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The Town of Southwest Ranches is proud to announce the launch of our new CodeRED community notification system to send important alerts and time-sensitive messages to staff members and residents. Along with emergency and critical messages, the CodeRED notification system will also enhance community engagement via the release of important but non-emergency information such as road closures and trash collection schedule changes, and other Town services.

• Registration for this notification service is customized, allowing residents to choose which alerts they’d like to receive, as well as their preferred channel.
• Residents can select several different methods including landline, cell phone, email, text message, TTY, or even a combination. These alerts can be specific to streets, or neighborhoods, so individuals within affected areas are sure to receive relevant information.
• Residents and visitors can keep track of alerts in our Town with the CodeRED Mobile App, which notifies smartphone holders of real-time alerts in the area. Similar to the online registration, users choose which notifications they’d like to receive via the app.

To register for CodeRED click on the link here: CodeRED Registration

For more information please visit the CodeRED webpage on our website here.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be holding public information workshops as indicated below to gain public input on their initiative to study air traffic flows across South-Central Florida.
Professional air traffic and environmental staff will be on hand at these workshops to explain their environmental and design process and outline any next steps. All Southwest Ranches Residents are encouraged to attend these workshops to gain a greater understanding and to ensure your voices are heard.

Workshop Schedule:
April 24, 2019 6-9 p.m.
Signature Grand
6900 SR 84 Davie, FL 33317

April 25, 2019 6-9 p.m.
David Posnack Center
5850 S. Pine Island Road
Davie, FL 33328

For more information and additional dates and locations please see attachment below.

FAA Workshops

Wish to report a potential Town Code violation? Please contact our 24 hour Code Violation Hotline to report it. Call 954-343-7449. Our officers will follow up and address any violations. Lets’ work together to keep our Town special.

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Town’s YouTube Channel. This channel will be used to publish official Town content. Initially, Town Council meetings will be the first offerings and as the channel progresses we will publish content featuring Town events and other appropriate content.

Please take a moment to review our channel (Southwest Ranches Official Channel). Please use this channel to view Town Council meetings and other related content. As we continue to increase our social media presence please keep an eye on the horizon, as we will be developing a Twitter account and Facebook account in the near future.

Our office receives numerous calls every year asking us to confirm property tax exemptions on the recent tax bills. The Property Appraiser’s Office does not set your tax rates or collect property taxes. We assess property for tax purposes and grant tax-saving exemptions to qualified individuals. The property tax bills are mailed by the Broward County Tax Collector’s Office. If you have questions regarding the payment of your tax bill, please contact their office at 954.831.4000 or visit their website at https://www.broward.org/RecordsTaxesTreasury

2020 Homestead Exemption

All qualified Florida residents are eligible to receive a Homestead Exemption on their homes, condominiums, co-op apartments, and certain mobile home lots. To qualify for Homestead Exemption, you must own and make the property your permanent residence on January 1 of the year for which you are applying for this valuable exemption. Pursuant to Florida law, all assessments and exemptions are based upon the status of the property on January 1. If you purchased and/or made the property your permanent residence in 2019 and have not applied for Homestead Exemption, you can apply for 2020 exemptions at any time – there is no need to wait until 2020 to file your exemption application with the Property Appraiser’s Office. You can easily apply online at www.bcpa.net or at one of our many outreach events. Please visit http://www.bcpa.net/Events.asp to see when our Mobile Exemption & Information Team will be assisting property owners with exemption applications in your neighborhood.

The timely deadline to file for all 2020 exemptions is March 2, 2020. You must make the property your permanent residence by January 1, 2020 in order qualify; however, you have until March 2 to file your application with the property appraiser’s office. The late filing deadline for all 2020 exemptions is September 18, 2020.

Once approved, your Homestead Exemption automatically renews each year provided there is no change in the ownership or use of the property. If you are receiving Homestead Exemption for 2019, you do not need to reapply for this exemption. You will receive a Homestead Exemption renewal card next month to keep for your records.

If my office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 954.357.6904 or by email at martykiar@bcpa.net.

Take care,

Marty Kiar

Broward County has launched the lifesaving Yellow Dot safety program. The program is designed to assist Broward County residents and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves.

What is the Yellow Dot Program?

Yellow Dot Brochure

After you review the information above, come into Town Hall and pick up your complimentary Yellow Dot decal and affix it to the back of your vehicle.

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