Broward County to Commemorate a Decade of Electronic RecordingBroward County to Commemorate a Decade of Electronic Recording

Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division will commemorate a decade of paperless, fully electronic official records document recording this spring. The County expects to exceed 1 million electronically recorded documents by this summer. Official records include deeds, mortgages, satisfaction of mortgages, agreements, liens, notices and other documents that affect property ownership in the County.

“Broward County is very proud to have been an early adopter of electronic document submission. We actually participated in the first fully electronic mortgage loan and home purchase recording process in the United States,” said Tom Kennedy, director of Records, Taxes and Treasury. “Electronic and paperless services provide significant reductions in costs to taxpayers, and increased efficiencies for all parties involved and is directly in line with our goals of reducing environmental impact and continued commitment of providing the best service possible to the people we serve.” More...

Black History MonthBroward County Celebrates Black History Month

Throughout the month of February, Broward County agencies will celebrate the rich history and contributions of African-Americans. The 2014 theme, “Civil Rights in America,” is the focus of extensive programming and celebration throughout Broward County. More...

Broward Supports Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week

Florida Severe Weather Awareness WeekThe week of February 24 – 28 has been designated Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week and Broward County’s Emergency Management Division encourages everyone to know about weather hazards and how to minimize the risks associated with severe weather.

According to the Miami National Weather Service, records dating back to 1950 show that Broward County has seen the strongest tornadoes in South Florida. Each day of the week highlights severe weather experienced in Florida: Monday, lightning; Tuesday, marine hazards and rip currents; Wednesday, tornadoes and thunderstorms; Thursday, hurricanes and flooding; and Friday, temperature extremes and wildfires.

Take advantage of Severe Weather Awareness Week to review your own and your family’s emergency procedures and prepare for weather-related hazards. Review Florida’s Severe Weather Awareness Guide and learn more about the different severe weather threats Florida faces each year.

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