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Broward County > Library > Reference Section > Government > Online Government Services and Assistance

Here you will find links to websites that can help you find government information and apply for government benefits.

Links

Portals for Government Information

USA.gov - website
Web portal to U.S. federal government agencies and information.

My Florida - website
Web portal to State of Florida government agencies and information.

Florida Government Information Locator Service - website
Provides information from and about State of Florida government.

Broward County Government - website
Web portal to Broward County government agencies and information.

Business Licenses

Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation - website
This site enables users to apply for business licenses and renew licenses.

Child Care Licensing

Florida Department of Children and Families - website
This site provides information on licensing requirements and enables users to apply for child care licenses.

Child Support

Florida Department of Revenue - website

Citizenship and Immigration

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - website
This site provides information on citizenship and immigration as well as forms that can be printed or downloaded.  Users may file online and determine case status.

Disaster Assistance (Hurricanes, Flooding, etc.)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - website
This site provides steps on how to prepare for a disaster as well as how to recover and rebuild after a disaster. Also included is information on applying for assistance, including a toll-free telephone number (1-800-621-FEMA).

Drivers’ Licenses and Motor Vehicle Registration

Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
www.hsmv.state.fl.us
www.flhsmv.gov/html/dlnew.html
Information about obtaining drivers’ licenses is available here.

Federal Government Benefit Programs

GovBenefits.gov: Your Benefits Connection - website
This site will help you determine if there are Federal government benefits available to help you. You answer a series of questions about yourself, and then GovBenefits returns a list of government benefit programs for which you may be eligible. Information about how to apply for these benefits is also provided.

Federal Government Grants and Loans

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - website
A comprehensive listing of grants and loans from Federal government agencies is available here.

Food Stamps, Medicaid, Temporary Cash Assistance

Florida Department of Children and Families - website
Use this site to apply for food stamps, Medicaid, or temporary cash assistance or to check on the status of your benefits.

Forms

Forms.gov - website
This is the official site for U.S. federal government forms. Forms may be searched by form name or by government agency.

Florida State Courts Self Help - website
Family law forms approved for use in Florida courts include name changes, divorce, child custody and much more.

Income Tax

Internal Revenue Service - website
Use this site to find income tax forms, instructions, and publications and check the status of a refund.

Incorporation

Florida Division of Corporations – Sunbiz.org - website
This site provides information on applying online for incorporation or fictitious name registrations.

Jobs

Broward County Employment - website
Check this site to find Broward County government jobs.

Employ Florida Marketplace - website
This is Florida’s official portal to job-matching services and other workforce resources.

People First - website
Use this site to find State government jobs.

USA Jobs - website
This is the official job site for Federal government jobs.

Offender Search

Florida Department of Corrections - website
Search current inmate population as well inmate release databases and population on probation.

Passports and Visas

U.S. Department of State - website

Property Tax

Broward County Property Appraiser - website
Property searches may be done on this site. In addition, there is information on Homestead Exemptions, and a New Homebuyer’s Tax Estimator.

Broward County Records, Taxes and Treasury Division - Revenue Collection - website
This site enables users to search their accounts and pay their bills.

Schools – Public

Broward County Public Schools - website
This site includes information, facts, and statistics about the school district and its schools.

Social Security

Social Security Administration - website
This site enables users to prescreen for benefit eligibility, apply for Social Security benefits, and check the status of online applications.

Teacher Certification

Florida Department of Education - website
Examination dates, locations and registration requirement plus information on purchasing test preparation guides online.

Unemployment Compensation

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - website
This site enables users to file unemployment claims or appeals and to report unemployment compensation fraud.

 

 

Updated 11/11