~Welcome to the City of Key Colony Beach~
Current Events & Updates
Tropical Storm Erika Update and Information
– as of 8/28/15
Storm Ready Emergency Hotline 1-800-955-5504
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State Representative Holly Raschein Visits Key Colony Beach 8/13/2015
First Release of Turtle Hatchlings this Season!
Please take notice that we have a NO WAKE ZONE in our canals. It is very important to keep everyone safe and to keep accidents to a minimum. You are responsibile for your wake. We will be enforcing this rule and would like to ask for your cooperation. Please enjoy yourselves, obey the rules, and stay safe!
Mayor Jerry Ellis
Part Time Receptionist Job Opening – The City is accepting applications for a part time receptionist position. Entry level position with front desk responsibilities providing customer service. Education requirment: highschool graduate. Minimum two years of work experience in customer service and clerical support. Basic computer skills required. Applicants must possess strong communication skills. Slaray: up to $15.00 per hour, 20 hours per week. COntact CIty Hall for an application of CLICK HERE. Application Deadline: August 25, 2015
LOBSTER SEASON INFORMATION
Mini Lobster Season (Sport Season)-CLOSED
The two-day Sport Lobster Season is always the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday in July.
Begins at 12:01 a.m. on the first day of the sport season.
Ends at 12:00 midnight on the last day of the sport season.
Regular Season (Commercial)
State and Federal Waters
August 6 through March 31
Begins at 12:01 a.m. on August 6.
Ends at 12:00 midnight on March 31
Diving and snorkeling restricted in any navigable canal, marina, or within three hundred (300) feet of an improved residential or commercial shoreline beginning four (4) days prior to the opening of lobster mini-season and continuing until ten (10) days has elapsed after the opening of the commercial lobster season. A map reflecting the boundaries of the prohibited areas shall be posted at city hall, and copies shall be available upon request. Idle speed markers as well as buoys provided in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations, shall indicate the boundaries of the prohibited areas that extend to the open ocean. Nothing in this section shall prohibit diving incidental to vessel or dock maintenance provided the diver performing the maintenance lawfully displays a diver down flag and otherwise complies with the requirements of F.S. Ch. 327, as amended from time to time..
AUTOMATIC PAYMENTS – We are accepting forms for automatic recurring payments (ACH) for your Sewer bills. If you would like to take advantage of this option, CLICK HERE to get the Prior Authorization Form and send it back to us. This option is only available for the Septemeber 2015 and forward sewer invoices.
FEES – Building Department Fee Schedule, Resolution 2015-01, Miscellaneous Fee Schedule, and the Business Tax Fees for Vacation and Long Term Rentals have been amended.
Click the link below to view/print the resolutions.
ATTENTION SCAM ALERT – Vacation Rental and Property Managers- The City has recently verified four (4) propoerties advertised on Craigslist illegally, that is, without the owners or property managers knowledge, approval or consent. Use caution when responding to any online advertisements. Please call City Hall at 305-289-1212 ext. 2 to confirm that a Key Colony Beach rental ad is legitimate. 6/3/2015
Property Manager & Local Contact Certification Class Schedule Set for 2015
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There are just over 800 residents of Key Colony Beach, but the population peaks to about 4,000 in mid-winter. The city was founded in the early fifties by developer Phil Sadowski and was incorporated in September 1957. The city is situated on 286 acres and contains approximately 1,400 units of housing. Many property owners make their homes available to visitors for rent on a monthly or weekly basis. Our upscale quiet tropical island atmosphere draws people from all over the world.
Key Colony Beach is governed by five city commissioners elected for two-year, staggered terms. City elections are non-partisan and are held each year on the 2nd Tuesday in March. Thirteen employees assist the city commission including a staff of four in the city clerk’s office, a five-member police department, and a staff of four in the building/public works department. Traditionally, the Mayor also serves as City Administrator, supervising staff and ongoing activities on a day-to-day basis.
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