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The City of Tamarac continues to prepare the community through brochures, programs and classes. Each year, the Tam-A-Gram and informational brochures provide hurricane preparedness information and emergency numbers for the community.
Residents are urged to utilize the recorded updates and citizen hotline during a hurricane and/or severe weather that has damaged any areas in the City. During major events, residents can expect to see helpful information coming across their TV on the bottom crawler.
Recorded Updates: (954) 718-1800
Hurricane Hotline: (954) 597-3800
Volunteer Desk: (954) 597-3620
To sign up for CodeRED, Tamarac's Emergency Notification system, call (954) 597- 3800 or visit Tamarac CodeRED.
Broward County Humane Shelter may be reached at (954) 989-3977.
Also visit Broward County's Emergency Preparedness for Residents at Risk.
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To obtain an application for Disabled Person Parking Permits (i.e. Handicapped parking permits) may contact the City Clerk's office.
Once completed and signed by your physician, the form should be submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Their phone number is (954) 497-1570. The form and more information may be found at the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website at www.flhsmv.gov/dmv/disabled_pkg.html.
Visit Broward County Health Department or call (954) 467-4700.
The owner of the property abutting the swale or street is required by Code to maintain the landscaping (for example, hedges) and sidewalks. To obtain information about trees, the tree removal application process or to schedule a tree removal inspection, visit the Broward County Tree Preservation Program or call (954) 519-1483.
The City of Tamarac's Historical Society seeks to research, collect, preserve, and exhibit the history of Tamarac with goals of enlightening the community about our heritage and passing on an enduring legacy to future generations. The Society meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month in the Palm Room at the Tamarac Community Center. New members are welcome. Call (954) 597-3629.
To find a complete list of items that require permits or inspections visit ePermits or call the Building Department at (954) 597-3420.
Business Review Fees are determined from the Fee Schedule. Community Development staff will review each classification listed on the application and calculate the fees accordingly. The Business Revenue Division may be reached at (954) 597-3537.
City ordinance also requires a safety inspection prior to an occupational license being issued for new businesses. This ensures that no previous work was done without permits, or that no unsafe conditions exist. To schedule an inspection, visit Permits & Inspections or call (954) 597-3420.
(Also see Inspections)
Broward Health Coral Springs (954) 344-3000
North Shore Medical Center FMC Campus (954) 735-6000
The City of Tamarac participates in a cooperative program with Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach, and Fort Lauderdale to provide convenient disposal of household hazardous waste. While residents of these cities will no longer have access to a drop-off site, each city will host two HHW/E-Waste drop-off events per year providing the residents of these cities with at least 10 disposal events annually. You may also call Tamarac’s Public Works at (954) 597-3700. For information about medicine disposal, visit BSO’s Operation Medicine Cabinet.
First Time Homebuyer Program serves extremely low-, very low-, low- and moderate-income families. A buyer is not required to live in Tamarac in order to qualify for this program, but the property being bought must be in Tamarac. Eligible applicants are also allowed to use funds from other loan programs in conjunction with the City's loan program.
Home Rehabilitation Program gives priority to repairs that address code deficiencies and health/safety hazards. Items covered are as follows, but not limited to: faulty or exposed electrical, holes in the roof, broken windows and plumbing. Additional items may be covered if funding allows. Condos are only eligible for the Housing Rehabilitation Program for items that are not the responsibility of the condo association. Contractors will be selected from the City's list of qualified contractors. This is an income-qualifying program for which the State has set limits, based on household size. Once the City receives your completed application, the average processing time is 4 - 6 weeks.
For more information, including an application, visit Housing Assistance. You may call the Community Development Housing Division at (954) 597-3539.