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The Adopted Budget is a financial document designed to provide residents, business community members and other stakeholders of the resources used to maintain and enhance current service levels in the City of Hollywood. The budget must be balanced, meaning that planned expenditures must equal anticipated revenues, and is annually adopted and approved by the City Commission resulting in the Adopted Budget.
Pursuant to Florida Statutes, the City of Hollywood must adopt and approve a balanced budget before October 1 of each year for the following year.
The FY 2020 Adopted Budget for all funds net of interfund transfers totals $567,542,781.
A fiscal year, abbreviated as “FY”, is the annual period applicable to the annual operating budget. Different governmental levels, i.e. federal, state, county and municipal, may have a different beginning date and ending date for their respective fiscal year. The City of Hollywood’s fiscal year runs from October 1 through September 30.
One mill is the equivalent of $1.00 of property taxes per $1,000 of taxable value. Taxable value is defined as the assessed value of property minus the amount of any applicable exemptions provide by the Florida Statutes or the Florida Constitution.
The City’s property tax rate for FY 2020 is 7.9226 mills which is an increase of 0.2234 mills from the FY 2019 rate of 7.6992 mills. This is made up of the operating millage of 7.4665 and the voted debt service millage of 0.4561 mills.
The voted debt service millage is based upon the two General Obligation Bonds approved by a majority of the City residents in the November 2004 and March 2019, and is used to cover associated debt service payments due in FY 2020. It should be noted that there are additional tax assessments imposed by other taxing authorities that will be included in your tax bill such as Broward County, the Broward County School Board, the South Broward Hospital District, and various other taxing authorities. All of these tax assessments comprise the total annual ad valorem taxes to be paid.
There is no difference between the terms as they both refer to the tax on real property.
Debt is defined as an obligation resulting from the borrowing of money or from the purchase of goods and services. Debt instruments used by the City may include general obligation bonds, special obligation bonds, bond anticipation notes, and tax anticipation notes all of which must be approved by the City Commission before issuance. Additionally, a general obligation bond must be approved by a majority of the residents of the City qualified to vote and voting in an election; hence, the term “voted debt.”
Debt service encompasses the payment of principal and interest related to long-term borrowing and, for purposes of the annual budget, is calculated on an annual basis over the term or life of the debt.
As used in governmental accounting, a fund may be defined as a fiscal and accounting entity which is comprised of a self-balancing set of accounts which reflect all assets, liabilities, equity, revenue, and expenses necessary to disclose the financial position and the results of operations.
The City’s General Fund is the fiscal and accounting entity used to account for both general government activities and those activities not required to be accounted for in another fund. Included in governmental activities and operations funded by the General Fund are the Offices of the City Commission, City Manager, and City Attorney; and departments such as Police, Fire, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts, Public Works; and Development Services. The General Fund is the City’s largest fund with a FY 2020 total budget of $305,356,955 representing 52% of the FY 2020 Adopted All Funds Budget. Revenues which will fund the General Fund include net property taxes, utility service tax, simplified communications tax, franchise fees, occupational license fees, building permits, state shared revenues, fire rescue assessment fees, and user charges/fees.
An Enterprise Fund is a fund used to account for continuing operations which provide services to the general public that are similar to a private business enterprise in nature. The intent of an enterprise fund is to recover costs that will primarily be used to account for activities where the periodic determination of revenues and expenses is appropriate for capital maintenance, management control, or other public policy. Examples of enterprise funds in the City include the Water and Sewer Utility Fund, the Stormwater Utility Fund, the Golf Enterprise Fund, the Sanitation Enterprise Fund, and the Parking Enterprise Fund.
The Central Services Fund is used to allocate the cost of providing certain centralized services among user departments and offices throughout the City. Included in the activities or operations of the Central Services Fund are the operations of the City’s central garage or fleet maintenance, archiving and recordkeeping services, centralized public relations services as well as information technology services and technical support.
The Self Insurance Fund provides a central risk financing mechanism and self-insurance reserve for the payment of claims relating to workers’ compensation, general liability and employee health. Responsibility for the administration of the Self Insurance Fund rests with the Office of Human Resources that oversees matters involving employee related benefits such as life, health, and dental insurance coverage, as well as handling potential claims against the City. Activities of this fund include retaining of third party administrators, obtaining third party property insurance coverage, and securing claims management services.
The Capital Improvement Plan, “CIP”, is a compilation of the various proposed capital projects planned over a specified five-year planning period. The program also incorporates and specifies the resources estimated to be available for programming as well as the costs involved for each individual, proposed capital project. Given the fact that the CIP is a planning document, typically only the current fiscal year’s funding allocations are approved by the City Commission for expenditure.
A capital improvement project is defined as the major construction, expansion, purchase, or major repair or replacement of buildings, utility systems, streets, or other physical structures or property, which requires the expenditure of $10,000 or more and has an expected life or useful life of at least five years
The Adopted FY 2020 Operating Budget provides for 1,305 budgeted, full-time positions which represent an increase of 20 positions from the Amended FY 2019 Operating Budget.
The certificates of insurance or exemption must show the City of Hollywood as the certificate holder.
Please note that all resubmitted plans with corrections / or changes are also subject to the maximum 30 working days and are re-reviewed in date order.
The fee is $29 annually for residential and $42 for non-residential. An invoice is mailed to alarm registrants the beginning part of October and is due by October 31.
New Year’s Day - January 1stMartin Luther King, Jr. Day - the third Monday in JanuaryPresident’s Day - the third Monday in FebruaryMemorial Day - the last Monday in MayIndependence Day - July 4thLabor Day - the first Monday in SeptemberVeteran’s Day - November 11thThanksgiving Day - the fourth Thursday in NovemberDay after Thanksgiving - the fourth Friday in NovemberChristmas Eve - December 24thChristmas Day - December 25thNew Year’s Eve - December 31st
Citations will have the code section that was violated and will state the time allowed for compliance. The length of time given generally depends on the nature of the violation and the measures necessary to make corrective actions. If you do not understand the nature of the violation or if you need additional time to comply, contact the officer who issued the notice. The objective is compliance; reasonable requests for extensions are generally granted. You may also receive a letter regarding the violation; however, not all violations require a follow-up letter. Failure to comply may result in the case being referred to a City contractor for correction with assessment of the appropriate fee. Garbage and commingled violations are corrected by the Public Works Department with a penalty fee assessed. Additionally, cases may be scheduled for adjudication by the Special Magistrate. The Magistrate can assess a fine for continued noncompliance. An unpaid fine generally results in a lien on the property. Work performed by City contractors to correct violations which are unpaid becomes a property tax lien which has to be paid in order to transfer the sale of the property.
Please visit the City Clerk’s records request section to request a copy of a fire report
All Fire Requests (actual fire call)
Go to the City of Hollywood’s website @ www.hollywoodfl.org to submit a Public Records Request:
Complete the Request for Disclosure of Health Information Form, mail to the address provided with a copy of the applicants photo ID, if applicable, a Power of Attorney, and a copy of the Death Certificate.
Patients Rescue Billing (disputes, statements, hardship): 1.888.980.9234 or email clientsupportservicesMIA@r1rmc.com
Hospitals, Medical Examiner, Police Depts. or other Govt. entities: contact Fire Rescue EMS Division 954.967.4248
Rescue Transport Report/Billing Requests for Attorney: Request online via Chartswap@www.chartswap.com; Atty. follow up with online requests through Chartswap @ 1.888.980.9234
The Division of Fire Prevention & Life Safety at (954) 967-4404 M-TH 7am - 5 pm. This office is closed on all legal holidays. If you need to report a fire code violation that is a serious life safety hazard outside the normal work hours call ‘911’ or (954) 967-HELP (4357).
No, there are over 500 metered parking spaces on the street in downtown Hollywood. On-street metered parking costs $1.50 per hour at these spaces, as they are for shorter term parking. If you need more time to enjoy downtown, there is also long-term parking available at the following City of Hollywood facilities:
The parking fee at both downtown garages is only $1.00 per hour. Both facilities are convenient to businesses, shopping and dining.
However, a Certificate of Use is not required for single family homes, or home based businesses.
• Temporary Banner/Balloon Permit Application (can be found in the Division of Planning Office and online by selecting the link below.• Rendering of sign showing dimensions• Certificate of UseA temporary banner/balloon permit is only valid for 10 consecutive days, three times per year. A fee of $50.00 per 10 days is required. application
If the citizen wishes to make a claim, the citizen will be instructed that within three business days they must:
1. Place the Department on notice by contacting the Department's Property and Evidence Unit.
2. Pay a $25 deposit to the Department's Central Records to cover the cost of transportation, storage and publication notice. Such deposit will be reimbursed to the citizen by the rightful owner if they reclaim the property.
In felony cases, the Probable Cause Affidavit, reports and statements are forwarded by the Hollywood Police Department’s Case Filing Unit to the State Attorney’s Office. The State Attorney’s Office determines which cases they will prosecute.
Copies of police reports can be obtained at the Police Departments Records Section located at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm excluding holidays and weekends. The cost of a police report is $.15 cents per page, or 20 cents for a double sided copy. Certified copies of reports are $1 per page. If extensive research is needed to complete a request, additional fees will apply.
Only those individuals involved in a crash, or their agent can obtain a copy of the crash report within 60 days of the crash date. An affidavit will be required to obtain such report.
View the Neighborhood Team Leader map to find out.
Contact the Special Operations Division of the Hollywood Police Department3250 Hollywood Blvd.Ph: 954.967.4456
Evidentiary items related to crimes other than capital felonies will be disposed of after the final disposition of the courts; as outlined within the Florida State Statutes relating to evidence retention.
You may assign another person to retrieve your property with a notarized letter of authorization and photo identification. The letter must be addressed to the Hollywood Police Department Property Unit and include:
Complaint Process:All complaints will be accepted by the Internal Affairs Unit and can be received in person, by letter, by complaint form, by telephone, or by e-mail. Anonymous complaints are also accepted. The Office of the Chief of Police will review all complaints and a determination will be made to assign the complaint to the appropriate Division Major or the Internal Affairs Unit for investigation. Following a thorough and impartial investigation, a disposition will be rendered based on all available factual information. The complainant will be contacted at the completion of the investigation, and will have an opportunity to discuss the disposition of the complaint.
Step 1: You may contact the Hollywood Police Internal Affairs Unit at 954.967.4398, by email to IA@hollywoodfl.org
Step 2: Complaints can be documented on a Complaint Intake Form. Forms are located in the lobby of Police Headquarters.
Step 3: Completed Complaint Intake Forms may be hand-delivered to any On-Duty Supervisor, hand-delivered to the Public Information Desk in the lobby of Police Headquarters, mailed or faxed to the number included on the Complaint Intake Form, or emailed to IA@hollywoodfl.org.
Complaints can also be submitted via our online Complaint Intake Form available on the Internal Affairs website. Click the Internal Affairs website link below.
You must print, fill out, then mail, fax or hand-deliver the form to:
Hollywood Police Department Internal Affairs Unit 3250 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, Florida 33021 954.967.4398 (Internal Affairs Unit) 954.967.4313 (Fax)
Step 4: You may at any time speak with an On-Duty Supervisor to initiate a complaint on any Member of the Police Department by contacting 954.764.4357. Step 5: Upon receipt of the complaint, you will be contacted by the investigating Supervisor or the Internal Affairs Unit. At this step you may be requested to provide a sworn statement(s), produce any evidence of allegations and/or discuss the complaint in detail. Internal Affairs
Countywide background checks are available at 2600 Broward Boulevard. Their contact number is 954.831.8700.
A Level II background check is available through the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Their contact number is 754.703.2000.
Full background checks for State of Florida are available through the State. Their contact information is 850.410.8109.
To request a speed bump for your street contact the city traffic engineer at 954.921.3900.
For after-hours emergencies (Monday - Thursday after 6:00pm, Fridays, weekends and holidays) please call the Hollywood Police Department at 954.967.4357.
Please call Utility Billing Customer Service at 954.921.3938.
Please contact Utility Billing Customer Service at 954.921.3938.
The City of Hollywood Department of Public Utilities will inspect from the City’s connection up to the meter for any leaks or damages. Property owners are responsible for repairing leaks beyond the meter, including the connection to the meter from their property. Please contact Utility Billing Customer Service at 954.921.3938 to schedule an evaluation.
Irrigation (watering) is never allowed during the day for existing landscaping. Irrigation is allowed Wednesdays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. for odd-numbered addresses and Thursdays and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 a.m. for even-numbered addresses. For more information on watering restrictions, please click here - Watering Restrictions
New utility accounts for tenants must be opened in person by visiting Utility Billing Customer Service in City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd, Room #103, Hollywood, FL 33020. New owners may fax (954.921.3909) or email (email@example.com) the required documents which include: A State Issued Photo Identification, Copy of lease, mortgage deed, or closing documents. The City's Municipal Ordinance requires new customers to prepay their deposit. For more information please contact Utility Billing Customer Service at 954.921.3938.
You have several ways to pay your water bill. You can pay in person, online or by phone at 954.921.3938 and selecting option 2 and then option 1. For more information, please visit www.hollywoodfl.org or contact Utility Billing Customer Service at 954.921.3938.
The storm water fee is used by the City of Hollywood to make continuous improvements to the storm drainage system. Hollywood's unique terrain makes controlling storm water very challenging. The fee is assessed based on the estimated amount of runoff from the property. For more information, please call Utility Billing Customer Service at 954.921.3938.
Please report it to Underground Utilities at 954.921.3046
Please call Underground Utilities at 954.921.3046. For after-hours emergencies (Monday-Thursday after 6:00 p.m., Fridays, weekends and holidays), please call the Hollywood Police Department line at 954.967.4357
Call Underground Utilities at 954.921.3046. Forafter-hours emergencies (after 4:30 p.m. weekdays, weekends and holidays),please call the Hollywood Police Department line at 954.967.4357
Backflow preventers are privately owned and must be certified by a technician manually. The City of Hollywood does not maintain or test private backflow preventers. For more information please call Underground Utilities at 954.967.3046
Please contact Water Quality Services at 954.921.3414.
Although we strive to restore service on the same day that payments or new connections are made, restoration of water service may take up to 24-hours. To ensure the safety of technicians, we request property owner be present for all after-hours connections to escort technicians to the water meter location. Customers must contact Customer Service after payment is made at 954.921.3938 to have a service order issued to restore service.
A water meter is installed at the property and is connected to the water pipes. Each time water is used at the property, it flows from the main line and passes through the meter. The meter captures the flows and registers the usage in Cubic Feet (CF). The readings are sent electronically to our system at least twice during a 24 hour period.
A higher monthly bill may be caused by different reasons: seasonal consumption, pressure cleaning, a leaking toilet, a dripping faucet, a hose left unattended, broken sprinklers, water loss between the meter and the building caused by a broken pipe, among others. Customers who locate and fix a leak may qualify for a High Use Bill Adjustment. Please contact Customer Service at 954.921.3928 for more information.
You can monitor your monthly usage by reviewing the Billed Usage graph indicated in your monthly utility bill and you may also visit our website to track your daily water usage for the past 60 days. Ensure that we have your updated contact information, email, phone and cell phone numbers for alerts and courtesy notices including pending disconnection for non-payment. Contact Customer Service at 954.921.3938 for more information or to provide new information.
According to the Municipal Code of Ordinances, Chapter 155.30, property owners are responsible for the maintenance of sidewalks, swales and curbs that abut their properties. For more information regarding the 50/50 sidewalk repair cost sharing program please call Engineering Division at 954.921.3900.
Please contact Engineering Division at 954.921.3900. Please note: a permit is required for tree removal.
$35 – Single Family per tree
$105 – After the fact per tree
$118 –Processing Fee+ $35 per tree (All others)
Call Public Works between 7am and 6pm at 954.967.4526. Call All Bee at 888.725.5233 after 6pm. Please note: a fee will be charged for inspection and removal services IF on private property.