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Posted on: August 4, 2020

VIOLATION OF A COVID-19 MANDATORY QUARANTINE ORDER IS A SERIOUS PUBLIC SAFETY HEALTH RISK

 Monroe County officials want to remind citizens that a violation of the Florida Department of Health’s mandatory quarantine order is a serious public safety health risk, which can lead to jailtime and/or fines.

 COVID-19 is a c...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

MONROE COUNTY MAKES WEARING FACIAL COVERINGS IN PUBLIC SETTINGS MANDATORY, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners voted on June 17 to make facial coverings mandatory throughout Monroe County, effective immediately.

Facial coverings over the nose and mouth must be worn by all employees and all customers in business establ...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

MONROE COUNTY FIRE RESCUE CONDUCTS ANNUAL COMMERCIAL PRE-INCIDENT PLANNING

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Monroe County Fire Rescue understands the importance of emergency response planning for a variety of emergencies within the Florida Keys community. 

As part of this effort, fire department personnel conduct annual pre-incident or pre-fire plans fo...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

SOUTH FLORIDA REGIONAL PLANNING COUNCIL ANNOUNCES REVOLVING LOAN FOR COVID-IMPACTED BUSINES

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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is partnering with the South Florida Regional Planning Council to oversee and administer a new $5.9 million CARES ACT Business Revolving Loan Fund program that will alleviate ...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

FEDERALLY BACKED MORTGAGE INFORMATION AVAILABLE FOR MONROE COUNTY HOMEOWNERS

Federally backed mortgage information for homeowners

For Monroe County residents experiencing mortgage payment difficulties due to financial hardship related to COVID-19, there are valuable options to help defer and reduce payments. This link provides helpful information about various options available to m...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

MONROE COUNTY PARTNERS WITH CITY OF KEY WEST TO PROVIDE FREE MOBILE PUMP-OUT SERVICES

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At last night’s City of Key West commission meeting, the commissioners voted to partner with Monroe County to provide temporary mobile vessel pump-out services for free to boaters in the following anchorages: Wisteria, Fleming, Seaplane Basin, C...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

COUNTY ANNOUNCES RENTAL AND MORTGAGE RELIEF FUNDING PROGRAM FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY COVID-19

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Monroe County will be distributing funding totaling $838,069 to Monroe County residents who are behind in their mortgage or rent payments due to COVID-19 hardships. This is a countywide program and is inclusive of the municipalities. Anyone who rents or o...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

MONROE COUNTY AMENDED VACATION RENTAL PLAN ACCEPTED BY STATE OF FLORIDA

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Monroe County’s revised plan for vacation rentals during COVID-19 was accepted over the weekend by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) The plan was updated with new capacity limitations, local management contact...
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Posted on: July 27, 2020

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS CERTIFY PROPOSED MILLAGE RATE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2021 BUDGET

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 The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met today virtually to certify the proposed aggregate millage rate of 3.3602, for the $437.3 million Fiscal Year 2021 budget. This budget is 7.5 percent lower than last year’s budget. The...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SPECIAL MEETING RECAP

Board of County Commissioners Special Emergency Meeting Recap

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners met in a special emergency virtual meeting today to discuss protective measures for the Florida Keys with the continuing spike in cases of COVID-19. There was a record number of Zoom participants in attendan...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

COUNTY AMENDS FACIAL COVERING ORDINANCE, ADDS STRICTER PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE

Face Coverings Required with Spanish

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners amended Monroe County Ordinance 014-2020 to add stricter penalties for non-compliance of wearing facial coverings, a mandatory three day closures for cleaning and disinfection of business establishments with...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

MONROE COUNTY WILL USE CURRENT 2017 U.S. 1 ARTERIAL TRAVEL TIME AND DELAY STUDY FOR ASSESSMENTS

TRAVEL TIME STUDY UPDATE

Monroe County tracks traffic on US1 to make sure the roadway provides capacity for cars to flow freely without backlog. This is measured like school grades. The acceptable grade is level of service “C.” During 2019, c...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

TAX COLLECTOR’S OFFICE TO SERVE ONLY MONROE COUNTY RESIDENTS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY

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The Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office will be serving only Monroe County residents at this time effective immediately.

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Monroe County residents needing our services, we must take the unprecedented...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

MONROE COUNTY WILL IMPLEMENT NIGHTLY RESTAURANT CLOSURES AND ALCOHOL SALES BAN COUNTYWIDE

MONROE COUNTY WILL IMPLEMENT NIGHTLY RESTAURANT CLOSURES AND ALCOHOL SALES BAN COUNTYWIDE

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners will implement a countywide closure of restaurants and bars nightly from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. and will prohibit alcohol package sales nightly from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. (in conjunction with the norma...

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Posted on: July 15, 2020

CHIEF OF FLOODPLAIN REGULATORY OPERATIONS MARY WINGATE RECOGNIZED FOR 25 YEARS OF SERVICE

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The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners presented a 25 Years of Service award to Mary Wingate, Chief of Floodplain Regulatory Operations in the Monroe County Building Department, during today’s virtual meeting. The commissioners and admi...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

MOBILE VESSEL SEWAGE PUMP OUT SERVICES MAY BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AS OF JULY 1

Pump Out Service

The Board of County Commissioners approved issuance of a request for proposals (RFP) for the Keys-wide Mobile Vessel Sewage Pump Out Service. The agreement with the current provider, Pumpout USA, expires on June 30, 2020 and to date, the County and the ve...

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