Helpful Resources for Our Residents
Simply moving to Florida does not make you a legal resident. To legally establish domicile, visit the Broward County Records Division, Government Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 114, Ft. Lauderdale. The filing fee is $10.00 for the first page and $8.50 for each additional page; if a notary is needed that’s an additional $2. If you are not a U.S. Citizen, be sure to bring your green card or other proof of residency. Call (954) 357-7283 for information.
Register to Vote
You may register to vote at the Broward County North Courthouse, 1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. (954) 831-1225.
Register Your Vehicle
To apply you must have proof of liability insurance and proof of ownership, such as your certificate of title. Apply at the Broward County North Courthouse, 1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. (866) 467-3639 www.broward.org
Florida Drivers License
Apply at the Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, Driver’s License Division, 2712 West Atlantic Boulevard in Pompano. (954) 497-1570.www.myflorida.com
Florida utilizes a “no fault” system, which requires all drivers to carry liability insurance on their vehicles.
Register Your Boat
Boat owners must register their craft within 90 days. Register at Broward County North Courthouse, 1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, (866) 467-3639.www.broward.org
Register Your Children for School
To be admitted in a public school, a child must show proof of residence, proof of age, have a health examination and be immunized. For information, call Pupil Placement (754) 321-3053.
File for Homestead Exemption
A $25,000 tax benefit is available to residents who qualify for the Homestead Exemption. For qualifying information, call (954) 357-6830. Property Appraisers Main Office: 115 S. Andrews Ave. Room # 111, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33301. Applications are also taken at the Pompano Beach City Hall once a month, and on certain dates at the Pompano Beach Civic Center.
Save Money on Taxes
Unlike most other states, Florida has no state income tax, but does have a tax on intangible assets, such as stocks, bonds and mutual funds. For complete information on
all Florida taxes, contact the Department of Revenue, Taxpayer Assistance Section, Carlton Building, Tallahassee, FL 32301, phone (800) 352-3671.www.myflorida.com
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There are over 34 AM & FM radio stations whose signals are received in Broward County. News, talk, traffic, community information, and a wide variety of music stations are available for your listening pleasure.
Broward Sheriff’s Office
The City of Pompano Beach is patrolled by the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), America’s largest nationally accredited sheriff’s department. Since August 1, 1999, the city contracted BSO to police services for its 101,000 full-time residents (150,000 during the winter months) and our numerous businesses.
We are classified as District 11 under Chief Frank Lightbourne. District 11’s jurisdiction encompasses 22 square miles bordered by Sample Road and Copans Road to the north, Cypress Creek Road and McNab Road to the south, the Atlantic Ocean east, and to the west by the Florida Turnpike.
Over 300 BSO officers and employees serve in District 11, including the district chief, three captains, six lieutenants, 25 sergeants, over 190 deputy sheriffs, nine community service aids and other administrative staff members. The district works with an annual budget of approximately $29 million. For more information, please visit www.sheriff.org.
The City of Pompano Beach experiences its share of crime. Based on 2003 crime statistics, the city received an overall crime rating equivalent to the national average. The city experiences very low incidences of violent crimes such as murder (average 3 per year), robberies and rapes.
BSO Contact Numbers
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Dial 911 for emergencies only!