Dear family and friends in Sunrise, For the past couple weeks, I along with my colleagues on the city commission have been taking proper steps in combating the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Seeing no end to this spread. Today, I along with my colleagues on the City Commission issued an Emergency Declaration 20-04 mandating residents of the city to Sunrise to stay at home. These efforts are to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Sunrise and cities across Broward County are coming together to take unprecedented action to protect the people of our communities. This is critical in the fight against this deadly virus.

This Declaration of Emergency Regulations 20-04 is effective as of 12:01 a.m. on March 28, 2020. 


If we do not do so, the virus could spread rapidly throughout our community and overwhelm our hospitals and people are at risk and lives are at stake.

What to Do if You Become Sick
If you become sick and develop a fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, please seek medical attention. If you have returned from any international travel or were on a cruise within the past 14 days and exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, call the Florida Department of Health’s Broward County office at 954-412-7300 before visiting any healthcare facility to prevent others from being exposed.

Don't Over-Shop
The Florida Division of Emergency Management is reminding residents that, unlike a hurricane, this crisis has not closed grocery stores. Even if a “stay at home” order has been proposed in your community, it is still not recommended to hoard food or supplies. Please allow grocery stores to restock appropriately by only purchasing what your family needs: no more than a two-week supply.
Donate Blood
One thing Sunrise residents can do to help the community (and the Country) during this public health crisis is to donate blood if you're able. You can make an appointment now through the Red Cross.

C ity of Sunrise facilities that are currently OPEN to the public:
  • All parks are open until 7:30 pm; however, playgrounds, splash pads, fitness equipment, restrooms, and outdoor basketball courts are closed
City of Sunrise facilities that are CLOSED to the public until further notice:
  • Sunrise City Hall (except during meetings of the Sunrise City Commission), effective March 24
  • All utility bill payment walk-up windows, effective March 24 (please see our Public Service webpage for alternate payment options, or call 954-746-3232)
  • Community Development Department offices (please see section below regarding staff availability)
  • Sunrise Senior Center (including all programs, with the exception of Social Services)
  • Village Civic Center Gymnasium
  • Sunrise Civic Center, including the Gymnasium, Athletic Club, Concession Stand, Aquatics Complex, Theatre and Art Gallery. The Box Office is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for Leisure Services and Theatre customer service operations.
  • Sunrise Tennis Center
  • The Bridges at Springtree Golf Club (including all food service), effective March 23
  • Park playgrounds, splash pads, fitness equipment, restrooms, and outdoor basketball courts

City of Sunrise meetings, services and programs that have been CANCELLED until further notice:
  • All Senior Center classes, field trips, and events
  • All classes, activities, athletic programs and leagues, theatre shows, and special events
  • Kids Day Off programs and Spring Break Mini-Camp
  • Facility rentals, including park pavilion rentals and pool party rentals
  • Advisory Board meetings, including the April meetings of the Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Adjustment
  • Code Compliance and Community Enhancement Special Magistrate (April 20)
  • Volunteer programs and events
  • Fingerprinting services
  • Household Hazardous Waste collection events (through April 18)
City of Sunrise services and meetings that are CONTINUING:
  • City Commission meetings
  • City of Sunrise administrative operations – as well as Police, Fire Rescue and Utilities operations
  • Social Services, including the Food Pantry (Crisis Closet)
  • Mini-bus transportation (with a limit of 10 passengers per bus), excluding the Sawgrass Mills route
  • Medical transportation
  • Garbage, recycling and bulk trash collection; however, the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event scheduled for April 18 has been cancelled, and Wheelabrator is not currently accepting HHW at their Davie drop-off facility.

Customers can receive a full refund for the registration cost of any cancelled or upcoming Leisure Services program, event, or facility rental - and ongoing membership fees can be prorated. Please note that this policy does not extend to privately managed facilities, such as the Grand Ballroom at the Sunrise Civic Center or The Bridges at Springtree Golf Club. Please note that as of Tuesday, March 17, all Leisure Service customer service functions have been relocated from the second floor of the Sunrise Civic Center to the first-floor Box Office. Staff will be available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Leisure Services phone number is unchanged: call 954-747-4600 for information and assistance. Although the Sunrise Senior Center is temporarily closed, the City of Sunrise is committed to the needs of our senior community. Our Senior Center team - including our social worker - is available by phone during regular business hours: 954-746-3670.  We are actively taking additional steps at our facilities to ensure visitor and employee wellness. This includes performing additional cleaning at our City parks

Summer Camp Registration
Summer is just around the corner! Our summer camp registration lottery for residents is continuing as scheduled, with completed applications due by Friday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. In order to better serve our residents, applications and supporting documents may now be submitted via email to . Registrations may also be sent by mail, or dropped off at the Sunrise Civic Center Box Office. 

We will not process any camp payments until we are able to confirm whether we can proceed with the program. If you’ve already submitted a check, we’re mailing it back to you; if you’ve already sent a money order, it’s available for pickup; and if you’ve provided your credit card information, your account will not be charged until our program is confirmed. You may also choose not to include payment with your application at this time. Registration instructions are available in Horizons and at .  We are optimistic about the summer and hope that each resident does their part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Please call the Leisure Services Department for additional summer camp information: 954-747-4600. 
City of Sunrise Community Development Department
Beginning Thursday, March 19, the Community Development Department (including the Building, Engineering, Planning, Community Enhancement & Code Compliance, and Redevelopment & Grants divisions) will be closed to the public. Collection bins have been placed outside the main offices (1601 NW 136th Avenue, Building A and 1607 NW 136 Ave, Building B) so that customers may drop off and pick up plans and other documents. Please call the appropriate division (see sign on door for phone numbers) when you place materials in the drop-off bin. 

All Community Development services will continue at this time, with the exception of interior residential inspections, Professional Day walk-up assistance, and walk-through permitting for Building. Customers are encouraged to call Monday through Friday for information:
  •  954-746-3270 – Planning & Engineering (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
  •  954-572-2344 – Community Enhancement and Code Compliance (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
  •  954-572-2352 – Business Tax Receipts (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
  •  954-572-2315 – Redevelopment & Grants (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
  •  954-572-2354 – Building (8:00 am - 4:00 pm)
 In addition, our  Community Development Self Service Portal  enables you to access real time data regarding permits, development applications, code cases, and business tax receipts on your computer, smart phone, or tablet.
City of Sunrise First Responders
Our Police and Fire Rescue departments have the resources necessary to manage the local impact of COVID-19 at this time, and they are coordinating with local and state partners to receive additional supplies if needed. In addition, our first responders are working with vulnerable populations in our community, including assisted living facilities, to provide information about COVID-19 precautions.
Please note that effective Thursday, March 19, the Police Records walk-up window is closed. Police Records can be obtained by calling 954-746-3500 or emailing .
Changes to this information may be made with limited notice as necessary.   

Be safe!
Deputy Mayor
Joseph Scuotto