Boat Launch & Recovery Permits

New boat ramp at Silver Palm Park

Boat Launch & Recovery Permit holders will get to enjoy the multi-million, newly renovated Silver Palm Park located at 600 E Palmetto Park Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33432. New enhancements and amenities include:

  • Renovated boat ramp area with new floating dock with two dedicated boat ramps (one single, one double)
  • Reconstructed seawall to support against rising sea levels and other environmental elements 
  • New fish cleaning station
  • New fishing dock 
  • New restrooms
  • Additional parking for vehicles and trailers including grass trailer parking
  • Pedestrian paths and seating
  • Public art installations

Permits are valid starting October 1, 2022 through September 30, 2023.

Permit Pricing

Annual Resident (within City limits) - $200
Annual Non-Resident (outside City limits) - $675

Daily Permit

Resident (within City limits) - $35
Non-Resident (outside City limits) - $80

Please note: Although you have a Boca Raton address, it doesn't necessarily mean you live in the City limits. Parts of Boca Raton are considered to be in unincorporated Palm Beach County and are serviced by the County. Check out the City limits map to see if you're within the City's boundaries.

Purchase or Renew Permit

For information on how to purchase a new permit or renew your current permit, visit the Purchase or Renew Permits page.

*We have been receiving questions about the increased Boat Launch & Recovery permits. We understand that this increase seems high because the fees have remained low for so many years. As stated above, Silver Palm Park just recently reopened after an extensive multimillion dollar renovation. 

In addition to the new amenities and enhancements, the park has additional staffing, maintenance, and operating costs, which are partially offset by the new user fees.  The fees were voted on and discussed in a presentation to the City Council on September 19, 2022

This year, there are only two rates: City resident (in the City limits) and non-resident. In the past, Palm Beach County residents received the “city resident” rate as a condition of a grant agreement with the county that has since expired. Residents who live within the limits of the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District (BPD) but are outside the City limits are now considered “non residents.” While there are several parks, beaches, programs, and facilities that are funded by the BPD and where BPD residents pay the “resident” rate, Silver Palm Park is fully funded by the City of Boca Raton and its residents.