We are pleased to announce the establishment of the Town’s Twitter account: @SWR_Gov. This social media forum will be used to notify residents and interested parties (“followers”) about issues pertaining to the Town such as Town events, Town meetings, and emergency notifications.

Please take a moment to review our Twitter page by clicking this link: @SWR_Gov.

If you wish to be kept up to date on Town notifications, please consider “following” us on Twitter. As we continue to increase our social media presence please keep an eye on the horizon, as we will also be developing a Facebook page in the near future.

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.

Property Appraiser’s Office Update

Even though our office remains closed to the public, we are continuing to assist residents and property owners quickly and efficiently as all communication with our office can be handled via email, fax, phone or by USPS mail. Property owners can apply for any 2020 exemption online at https://web.bcpa.net Residents may also email any supporting documentation directly to our Customer Service Department at CSEmgmt@bcpa.net or fax to (954)357-6188. If you prefer to mail your exemption documents, our mailing address is Broward County Property Appraiser, Attn: Customer Service, 115 S Andrews Avenue, Room # 111, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

You may also call our office at (954) 357-5579 and we can help fill out your exemption application with you on the phone and then mail the application to you with a self-addressed return envelope for you to complete and sign the application and mail it back to us for processing.

Once it is safe to do so, our office will return to our regular schedule of visiting communities to assist with filing for exemptions and answering any questions residents may have. In the meantime, we are always here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact our office directly at (954) 357-6830 or email me at martykiar@bcpa.net

Coronavirus Advice for Consumers

During these times, it is important to be aware of false COVID-19 offers and solicitations requesting personal information. The federal agency responsible for protecting consumers, Federal Trade Commission, has provided some helpful reminders on their website at https://www.ftc.gov/coronavirus/scams-consumer-advice

Please be aware of emails claiming to be from the CDC or WHO. For the latest information, visit coronavirus.gov or usa.gov/coronavirus and do not click on links from sources you do not know.
Here are some additional links that may be helpful to you:
Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/

Broward County Updates

Please visit their website at https://www.broward.org/CoronaVirus/

Take care,

Marty Kiar, CFA

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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