Hillsboro Inlet District


Establish, construct, operate, and maintain such improvements, facilities, and equipment as in their opinion shall be necessary for the maintenance of navigation and drainage at Hillsboro Inlet. Such improvements shall be for the preservation and aid of navigation and for the public use and welfare of the inhabitants of the district.

Created By

House Bill No. 1229, Chapter 57-1183, Laws of Florida, effective May 27, 1957, creating and incorporating a special tax district to be known as the Hillsboro Inlet Improvement and Maintenance District, providing for the governing and administration of the district by a Board of Commissioners.

Amended by House Bill No. 2631, amending Chapter 96-541, Laws of Florida, effective June 4, 1996, changing the district’s official name to Hillsboro Inlet District; adding two (2) members, one (1) from Fort Lauderdale, and one (1) from Sea Ranch Lakes.

Amended by Senate Bill No. 2672, amending Chapter 99-433, Laws of Florida, 1999, providing for the codification of all special acts relating to the Hillsboro District. The act provides a single comprehensive special act charter for the district and repeals the following: Chapters 96-541, 94-454, 83-381, 75-351, 73-422, 63-1178, 61-1966, and 57-1183, Laws of Florida.

Amended by House Bill No. 1137, amending Chapter 99-433, Laws of Florida, effective June 15, 2007, decreasing the number of members on the board of commissioners; revising the qualifications for appointment.; eliminating term limits.

Amended by House Bill No. 1073, amending Chapter 2008-283, Laws of Florida, effective June 17, 2008, revising language relating to appointment of members of the commission; revising the number of members of the district required for a quorum.


Eight (8) members (referred to as commissioners)

1) One (1) representative shall be appointed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to represent Broward County.

(2) One (1) representative shall be appointed by each of the following governing bodies:

City of Deerfield Beach
Town of Hillsboro Beach
City of Pompano Beach
Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
City of Lighthouse Point
City of Fort Lauderdale
Village of Sea Ranch Lakes

The representative appointed by the County Commission shall be a qualified elector, shall reside within Broward County, and shall reside within the district’s boundaries for more than six months prior to appointment.

Representatives appointed by the respective municipalities shall be qualified electors, residing in the municipality from which they are appointed for more than six months prior to appointment, and shall reside within the district boundaries.

Any representative on the district board as of October 1, 2006, shall be exempt from the requirement that the representative must reside within the district’s boundaries.

Each member shall give bond to the Governor of the State of Florida for the faithful performance of his or her duties in the sum of $10,000 with a surety company qualified to do business in the State of Florida, as surety, which bond shall be approved and kept by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Broward County, Florida. The premiums of said bonds shall be paid as part of the expenses of said district.


Members shall continue in office until their successors are appointed and qualified.

The Governor of the State of Florida shall have the power to remove any member of said board of commissioners for cause and shall fill any vacancies that may at any time occur therein. The appointing bodies shall have the right and power to remove members, with or without cause.


Four representatives.


Jack Holland, Chairman
Hillsboro Inlet District


Samuel S. Goren, District General Counsel


Monthly, third Monday at 7:30 p.m. except for
January and February which shall held on the 4th Monday
Dixon Ahl Hall
2220 N.E. 38th Street
City of Lighthouse Point, FL 33064

Financial Disclosure required; County responsible for notification but not reporting.

Updated 8/09​​