centers (see below). Proof of residency and a valid vehicle registration or valid insurance card are required for each vehicle you would like to put a permit on. Proof of residency can be a property tax bill, utility bill showing residential service address (no more than 30 days old), rental lease, bill of sale, or a valid driver’s license showing your residential address. If you have purchased a beach permit within the last year, you may renew that permit online with a valid user name and password. User names and passwords can be obtained from any community center, pool, tennis center, or the field house. You will need to show proof of residency to obtain a user name and password. Community Center Locations:
Boca Raton Community Center: Monday – Friday: 9am-6pm; Saturday: 9am-4pm
James A. Rutherford Community Center and Sugar Sand Park Community Centers: Monday – Friday: 9am-6pm
At the December 10, 2018 City Council Workshop, Song & Associates presented conceptual plans for the Government Campus Master Plan. Two options were presented, and City Council members had an opportunity to ask questions, make suggestions and provide direction on next steps. Moving forward, the consultant will work with staff to discuss traffic issues, review phasing options and ballpark timing. Song & Associates will revise and update each option with timing and estimated costs.
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On January 23, 2018, City Council passed resolution 20-2018 authorizing a work order for Song & Associates to develop conceptual alternatives for the campus and create a master plan and report that will include elevation drawings, a project budget, timeline and implementation strategies.
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You can also watch a video recording of City Council Meeting from January 23, 2018
At the October 10, 2017 City Council Workshop, Song and Associates presented their report of the public open house that was held on June 21, 2017. (This presentation was rescheduled from the August 22, 2017 regular City Council Meeting.)
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You can also watch a video recording of the presentation from October 10, 2017
On June 21, 2017 Song and Associates, Inc., the City’s consultant, hosted a public open house at the Downtown Boca Raton Public Library to share ideas for the Government Campus Master Plan and seek input from residents. The open house provided an opportunity for the public to share ideas and make suggestions and comments regarding the current and future design of the City’s central municipal campus.Public Open House - Government Campus Master Plan PRESENTATION (PDF) Opens a New Window. The City of Boca Raton is committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on its website. Video content with closed captioning is available upon request by calling the City Clerk’s office 561-393-7742 or completing this form.
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Requests for traffic data reports should be directed to the Traffic Engineering Department by either calling the Traffic Signals Engineer at 561-416-3387 or using the Feedback form provided on this web site.
The MUTCD contains criteria, or warrants, that define the minimum requirements for volume of vehicular or pedestrian traffic that are used to define the need for and appropriateness of a particular traffic control device. Warrants should be viewed as guidelines, not as absolute values. However, if no warrants are met, a traffic signal will not be installed. Satisfaction of a warrant is not a guarantee that a traffic signal is needed. The MUTCD states that proper engineering judgment should be exercised in making the final determination. More details about traffic signals is provided in the Information Brochures section of Traffic Operations
While adding a left turn phase can often improve safety and reduce delay, other solutions such as timing adjustments to improve gaps for left turns and geometric improvements to improve sight distance may be more appropriate. More details on left turn signals is provided in Information Brochures section of Traffic Operations.
City of Boca Raton Code of Ordinances for Watering Landscape
The service area of the City of Boca Raton does not extend past the Turnpike.
Backflow Solutions Inc. (BSI) will only accept backflow certifications from plumbers or testers that have registered with BSI and have submitted copies of their plumbing license (for installations), backflow test/repair certification, and current calibration of equipment.