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Yes, as long as you own the one-family or two-family residence, and the residence is used for your own use or occupancy. You cannot sell, rent, or lease your house or duplex for one year after having a final inspection on any Owner-Builder Permit. Additional restrictions may apply. Please review F.S. 489. 103(b) (7) for additional information.
Permits expire if an approved inspection is not achieved within 180 days of permit issuance or 90 days thereafter. When a permit is expired for more than 6 months a new application is required.
Standard Code policies, requires a professional in the qualified field to perform the mandatory inspection. In most cases, the special inspector is required for work that requires continuous inspections.
The City of Pembroke Pines follows the 2020 Florida Building Code with the Broward County Administrative Provisions and is located in the High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) with all structures considered in Exposure Category C, unless Exposure Category D applies, as defined in Section 26.7 of ASCE 7.
All permit applications must be signed by the qualifying contractor (Florida Statute, 713.135) and notarized.
To schedule or cancel a Building Inspection call directly to Building Department (954) 435-6502 or please click the following link:http://www.ppines.com/951/Inspection-Scheduling
The Commission regularly meets on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month except July. However, the meetings are occasionally rescheduled, or additional meetings may be scheduled. Visit the City's Calendar to view scheduled meetings. Or, call the Office of the City Clerk at 954-450-1050.
Membership is available for individuals who are ages 18 and older, as follows:
18 – 59 YEARS OF AGE
NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED
$20.00 PER YEAR
60 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER
The Activities Desk is staffed with both English and Spanish speaking staff to meet all your needs.
Our Social Services division will provide information/referral to numerous community resources, explain guidelines and services available, and provide literature upon request.
We’d love for you to join us forany of our free activities and services, including card games, movies,entertainment, dominos, individual counseling, support groups, lectures, healthfairs, town hall meetings, health screenings, special events, workshops,billiards, our library, an open gym, SHINE, socialization, and so much more!
Our Social Services staff will make appropriate referral/recommendations to address each individual’s specific need(s) such as: community resources, support groups, individual counseling, adult day cares, at home services. Referrals to the Broward County Elderly and Veterans Services and Elder Helpline will also provide more information.
There is NO CHARGE for transportation services. Registered members can contact the Transportation office regarding services.
In addition to bringing you to the Carl Shechter Southwest Focal Point Community Center, transportation can be provided to medical and dental appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores, social service agencies, legal service agencies, post offices, and banks.
On March 4, 2020 the Mayor of the City of Pembroke Pines, Mayor Frank Ortis, composed a letter to Pembroke Pines residents. (Letter from the Mayor)
The Florida Department of Health, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are suggesting some common-sense precautions that you can take that apply to many infectious diseases. The most important is frequent hand washing with soap and water or use of alcohol-based hand rubs (see Prevention & Treatment https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention-treatment.html and Guideline for Hand Hygiene in Health-Care Settings https://www.cdc.gov/handhygiene/). You also should avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unclean hands and encourage people around you to cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has provided a summary of facts that can assist in understanding and preparing for Coronoavirus. (Read More...)
To see the latest case count please visit the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 page
Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
Read about COVID-19 Symptoms from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Here are a few resources. (This may not necessarily include all Public or Private Charter Schools, Parochial and other private schools.) Click each title for information from that group. Please call schools directly to obtain information on their procedures.
If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 because of your age or because you have a serious long-term health problem, it is extra important for you to take actions to reduce your risk of getting sick with the disease. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has detailed information on their website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
Here are a few items from that website:
While this virus seems to have emerged from an animal source, it is now spreading from person-to-person. The Florida Department of Health and CDC recommend that people traveling to China avoid animals both live and dead, but there is no reason to think that any animals or pets in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus. For more information, please visit: http://www.cdc.gov.
Contact the State of Florida Attorney General
For the latest situation report please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html.
A State of Emergency can occur and be declared on National, State, County and City levels.
A state of emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions or impose policies that it would normally not be permitted to undertake. A government can declare such a state during a disaster, civil unrest, or armed conflict. Such declarations alert citizens to change their normal behavior and orders government agencies to implement emergency plans.
A state governor or local mayor may declare a state of emergency within his or her jurisdiction. This is common at the state level in response to natural disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) maintains a system of assets, personnel and training to respond to such incidents.
On March 9, 2020, the Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for COVID-19 (Coronavirus Declaration of Emergency)
The Pembroke Pines Fire Department (PPFD) hires throughout the year on an as-needed basis. The PPFD utilizes National Testing Network to create a list of eligible candidates for hire. For more information, visit the National Testing Network site. Select 'Find Jobs', then select Firefighter Jobs and sign up for the Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department.
Once a list is compiled, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department will contact candidates on the list and invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process. The hiring process takes approximately 90 days to complete. Each candidate will partake in an oral interview, an application and review process, a background check, a polygraph test, and a medical examination.
Applications are provided at the end of the oral interview process.
Note: Do not call or email the City of Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department or Human Resources Department.
The City of Pembroke Pines website maintains an up-to-date list of all available employment opportunities within the City. Job listings and employment applications may be found at our Human Resources Department page.
All fire stations are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For emergencies, dial 911 and you will be connected with the City of Pembroke Pines dispatch center. For general questions, a non-emergency number is available as well, 954-764-4357.
Fire Department Administration is located at 9500 Pines Boulevard, Building B, 2nd Floor Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The business telephone number is 954-499-9600.
The Fire Prevention Bureau is located at 601 City Center Way 3rd Floor Pembroke Pines, Florida 33025. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The business telephone number is 954-499-9560
The City of Pembroke Pines utilizes a fire assessment fee, which is collected via the county’s tax collector to fund the fire protection service portion of the Fire Department budget. The fee is currently $312.32 per residential unit, and a rate table is utilized for commercial, industrial, and institutional occupancies based on various ranges of square feet. This rate is set annually by the City Commission during the budget planning process.
The Pembroke Pines Fire Department responds to all fire and medical calls, vehicle accidents, and other services at no cost. With regards to ambulance services, the Fire Department charges approximately $500 to $700 (dependent of the level of medical service provided) for transport to the hospital. This is consistent with other cities within the South Florida area. The Fire Department accepts most major insurance carriers including Medicare and Medicaid and their partners, however copayments or other fees may apply as dictated by the individual insurer’s policies.
For incident reports not related to medical emergencies, such as a house or vehicle fire or a service call, you may obtain a copy of the incident report by using the City's Public Records Request portal. Once you complete the online form, the report will be ready in approximately seven City business days.
For medical incidents, reports may be obtained at Fire Department Headquarters, 9500 Pines Boulevard, Building B, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33026, on the second floor, during regular City Business Hours. Calling ahead to 954-499-9600 will aid in the process. Due to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and other patient privacy laws, medical reports can only be released to the person involved in the incident, who must appear in person and provide proper identification. If the involved person cannot appear in person, the report can only be released to a party who holds a legal power of attorney on the patient’s behalf.
CPR classes are given during the third week of each month. American Heart Association Heartsaver classes and healthcare provider classes are available. Please sign up at Fire Department Headquarters, 9500 Pines Boulevard, Building B, second Floor, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024. There is a nominal materials charge for these classes and certifications normally are good for two years. Call 954-499-9600 for more information.
***CPR classes are postponed due to COVID-19. Please check back regularly for updates***
Fire Inspection Invoices payments are accepted online. Click this link
Please note the following scheduling changes to Sanitation, Recycling and Bulk Trash for the holidays. 1. There will be no change to the garbage, recycling and bulk schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday (11/22/2018). 2. Residents will not receive garbage, recycling and bulk service on Tuesday, December 25, 2018 (Christmas Day), those residents that do not receive garbage and recycling service on Christmas Day should place carts out for pick up on their next regularly scheduled pick up day. 3.Residents scheduled for bulk pick up on 12/25/18 (Zone 7) have been re-scheduled for Monday 12/31/18. 4. There will be no change to the garbage, recycling and bulk schedule for the New Years holiday (1/1/2019) Please direct all questions to: Waste Pro USA: 954.967.4200 or Pembroke Pines Public Service Department: 954.518.9000 Happy Holidays!
Please call the City of Pembroke Pines Public Services Department to request special service if you are disabled at 954-518-9000.
You can find out your garbage, recycling, or bulk pickup day by viewing the schedules. You may also call the City of Pembroke Pines Public Services Department at 954-518-9000 or Waste Pro USA at 954-967-4200 for recycling, garbage, or bulk pickup days.
Do not place HHW (flammables, paint, poisons, motor oil, etc.) inside the cart. Contact the City of Pembroke Pines Public Services Department at 954-518-9000.
Please note the following scheduling changes to Sanitation, Recycling and Bulk Trash for the holidays. 1. There will be no change to the garbage, recycling and bulk schedule for the Thanksgiving holiday. 2. Garbage and recycling should be placed out for pick up on the resident's next regularly scheduled pick up day. 3. Residents will not receive garbage, recycling and bulk service on Friday, December 25, 2015 (Christmas Day). 4. Residents scheduled for bulk pick up on 12/25/15 (Zone 8) have been re-scheduled for Tuesday- 12/29/15. 5. There will be no change to the garbage, recycling and bulk schedule for the New Years holiday.. Please direct all questions to: Waste Pro USA: 954.967.4200 or Pembroke Pines Public Service Department: 954.518.9000 Happy Holidays!
No, please review the attached Application Instruction sheet
You are able to obtain what is called, “Equivalency of Training”. You must attend a 2 week course and demonstrate proficiency in high liability areas and then pass the Florida State Officer Certification Examination.
Out of area/state applicants will normally have to make three trips to South Florida to complete the process. Please keep in mind that if you are hired by the City as a Police Officer, you will be eligible for up to $5,000 in relocation expenses and you may apply your cost to come to South Florida for the application process.
First Trip – contacting Broward College to take the necessary test (physical agility test, swim test, basic abilities test).
Second Trip – To meet with the Personnel Selections Unit of the Police Department to complete the next phase of the process (may include, oral interviews, B-Pad, polygraph, psychological, etc.)
Third Trip – Next phase may include, medical, and further interviews
The police academy is approximately five months
No, if you are hired as a police officer the City will pay for your academy and you will also receive the full police officer salary of $49,732/year during the academy training.
No, you need to have completed at least 60 semester hours of college classes or have at least two years of active military service or have at least two years of law enforcement experience as a certified police officer.
Complete the Police Applicant Inquiry Form to receive an application package and instructions. Call (954) 392 – 2090 with any questions.
A Tropical Disturbance originates in the tropics or subtropics, which is sustained for 24 hours or more; a Tropical Depression has a maximum sustained wind speed of up to 38 mph and has a closed circulation; a Tropical Storm has maximum sustained winds ranging from 39 mph to 73 mph and the center is more concentrated with outer rainfall organizing into bands.
No, it offers little strength to the glass and NO protection against flying debris. It is advisable to put up hurricane shutters over doors and windows or plywood panels if you don’t have shutters.
When a hurricane watch is issued, double check supplies, shutters and your plans. If any action needs to be taken do it now before having to hunker down. Get some cash from the ATM and gas up the car. When a hurricane warning is issued, put shutters up before winds get too high. Make sure the yard is cleaned and pool is prepped, lower the refrigerator temperature and fill up the bathtub and any empty jugs with water. If you are evacuating, make sure your property is ready and leave the area with plenty of time ahead.
The National Hurricane Center provides a “hurricane glossary” for the most commonly used words.
Wind shear is a term given to upper level winds that blow from west to east against a west moving hurricane. It tears up the hurricane’s clouds and stops tropical development.
Cape Verde-type hurricanes are in the Atlantic and develop into tropical storms fairly close to the Cape Verde Islands, and then become hurricanes before reaching the Caribbean. Typically, they occur in August and September.
No. It is a myth that opening windows will help equalize pressure in a house when a hurricane approaches. The windows should be boarded up with plywood or shutters.
A hurricane (tropical cyclone) is given a name when it becomes a tropical storm. It’s easier to remember the name of a storm that using latitude and longitude to track it. It also helps prevent confusion when more than one hurricane is being tracked. In 1953, the U.S. Weather Bureau began assigning women’s names to tropical storms. In 1979, men’s names were included on the list. The names are in alphabetical order, excluding the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z. Today, the list includes names of English, Spanish and French origin because these languages are most commonly used by the countries in the Atlantic Basin.
It can. In years with an El Nino, there are typically few tropical storms and hurricanes because vertical shear increases during El Nino years. The shear prevents formation and intensification. El Nino is a warming of the Pacific Ocean which usually occurs every three to seven years and effects weather patterns around the world. La Nina is the opposite of El Nino with cooler than normal ocean waters in the Pacific. In years with La Nina, researchers have found there is an increased number of hurricanes and an increased changed that the United States and Caribbean will experience hurricanes.
Do not allow tree trimmers to: "Hurricane Prune", "Top" or "Hat Rack" your trees as these are forms of tree abuse. Other types of trimming practices to avoid are: "Lion Cut", "Lollipop Cut" or "Topiary".
Please feel free to contact the Planning and Economic Development Department and/or the City's Landscape Planner/Arborist at 954-392-2100 for more information or any questions regarding species selection prior to purchasing trees.
Code related issues may be reported to the City Code Compliance Department (954) 431-4466.
You should be self-sufficient for at least seven days, following a hurricane or any other serious emergency. This means you should have seven days' worth of supplies for each member of your household and your pet(s).
No. The City of Pembroke Pines suggests you contact FPL to notify them of your power issues.
Please contact the Red Cross directly.
It can. In years with an El Niño, there are typically few tropical storms and hurricanes because vertical shear increases during El Niño years. The shear prevents formation and intensification. El Niño is a warming of the Pacific Ocean which usually occurs every three to seven years and effects weather patterns around the world. La Nina is the opposite of El Niño with cooler than normal ocean waters in the Pacific. In years with La Nina, researchers have found there is an increased number of hurricanes and an increased changed that the United States and Caribbean will experience hurricanes.
Evacuation orders are issued to protect residents from hazardous situations that may affect their area during an emergency. While you cannot legally be forced to leave your home, understand that you likely will be unable to depend on emergency crews such as police and fire rescue to assist you during a life-threatening situation. Conditions outside may not allow emergency units to assist you. So it is strongly recommended that you heed an evacuation order, if given.
Make sure you have enough food and water for them and you keep them indoors with you during an emergency. If you have to evacuate and would like to inquire about placing your pet in a pet-friendly shelter, please call the Humane Society of Broward County at 954.989.3977.
You can reserve a pavilion by calling 954-392-2139. Please visit https://www.ppines.com/323/Park-Pavilions for more information
Please contact Tom Joyce at 954-392-2127 for information on field rentals. You MUST have a permit to use any of the City fields for an event, camps, classes and lessons. Please visit https://www.ppines.com/320/Rentals for more information.
Yes, please visit our Athletics page for information on youth sports.
For additional information contact our Zoning Division at 954-392-2110.
Please note that certain Homeowners Associations have rules which are more restrictive than City Code. Please consult your HOA (if applicable) for more information.
The City does not operate a Community Development Agency as described in Florida statutes.
For more information visit the Broward County website.
Pembroke Pines Police Department9500 Pines Blvd.Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
Commendations received by the Police Department for any employee will result in advising the employee of your gratitude, and permanently recording the employee’s actions and your appreciation in the employee’s personnel file. After an internal review, additional departmental awards will also be considered.
View a map of the location.
Drivers can obtain a Driver Report of Traffic Crash/Driver Exchange of Information form at either the East PD (9500 Pines Boulevard) or the West PD (18400 Johnson Street). Copies may also be downloaded via the Florida DHSMV website, located here.Reports should be mailed to:Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor VehiclesCrash Records 2900 Apalachee Pkwy, MS 28Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Traffic Signals - SIGNALOUT@broward.orgStreet Lights - STREETLIGHTOUT@broward.orgSchool Zones - SCHOOLFLASHEROUT@broward.org For additional information...
Contact Public Services 954-518-9040 Mon. Thru Thurs. 7:00am to 6:00pm. We will advise if lights are City's, FPL or Private HOA maintained and assist with obtaining work repair order.
Contact: Public Services Mon. thru Thurs. 7:00am to 6:00pm 954-518-9040 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many City of Pembroke Pines facilities offer connection to WiFi. Any individual connected to the Guest Wireless Network in order to use it directly or to connect to any other network, must comply with the City of Pembroke Pines policy, the stated purposes and Acceptable Use policies of any other network or host used and all applicable laws, rules and regulations. Inappropriate use of the Guest Wireless Network is not permitted. This policy does not enumerate all possible inappropriate uses but rather presents some guidelines that the City of Pembroke PInes may at any time use to make a determination that a particular use inappropriate.
The Procurement Department can answer all of your bid inquiries.
Our Procurement Department can assist you through the process.
Human Resources posts and processes all available job openings.
For a residential or commercial Utility account, you will need to provide a security deposit, government issued picture ID with signature and either proof of ownership or a lease if you are a tenant. Please check the web-site page opening a new account.
The City bills for Water, Sewer, and Sanitation services once a month. You will automatically receive a post-card bill via USPS. However, if you wish to receive emailed bills, you may do so by setting up an on-line account on the City’s web-site. For more information, please review our web-site for On-Line Services.
A Utility account can be closed only if the property has sold, or if the property is being leased to a new tenant. You will need to provide proof of either, copy of your ID, forwarding address and phone #, in writing. As a reminder, all balances are to be settled prior to closing your account either by the tenant, the owner or at the closing. All security deposits on the account will be applied only to the final balance. Any remaining balance or credit will be mailed to the forwarding address provided. Please make contact with the Utilities Customer Service Department at 954-518-9000 for your balance and security deposit information.
The City has many ways for you to pay your bill: stop by the Utilities Department or City Hall in person between the hours of 7am – 5:45pm Monday Through Thursday; make a payment on-line at www.ppines.com ; make a payment over the phone at 1-877-261-7681; or drop your payment with invoice attached in any of our 3 night drop boxes:
Only two things can increase the amount you are being billed on your monthly bill: increased rates or increased water consumption. The City recently increased the rates for water and sewer services 24.7%. Please check the web-site for the new rates. Increased consumption could be due to many factors. The most common ones are: Houseguests, Running Toilet, Dripping Faucets, and Pressure Cleaning.
No, the City only maintains and monitors water and sewer lines on the City’s property for this type of activity. All water and sewer lines from the meter to and within the dwelling are the responsibility of the property owner. However, to assist, the City has provided some very helpful do-it-yourself tips that you can do before calling out a professional. Please check the web-site for Detecting Leaks.
The Utilities Department bills for water and sewer services based on the reading on your water meter. Each month, your water meter is read either manually, via radio drive-by or wirelessly via the computer. Sewer charges are based on your water consumption.
Yes if you think your bill is either too low or too high. The City is moving towards mobile and wireless water meter technology. The majority of the water meters in the City are read manually which may result in a reading entered in error. Before reaching out, please assess if you have any toilets running, have had company, or have done any work around your property that would utilize more water. You are encouraged to call Customer Service to discuss your bill and request for a verify.
Possibly yes, but it depends on the type of leak and the nature of the repair. You will need to provide back-up documentation including repair bill detailing the work done or provide copy of dated receipts for items used to repair such as chemicals, rented equipment, etc. that correspond to the time the increased consumption appeared on your bill. Please check the web-site for Sewer Credit.
The Utilities Department must maintain all water and sewer lines that feed all households and businesses in the City. There are administrative costs associated and shall be borne equally by all customers. The City of Pembroke Pines is still ranks amongst the lowest rates in Broward County.
Minimum monthly charges for water, which includes from 0-3,000 gallons is $18.45 and minimum monthly charges for sewer, which includes up to 3,000 gallons is $23.61 Additional rates are posted on the web-site under Water-Utility Rates. Please take a moment to review further details.
Yes, certainly! But some restrictions apply. The City does not issue credits for a partially drained/filled pool or for “topping off” a pool. You will also need to provide back-up documentation including repair bill from pool company detailing the work done or provide copy of dated receipts for items used to repair such as chemicals, rented equipment, etc. that correspond to the time the increased consumption appeared on your bill. Please check the web-site for Pool Credit.
The City of Pembroke Pines is proud to be part of the Broward Water Partnership. As the second most populous city in Broward County, this is an excellent opportunity for our residents to take part in saving water. Water resource protection is good today and for future generations. Pembroke Pines is proud to be recognized as #1 in Florida’s to Raise Your Kids. We’re offering rebates and free water-conserving devices to qualifying customers. Replace your old, water wasting toilet with WaterSense® certified High-Efficiency Toilets (HET). Rebates are provided for up $100 each. Apply before you buy. We’re also offering free WaterSense® labeled faucet aerators and showerheads to residential customers. Bring us your old showerhead to receive a new one; you do not need to bring us your old aerators. Please note that you must provide proof that you are a City of Pembroke Pines water customer by bringing a copy of your water bill and photo identification that includes your name and address. You can pick up your water-conserving devices Monday through Thursday (closed Fridays) from 7:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
City of Pembroke Pines Public Services8300 S. Palm Drive Pembroke Pines, FL 33025
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