Friday, November 2, 2018    

2018 Property Tax Bills

Broward’s Records, Taxes & Treasury Division has mailed property tax bills for 2018. They are also available to view, print, and pay online at For taxpayers whose bills are paid by escrow arrangement, a courtesy tax bill copy will be mailed in mid-November. Discounts for payments made in full are as follows: a 4-percent discount if paid in November; a 3-percent discount applies in December; a 2-percent discount in January; and a 1-percent discount in February. Property taxes must be paid no later than March 31, 2019 to avoid delinquency interest, fees, and penalties. More… 

Election Day is Tuesday

The General Election for mid-terms is Tuesday, November 6th. Voters will elect a new Florida Governor along with several national, state and local elected positions. There are also state and local Charter questions on the ballot as well as additional local decisions such as the Penny Local Option Surtax. Polls are open from 7AM to 7PM but you can vote early this weekend at 22 sites. Broward County Transit is providing free transportation to the polls Saturday, November 3rd. Call 954-357-8400 for details. More… ​

Port Everglades Sets Record

Broward’s Port Everglades​ reached a record high in containerized cargo this past fiscal year with 1,108,465 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units, the industry’s standard container measurement) moving through. Though the numbers are preliminary, this is a 3 percent year-over-year increase and the fifth year that Port Everglades exceeded one-million TEUs. Port officials attribute the growth to Florida’s increasing consumer population and shipping activity from Northern Europe. More…

Celebrate National Family Literacy Month

November is National Family Literacy Month, the perfect opportunity for families to get back into – or start – the tradition of reading as a family. Here are five great, fun ways Broward County Library can help you and your family develop a love of books and reading. More…

1. Make regular visits to the library.

2. Read the book version of your child’s favorite movie.

3. Keep books visible around the house.

4. Set aside time every day for reading.

5. Visit one of our free National Family Literacy Month events.

Government Offices Closed Veterans Day

County governmental offices will be closed on Monday, November 12th, in observance of the national holiday, Veterans Day. Many online services such as ePay are still available at Additional exceptions apply. Don't forget to thank a veteran for their service. More…

Report from the Broward Municipal Services District

Broward County provides property owners and residents within the Broward Municipal Services District​ multiple ways to stay informed about investments in and improvements to the area. Consistent with the County Commission's vision for open and transparent government, the Municipal Services District has direct links to the Budget, Comprehensive Plan, Semi-Annual Report, and Code Enforcement Quarterly Report. Additional information on the website includes the Municipal Services District Business Directory and Quick Links to digital resources including programs and services offered by County agencies and community partners. To stay informed about events and community affairs follow Facebook@BrowardMunicipalServicesDistrict, Twitter@AskBMSD, and Instagram@askbmsd.

Things to Do at a Park Near You

Celebrate those who have served our country at a Veterans Day Family Picnic & Game Day at Miramar Pineland located at 3600 South University Dr., Miramar on Sunday, November 11th, at Shelter #1, from noon to 5PM. The celebration is free and there will be culinary temptations available for purchase from food trucks. But, feel free to bring your own picnic basket. Other activities include oversized chess games, Connect-4, Uno, tic-tac-toe, volleyball and dominoes. Veterans holding a Disabled Veterans Pass get into the park free (such passes must be applied for, approved, and received in advance). No pets are allowed. For more information, call Miramar Pineland at 954-357-8776.

Go all autumnal at multiple Broward parks during the 2018-2019 Family Hayride & Campfire Series. Schedules vary by park, but they’re all from 6:30 to 9PM and cost $3.50/person for ages 3 and up. That includes one hayride through the park and a bag of goodies to make s’mores with around a campfire afterward. Preregistration and prepayment are required, either at the park office or by visiting Parks include:


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