City Operations Update

(UPDATED 10:00 pm 5/30/2020)

Curfew in Place

By Emergency Order 20-10, The City of Hallandale Beach has implemented a Curfew of 11pm until 6am effective Saturday, May 30, 2020 until further notice.

Hallandale Beach continues phased reopening efforts

Please visit COHB.org/reopen for simple to understand information on what is and what is not reopen. 

Hallandale Beach joins Broward County in the phased reopening of public spaces including the beach.  Further details may be found in Broward County Emergency Order 20-14 and at CoHB.org/ParksReopening.  Hallandale Beach Emergency Order 20-09 requires commercial gyms to obtain an inspection prior to reopening.

Previously, the City joined Broward County in following the Phase One Reopening Emergency Order that allowed the safe reopening of certain retail and restaurants and the Broward County Emergency Order allowing the initial partial reopening of the beach. All City orders, including the Curfew, have expired.

Businesses wishing to reopen should flush their pipes

Stagnant or standing water can cause conditions that increase the risk for growth and spread of Legionella and other biofilm-associated bacteria. Businesses that have been closed should flush water for 20 minutes to avoid risk of these types of diseases.  More information is available here.

City Hall offering limited in-person services, by appointment

Hallandale Beach City Hall is open to the public with limited scheduled services for the Building Division and Code Compliance Department.   

The Building Division and Code Compliance office hours for in person assistance will be from 8am to 3pm Monday through Wednesday. All other City departments remain accessible via telephone at (954) 457-1489 Monday through Friday 8am - 6pm.  

You must wait outside City Hall before entry.  For your safety, only two (2) people will be allowed in the lobby at the same time.   You will be required to wear a facial covering and have your temperature taken prior to entering the building.  There will be two lines: an appointment line and a walk-in line.  Please find your way through the appropriate line for service and be sure to maintain six (6) feet between you and your neighbors.

While walk-ins are welcome, appointments for service from the Building Division and Code Compliance Department are preferred.  We strongly encourage you to make a virtual appointment by using this link or by calling (954) 457-1383 Monday through Thursday 7am -5:30pm.

Hurricane Season begins June 1

Residents and businesses should prepare for Hurricane Season. 

Florida Hurricane sales tax holiday extends through Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this sales tax holiday period, qualifying items related to disaster preparedness are exempt from sales tax. However, the sales tax holiday does not apply to the rental or repair of any of the qualifying items.

Parks and Beach Reopening

The City welcomes its residents to enjoy designated parks for walking and/or jogging and the beach for limited ocean and recreation activities while adhering to specific guidelines and restrictions. The Joseph Scavo Park Off-Leash Dog Park opens June 1st. Visit CoHB.org/ParksReopening for guidelines and restrictions.  

City Marina Reopening

The City Marina is open for boat owner access only.  Guests are prohibited. 

Cemetery Reopening

The Hallandale Beach Cemetery is open for family visitations that comply with all guidelines. Burial Services continue to be restricted by administrative guidelines.

Face Coverings

Broward County Emergency Order requires face coverings for all persons in an establishment, including members of the public, and when social distancing requirements cannot be maintained outside.  Face Coverings are required when obtaining services at City Hall.

Frequently asked questions about Face Coverings can be found here.  Face coverings should adhere to the CDC guidance available here.

Responsible Individual Activities

Florida Emergency Order requires all persons in Hallandale Beach to continue to limit their personal interactions outside home.  Seniors and individuals with a significant underlying medical condition are strongly encouraged to stay at home and take all measures to limit the risk of exposure.  

Physical Distancing

Gatherings of groups of people larger than ten (10) remain prohibited where social distancing cannot be maintained.  Any large gatherings should be reported to our non-emergency Police dispatch at (954) 764-HELP (4357).  The City’s noise ordinance remains in effect.  

Residents must continue to follow CDC guidelines for physical distancing keeping space between yourself and other people outside your home.  To practice physical distancing; stay at least 6 feet from other people, do not gather in groups, and stay out of crowded places an avoid mass gatherings.

Construction

Construction on open sites and structures that are incomplete, uninhabited, unoccupied, or vacated is permitted by the State’s Emergency Order. Construction inside occupied structures (residences or essential businesses) remains prohibited unless it is essential for safety or essential maintenance or for minimum housing such as water, plumbing, electricity, air conditioning, etc.

Hallandale Beach City staff is following the Governor’s Orders while urging construction executives to follow safety guidelines, including physical distancing, for their employees and the general public. The City is urging construction to be kept to a minimum and scheduled in a way that reduces disturbances to residents that are required to stay home. 

Specific questions and concerns should provide the address, a description of the construction, and the date and time it occurred and should be sent to codeissue@cohb.org.

Parking

All illegally parked vehicles parked on private property may be subject to towing by the private property owner. 

The City of Hallandale Beach is currently not towing vehicles on right of way, unless they are blocking a fire line or fire hydrant. Hallandale Beach Police will always place a red warning sticker on vehicles in violation before the vehicles are towed. If you are concerned your vehicle has been improperly towed, please contact the Hallandale Beach Police non-emergency line at (954) 764-HELP (4357).

City Services

Normal operations of Water, Wastewater, Sanitation, and Police services continues.  Trash, Recycling, and Bulk pick up continue to follow the regular schedule.

City Commission & CRA meetings follow the City’s virtual/remote public meeting policy and procedure.  The meetings are be broadcast and public comment is taken in compliance with the emergency declaration.  

All events, programs and activities hosted by the City remain postponed until further notice.

The moratorium on water utility shut-offs in place for residential homes continues until further notice.

Minibus operations now run between 8AM-5PM every hour until further notice and continue to follow enhanced cleaning procedures to maintain a safe environment for riders. If you use our mini-bus, please practice physical distancing.

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