August 8, 2020
Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday
The 2020 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday ends Sunday, August 9, 2020.
During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items will be exempt from tax, including certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item; clothing, footwear, and certain accessories selling for $60 or less per item; and the first $1,000 of the sales price of personal computers and certain computer-related accessories purchased for noncommercial home or personal use. For a complete list of qualifying click here.
Palmetto Bay Restaurant Owners & Caterers

Was your business impacted by COVID-19?

The CARES Act wants to help you with a RISE loan.

The Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners has approved $25 million for the RISE Miami-Dade Fund to help small businesses in the County that were impacted by COVID-19. RISE, which is an acronym for Re-Investing in our Small Business Economy, has been created by drawing on flexible funds provided to local governments through the federal CARES Act. 

To see if your business qualifies for a RISE loan, visit

More business assistance resources:

The Miami-Dade Beacon Council is providing resources to support local businesses and employees. For more business information about COVID-19, visit the Beacon Council website or email

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce also has a business resource guide.

Through the federal CARES Act, billions of dollars are available for small businesses in the form of loans and grants, such as Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program, both of which are administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

In addition, local businesses can start applying for Florida Emergency Bridge Loans by calling 833-832-4494.
Back-To-School Immunizations
All M-DCPS students are required to have the mandatory school age vaccines for the 2020-2021 school year, including those participating exclusively via My School Online. 

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) are urging parents/guardians to check their children’s immunization records to see if they are due for any mandated school entry vaccines. Particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important for children to receive vaccinations to protect them from preventable disease and outbreaks. During the upcoming influenza season, the flu shot will also be critically important to reduce the impact of respiratory illnesses in the community.

Parents/guardians should not wait to contact their medical provider to schedule an appointment. Not only are school age vaccines required for school, vaccinations prevent illnesses that lead to unnecessary medical visits, hospitalizations and further strain on the healthcare system. 

Become A Proud Poll Worker

2020 General Election Dates:

Election Date
Tuesday, November 3

Last Day to Register to Vote
Monday, October 5

Last Day to Request Vote-by-Mail Ballot
Saturday, October 24

Early Voting
Monday, October 19th - Sunday, November 1st

Election Day
Must vote at your assigned precinct between the hours of 7 AM - 7 PM
Village's General Election
Three Ways To Vote:

  • Request a ballot in advance and vote from home (
  • Also available for military and overseas registered voters
  • If, a Vote-by-Mail ballot is requested for the Village's General Election, and if a run-off should occur, a Vote-by-Mail ballot will be sent by Miami-Dade County Elections to that elector.

Early Voting
  • A range of days to vote at a location(s) prior to Election Day
  • Early voting will NOT be available, if a run-off should occur on December 1st

Election Day
  • Visit your assigned polling place on Election Day and cast your vote

To view the Village of Palmetto Bay's General Election full presentation, please click here.
The Battle of Municipalities
Calling ALL Palmetto Bay Gamers. Super SMASH Brothers Ultimate Virtual Gaming Tournament is back by popular demand!

Here's the twist. Are you ready to represent your municipality?

This friendly competition will be a ONE DAY tournament on August 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. between Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay residents. Which municipality will have the best players?

This virtual gaming tournament is open to children ages 8-17 years old and is open for Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay residents only. Parents must complete the form and agree to waivers. The deadline to register is Tuesday, August 18th at 5 pm. Hurry because space is limited to only 32 participants and you don't want to be left out!

The tournament will be live streamed on the Village's YouTube channel.

Parents/players will receive a reminder email with instructions, along with the tournament bracket the week of August 17th. There will also be a scheduled Webex meeting that week to review tournament rules and answer questions parents/players may have. Details will be provided to those registered. 
To register and for tournament format/ rules, please click here.

If you have any questions, please email
Yoga Offered at Thalatta Estate
"Yoga by the Bay" is being held at Thalatta Estate this summer on a limited basis. Two sessions per day, one at 9:30 am and the other at 10:45 am will be held on:
  • August 23rd
  • September 6th and 20th.

Click here to register and for complete details ($5.50 for each class - may only attend one class per month). Please read the flyer below for other applicable rules.
Still a Chance for Summer Tennis Camp

*Please know that your spot is not guaranteed until payment is received.  
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