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The FY 2018 Adopted Budget for all funds totals $538,525,739
The City’s property tax rate for FY 2018 is 7.4479 mills and is unchanged from 7.4479 mills in FY 2017. Additionally, there is a debt service millage of 0.2513 mills added to the property tax rate as the voted debt service millage for FY 2018. The voted debt service millage is based upon the approval of a General Obligation Bond for Public Safety and Parks & Recreation capital improvements by a majority of the City residents qualified to vote and voting in the November 2004 elections, and is used to repay that portion of the approved debt service scheduled for repayment in FY 2018. Combining the two millage rates, the total millage rate for the City of Hollywood is 7.6992 mills. It should be noted that there are additional tax assessments imposed by Broward County, the Broward County School Board, the South Broward Hospital District, and several other taxing authorities. All of these tax assessments comprise the total annual ad valorem taxes to be paid.
The millage rate, also referred to as the ad valorem tax rate or the property tax rate, refers to the number of mills assessed per $1,000 or the levy per $1,000 of taxable value of real property. The total millage rate for FY 2018 is 7.6992 mills and is comprised of the millage rate for real property of 7.4479 mills and a debt service millage rate of 0.2513 mills.
The City’s General Fund is the fiscal and accounting entity used to account for both general government activities and those activities not required to be accounted for in another fund. Included in governmental activities and operations funded by the General Fund are the Offices of the City Commission, City Manager, and City Attorney; Public Safety, Police and Fire, Departments; Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts; Public Works; and Development Services Departments. The General Fund is the City’s largest fund with a FY 2018 total budget of $257,506,148 representing 46.6% of the FY 2018 Adopted All Funds Budget. Revenues, which will fund the General Fund include net property taxes, utility service tax, simplified communications tax, franchise tax, occupational license fees, building permits, state shared revenues, fire rescue assessment fees, and user charges/fees.
The Adopted FY 2018 Operating Budget provides for 1,270 budgeted, full-time positions which represent a net decrease of one (1) position from the Amended FY 2017 Operating Budget.
The certificates of insurance or exemption must show the City of Hollywood as the certificate holder.
Please note that all resubmitted plans with corrections / or changes are also subject to the maximum 30 working days and are re-reviewed in date order.
The fee is $28 annually for residential and $40 for non-residential. An invoice is mailed to alarm registrants the beginning part of October and is due by October 31.
New Year’s Day - January 1stMartin Luther King, Jr. Day - the third Monday in JanuaryPresident’s Day - the third Monday in FebruaryMemorial Day - the last Monday in MayIndependence Day - July 4thLabor Day - the first Monday in SeptemberVeteran’s Day - November 11thThanksgiving Day - the fourth Thursday in NovemberDay after Thanksgiving - the fourth Friday in NovemberChristmas Eve - December 24thChristmas Day - December 25thNew Year’s Eve - December 31st
Citations will have the code section that was violated and will state the time allowed for compliance. The length of time given generally depends on the nature of the violation and the measures necessary to make corrective actions. If you do not understand the nature of the violation or if you need additional time to comply, contact the officer who issued the notice. The objective is compliance; reasonable requests for extensions are generally granted. You may also receive a letter regarding the violation; however, not all violations require a follow-up letter. Failure to comply may result in the case being referred to a City contractor for correction with assessment of the appropriate fee. Garbage and commingled violations are corrected by the Public Works Department with a penalty fee assessed. Additionally, cases may be scheduled for adjudication by the Special Magistrate. The Magistrate can assess a fine for continued noncompliance. An unpaid fine generally results in a lien on the property. Work performed by City contractors to correct violations which are unpaid becomes a property tax lien which has to be paid in order to transfer the sale of the property.
However, a Certificate of Use is not required for single family homes, or home based businesses.
• Temporary Banner/Balloon Permit Application (can be found in the Division of Planning Office and online by selecting the link below.• Rendering of sign showing dimensions• Certificate of UseA temporary banner/balloon permit is only valid for 10 consecutive days, three times per year. A fee of $50.00 per 10 days is required. application
If the citizen wishes to make a claim, the citizen will be instructed that within three business days they must:
1. Place the Department on notice by contacting the Department's Property and Evidence Unit.
2. Pay a $25 deposit to the Department's Central Records to cover the cost of transportation, storage and publication notice. Such deposit will be reimbursed to the citizen by the rightful owner if they reclaim the property.
In felony cases, the Probable Cause Affidavit, reports and statements are forwarded by the Hollywood Police Department’s Case Filing Unit to the State Attorney’s Office. The State Attorney’s Office determines which cases they will prosecute.
Copies of police reports can be obtained at the Police Departments Records Section located at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm excluding holidays and weekends. The cost of a police report is $.15 cents per page, or 20 cents for a double sided copy. Certified copies of reports are $1 per page. If extensive research is needed to complete a request, additional fees will apply.
Only those individuals involved in a crash, or their agent can obtain a copy of the crash report within 60 days of the crash date. An affidavit will be required to obtain such report.
Contact the Special Operations Division of the Hollywood Police Department3250 Hollywood Blvd.Ph: 954.967.4456
Evidentiary items related to crimes other than capital felonies will be disposed of after the final disposition of the courts; as outlined within the Florida State Statutes relating to evidence retention.
You may assign another person to retrieve your property with a notarized letter of authorization and photo identification. The letter must be addressed to the Hollywood Police Department Property Unit and include:
Complaint Process:All complaints will be accepted by the Internal Affairs Unit and can be received in person, by letter, by complaint form, by telephone, or by e-mail. Anonymous complaints are also accepted. The Office of the Chief of Police will review all complaints and a determination will be made to assign the complaint to the appropriate Division Major or the Internal Affairs Unit for investigation. Following a thorough and impartial investigation, a disposition will be rendered based on all available factual information. The complainant will be contacted at the completion of the investigation, and will have an opportunity to discuss the disposition of the complaint.
Step 1: You may contact the Hollywood Police Internal Affairs Unit at 954.967.4398, by email to IA@hollywoodfl.org
Step 2: Complaints can be documented on a Complaint Intake Form. Forms are located in the lobby of Police Headquarters.
Step 3: Completed Complaint Intake Forms may be hand-delivered to any On-Duty Supervisor, hand-delivered to the Public Information Desk in the lobby of Police Headquarters, mailed or faxed to the number included on the Complaint Intake Form, or emailed to IA@hollywoodfl.org.
Complaints can also be submitted via our online Complaint Intake Form available on the Internal Affairs website. Click the Internal Affairs website link below.
You must print, fill out, then mail, fax or hand-deliver the form to:
Hollywood Police Department Internal Affairs Unit 3250 Hollywood Boulevard Hollywood, Florida 33021 954.967.4398 (Internal Affairs Unit) 954.967.4313 (Fax)
Step 4: You may at any time speak with an On-Duty Supervisor to initiate a complaint on any Member of the Police Department by contacting 954.764.4357. Step 5: Upon receipt of the complaint, you will be contacted by the investigating Supervisor or the Internal Affairs Unit. At this step you may be requested to provide a sworn statement(s), produce any evidence of allegations and/or discuss the complaint in detail. Internal Affairs
Countywide background checks are available at 2600 Broward Boulevard. Their contact number is 954.831.8700.
A Level II background check is available through the Federal Bureau of Investigations. Their contact number is 754.703.2000.
Full background checks for State of Florida are available through the State. Their contact information is 850.410.8109.
According to the Municipal Code of Ordinances, Chapter 155.30, property owners are responsible for the maintenance of sidewalks, swales and curbs that abut their properties. For more information regarding the 50/50 sidewalk repair cost sharing program please call Engineering Division at 954.921.3900.
Please contact Engineering Division at 954.921.3900. Please note: a permit is required for tree removal.
The cost is $33.00 for single family houses, $112.00 + $33.00 per tree, Non-single family houses, due upon issuance of permit.
Call Public Works between 7am and 6pm at 954.967.4526. Call All Bee at 888.725.5233 after 6pm. Please note: a fee will be charged for inspection and removal services IF on private property.