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Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 moving all of Florida’s 67 counties into Phase 3.
Executive Order 20-244 does the following:
Visit the Palm Beach County website for more information.
Yes, however subsequent orders have been modified or repealed due to the State’s opening orders. You can find Palm Beach County’s Emergency Orders, State of Emergency renewals and updates at https://discover.pbcgov.org/coronavirus/Pages/Updates.aspx.
Yes. All city beaches and beach parks are open.
Yes. Bark Beach opened on Friday, June 5, 2020 with the following hours:
Patrons must have a permit. Permits can be purchased at the Boca Raton Community Center Mon - Fri from 9am - 6pm and Saturday from 9am - 4pm. Please go to https://www.myboca.us/953/Bark-Beach-at-Spanish-River-Park for eligibility and documents required.
Mizner Bark Dog Park reopened on Tuesday, May 19 for permit holders ONLY. Park hours are Sunday - Saturday from 7am - Dusk and Wednesdays from 12pm - Dusk. The port-o-let at the dog park will remain closed. CDC guidelines should be followed including wearing facial coverings when physical distancing cannot be maintained.
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.
Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-244 moving all of Florida’s 67 counties into Phase 3 which states that that no COVID-19 emergency ordinance may prevent an individual from working or operating a business, giving Floridians and business owners needed certainty and the ability to provide for themselves and their families, therefore all businesses are allowed to operate.
You can visit our COVID-19 Business Resources page or Palm Beach County’s website for information on business resources and programs.
You can contact the COVID Education Compliance Team at:
The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners will provide funding through its Youth Services Department to the Early Learning Coalition of Palm Beach County to provide child care scholarships for qualifying families with school age children grades K-5 who may be participating in the School District of Palm Beach County’s distant learning curriculum.
Monies are made available through the county’s CARES Act funding to meet the need of access to childcare services for those families affected by financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The scholarship will prioritize homeless children, children residing in families who work or attend school during the hours of the School District of Palm Beach County’s distance learning and have a household income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines.
Additionally, Palm Beach County Youth Services procured 1,000 headsets to be supplied to child care centers allowing students to concentrate on their individual lessons in a congregate setting.
For more information, visit https://www.elcpalmbeach.org/.
Yes. City Council Meetings, CRA Meetings and City Council workshops are being held virtually with GoToMeeting. Additional Workshop meetings will be held every other Tuesday through the month of December. To learn more about the virtual meetings or how you can participate, visit Virtual Meeting Instructions.
Palm Beach County’s facial covering mandate remains in place. Although the Governor’s order suspends the collection of fines and penalties enforced upon individuals, it does not preempt local governments from assessing fines or otherwise penalizing businesses that violate emergency orders including mask mandates. Palm Beach County has in the past, and will continue as long as the facial covering order is in place, to educate and assist with compliance before fines or penalties against businesses are levied.
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:
For parking issues, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. To view the current list of openings, please visit the Recreation Updates newsflash.
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. Please refer to the Florida Department of Health for additional questions and information regarding testing.
THIS SITE WILL REMAIN OPEN AT THIS TIME
6000 Glades RoadBoca Raton, FL 33431at the Sears parking lot
901 NW 35th Street, Boca Raton, 33431
Residents should enter the testing site from Spanish River Boulevard. See attached map (PDF).
To preregister with your information for testing go to: https://ops.patientportalfl.com/s/ [pbcgov.us7.list-manage.com]
Visit Palm Beach County’s website for more information on testing.
5444 Haverhill RoadWest Palm Beach, FL 33407Any age, by appointment only & need not be symptomatic(561) 642-1000
16700 Jog RoadDelray Beach, FL 33446Over age 16, by appointment only & need be symptomatic(561) 804-0250
For more information visit http://discover.pbcgov.org/coronavirus/Pages/testing-sites.aspx for more testing sites or http://discover.pbcgov.org/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx for more information from Palm Beach County.
Yes. All four buses are back in service to accommodate an increase in ridership. Though not back to the regular schedule, Tri-Rail has added hourly service during weekday peak hours. The regular Park at Broken Sound (TPABS) routes have been restored (West route and East A and East B, and Mid-Day) and all buses will continue to follow the modified schedule until Tri-Rail restores the regular schedule. Modified schedule:
Starting at the Tri-Rail station:
:20 after the hour doing a route through The Park at Broken Sound
:45 after the hour arriving at Tri-Rail Station
:50 after the hour doing a route through The Park at Broken Sound
:15 after the hour arriving at the Tri-Rail Station
Tri-Rail originally adjusted their schedule due to the decrease in ridership because of the current COVID-19 situation.
Tri-Rail Reduced Service Weekday Schedule
In response to COVID-19 precautions, Tri-Rail’s train schedule has been modified until further notice.
View Tri-Rail’s weekly schedule.
View Tri-Rail’s weekend and holiday schedule.
For more information, visit the Tri-Rail website.
Unemployment Online Application Assistance
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 email@example.com.
Please visit the Palm Beach County vaccine webpage for more information.