Keys Services Info

 

SERVICE PROVIDER INFORMATION

FOR NEW OR CHANGE OF SERVICES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
IMPORTANT! YOU MUST CALL THE APPROPRIATE AGENCY DIRECTLY FOR SERVICES
AS THEY REQUIRE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION


ESTABLISHING SERVICE TO YOUR PROPERTY

 

ELECTRIC SERVICE

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative ( FKEC )
Lower Keys and Key West (West of the 7 Mile Bridge)
Keys Energy Service (305) 295-1000 – Fax 305-295-1085 www.keysenergy.com
Key West: 1001 James Street (305) 295-1000
Big Pine Key: 13 Ships Way (305) 515-0333
Middle and Upper Keys (East of the 7 Mile Bridge)
Florida Keys Electric Cooperative - www.fkec.com
Middle Keys - Marathon: 3421 Overseas Hwy, MM 48.8 (305) 743-5344
Upper Keys - Tavernier: 91605 Overseas Hwy, MM 91.5 (305)852-2431

 

Items you will need for the electric service:
Visit the office BEFORE 3 PM for the same day service
Driver’s license
Social Security Number
Deposit
If rental unit bring a copy of the lease

 

WATER SERVICE
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) – www.fkaa.com
Office Locations:
Lower Keys: Key West: 1100 Kennedy Drive (395) 296-2454, Fax 296-3346
Middle Keys: Marathon: 3200 Overseas Hwy (305) 743-0261/5409, Fax 289-0170
* Upper Keys: Tavernier: 91620 Overseas Hwy (305) 851-5441 ,  Fax 852-2300

Items you will need for water service:
On the day of closing, no sooner, and BEFORE 4 PM, have your attorney or title fax a copy of the
deed to your property to FKAA to ensure water service that day
Driver’s license
Social Security Number
Deposit
If rental unit – bring a copy of the lease

 

TELEPHONE SERVICE
BellSouth – www.bellsouth.com
Residential: 1-888-757-6500 or Business: 1-866-620-6000
It is helpful if you know the previous owner’s telephone number before calling

Or Through Comcast with your cable service, see below

 

GARBAGE SERVICE
Lower Keys and Key West
Waste Management Garbage Collection
US HWY 1, Rockland Key (305) 296-8297

City of Marathon, Duck Key and Conch Key
Marathon Garbage Service
4290 ½ Overseas Hwy (305) 743-5165

* Upper Keys – Long Key, North and Key Largo
Keys Sanitary Service
300 Central Ave    (305) 451-2025

Upper Keys - Islamorada
Onyx Waste Services – 2 N Blackwater Lane, Key Largo (305) 453-1700

 

CABLE TV SERVICE

High Speed Internet, Cable, InternetTelephone

Comcast Xfinity – www.comcast.com / www.xfinity.com

Call: 1-800-266-2278 / 800- 934-6489

 

COMPUTER CONNECTION
BellSouth – www.bellsouth.com
Call: 1-800-757-8500
Comcast – www.comcast.com
Call: 1-800-266-2278


ADDITIONAL HELPFUL SERVICES INFORMATION

POST OFFICES
Post Office locations:
Marathon: 5171 Overseas Hwy (305) 743-5238
Key Colony Beach: City Hall (305) 743-2249
Key West: 400 Whitehead St 1-800-ASK-USPS
Key Largo: 100100 Overseas Hwy (305) 743-2249
Long Key: 68340 US Hwy 1, Layton (305) 664-4112
Islamorada: 82803 Overseas Hwy (305) 664-4738
Tavernier: 91200 Overseas Hwy (305) 853-1230
Big Pine: 29959 Overseas Hwy (305) 872-2531
Summerland Key: 24700 Overseas Hwy (305) 745-3391

 

LOCAL HOSPITALS
Hospital Locations:
Key West: Lower Keys Medical Center, 5900 College Rd (305) 294-5531
Marathon: Fisherman’s Hospital, 3301 overseas Hwy (305) 743-5533
* Tavernier: Mariners Hospital, MM 91.5 (305) 852-4418

 

LIBRARIES
Monroe County Main Library Branch Locations:
Key West: 700 Fleming Street (305) 292-3595
Big Pine: 213 Key Deer Bvld (305) 872-0992
Marathon: 3251 Overseas hwy (305) 743-5156
* Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101.5 (305) 451-2396
Islamorada: MM 81.5 on Bay side (305) 664-4645

 

VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Monroe County Tax Collector’s office – http://www.monroetaxcollector.com/ New residents must register their vehicles and obtain Florida license tags within 30 days of establishing residency or by the day they begin work or by the time they register their children in school.

Office Locations:
Key West: 1200 Truman Ave (305) 295-5000
3439 S. Roosevelt Bvld

Big Pine: Big Pine Shopping Center (305) 295-5000

Marathon: 3101 Overseas Hwy, M 48.5 (305) 295-5000

* Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101.5 (305) 295-5000

Tavernier: 88700 Overseas Hwy (305) 295-5000

Items you will need:
Proof of vehicle ownership
Proof of "Florida" Insurance
Previous out-of-state title and registration
A state form that includes the vehicle registration number and odometer reading
Valid driver’s license and a second form of personal identification
The vehicle you are registering


BOAT REGISTRATION
Monroe County Tax Collector’s office – http://www.monroetaxcollector.com/
Registration is required on all boats with motors regardless of size. A valid out-of-state registration of any pleasure craft is recognized for up to 90 days in Florida. After that, Florida registration is required. Fees vary according to the length of the boat.

Office Locations:
Key West: 1200 Truman Ave (305) 295-5000
3439 S. Roosevelt Bvld

Big Pine: Big Pine Shopping Center (305) 295-5000

Marathon: 3101 Overseas Hwy, MM 48.5 (305) 295-5000

Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101.5 (305) 295-5000

Tavernier: 88700 Overseas Hwy (305) 295-5000

Items you will need:
Title and/or registration
Valid driver’s license and a second from of personal identification


OBTAINING A FLORIDA DRIVER’S LICENSE 
New residents are required to pass only a visual examination if they have a valid driver’s license from another state.
A new license is valid for 6 years    
Drivers must be at least 16 y.o. to qualify for a driver’s license and 15 y.o. to get
a restricted operators permit

Office Locations:
Key West: 3439 S. Roosevelt Bvld (305) 293-6338

Big Pine: 201 Key Deer Bvld (305) 872-3652

Marathon: 3380 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-2306

Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101 (305) 853-3562

 

* THERE ARE NEW REQUIREMENTS for the Florida drivers license! 

Go to www.GatherGoGet.com for a complete list

Items to bring:

Passport  or Birth Certificate

Your valid out-of-state driver’s license

2nd form of personal identification

Social Security Card

Proof of Florida auto insurance

Mortgage payment book or Rental Agreement

Utility Bill with your name on it or Statement Form from person you live with

There are more,  go to www. GatherGo Get.com

 

ESTABLISHING RESIDENCY 
To establish residency, you may register to vote or file a Declaration of Domicile, which is an affidavit available at the County Courthouse. Filing one copy with the Circuit Court provides a record of your intention to make Florida your home. Simply moving to the State does not guarantee legal residency. For more information contact the County's Clerk of Circuit Court.

 

OBTAINING A FLORIDA VOTER REGISTRATION CARD
You may register at any bank or library in Monroe County or DMV or call the voter registration n your community.

Office Locations:
Key West: 3439 S. Roosevelt Bvld (305) 293-6338
Big Pine: 201 Key Deer Bvld (305) 872-3652
Marathon: 3380 Overseas Hwy, MM 48 (305) 289-2306
Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101 (305) 853-3562

 

SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
Monroe County School District - Monroe County Schools
Main Office, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West (305) 293-1400
Florida Keys Community College – http://www.fkcc.cc/
Main Office, Key West (305) 296-9081


FISHING AND HUNTING LICENSE INFORMATION
Licenses are available from Monroe County Tax collector’s offices or substances ranging from Bait Shops to department stores such as Kmart. For further information, call Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (305) 289-2330

Office Locations:
Key West: 3439 S. Roosevelt Bvld (305) 293-6338

Big Pine: 201 Key Deer Bvld (305) 872-3652

Marathon: 3380 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-2306

Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101 (305) 853-3562


CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICES
Local City Offices:
Marathon City Hall – http://www.ci.marathon.fl.us/ 1045-55 Overseas Hwy (305) 743-0033
Key West – http://www/keywestcity.com/ 525 Angela St (305) 293-8100
Key Colony Beach – http://www.keycolonybeach.net/ 600 W. Ocean Dr (305) 664-2345
Village of Islands Islamorada – http://www.islamorada.fl.us/ 8700 Overseas Hwy (305) 664-4667
Layton – PO Box 778 (305) 664-4667 (open Fridays)


COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES
Monroe County Government Center – http://www.co.monroe.fl.us/

Key West: 110 Simonton St (305) 292-4441

Monroe Count Growth Management Division - http://www.co.monroe.fl.us/

Marathon: 490 63rd St Suite 140 (305) 2892517


Code Enforcement – http://www.co.monroe.fl.us/
Lower Keys: Key West: 110 Simonton St Gato Bldg – Room 1-171 (305) 292-4495
Middle Keys: Marathon: Government Ctr. 2798 Overseas Hwy Suite 330 (305) 289-2810
Upper Keys: Tavernier: Plantation Key Gvt Ctr 88820 Overseas Hwy (305) 852-8135

Planning and Environmental Resources – http://www.co.monroe.fl.us/
Middle keys: Marathon: 2798 Overseas Hwy Suite 400 (305) 289-2500
Upper Keys: Tavernier: 88800 Overseas Hwy (305) 852-7100

Building Department – http://www.co.monroe.fl.us/
Lower Keys: Key West: 5503 College Rd Juvenile Justice Bldg, Rm 2030 (305) 295-3990
Middle Keys: Marathon: 2798 Overseas Hwy Suite 300 (305) 289-2501
Upper Keys: Plantation Key: 88820 Overseas Hwy (305) 852-1469

Monroe County Clerk’s Office – http://www.clerk-of-the-court.com/
Lower Keys: Key West: 500 Whitehead Street (305) 292-4441
Middle Keys: Marathon: 3117 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-6027
Upper Keys: Plantation Key: 88820 Overseas Hwy (305) 852-1469

Monroe County Property Appraiser – http://www.mcpafl.org/


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
Homestead Exemption: To qualify for homestead exemption for the first time, each person must have legal title to the his property, as recorded in the official records of Monroe County, and who resides thereon and in good faith make the same his permanent residence or the permanent residence of another or other legally or naturally dependent upon such person. Each person must reside on the property, have legal title and provide proof of residency as January 1st of the year that they are
applying. Property owners can pre-file for homestead exemption.

The deadline for filing for the upcoming year is March 1.
Lower Keys: Key West: Old Courthouse 500 Whitehead Street – rear of bldg
(305) 292-3420

Middle Keys: Marathon: Gov’t Center MM 48, 2798 Overseas Hwy Suite 310
(305) 289-2550

Upper Keys: Plantation Key: Jerry Ellis Bldg MM 88.7 Tavernier: (305) 852-7130

Bring the following documents to prove ownership and Florida residency dated prior to January 1st
of the year in which you plan to file

Deed as recorded in the Official Records of Monroe County
Voter Registration Card or Declaration of Domicile
Florida driver’s license
Florida vehicle registration
Social Security number
Mobile home owners must bring the title(s) for the mobile home
When filing for homestead exemption, additional information will be requested from you:
Address on last income tax return
Current employer(s) of owners
Date of each owner’s permanent Florida residence
Date of Occupancy
Exemptions filed last year (yes/no)
present address of co-owner not residing on property


STATE GOVERNMENT
State of Florida Government – http://www.state.fl.us/


LAW ENFORCEMENT
Monroe County Sheriff’s Office – http://www.keysso.net/
1-800-273-COPS

Lower Keys:
Key West – 5525 College Road (305) 292-7000
Cudjoe Key – Freeman Substation 20950 Overseas Hwy (305) 745-3184
Middle Keys: Marathon Substation 3103 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-2430
Upper Keys:
Islamorada – Islamorada Sheriffs District 87000 Overseas Hwy (305) 853-7021
Tavernier – Spottswood Substation, Plantation Key 88770 Overseas Hwy (305) 853-3211

City Police Departments
Key West: 1604 N. Roosevelt Bvld 9305) 292-8200

Key Colony Beach: 600 W. Ocean Dr (305) 289-1212

Florida Highway Patrol
1-800-240-0453

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
1-888-404-FWCC


KEYS AIRPORTS
Local Airports;
Key West International Airport: (305) 296-5439
Marathon: 305-743-2155


LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICES
Local Chamber Offices:
Greater Key West Chamber: (305) 292-2587
Big Pine & Lower Keys: (305) 872-2411
Greater Marathon Chamber: (305) 743-5417
Islamorada Chamber: (305) 664-4503
Key Largo Chamber: (305) 451-1414


HURRICANE AND SEVERE WEATHER PREPARTION INFO
Contact:
Monroe County Emergency Management
490 63rd St Oceanside Suite 150 Marathon; (305) 743-5551 1-800-427-9340

National Hurricane Center – http://www/nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnhc.shtml

For up-to-date emergency and weather related information tune into:
Local radio
Cable TV, channel 16 and 52

NOAA weather radio:
162.550 - Miami 162.400 – Key West 162.450 – Islamorada

Check your local BellSouth Real Yellow Pages phone book in the community Information section
for detailed information on hurricane/severe weather preparedness.


NEWSPAPERS
Office Locations:
The Florida Keys Keynoter: 3015 Overseas Hwy Marathon (305) 743-5551
The Key West Keynoter: 2720-A N. Roosevelt Key West (305) 296-6989
The Key West Citizen: 3420 Northside Dr Key West; in Key West call (305) 292-7777 ext 3, on Marathon call (305) 743-8766

Keysnews.com: Florida Keys only daily online news
The Independent: 103400 Overseas Hwy Suite 201-2-2 (305)451-1887
Key Largo Free Press: 81549 Old Hwy Islamorada (305) 664-226
Upper Keys Times: 101411 Overseas Hwy Key Largo (305)453-5454
The Key Largo/Tavernier & Marathon Weekly: 5409 Overseas Hwy near 343 Marathon (305)743-0844
The Reporter/Keynoter: 91655 Overseas Hwy Tavernier 305-852-3216
The Keynoter: Tavernier office 9 1655 Overseas Hwy (305)-853-7103

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