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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.
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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 protected] 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 protected] 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.
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 [email protected]. Final/initial meter readings are initiated through that contact.
For water utility questions, please email [email protected].
Please visit the Palm Beach County vaccine webpage for more information.