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The Town of Southwest Ranches is proud to announce the launch of our new CodeRED community notification system to send important alerts and time-sensitive messages to staff members and residents. Along with emergency and critical messages, the CodeRED notification system will also enhance community engagement via the release of important but non-emergency information such as road closures and trash collection schedule changes, and other Town services.

• Registration for this notification service is customized, allowing residents to choose which alerts they’d like to receive, as well as their preferred channel.
• Residents can select several different methods including landline, cell phone, email, text message, TTY, or even a combination. These alerts can be specific to streets, or neighborhoods, so individuals within affected areas are sure to receive relevant information.
• Residents and visitors can keep track of alerts in our Town with the CodeRED Mobile App, which notifies smartphone holders of real-time alerts in the area. Similar to the online registration, users choose which notifications they’d like to receive via the app.

To register for CodeRED click on the link here: CodeRED Registration

For more information please visit the CodeRED webpage on our website here.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be holding public information workshops as indicated below to gain public input on their initiative to study air traffic flows across South-Central Florida.
Professional air traffic and environmental staff will be on hand at these workshops to explain their environmental and design process and outline any next steps. All Southwest Ranches Residents are encouraged to attend these workshops to gain a greater understanding and to ensure your voices are heard.

Workshop Schedule:
April 24, 2019 6-9 p.m.
Signature Grand
6900 SR 84 Davie, FL 33317

April 25, 2019 6-9 p.m.
David Posnack Center
5850 S. Pine Island Road
Davie, FL 33328

For more information and additional dates and locations please see attachment below.

FAA Workshops

Wish to report a potential Town Code violation? Please contact our 24 hour Code Violation Hotline to report it. Call 954-343-7449. Our officers will follow up and address any violations. Lets’ work together to keep our Town special.

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Town’s YouTube Channel. This channel will be used to publish official Town content. Initially, Town Council meetings will be the first offerings and as the channel progresses we will publish content featuring Town events and other appropriate content.

Please take a moment to review our channel (Southwest Ranches Official Channel). Please use this channel to view Town Council meetings and other related content. As we continue to increase our social media presence please keep an eye on the horizon, as we will be developing a Twitter account and Facebook account in the near future.

New Home Purchase in 2019

All qualified Florida residents are entitled to a Homestead Exemption on their homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile home lots. To qualify for Homestead Exemption, you must own and make the property your permanent residence on January 1 of the year in which you are applying for this valuable exemption. Pursuant to Florida Statute, all assessments and exemptions are based upon the status of the property on January 1. If you purchased and/or made the property your permanent residence in 2019 and have not applied for Homestead Exemption, you can apply for 2020 exemptions at any time – there is no need to wait until 2020. You can easily apply online at www.bcpa.net or at one of our many outreach events. To view where our representatives will be assisting residents with filing for exemptions, please visit our event calendar at http://bcpa.net/Events.asp

If you purchased your home in 2019, the tax bill you will receive from the Broward County Tax Collector is for the 2019 tax year. If the previous owners of your new home were entitled to and received Homestead Exemption or any other exemption on January 1, 2019, you may have inherited their exemptions on your 2019 property tax bill. Florida Statutes require these exemptions be removed for 2020 and the Save Our Homes Value be brought up to the 2020 just value of your property. This will often result in an increase in your 2020 property taxes so it is important you apply for 2020 Homestead Exemption and any other exemptions you may qualify for. Your new 2020 Homestead Exemption will be reflected next year on all 2020 property records, notices and tax bills. Should you have any questions regarding your new exemption, please contact our Customer Service & Exemption Department at 954.357.6830.

Broward County Tax Collector’s Office to Mail Tax Bills in November

The Property Appraiser’s Office does not set or collect property taxes. We simply assess property and grant exemptions to qualified individuals. The Broward County Tax Collector’s Office will mail the 2019 property tax bills by November 1, 2019. If your escrow company requests your tax bill, the Tax Collector will send you a courtesy copy of the bill in mid-November. All property tax bills are posted to their website at https://broward.county-taxes.com/public on November 1. Should you have any questions for their office, please contact them at 954.831.4000.

If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 954.357.6904 or by email at martykiar@bcpa.net.

Take care,

Marty Kiar

Broward County has launched the lifesaving Yellow Dot safety program. The program is designed to assist Broward County residents and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves.

What is the Yellow Dot Program?

Yellow Dot Brochure

After you review the information above, come into Town Hall and pick up your complimentary Yellow Dot decal and affix it to the back of your vehicle.

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