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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.
No. There will be no changes made to the collection of these types of items. For more information please view our Sanitation Brochure.
The City will take over operations starting October 1, 2021.
No, the BRGRC will be a public facility, open to all members of the public.
The initial phase of operations will be on the golf course, which will open in the beginning of November 2021.
The proposed rates are in the range of $75 for residents and $105 for nonresidents, and there will be discounted rates for frequent players. The fees are still being evaluated by City staff.
Staff is investigating options for integrating a nine-hole executive course into the existing golf course.
The existing tennis courts will be closed on October 1. An architect is currently preparing plans for a new facility - including new tennis courts, pickleball courts, pro shop, and lighting.
The clubhouse will be closed starting October 1 (except for the golf pro shop and the locker rooms). The City will be making renovations to both the interior and exterior of the building. Future plans include both banquet facilities and meeting rooms.
The City is planning to have a restaurant in the new clubhouse.
The future of the pool will be decided during the development of the clubhouse plans, but it is unlikely a public pool facility will remain on site.
Yes, there will be additional rangers at the BRGRC, the perimeter fencing will be repaired, and new cameras will be installed.
The current plans are to have a new entrance to the BRGRC on Congress Avenue south of the existing community entrance.
City Council could direct staff to move forward with annexation. However, a preliminary analysis provided to the BGT community and City Council determined that the costs of providing public safety and other services for the BGT community and Costco would be less than the additional property taxes and other revenues, resulting in a net loss to the City.
The City does not have any plans to rezone the BRGRC.
Information and updates will be provided on myboca.us/BRGRC. For any additional questions, please contact Jason Hayes, Club Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
No, properties that are located outside of the City limits are not eligible for assistance through Boca Raton. The property Parcel Control Number must begin with 06: this number can be found by searching your address at: https://www.pbcgov.com/papa/?redirect=1. If your property is not located within the City limits, please contact Palm Beach County to inquire about their program availability.
No. The Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) assistance programs are for households that have experienced a financial hardship directly due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Households that are experiencing financial hardship due to loss of employment, reduction in hours or the closing of a company would qualify as being impacted. Households that experienced financial hardship due to school or daycare closures may also be eligible. Additionally, households that are experiencing financial hardship due to a household member contracting or passing away from COVID-19 would also qualify as being impacted.
Yes. The CDBG-CV program allows for assistance for the current month’s rent or mortgage payments.
No. A one-time award will be calculated to include a maximum of six months of housing payments due at the time assistance is provided, not to exceed a total of $15,000.
No. Assistance through the City’s CDBG-CV program is a one-time award. Residents needing future assistance may apply to other programs, but cannot apply for a second award through the City’s CDBG-CV program.
No. Assistance with electricity accounts and association dues may only be requested if the applicant is also applying and is eligible for rental assistance or foreclosure prevention assistance.
Yes, as long as you are not requesting assistance for the same months of rent, mortgage, association fees or electricity that were paid through any previous program. For example, if you received assistance through Palm Beach County for January, February and March rent payments, the City’s CDBG-CV program would not be able to pay any additional amounts for those months.
Yes, all sources of income for all members of the family must be included in the income calculation. The only exception to this is for any adult members of the household (excluding the head of household) that are full-time students. Then, only the first $480 of their income should be included in your household income calculation.
That depends on the source of the unemployment benefits. Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) benefits should be included in the household income calculation. Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) and benefits authorized under the “Memorandum on Authorizing the Other Needs Assistance Program for Major Disaster Declarations Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019” (PM) should not be included as these are excluded as outlined in Community Planning and Development Notice CPD-21-03.
Only liquid assets are included when considering the maximum asset limit amount of $7,500. Qualified retirement accounts, like 401k and IRA funds, are excluded, as is personal property like furniture and cars. However, liquid asset accounts (including, but not limited to checking, savings, investment portfolios, CDs, virtual currency and equity in properties other than the primary home) for all household members are included in the calculation.
Yes, only households where all members are US citizens or permanent resident aliens would be eligible to receive assistance. The only exception to this is for people that have been approved for asylum through the US government. People that are in the process of obtaining citizenship, residency or asylum are not eligible to receive assistance until their status has been approved.
First, be sure that you have provided the entire Parcel Control Number accurately, then be sure that your address has a PCN that starts with 06. If this information is correct, tap anywhere on your phone screen, which should turn the “Next” button blue. You may then click on the “Next” button to move forward.
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 July 27, 2021, the CDC updated its guidance for fully vaccinated people in order to address the rising numbers of the COVID-19 virus and its associated new variants in our area and across the county. The guidance includes a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to return to wearing facial coverings in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
Due to the CDC's updated guidance and the rising positivity rates of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County, it is necessary to reinstate a facial covering requirement for County employees and members of the public in County-owned and leased facilities.
Effective August 2, 2021 at 12:01am and until further notice, it is the County's policy that individuals must wear facial coverings and practice social distancing from other individuals while indoors on County property. County property includes all County-owned and County-leased buildings where Palm Beach County's offices, divisions, departments or Constitutional Offices conduct business. This requirement includes vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals, per CDC guidelines. If you require a special accomodation, you should contact the approrpriate office in advance.
Further, in accordance with federal regulations, facial coverings are required on all County-operated transit vehicles and in the Palm Beach International Airport. Law Enforcement officials are authorized to issue trespass warning and remove and individuals who are not in compliance with this policy.
At this time, there is not facial covering requirement in City facilities. We are monitoring and discussing the situation. In the meantime, we continue to encourage all safety precautions for our staff and residents.
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.
The City of Boca Raton received additional coronavirus relief funds for City homeowners and renters who have experienced a financial hardship due to COVID-19. Online applications to open October 19, 2021, at 8am.
Learn more about the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) Rental Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention Programs.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
STEAM is an approach to education that uses (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering, the (A)rts, and (M)athematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century! (Adapted from EducationCloset.com)
You can pick up a Passport at any of the four participating locations.
To win the prize you must collect five (5) stamps, one from each category: S(cience), T(echnology), E(ngineering), A(rt), and M(ath).
Participants will need to visit the many amazing facilities throughout the City of Boca Raton to participate in programs and collect stamps.
No. All you must do is complete one program to earn one stamp. In all, participants need to complete five programs, one for each of the five letters of STEAM.
STEAM through September is available to anyone who is interested in participating. Most of the programming targets children between the ages of 5 and 12. Every program is a little different; check the passport or website for details. Children under 5 will need the help of an adult, and explorers over 12 may need to complete Wildcard Challenges (see next question) to make up for limited programming opportunities.
The prize is a gift bag created through the contributions of each center and our 2019 corporate sponsors. Content may vary. You can pick up your gift at any of the participating locations by presenting your completed passport to the staff at the front desk (Youth Services Desk at the Libraries).
All of the qualifying STEAM programs, including the open-ended programs, are only available throughout the month of September. Gift bags may be picked up from any of the participating locations until Sunday, October 3rd, 2021.
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.