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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
Please visit the Palm Beach County vaccine webpage for more information.