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The proposed redevelopment project is located at 1301 S. Ocean Drive on the barrier island. This approximately 4 acre site is located south of Hollywood Boulevard on A1A, adjacent to the Summit Towers Condominium Complex and just north of the Diplomat Beach Resort, Quadomain Towers, and Trump Hollywood Condos. The property currently houses the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, Harry Berry Park, and two asphalt surface parking lots.
The Warranty Deed allows for development of the property. The Deed, created on December 31, 1974, states in part that the Mailman Development Corporation conveyed the property to the City of Hollywood for "open space, park, recreational, and other public and municipal purposes." SEE WARRANTY DEED.
The State of Florida Public Private Partnership (P3) statute requires a proposed project "serve a public purpose.” SEE FLORIDA STATUTE CHAPTER 255
Proposed improvements to serve a public purpose include:
The proposal, Deed and use of the P3 statute align.
The project team continues to work with the community on the public improvements they would like to see at the property. Feedback from the community to date has indicated the following are important aspects for the project:
Overall public use and access to the site will be enhanced, not diminished, under the proposal. The Related Group's proposal currently provides for additional public access points to the sandy beach with ecologically sensitive dune crossovers that will protect and enhance the dune and provide gently sloped ADA accessible walkways.
While the original proposal included 300 rental units as option A and condominium units as a secondary option, based on feedback from the Commission, the Related Group revised its proposal to make option A condominium units. Under this revised proposal the unit size and number of units has not been finalized, but density has been reduced to 190 units.
No, the swimming pool will be located over the condominium parking structure and will be accessible only by those residing in the building.
Yes. The residential component will front A1A and the public community center will be oceanfront. Both buildings will be separated by the parking garage structure. A residential amenity deck is planned for the top of the parking structure. Parking for the public community center will be on the ground floor and along the streets.
The proposed height of the building is 30 stories/353 feet. The height of the building should be looked at in context to other neighboring buildings in the south central and southern sections of Hollywood Beach. Both Hyde properties, the Diplomat, Trump Hollywood and Ocean Palms are taller ranging from 431-483 feet, while the heights of the older Summit and Quadomain buildings are 277 feet and 311 feet respectively. A Commission request to understand how a reduction in the proposed height of the project would impact the financial benefit to the City and its taxpayers, as well as the feasibility of the project, is currently being analyzed.
The Related Group has negotiated a proposal based on financial benefits and public improvements for the City. The Related Group project was selected, in part, because the proposed height and density was consistent with existing structures in the area, and was smaller and less dense than other proposals submitted to the City.
Yes. The property is zoned Government Use (GU). Within Government Use zones, the main permitted uses include Government Buildings and Uses (such as but not limited to Federal, State, County and city buildings; schools, offices, parks, public golf courses etc.) The City Commission approves the uses and site plan for the overall development including any private development (lease, air-rights etc.) of GU zoned property. All Uses must be consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and zoned according to state law.
No, the residential building will be set back further from the beach than neighboring residential buildings, and not block views from adjacent buildings.
No. Due to the position of the building, shadows are expected to be similar to those cast by neighboring buildings. Depending upon the season, shadows are expected to begin to appear on the sandy beach after 4:00 p.m.
The City will retain ownership of all of the land and all of the public facilities. Portions of the property will be leased from the City for a term of 99 years.
There is no renewal provision in the Comprehensive Agreement or Lease. Any extension request in the future will be at the City’s full discretion to approve or deny if the Tenant (the condominium association) should decide to seek an extension of the lease. The way the agreement is currently proposed, at the end of 99 years the improvement would belong to the City.
The project, as currently proposed, will generate more than $1 billion in new revenues to the City over the life of the 99-year lease. The initial rent and new public facilities are estimated at $40 million, which will be paid within the first few years of the lease. Thereafter, the City will continue to receive between $3 and $3.5 million annually to help fund services City-wide.
Under the currently proposed terms, the City is projected to receive:
Other key terms include:
PLEASE NOTE: Terms provided are part of a proposal. Negotiations are ongoing and the terms are subject to change.
This proposed redevelopment is a Public-Private Partnership. The City is not contributing any money towards the redevelopment of the property. All the public amenities will be paid for by the private partner, and the City will benefit from upfront payments and ongoing revenues. The City will also receive a state-of-the-art oceanfront community center, a new public park, public sculpture park and a public parking garage, at no cost to taxpayers.
State law mandates maintenance, the comprehensive agreement, and most importantly the ground lease will also include language to reinforce the State law and allow the City to enforce maintenance requirements.
The City is not selling the land. We are aware of the media reports and it certainly appears to be a spectacular valuation. Neither the City of Hollywood nor any of our consultants are privy to the assumptions provided in ascertaining such an amount for this specific site, however, we are aware of the comparable values in the various submarkets. When evaluating the economics of any type of real estate transaction land valuations are based on the value of what can be put on the land. Please see the table below:
The price per square foot that Surfside receives is very different than the price per square foot that Hollywood attracts. Additionally, the HBCCC redevelopment is a Public Private Partnership, in which the City is not a traditional landowner. The land on which the condo is located is being leased, not sold. The rest of the site, including Harry Berry Park and Community Center will not be included in the lease. As such, the project is not a traditional development project and there are many facets that make the redevelopment very different from a traditional fee simple condominium redevelopment transaction between private parties.
The proposed redevelopment is a sound economic decision for the City and is in keeping with the City’s adopted Strategic Plan and the key focus areas of Economic Vitality and Financial Management and Administration. Aside from a $35,000,000 to $50,000,000 up front cash payment, the project anticipates new public amenities (a state-of-the-art oceanfront community center, expanded public park, public sculpture park, and a public parking garage) and recurring annual revenues of approximately $3,000,000 to $3,500,000 to fund programs and services across the City; the redevelopment will generate funds that are critical to sustainable prosperity in Hollywood.
The public portion of the parking garage is proposed to have 90 covered public parking spaces inside the parking garage to be managed by the City. There are an additional 68 on-street public spaces proposed along Surf Road and Bougainvillea Terrace. The total number of public parking spaces as proposed is 158, which is 37 more than the current 121 spaces on site today. The overall garage is proposed to be three floors and contain 467 spaces. The garage will feature an expanded vehicular clearance with a minimum of 15 feet of clearance to accommodate high profile vehicles, vehicles with roof racks and those that carry recreational equipment.
Parking rates will be set by the City and will mirror existing parking rates at other City-operated parking garages on the beach.
The property will be built in phases with each component constructed independently.
The Related Group’s proposal include a complete traffic study that showed all nearby intersections and roadway segments will continue to operate within the established level of service standards. The proposal includes an adjusted traffic flow on Surf Road to allow traffic to continue South from Jefferson to Bouganvilla Terrace.
A 4,600 SF public restaurant/coffee shop/snack bar is proposed for the easternmost portion of the development overlooking the ocean. The restaurant is proposed to be located on the ground floor at the southeast corner of the project. The project is in the conceptual stage and community input, as well as the full entitlement process will need to take place to finalize the site plan, lease agreement and operational agreement.
The existing community center is a utilitarian structure built in 1971 that was not designed to take advantage of its premier location on Hollywood’s beautiful oceanfront. The community space is large, but has no windows and no views. It has become out-dated and is not a desirable venue to rent for special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, bar and bat mitzvahs. In 2018, the City hired an engineering firm to assess a persistent problem with mold and fungal growth in the building. The cause of the problem was traced to issues with the concrete slab and moisture coming through the slab. The City has worked to mitigate the problem through roof work and cleaning and sealing the floor tiles, but the engineering report concluded that the vapor barrier, if installed, has been compromised likely due to the low elevation of the building and tidal flooding. The only cost-feasible solution is continued mitigation.
A new oceanfront community center is being proposed as part of this project.
Harry Berry parks will expand from an existing 22,000 SF park to 35,000 SF and will include a modernized public restroom, outdoor showers and state of the art children's playground.
Related Group is committed to enhanced beach renourishment activities by way of the dune restoration that is a component of the public facilities in this proposal. This activity is also an important step in assuring that this site is sustainable and promotes resiliency in the area. Coastal dunes help retain sand by preventing erosion, protest against storm damage, and provide a habitat for wildlife. Restoration and revegetation of the dunes will be guided by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and follow the values and recommendations promoted by the Dune Master Plan Taskforce. The proposal calls for the preservation and enhancement of 25,000 SF of dune.
This project re-imagines the entire site, which includes removing the asphalt roadway to create a larger public green space and gathering place.
The proposal calls for 24,500 SF of public Plaza area with outdoor seating and green space facing dunes, a 13,100 SF landscaped Sculpture Park along A1A, and widened sidewalk with plaza.
The Broadwalk is not being extended to this area. The existing sidewalk that runs along the parking area behind the Summit Towers is proposed to be extended along Surf Road to create a safe, pedestrian connection to the community center.
The City’s Code Compliance Division routinely issues warnings and citations for properties in violation of the City’s codes related to sea turtle lighting. Buildings constructed to be in compliance with the City’s code and Florida Fish and Wildlife regulations are not generally the properties that have compliance issues. Effort will be made to avoid impacts to the dune and Related has committed to comply with all sea turtle lighting ordinances and regulations.
The Related Group is committed to assuring that the proposal is resilient, green and sustainable. With its proximity to the beach, it is paramount that these amenities preserve the environment and can stand up to climate change over time. Both the public and private facilities will be built to standards that meet or exceed all applicable codes and will have Florida Green Building Coalition Certifications. Based on current sea level rise modeling and data, Related has proposed an elevated building design that will ensure future sea level rise or storm surge do not affect the public or private facilities. Furthermore, Related will work with the City to identify opportunities to use alternative technologies that will enhance resiliency and emergency management. This project will require close coordination with local, state and federal regulatory agencies to ensure all relevant environmental issues are addressed prior to the approval of construction plans. Related Group has extensive experience in coastal construction in South Florida, including previous coastal projects in Hollywood.
The community center and library will be developed to meet and exceed FEMA flood criteria and will be elevated to offer beachfront views from the public facility.
This project will be subject to the City’s development review process which includes a pre-application conceptual overview, technical advisory committee review and planning and development board review prior to being brought before the City Commission for final review and approval. The developer will also need a land use plan amendment through Broward County in order to get final project approval from the City Commission. This will ensure that issues such as density, traffic, utilities, and other potential impacts are all addressed prior to the project being eligible to apply for building permits.
Multiple public discussions have already been taking place since an Unsolicited Proposal was received by the City in March 2020 for the property at 1301 S. Ocean Drive. The redevelopment of the property has appeared as Commission Agenda Item three times since the proposals to redevelop this site were first presented to the City Commission. There have been two additional publicly noticed meetings, one for the final ranking of the evaluation committee and one to solicit public feedback regarding the community center and public amenities proposed for the site. Much of the feedback from that meeting been incorporated into the current conceptual design. Additionally, there have been more than a dozen opportunities for the public to comment via Citizens’ Comments since information about the proposal was publicly presented. The City Commission has also hosted three Commission in the Community Public Meetings in which Commission members go out into the community and offer a public forum for residents to provide feedback on any issues directly to the Commission.
The public is welcome to provide feedback by contacting their Commissioners directly and requesting an in-person meeting, speaking by phone or emailing at any time. There will be more in-person meetings where the public can share their views about this proposal when the item next comes before the City Commission for discussion and consideration, as well as at future Citizens Comments.
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 2021 Adopted Budget for all funds net of interfund transfers totals $608,136,263.
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 2021 is 7.8966 mills which is a decrease of 0.026 mills from the FY 2020 rate of 7.9226 mills. This is made up of the operating millage of 7.4665 and the voted debt service millage of 0.4301 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 2020, and is used to cover associated debt service payments due in FY 2021. 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 2021 total budget of $297,649,677 representing 48.9% of the FY 2021 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, 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 2021 Operating Budget provides for 1,312 budgeted, full-time positions which represent an increase of 7 positions from the Adopted FY 2020 Operating Budget.
You can apply for a building permit by submitting the Building Permit Application (located on the forms & application page) along with the required pdf documents to the Building Division via email at ePermits@hollywoodfl.org.
Yes, as long as you own the one-family or two-family residence, and the residence is used for your own use or occupancy. You cannot sell your house or duplex for one year after having a final inspection on any Owner builder permit. Additional restrictions may apply. Please review Florida Statutes 489.503 (6) for additional information.
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.
Prior to submitting the request form to obtain a CO or CC, all inspections must be “PF” – Passed Full and the permit must be in closed status.
Yes, the permit card or a copy of it must be displayed during the hours of work in progress and available to the inspector for all inspections.
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.
All documents are required to be submitted digitally. One copy is needed- unless otherwise requested by the Plan Examiner. After review and approval a digital copy will be emailed, when the permit is issued.
The City of Hollywood follows the follows the Florida Building Code 7th Edition(2020) with the Broward County Administrative Provisions and is located in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) with all structures considered in Exposure Category C, unless Exposure Category D applies, as defined in Section 26.7 of ASCE 7.
An approved tree removal permit from Engineering Division is required for all properties.
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Click here to enter your address to confirm your garbage, recycling and yard waste collection days.
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Carts placed out no sooner than 5:00 p.m. on the day prior to scheduled service or no later than 7:00 a.m. on the day of scheduled service.
Carts must be returned to storage location no later than 7:00 p.m. on the day of scheduled service.
Storage locations may include a carport, garage, side or rear of a property, approved, recessed cart bay in an alleyway or on private property.
Carts may be kept in the alleyway in approved, recessed cart bays or on private property. Meaning, if the placement of your fence or landscaping is such that allows space for your carts to be on your private property, and out of the public-right-of-way, then carts are allowed.
Commingled collections were eliminated as of October 1, 2020. Yard Waste (grass clippings, leaves, cuttings, fronds, limbs, etc.) are collected weekly. Bulk waste (furniture, mattresses, appliances, household goods) are collected monthly. These items are not to be mixed together.
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If you have private property within the alleyway (i.e: your fence is set back onto your property, allowing for more of your private property in the alleyway) then you may place bulk and yard debris on that property. However, if your fence or landscaping goes right up to the alley pavement, you may not place materials in the public right-of-way. The alley public-right-of-way must remain clear.
Materials placed out earlier than collection schedule will be assessed a removal fee, if not removed within 24 hours of first notice of violation. If, after 24 hours, the materials are still there a crew will come to remove the materials and the property owner will be charged the cost of removal and a $200 administrative service charge fee.
Individual property owners are responsible for keeping their landscaping trimmed to prevent it from overflowing into the alleyway which then prevents clean passage.
Each property with alley access must have house numbers visible from the alley public right-of-way.
No. Professional tree trimmers and lawn maintenance companies are required to remove all debris.
The monthly sanitation fee will to be charged, regardless of occupancy,
The Waste Pro Rewards recycling incentive program rewards residents with discounts to local and national businesses for their curbside recycling efforts. To register for your free rewards account, visit www.WasteProRewards.com, and select Hollywood from the community options then follow the prompts to activate your account. It’s easy! For account activation assistance, please call 1.888.234.8211.
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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 City Clerk's public records menu:
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 / 1-888-317-2914 or email ClientSupportServicesMIA@digitechcomputer.com.
Hospitals, Medical Examiner, Police Depts. or other Govt. entities: contact Fire Rescue EMS Division 954.967.4248
Attorneys requesting EMS Report/ Itemized bill. Mail the subpoena or records request with HIPAA release to City of Hollywood Fire/Rescue, Attn: Medical Records Custodian, 2741 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL., 33312-6505.
Attorneys or patients sending a payment include the account number/patient name. Mail to City of Hollywood Fire/Rescue, Attn: Billing, 2741 Stirling Road, Hollywood, FL., 33312-6505.
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).
If neither of these two arrangements are made the City will arrange pick up and you will be charged the disposal fee plus a $200 administration fee
If this is activity is repeated then a civil citation will also be incurred.
If neither of these two arrangements are made the City will arrange pick up and you will be charged the disposal fee plus a $200 administration fee.
The location must be easily accessible to the collection crews and must not impede the flow of traffic.
To allow for the safe operation of equipment, the bulk waste or yard waste debris is not to be placed near or under guy wires or adjacent to utility poles, trees, water meters, cable boxes, fences or other structures.
Placement of bulk waste or yard waste is the responsibility of the property owner, and any damages to these items due to the improper placement of bulk waste or yard waste will be the responsibility to the property owner.
If you do not bring your Garbage/Recycling receptacles to the appropriate location you can be cited with a civil citation.
The carts should be placed out for service no later than 7:00 am on the day of scheduled service.
Garbage and Recycling receptacles must be returned to storage no later than 7:00 pm on the day of scheduled service.
Only City of Hollywood carts are to be utilized to receive services, no other carts are acceptable.
Whenever a position becomes available, the Human Resources Department will create an Employment Opportunity posting. This posting will contain a brief job description, statement of minimum educational and experience requirements, and will include a description of any special qualifications which may be required. Postings will be available for review on the city’s website. Employment applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the posted closing date unless otherwise specified. Resumes cannot be substituted for this requirement but may accompany a completed employment application.
In order to ensure your application receives the attention it deserves, you will need to submit a separate application for each open position for which you wish to be considered through our online Applicant Tracking System (ATS). It is very important you fill out the application completely, even if you attach a resume. Do not state “see resume” when asked to describe your responsibilities, experience, and employment dates. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of the information you provide on the application itself. Your resume will be reviewed for clarification purposes only.
It is important to be as complete as possible in providing all the information required at the time of application. Be sure to specify any required degrees, graduation dates, certifications, licenses and document your work experience indicating corresponding employment dates. Any required accredited college or university education must be verifiable from a reliable source within the United States or its territories or possessions, and information identifying that source must be submitted with the application. Additional information will not be accepted after the announcement closing date.
Veteran's preference will be granted in accordance with Florida law to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans. Preference points will be awarded when copies of supporting documentation (DD-214 and/or proof of receipt of disability benefits) is provided at the time of application.
The City of Hollywood is looking for dynamic, talented, and enthusiastic people to join our team. We have a job interest card feature on our City of Hollywood Career Pages that will alert a candidate of a new job openings. This feature gives the candidate the opportunity to be notified for a position they are interested in and to submit an official employment application before the job closing date. The Job Interest Card is simple to complete. Once you have accessed the Job Interest Card, check off the job categories you are interested in, click “Subscribe” and then enter your contact information to begin receiving job opening notifications.
Here is the Job Interest Card link for your convenience: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hollywoodfl/jobInterestCards/categories
You will receive a confirmation message displayed on the screen immediately after you successfully complete your application. Due to the volume of applications, every candidate meeting the minimum qualifications cannot be guaranteed an interview and the screening process can take several weeks to complete. Candidates are selected for an interview based on education and work experience most closely matching the requirements of the position and may be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to, evaluation of training and experience, written test, oral test and performance test.
Depending on the position, the examination process may consist of one or any combination of the following: written exam, performance exam, education and experience evaluation, oral exam and/or other job related examinations. A passing grade is required on every examination. If a written and/ or performance test is required, it will be conducted by the Human Resources Office.
Applicants that pass will be scheduled for any additional testing or will be notified in writing of final score and position on the Civil Service Register. Applicants that fail will be notified in writing.
The City of Hollywood provides necessary reasonable accommodation in the examination process upon request to persons with disabilities. Please call us at 954.921.3216 upon submission of your application prior to any scheduled examination.
The length of time depends on the number of people who apply and the type of examination given.
The City’s objective is to hire the best person for the position. Human Resources recruits, screens, and tests applicants (when applicable) based upon requirements for the position in order to create a pool of eligible candidates for consideration. The supervisors or managers in the department where the vacancy actually exists then review this pool of candidates, evaluate each candidate’s qualifications for the particular job and select who they want to interview.
Yes. After the hiring authority selects the top candidate for a position, the Human Resources Department will conduct a background investigation which will include employment, verification of education, driving history (for those positions requiring driving), criminal investigation, and other reports which may include information regarding character, work habits, performance and experience of past employment from previous employers. Following a job offer, candidates may also be required to successfully complete a pre-employment physical, and drug screening.
No. You must submit a separate application for each position in which you are interested in. Your application is evaluated on how well your qualification (training, education and experience) match the particular position you are applying for.
When completing an application for the first time, you must create a profile in our career portal. The information entered in your profile is saved and used for all future applications submitted.
The City of Hollywood is happy to welcome valuable volunteers who play an important role in helping keep our community safe, vital and attractive. Applications are accepted for volunteer positions from individuals starting at age 16. School-based community service hours and unpaid internships are available. Please visit www.handsonbroward.org for a list of local opportunities for youth (under 16) or to find projects you can do if you need to complete court-ordered community service hours. To apply for a volunteer position, complete our online application at www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hollywoodfl/transferjobs.
For more information, please call Jennifer Solinger at 954.921.3489.
If the claim involves property damage due to an automobile accident, potholes, fence damage, golf balls, or tree limbs please call 855.474.5264 for instructions on how to file your claim.
If the claim is attorney represented or involves excessive force or false arrest, please call 954.921.3505 for instructions on how to file your claim.
For any other, you can find more information on the City website by clicking the following link;
Labor Relations & Risk Management | Hollywood, FL - Official Website (hollywoodfl.org)
Requests for Records and Employment Verification
Pursuant to F.S. Chapter 119, the City of Hollywood will not release: • Social Security Numbers • Personal Health Information • Confidential information without the appropriate legal releases • Or any other information exempt by law
All requests for employment verification should be directed to the Human Resources Office via phone or fax at:
All requests to view or copies of an employee’s personal file should be directed to the City Clerk’s Office. Public records may be requested online.
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.
Dog are only permitted at the dog beach between Pershing and Custer streets. Dogs must be on a leash until they are in the dog beach area. Dog beach is free Monday - Thursday from 9am to 5pm and on Friday through Sunday from 9am to 3pm. These hours may be extended based on Lifeguard staffing.
A paid daily pass or 6 month pass is required to use Dog Beach on Friday through Sunday from 3pm to 7pm. During Daylight Saving Time these hours are from 4pm to 8pm.
6 Month Pass
Passes may be purchased:
Between Pershing & Custer Street (preferred purchase location) , or at the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Administrative Office, 1405 S. 28th Ave Hollywood, FL. Credit Card ONLY - No Cash or Money Orders Accepted and Identification is Required.
Dog Beach Rules
Lightning is a severe hazard. Immediately exit the beach when lightning is observed and/or thunder is heard.
A Certificate of Use costs exactly $121.00. The application typically takes three to five business days to process.
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.
To speak with a Customer Service Representative, Monday thru Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., please call 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
Please call Utility Billing Customer Service at 954.921.3938.
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.
For more information regarding sidewalk repair please call Public Works at 954.967.4526.
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.
Any dwelling unit designed to be occupied as the residence or living quarters of not more than one family. Any property that is rented to guests more than 3 times a year for periods of less than 30 days.
A single family home, a condominium unit, an apartment unit, and each unit of a duplex, triplex or quadplex.
Click on the link provided under the Vacation Rental License Application on the Vacation Rental License webpage.
Vacation Rental Licenses expire each September 30th and are renewed.
The maximum overnight occupancy is 2 times the number of bed rooms and the maximum daytime occupancy is 1.5 times the overnight occupancy. Four children up to age 4 are allowed in addition to either occupancy limits.
Example: 3 bedroom home overnight occupancy = 3 bedroom x 2 occupants per bedroom = 6 overnight occupancy + 4 children up to age 4.
Maximum daytime occupancy = 1.5 x 6 overnight occupancy = 9 daytime occupancy + 4 children up to age 4.
Yes, each dwelling unit is required to have its own separate City Vacation Rental License. A separate application is required for each one.
Failure to register a vacation rental property will result in penalties, citations and/or daily fines. If a daily fine is assessed, a code lien will be placed against the property.
FSS 509.032 7b states “A local law, ordinance, or regulation may not prohibit vacation rentals or regulate the duration or frequency of rental of vacation rentals. This paragraph does not apply to any local law, ordinance, or regulation adopted on or before June 1, 2011.”
The current ordinance states unreasonably loud noise is noise plainly audible inside of a receiving property with doors and windows closed, across a property line, and interferes with a person’s peaceful enjoyment of a residence or the peace and tranquility of the surrounding neighborhood. The Noise Ordinance states Quiet Hours are between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Yes, as long as they are within the occupancy levels as stated in the Vacation Rental License Regulations.
Struggling with a problem vacation rental that is licensed to operate in your neighborhood? We are here to help with two new tools to combat problem short-term and vacation rental properties. Whether it is a loud party, concerns with parking or trash, you can report it 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to a live operator via a dedicated customer service telephone phone number, or via a real-time website. To report an issue simply:
The new 24/7 hotline and website will allow for:
Reporting Licensed Properties
When reporting the issue by phone, be sure to request the operator contact the property owner/manager directly. When submitting an online request, the property owner/manager will automatically be contacted. Once a report has been received, the clock starts ticking for the issue to be addressed. Property owners, property managers and/or the emergency contacts who are registered with the City will be immediately notified and given 30 minutes to resolve most issues. For more complex issues, staff will work with property owners/managers toward resolution. If there is no response from the property owner/manager, the problem persists, or the property is unlicensed, the issue will then be escalated accordingly.
Reporting Unlicensed Properties
While there are just under 700 short term/vacation rental properties currently licensed to operate in the City of Hollywood, we understand there are many thousands more operating without a license. You are encouraged to report these locations. Even though the City does not have contact information to quickly reach these property owners/managers for immediate resolution, reports will help to strengthen the database and arm staff with evidence to resolve problem locations over time. Issues with unlicensed properties, trash collection, advertising, etc. may not be resolved within a 30-minute window, however the more these types of issues are reported, the better the response to resolution time will be.
Granicus Host Complaint System Service Enhancements:
The City of Hollywood is pleased to offer this new service that will help ensure property owners/managers are operating their properties in compliance with all rules and regulations. Over time, this service will help to improve the quality of life for residents and reduce strain on city resources. Take an active role in your community and take back control of your neighborhood. For more information on rules for short-term rental properties in the City of Hollywood and the City’s noise ordinance, please visit the City's Vacation Rental License webpage.
The City of Hollywood is pleased to offer this new service that will help ensure property owners/managers are operating their properties in compliance with all rules and regulations. Over time, this service will help to improve the quality of life for residents and reduce strain on city resources. Take an active role in your community and take back control of your neighborhood. For more information on rules for short-term rental properties in the City of Hollywood and the City’s noise ordinance, please visit the City's Vacation Rental License webpage.
No. It is a civil issue between the owner/management company and the renter.
Officers can address noise and parking complaints. Officers will document their observations in an incident report which will be forwarded to Code Enforcement for follow up.
Yes, the City requires registration, but it is assessed at a lower rate.
Once your Vacation Rental Application is complete, you will be contacted by City staff to arrange an inspection. You can also call us to schedule an inspection at 954-921-3225.
Those properties with an occupancy of more than 8 are required to have an additional garbage receptacle.