Welcome to the City of Key Colony Beach
This is the official web site for the City of Key Colony Beach. It is provided as a public service to keep our citizens and visitors informed about current community affairs.
Key Colony Beach is located in the Heart of the Florida Keys at mile marker 53.5 on US Highway 1 which is known locally as the Overseas Highway. Driving south from Miami on US 1, the Keys begin about mile marker 106 in Key Largo and extend to mile marker 0 in Key West. The city, called the “Gem of the Florida Keys,” is on an island just south of the Overseas Highway connected via a causeway with a very small bridge.
Most residences are on canals with quick access to the Gulf or Atlantic Ocean or have ocean views which make the city ideal for fishing and boating activities. In addition to the residences, there are many businesses in the city, including restaurants, a charter fishing fleet, marina, boat rentals, clothing store, gift shop, dive and tackle shop, liquor store, gas station, convenience store, hotels, real estate offices and a 9-hole par-3 golf course.
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
Key Colony Beach
Notice of Public Input
8th Street Park
The City of Key Colony Beach
will conduct a public meeting to
discuss capital improvements at
8th Street Park. The sole
purpose of this meeting will
be to discuss a $50,000 application
for a Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program Grant to help
finance improvements at the park.
The meeting will be conducted at
the following date, time, and location:
Time: 10:00 am
Location: City Hall
600 West Ocean Dr.
Key Colony Beach, FL
LOBSTER SEASON INFORMATION
Mini Lobster Season (Sport Season)
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
Click here for Class Schedule
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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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