#LoveBocaRaton - Spanish River Beach

City Council Approves 2023-24 Final Budget with No Increase to Tax Rate

Council approved the FY 2023-2024 Budget and Capital Improvements Program at the Final Budget Public Hearing on Sept. 27, 2023. The budget supports the goals and strategic priorities of City Council while at the same time maintaining the City’s outstanding service levels and AAA bond rating. A few things to highlight:

  • No increase in millage rate at 3.6783 which is slightly lower than FY 22-23.
  • No increase in fire assessment fee for FY 23-24 with annual residential fees at $155 and non-residential depending on size and type of property.
  • Increase in sanitation rates by 4%, ($1.00 to $26.02 per month for single-family residences, and $0.60 to $15.74 per month for multi-family).
  • Increase in water utility rates by 4.9%, or an average $2 per month.

For more information, visit the City’s website

2023-2024 Permits Now Available

Annual permits for 2023-2024 are now on sale. Purchase or renew your permits online or at a City facility with proof of residency:

Permits Available

Affordable/Attainable Housing Discussion Update

In recent City Council meetings, discussion has progressed on the City's implementation of the state's new Live Local Act (SB 102) - a comprehensive, statewide workforce housing strategy, designed to increase the availability of affordable housing opportunities for Florida’s workforce. The next discussion will take place at the City Council Workshop on October 10.

View Council's latest discussion at the Affordable Housing Information Forum (Video).

Family near Brightline train

Brightline Service to Orlando Now Available from Boca Raton!

Planning a trip up to Orlando for work or fun? You can now take Brightline from the Boca Raton station to Orlando. The trip will take approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes, with Smart and Premium seat options available. The Orlando station is located near the Orlando International Airport.

Visit Brightline for more information, to purchase tickets and to see recent updates to the Boca Raton station schedule.

Public Art Boca

The City is delighted to announce the hiring of Veronica Hatch as the City’s first Public Art Coordinator. Ms. Hatch will spearhead the development, planning, and implementation of the City's first comprehensive Public Art Boca Master Plan. With over a decade of experience in Arts Administration, Ms. Hatch brings a wealth of expertise to this position.

The establishment of a permanent Art in Public Places Program was prioritized by the City Council last year following the installation of several successful and popular art and mural projects throughout the city. Learn more.

Lois D. Martin Way Dedication

Last week, DISC and the City celebrated a significant milestone in the community with the dedication of Lois D. Martin Way, a portion of Glades Road between Federal Highway and Dixie Highway. The designation pays tribute to the legacy of Lois D. Martin, a community activist, educator, and lifetime resident of Pearl City, the City’s historic black community.


Watch the video, and learn more about Ms. Martin’s long list of accomplishments, activism, and commitment to Pearl City.

Business Tax Renweal

In Case You Missed It -

Business Tax Renewal Period


 The City’s 2024 Business Tax Receipt Renewal period is NOW OPEN. As part of the renewal process, the City is excited to present a new web-based software, Boca eHUB. This easy-to-use platform allows users to renew business tax receipts, apply for planning applications, get building permits, submit business tax receipt applications, request inspections, upload documents, pay invoices, track your applications' progress, and more – all online.


Please note, due to a delay in the renewal period, the City is offering a one-time waiver of penalty charges until October 31, 2023. Renewals made after November 1, 2023, will be subject to all remaining penalties and late fees. 


For renewal questions, contact the Business Tax Division at

businesslicenses@myboca.us or visit www.myboca.us/BusinessTax.

Save the Date!

TimberTech Championship

November 3-5, The Old Course at the

Broken Sound Club

The top PGA tour champions return to play in Boca Raton. The City is proud to sponsor this event, the first PGA tournament to achieve zero waste to landfill certification. For tickets and information, visit TimberTech Championship.

Plus, learn about a variety of volunteer opportunities at the event that help give back more than $500,000 to our local community. Sign up today!

New Event - Night Market!

New this fall, enjoy Night Markets in Sanborn Square with live music, a variety of delicious food, sweet treats, local artists and makers, and art.

Thursdays from 6-9pm

  • October 5
  • November 2
  • December 14

Check out all the glowing details!

Where My Ghouls At?

Boca Boo Days Returns with Spooky Fun All Month

Boca Boo Days is back with a bunch of fun activities for all ages! From the Monster Mash at the Swim Center to the Halloween in the Garden at Gumbo Limbo, there's something for everyone.

Visit the Boca Boo Days page and see what fun lies in store.

Florida City Government Week

Engage with the City for Florida City Government Week October 16 - 22

Florida City Government Week, held annually in October, celebrates cities across the state by showcasing and engaging citizens in the work of municipal government. It's a time for the City to provide and foster civic education, collaboration, volunteerism and more!

Here are some of the ways that you can engage with your local government:

Want to do more? Check out our employment opportunities and join our team!

Apply Today to be a Part of Public Service

It's Never Too Late to Sign Up for Alerts

Be sure to sign up for emergency text alerts from the City and Boca Raton Police Services through Alert Boca or text AlertBoca (no space) to 38276.

And, with 2 months to go in hurricane season, remember to check out the City's Be Prepared 2023 Hurricane Guide.

Heads Up Boca!

Keep Your Vehicle Protected

Smart car safety rules are good to know. It only takes a few minutes to protect your vehicle from potential theft. Remember to....

  • Never leave your key FOB, keys or spare key in your car.
  • Remove ALL valuables form your car.
  • Lock your car.
  • Park in well-lit areas if possible.
  • Never leave your vehicle running, not even for a minute.

Pay attention to your surroundings and if you see anything or anyone suspicious, call 911 or the Boca Raton Police Non-Emergency number at 561-368-6201.

City of Boca Raton staff working on drainage project.

Ongoing Drainage Enhancements

Even though no major storms have hit our area this hurricane season, City staff continually monitors and makes improvements to our underground utilities.

A recent drainage project in the Boca Villas neighborhood will help keep streets in the area from flooding during heavy rains. Preventative measures like this, and regular storm drain and foliage clearing, help keep the City safer during any storm.

See an area that needs attention? Notify City staff via the MyBoca App (powered by SeeClickFix). Learn more and sign up to get the app today.

Walk & Roll to School Day - October 4

Join our local schools for Walk & Roll to School Day on October 4! The nationwide initiative brings awareness to healthier habits, a cleaner environment, and a safer community. The following schools within City of Boca Raton limits are participating - 

  • Addison Mizner
  • Calusa Community Elementary School
  • Don Estridge High Tech Middle School
  • JC Mitchell Elementary School

We encourage families at participating schools to join in on the fun and spread the impact of this year's celebration! Don't see your school on the list? Individuals are still encouraged to participate by making a pledge at walkbiketoschool.org.

Celebrate Mobility Week

Mobility Week (October 27 - November 24) is a cooperative effort by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its partner agencies to promote awareness of safe, multimodal transportation choices. During Mobility Week, counties, cities and transportation agencies host events and offer special promotions to encourage Floridians to try new transportation options.

Stay tuned to the City's initiatives in partnership with FDOT & Palm Beach Transportation & Planning Agency.

Each month, we highlight a Frequently Asked Question. This month...

Where can I learn more about my City Services?

Boca Raton is a full-service City. That means we provide all of your essential services, including water, sanitation, permitting, recreation, fire, and police.  Whether you are a new or long-time resident, understanding your City services is just a click away.

Visit our Resident Resources page to learn about your City services, to find City department contact information, and more.

What City Meetings and Events are Planned This Month?

Stay in-the-know about City happenings. To receive notices on upcoming City meetings, news, events, and more, sign up for tailored updates at Notify Me.

October 9 - Columbus Day (City Offices Closed)

October 10 - City Council Workshop / CRA Regular Meeting 

This meeting will be held a day later due to the Columbus Day holiday.

October 11 - City Council Regular Meeting

This meeting will be held a day later due to the Columbus Day holiday.

October 23 - CRA Regular Meeting / City Council Workshop

October 24 - City Council Regular Meeting

Holiday Sanitation Changes

For City sanitation customers, please note the holiday sanitation schedule for the Columbus Day holiday (observed on Monday, October 9) as your collection days may change:

  • There will be no sanitation service on Monday, Oct. 9
  • Monday, Oct. 9 collection will be a day LATER on Tuesday, Oct. 10
  • Tuesday, Oct. 10 collection will be a day LATER on Wednesday, Oct. 11

Need an extra reminder? Get a TEXT on Sunday!

Sign up for Sanitation notifications online or text SanitationAlert (no space) to 38276.

Still not sure when and what to recycle?

Download the Recycle Coach App today.

The City of Boca Raton is partnering with Recycle Coach to help our community recycle better. This easy and accessible app provides valuable information right in the palm of your hand.

Need the Perfect Halloween Party Playlist?

Check out our Halloween Spotify playlist! The City of Boca Raton has curated Spotify playlists made by people who have great taste in music. 

Follow us on Spotify for all your musical needs!

ICYMI: Latest Issue of The Recreator! 

The fall/winter issue is packed with exciting activities for the whole family. Whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor activities, arts and crafts, camps, sports or community events, The Recreator has you covered.

Check out the new issue.

The Pumpkin Patch Festival is Back!

Enjoy fall in Florida with this fun family festival. Choose a pumpkin, hop on some rides, take some fall photos, and so much more!

Check out all of the details and the 4 different event dates here!

Read for the Record: With Lots of Love by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Mayor Scott Singer will read this year’s book, a lyrical story about a girl who moves from Central America to the US and how she makes a new life.

October 26, 10-10:30am.

Enrollment required.

2023 Boca Adult - Junior Tournament

Come join the excitement as teams of two go head-to-head in this thrilling golf tournament on October 29. at the Alan C. Alford Red Reef Family Golf Course .

Schedule: 8am Check-In, 9am Shotgun

Price: $100 per team

Teams will compete in groups of two, and all teams must register in advance. To register, contact 561-544-8547.

Leonardo’s Lab on Display at Children's Science Explorium

The interactive exhibit is on display through January 7, and offers young artists and inventors a chance to immerse themselves in the mind of Leonardo DaVinci. They will explore all the fascinating facets of his work across multiple disciplines in very hands-on ways, as they build, sketch, test and design via activities tied to his era and ideas.

Learn more about Leonardo's Lab.

Save the Date!

Red, White & Boca: Honoring All Who Served

November 11, 4-8pm - Mizner Park Amphitheater


NEW TIME this year! Join the City for our Veterans Day event featuring an observance celebration, veterans marketplace and a NEW classic car show. Plus, live musical entertainment by The Samantha Russell Band and performances from The American Bombshells and The Coastmen Chorus. 


For the complete schedule and details, visit our website.

City Participating in 'Unwrap the Wave' Candy Wrapper Recycling Program

Did you know that in the typical Halloween season Americans purchase more than 300,000 tons of candy? The City is participating in the Loggerhead Marine Life Center's Unwrap the Wave program.

You can participate! Starting on October 16 and through November 10, bring your clean candy wrappers to either Gumbo Limbo Nature Center or Sugar Sand Park Community Center and put them in the designated collection bins.

After the campaign, the wrappers will be recycled. 

Check out Murray the Candy-Eating Mummy at

Sugar Sand Park Community Center!

City of Boca Raton employees

Work with a purpose. Work for the City of Boca Raton. #WeAreCBR


Join our award-winning teams that provide the best services to our community of residents and businesses. Exciting opportunities are available across the following areas:

Development Services

  • Code Compliance Officer - PT
  • Permit & Licensing Technician I

Financial Services

  • Financial Services Director
  • Parking Enforcement Rep - PT

Municipal Services

  • Project Engineer
  • Fleet Quality Assurance Assistant
  • Sanitation Equipment Operator I, II & III
  • Refuse Collector

Police Services                                        

  • Real Time Command Center Technician
  • Public Safety Call Taker
  • Public Safety Dispatcher I
  • Police Officer Candidate

Recreation Services

  • Athletic Supervisor I
  • Ocean Rescue Lifeguard
  • Financial Manager
  • Recreation Center Supervisor III

Utility Services

  • Utilities Network Crewchief
  • Capital Improvement Project Manager
View All Career Opportunities

City of Boca Raton

201 West Palmetto Park Road

Boca Raton, FL 33432

(561) 393-7700