The Broward County Board of County Commissioners is the governing body of the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD), and provides municipal services for the area, including business and housing development, library and park facilities, roadway maintenance, street enhancements, and zoning and code enforcement. Innovative opportunities to increase household incomes, develop economic stability and improve quality of life for residents within the Broward Municipal Services District are priorities for the Board of County Commissioners. The County continues to implement programs and services that will help to strengthen neighborhoods in the community, for today and for the future.
County Opens Three Service Centers for Emergency Rental Assistance
- APPLY NOW: National ban on evictions extended to July 31 -
Residents behind on their rent and utility balances due to a COVID-19 financial hardship are encouraged to submit an application for Emergency Rental Assistance before the end of the national eviction ban. Three new customer service centers offer in-person assistance if necessary or desired – an appointment is required.
Broward County has received $53 million in federal funding for its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which for eligible residents provides 100 percent of past-due rent and utility payments as far back as March 2020.
Call first for an appointment: 800-204-0557
- a live agent will review all required documentation to complete process
- Housing Foundation of America
2400 N. University Drive, Suite 200
Pembroke Pines, 33024
- Housing Foundation of America
1773 N. State Road 7, Suite 101-D
- Crisis Housing Solutions (Northwest Family Success Center)
10077 NW 29th Street
Coral Springs, 33065
Broward County News Release...
Emergency Rental Assistance Available
Qualified Broward County residents impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for Emergency Rental Assistance. To be eligible, residents must be able to show a documented loss or reduction in income due to the pandemic, and the inability to pay rent or utilities. Payments will be made directly to landlords and utility companies.
Check eligibility requirements, stay updated and apply.
COVID-19 vaccinations available, 16* and over
Reverend Samuel Delevoe Memorial Park
2520 NW 6th Street, Fort Lauderdale, 33311
Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
*A parent or guardian must be present to sign the consent form for anyone under age 18.
Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)
This new small business lending program will provide flexible, low-cost capital for existing businesses, as well as new start-up businesses in the BMSD.
The RLF provides BMSD businesses and commercial property owners with working capital and commercial real estate loans, along with small business training and other support services.
BMSD residents, there's a new BMSD residential collection schedule. View your area. Questions, call 311.
100th Birth Anniversary of Alex Haley: Getting to the Roots
Broward County Library is recognizing the legacy and accomplishments of Alex Haley in "Getting to the Roots". Mr. Alex Haley is the author of "Roots: The Saga of an American Family" and "The Autobiography of Malcolm X".
Panelists will discuss elements of the award-winning and best-selling novel Roots, the impact of slavery, and family genealogical research.
Saturday, August 14, 2021, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
African American Research Library and Cultural Center
2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, 33311
For more information and to register
County Joins Collaborative Vaccine Education Campaign
- Program aims to reach vulnerable communities -
The County is proud to partner with The Health Foundation of South Florida and Miami-Dade County for the "I Did It" COVID-19 vaccination campaign. The effort is geared to expand vaccine education outreach across South Florida and reach the region’s most vulnerable neighborhoods disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.
Broward County News Release...
Reporting a Code Violation
BMSD Code Enforcement handles complaints about violations occurring on properties in the subdivisions located in the BMSD.
Find your code enforcement officer by BSMD neighborhood
. If you live outside BMSD neighborhoods, locate your municipality code enforcement office
by address search or clickable map.
Flooding & Flood Risks: Your property may have been added to a flood zone - Undergoing a Map Change
On December 31, 2019, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued preliminary flood maps for Broward County. It is expected the preliminary flood maps will become effective in late 2021. Your flood risk may change along with your flood insurance purchase requirements when these new flood maps take effect. If your property has been mapped out of a high-risk area, your flood insurance costs will likely decrease. If you’ve been mapped into a high-risk area, you will likely be required to purchase flood insurance if your mortgage is through a federally regulated or insured lender.
Your property may have been mapped into the flood zone by FEMA. Homeowners and businesses are encouraged to view FEMA’s flood maps online by using the interactive map tool.
Flood Zone Map, Proposed New Flood Maps
Broward County and local municipalities are not involved in any way with administering or providing flood insurance. However, FEMA offers a cost-saving option, known as the Preferred Risk Policy Extension for properties that were not previously in a flood zone and are being added to a flood zone under the new maps. To determine if you are eligible for FEMA’s Preferred Risk Policy Extension Program it is important that you contact a flood insurance seller prior to the effective date of the new maps. For more information on flood insurance, you can visit the National Flood Insurance Program website or contact your flood insurance agent.
Stay Ready. Set. Safe
Hurricane Season is from June 1 through November 30th every year. Plan to survive a hurricane and other disasters. Check out the Quick Links to Sign-up for Emergency Notifications, Hurricane Preparedness and Know My Flood Risk. Remember the Vulnerable Population Registry is a tool that municipalities can use to help evaluate resident needs in their communities and assist in planning a response in an emergency. Find out who should register by selecting the Vulnerable Population Registry under Resources.