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To all the great dads in the City of Margate, we wish you a Happy Father’s Day this Sunday, June 20. 
Margate Unveils Resident Survey
The City of Margate recently conducted a Community Survey to assess resident satisfaction with the delivery of City services. This scientific survey had 434 participants representing our community, with a 4.7% margin of error at the 95% confidence level. The survey is essential to help determine priorities for the community as part of the City’s ongoing Strategic Plan. The survey also provided a benchmark to analyze how Margate compares with residents in other communities statewide and nationally. 
City News
Five Below Opens in Margate
Five Below, a national discount chain store, opened its door this morning at 5385 W. Atlantic Blvd. in Margate. Shoppers were super excited to check out the good deals and fun merchandise. Our City leaders were there to welcome them officially.
Fire Team Wins 1st Place in Rescue Competition
The City of Margate’s Advanced Life Support (ALS) Competition Team took first place at this year’s “First There, First Care” conference, taking place June 14-18 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel. The competition was part of the largest EMS conference in South Florida for emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, physicians, and healthcare professionals. Margate won the top spot among 18 competing teams.
New Rental Registration Program
Our Margate is pleased to announce the adoption of a Residential Rental Unit Registration Program to protect property values and preserve the quality of neighborhoods. The City has partnered with industry leader ProChamps to offer an automated web-based registration for long-term rental properties in Margate. The purpose of this program is to ensure all properties within City boundaries are held to an equal standard for property maintenance and code enforcement requirements.
Grants Available for Businesses
Commercial property owners interested in making improvements to the exterior of their businesses can apply for grants funded by the Margate Community Redevelopment Agency (MRCA). Two types of grants are currently available: for façade improvements and landscape improvements of commercial properties. Businesses must be located within the CRA district. Potential applicants must schedule a pre-submittal meeting with the MCRA staff to discuss guidelines and the application process. 
Read About Your Drinking Water
Find out about the source and quality of your drinking water in the latest City of Margate 2020 Water Quality Report, now available online. You will be pleased to know that the drinking water in Margate meets or exceeds all federal and state regulatory requirements. 
Get Your Free Paint
Call now to reserve a free can of recycled paint that will be distributed on Thursday, June 24, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Oriole Park parking lot. There is a limited supply, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact 954-972-0828 for more information. 
Parks and Recreation
Calling All Fourth of July Floats
Let’s show the world that Margate has the best Fourth of July hometown parade! Get together with your family and friends to decorate a vehicle and be part of the patriotic procession along Margate Boulevard that starts at 9 a.m. Enter to win the Best Overall Float for one of the following categories: private business, non-profit, and Margate family. The entry deadline is June 30. It’s free to participate.
Keeping You Informed
Household Hazardous Waste
The Waste Wizard says that Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is not collected curbside by the City and should not be placed with regular garbage collection. Instead, Margate residents can conveniently dispose of HHW free of charge at Broward County’s North Residential Drop-off Center, 2780 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, on Saturdays only, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Get Emergency Alerts

The City of Margate wants to ensure you are informed about any emergencies and other incidents as they happen. A new citizen notification system, MargateCares Alert, will do just that – keep you informed of severe weather information, emergencies, evacuations, road closures, and more. Please sign up to receive these emergency alerts on your phone. 
Margate City Commission
Arlene R. Schwartz, Mayor
Antonio V. Arserio, Vice Mayor
Anthony N. Caggiano
Commissioner
Tommy Ruzzano
Commissioner
Joanne Simone
Commissioner
Margate City Administration
  • Cale Curtis, City Manager
  • Larry Vignola, Assistant City Manager
  • Janette M. Smith, City Attorney
  • Joseph J. Kavanagh, City Clerk