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Be Prepared for Potential Storms

As we officially enter peak hurricane season, don't wait until a storm is here to be prepared. For example, now is the time to Clean & Cut -- trim trees, clean out garages, clear debris and prepare your property. Be sure to check out the City's Be Prepared 2023 Hurricane Guide for important information on how to get prepared, stay safe and stay connected -- before, during and after a storm.

Visit the City's Hurricane Information. 

Be Prepared Boca - Plan Ahead

If we can't reach you, we can't alert you...

The City and Boca Raton Police Services ask our community to stay alert when out and about or before a potential storm impacts our area. 

Sign up for Alert Boca to receive police emergency text notifications (traffic, accidents, emergencies) as well as notifications directly from the City to always be prepared.

"Where do my property taxes go?"

Property taxes paid by residents of the City are allocated to various areas and services that contribute to the functioning and development of the city. These funds are essential for maintaining public infrastructure, providing essential services, and supporting community programs.

Learn more about annual property tax amounts for the City, where $566,635,063 in total property tax dollars go, and how Boca Raton stacks up to neighboring cities in service, fees and millage rates in the 2023 Taxes Explained Brochure.

Fun Fact: Boca Raton continues to have one of the lowest property tax rates in Florida for a full-service city at 3.68.

City of Boca Raton Strategic Planning 3rd Quarter Update

City Strategic Plan Update

Staff recently provided an update to the City's Strategic Plan, highlighting progress and accomplishments of the four goals Council identified earlier this year, including:

  • Financially Sound City
  • World Class Municipal Services
  • Strong Partnership with the Community
  • Vibrant and Sustainable City

Watch a brief presentation of the update and learn more about the City's Strategic Plans.

'Lois D. Martin Way' Honorary Street Naming

Boca Raton will celebrate a significant community milestone with the dedication of “Lois D. Martin Way”, a portion of Glades Road between Federal Highway and Dixie Highway. Hosted by Developing Interracial Social Change (D.I.S.C), the designation pays tribute to the legacy of Lois D. Martin (1928-2022), a community activist, educator and lifetime resident of Pearl City, the City’s historic black community. The honorary street naming was the result of efforts by D.I.S.C. and the Boca Raton City Council and was voted into law by the Florida Legislature this summer. 

The public is invited to attend Saturday, September 23 from 10:30am – 12:00pm.

Mayor Scott Singer at crosswalk

Heads Up Boca...Push It!

Stay safe while using designated crosswalks and be sure to Push It before you cross! A recent study on A1A revealed that 49% of people who use crosswalks DID NOT press the button to activate the flashing lights. The flashing beacons alert drivers to stop before a pedestrian crosses the street.

  • Ready to Cross? Remember to PUSH IT
  • Warning lights are activated once you PUSH IT
  • Drivers are more aware when you PUSH IT
  • Cross only when it’s safe after you PUSH IT

Watch the fun video (with its catchy tune!) and learn more about the City's Vision Zero pledge - achieving no severe traffic injuries or fatalities.

Heat Tips for Walking Your Pup

When the air temperature is 86 degrees, the asphalt temperature registers 135 degrees - according to data reported by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

To find out if the ground is too hot for your dog to walk on, place your hand on the pavement for 10 seconds. If it’s too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for your dog’s paws.

Did you know?

Skin destruction for dogs can happen in just 60 seconds in 125-degree heat!

Gumbo Limbo Observation Tower

Construction of the new ADA-accessible observation tower on Gumbo Limbo Nature Center's boardwalk has begun! The work will take place along the eastern loop of the boardwalk which will remain closed to ensure the safety of visitors. The project is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2024.


Once complete, the 40-foot observation tower will include:

  • A beautiful panoramic view of the preserved Tropical Hardwood Hammock, the Intracoastal and beaches.
  • An estimated 700-foot ADA-accessible ramp
  • 6-levels of stairs attached to the boardwalk

Meadows Park Playground Renovation is Complete!

Improvements and construction updates to Meadows Park were completed on schedule this summer. The park's playground area has been redesigned with a garden theme and now features a new pavilion, innovative playground equipment, and new rubber safety surfacing.

Come enjoy colorful slides, play panels, musical flowers, and more! Meadows Park is located at 1300 NW 8th Street, and open every day from 7am - Dusk.

City Frequently Asked Questions

Each month, we highlight a Frequently Asked Question about City happenings, services and more. This month's FAQ....

Is My Property in a Flood Zone?

A large portion of the City lies in the special flood hazard area as determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). To learn more about your property, visit the City's Know Your Floodzone webpage for zoning information. You may also qualify for a 15% discount on your flood insurance premium based on the City's CRS Classification, which monitors floodplain management activities.

What City Meetings 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.

September 4 - Labor Day (City Offices Closed)

September 11 - City Council Workshop / CRA Regular Meeting (The workshop is before the CRA meeting.)

September 11 - Tentative Budget Public Hearing

September 12 - City Council Regular Meeting

September 26 - CRA Regular Meeting / City Council Workshop

September 27 - City Council Final Budget Public Hearing

September 27 - City Council Regular Meeting

Holiday Sanitation Changes

For City sanitation customers, please note the holiday sanitation schedule for the Labor Day holiday (observed on Monday, September 4) as your collection days may change:

  • City offices closed on Monday, September 4.
  • There will be no sanitation service on Monday, September 4.
  • Monday, Sept. 4 service will be on Tuesday, Sept. 5
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5 service will be on Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Remember, sign up for Text Alerts reminders sent directly to your phone.

Need an extra reminder? Get a TEXT on Sunday!

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

Still Summer Left - Hit Play!

Check out our Labor Day Spotify playlist! Enjoy your day off work with favorites from Rush, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Dave Matthews Band, Wiz Khalifa, Jimmy Buffet, Alicia Keys, and MORE!

> > > > HIT PLAY

Steam Through September

Get ready to STEAM through September, a city-wide scavenger hunt promoting science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. Explore some of the city's amazing exhibits, programs and places, win prizes, and make discoveries along the way!

Learn more about STEAM through September.

September 21 is Zero Emissions Day

Learn how you can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions and save money through energy efficiency with some low and no cost steps and tapping into new federal incentives. Learn more...

September 22 is International Car Free Day

It's never too early to start planning your car free routes. Check out the new Boca Raton Bike Map and see how you can use your bike to eliminate some car trips (when it cools off a bit). We are planning for more car free trips, too - stay tuned for more on the City’s Vision Zero action plan. 

September 30 - Restoration in the Beach Dunes

Learn about coastal ecosystems and help plant native dune plants. Join the City and the Institute for Regional Conservation for restoration activities in the beach dunes at South Beach Park. Register here...

The latest issue of the Recreator is here!

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

Don’t miss out on all the fun! View the issue.

Sign Up for Your Library Card This Month

Did you know that residents receive a number of benefits and programs through our libraries? This September, sign up to receive your library card at the Downtown or Spanish River Libraries. Visit the Library website to learn what a card offers.

$7 FAU Football Tickets

The Florida Atlantic University football team is celebrating FAU Loves Libraries Day at their September 9 game against the Ohio University Bobcats by offering tickets to the game for $7 each! Get your tickets here!

Red Reef Family Golf Course

It's Still Summer Out on the Course

The City is home to TWO public golf courses that offer experienced and novice players unique 9 and 18-hole golf experiences in beautiful settings.

Enjoy summer rates through October 31. Book your tee time today at the Boca Raton Golf & Racquet Club and the Alan C. Alford Red Reef Golf Course.

Plus - read the latest issue of the City's Golf Newsletter for updates, golf tips and more, including the upcoming Boca Adult Junior Golf Tournament on October 29.


Call for Vendors – join us for evenings under Sanborn Square’s palms & lights at the new Night Market. Beginning this fall, Downtown Boca will be home to delicious food options, sweet treats, local artists and makers, live music, and art. Designated Thursdays 6PM - 9PM:

Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 14. 


Boca Boo Days are Heading Our Way

Get ready for the spookiest time of the year! Boca Boo Days is back with a vengeance! Don’t miss out on Halloween in the Garden, Monster Mash, and other hair-raising activities.

Visit the Boca Boo Days page and see what fun lurks around the corner.

Boca Jolly Days

An Unforgettable December

Boca Jolly Days is a month-long holiday celebration filled with lively music performances, a festive night market, the chance to meet The Grinch, the Annual Holiday Street Parade and more.

Visit the Boca Jolly Days page and see the holly jolly fun coming soon.

Congrats to the Battle of the Bands Winners for 2023!

Local bands rocked out this August in the Mizner Park Amphitheater's Battle of the Bands event. The winning band in each category received $2,500 in prize money. Listen to each category winner below and get ready for next year!


Under 20 Winner

The Fallen Kiwi

Over 20 Winner


People's Choice

Looking for an exciting way to spend your time off from school during this fall-Thanksgiving break?

Sign up for one of our fall camps!

Looking for something fun for the kids to do this winter break? The City offers over ten Winter Camps to choose from to keep them entertained through the first week of January.

Check out the Winter Camps!

Various 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:

City Manager's Office

  • Executive Assistant - Serving the City Manager's Office & City Council
  • Human Resources Assistant

Development Services

  • Building Inspector II (Structural)
  • Permit & Licensing Technician - PT
  • College Student Intern Planning & Zoning - PT

Financial Services

  • Financial Services Director
  • College Student Intern Financial Services - PT

Fire Rescue Services

  • Assistant Vehicle Technician - PT
  • Firefighter/Paramedic

Municipal Services

  • Transportation Analyst - Operations
  • Project Engineer
  • Sanitation Equipment Operator I, II, III
  • Assistant Traffic Engineer

Police Services                                        

  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Public Safety Call Taker
  • Office Assistant - Crime & Intelligence Analysis Unit
  • Police Officer Candidate (certified and non-certified)

Recreation Services

  • Recreation Center Supervisor III
  • Guest Services Associate - Swim & Racquet Center - PT
  • Ocean Rescue Lieutenant
  • Exhibits Assistant - Gumbo Limbo - PT
  • Science Program Presenter - PT
  • Horticulturist/Arborist

Utility Services

  • Capital Improvement Project Manager
  • Plant Electrician
  • Utilities Network Crewmember
  • Wastewater Plant Operator

And more!

View Career Opportunities

City of Boca Raton

201 West Palmetto Park Road

Boca Raton, FL 33432

(561) 393-7700