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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Stay Home, Stay Safe

Boca Raton, Stay Home Stay Safe executive order

Boca Raton, Stay Home. Stay Safe.

Effective Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 12:01 AM 

The City of Boca Raton issued a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” emergency order for everyone living within City limits beginning Saturday, March 2...

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Posted on: March 22, 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates, Resources and Information

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). CDC.

April 1, 2020 Update (2:30pm)

Governor DeSantis ordered a 30-day stay-at-home order for the state on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, to slow the spread of the coronavirus, ordering residents to stay indoors unless they are pursuing “essential services ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Supporting Boca Raton Restaurants

Delivery, takeout, drive-thru

Because of our “new normal,” - social distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, the act of sharing a meal in a fun, crowded restaurant isn’t an option. Fortunately, many of our favorite spots are still able to provide carry-...
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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Mayor and City Council Members Swear In

Virtual swearing in

Re-elected Mayor, Scott Singer and City Council Members, Andrea Levine O’Rourke and Andy Thomson, "virtually" took the oath of office on March 31, 2020. Mayor Scott Singer won his seat in the March 17 Election. Both Levine O’...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

All City Events, Programs, Meetings Canceled, Parks & Beaches Closed

City of Boca Raton, Florida Events, Programs, Meetings postponements and cancellations

Updated March 17, 4:00pm

The City of Boca Raton is coordinating with all of our community partners while closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation for our area. City staff is continuously assessing and adapting emergency plans for COVID-19 and is implement...

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Posted on: March 12, 2020

Save a Trip to City Hall: Utilize Online City Services

Online Services. People doing online services on their phones.

Due to the recent health advisories, we’re encouraging customers to take advantage of our online services, email & phone resources. Visit www.myboca.us/9/How-Do-I for more info. 

  • Water Bill payments
  • Parking Tickets
  • Building Permits &am...
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Posted on: August 19, 2019

Census 2020: It Matters to Boca Raton

United States Census 2020

April 1, 2020 is Census Day. The United States Census Bureau is the federal government’s largest statistical agency. They are dedicated to providing current facts and figures about America’s people, places and economy.

One of their stat...

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

North Boca Raton Beach Restoration Underway

beach restoration - 03.06.2020 NF

March 13, 2020

Late yesterday afternoon, the contractor (Weeks Marine) commenced construction for North Beach. The project started just at the southern end of Spanish River Park and will be moving north until they reach the northern project limit (a little...

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Posted on: January 15, 2020

Flood Maps Are Changing. Do You Know Your Risk?

House with flooded driveway

Did you know that flood risk changes over time? The City of Boca Raton is taking action along with government partners to develop more accurate flood maps to better inform residents about their flood risk. It’s important to understand what "...

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Posted on: March 2, 2020

Spanish River Library Gearing Up for Early Voting & Election Day

Vote buttons

March 13, 2020 Update

Per the Governor’s directive, the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office has changed the polling locations in retirements communities with assisted living facilities, due to concerns related to COVID-19.

Voting prec...

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Posted on: January 23, 2020

City Hosts Inaugural 2020 State of the City Address

2020 state of the city

The City of Boca Raton hosted its first ever 2020 State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 18. The event was held in the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center’s Black Box Theater with about 200 attendees.  

What was discussed?

Mayor Scot...

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

City’s Newest Waterfront Park Now Open

Aerial footage form january 2020 showing construction progress on Hillsboro El Rio Park

Update: 2/25/20

The City of Boca Raton opened its first, new waterfront park, Hillsboro El Rio South Park, on Saturday, February 22 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Following speakers from Recreation Services, the Parks and Recreation Board, and the Mayor, ...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Celebrate African American History Month

African American History Month graphic featuring Afrique Ngozi Dance and Drum and Dr. Ray Christian

The Boca Raton Public Library is celebrating African American History Month with a series of programs during the month of February. 

The Downtown Library will have a Documentary Series every Wednesday night at 7pm. The lineup for the series includ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

Coming To An Intersection Near You

Yellow Flashing Arrow signals with cars

If you’ve ever waited in line at a left hand turn signal, missed the arrow and then had to wait for the next cycle, you’re not alone. Being stuck at a red left hand turn signal when there’s no oncoming traffic is especially frustrating. Starting this Janu...

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Posted on: July 23, 2019

Brightline/Virgin Trains Station Coming to Boca Raton

Boca Raton Virgin Trains Station

Update: February 25, 2020

A meeting was held in mid-February with City staff to review preliminary plans for the Boca Brightline station. Comments on the preliminary plans and direction on the application process was provided to representatives of Brightli...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Heading to a Boca Beach? Grab a Bucket!

Boca Raton beach with Community Coastal Clean Up sign and metal buckets for beachgoers to pick up tr

In October, Gumbo Limbo Nature Center rescued a baby turtle that had washed up along the coastline. Unfortunately, due to its injuries, it did not survive. The rehabilitation team discovered that the tiny turtle, which would fit in the palm of your hand, ...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: December 30, 2019

Sanitation Services Expanded to New City Customers in 2020

City of Boca Raton's Annual Sanitation Guide Curbside Solid Waste Collection Services January 202

Beginning in January 2020, about 2,500 new customers will be added to the City’s sanitation collection routes. Residents whose neighborhoods were annexed into the city in the early 2000s continued to receive contracted services for many years.  A...

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Posted on: June 6, 2019

Share Your Input to Help Boca #ReCreate

bocareacreates.com video with play button

Update 11/14:

The Recreation Needs Assessment Survey is now available for all to take. By taking this 25-question survey, you can help determine the needs and priorities for the future of Boca Raton's parks, trails, beaches, libraries, recreation facilitie...

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

City Council Approves 2019-2020 Final Budget with No Increase to Tax Rate

Property Tax Rate Comparison 2020. 3.68. Boca Raton has one of the lowest property tax rates for a f

The Boca Raton City Council approved the 2019-2020 budget at its final Budget Hearing on September 23, 2019. The total operating budget is $526.3 million, and the millage rate will stay the same as last year: 3.68. Boca Raton continues to have one of the ...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

City Council Determines Policy Actions for 2019-2020

strategic planning workshop april 2019

Strategic Planning Workshop April 2019

Members of the City Council and the City’s Executive Leadership Team met on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12, to discuss the vision for the City and develop strategic goals for the 2019-2020 fiscal year....

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Website renovation underway

Website  Renovation

City Website ADA Renovation

The City of Boca Raton makes every effort to provide a robust and informative website that is accessible to everyone, including those who use assistive devices. We are currently reviewing and updating www.myboca.us to ensure tha...

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Current Affairs & Topics
Posted on: December 13, 2017

How can we help? Reach out and Report Your Concern

Report A Concern (Highlight 2)

How can we help?

  • Did you see a street light that’s out? 
  • Did we miss your house on the sanitation route today? 
  • Did you notice a damaged street sign, a pot hole, a traffic light that's out?
  • Maybe you just have a general question or...
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