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Florida Keys Utilities

SERVICE PROVIDER INFORMATION

FOR NEWCOMERS TO THE FLORIDA KEYS

Important: You must call the appropriate agency directly for services as they require your personal information.

 

  1. ESTABLISHING SERVICE TO YOUR PROPERTY

 

  1. ELECTRIC SERVICE

Lower Keys and Key West (West of the 7 Mile Bridge)

Keys Energy Service (305) 295-1000 – www.keysenergy.com

  1. Key West: 1001 James St. (305) 295-1001

Midd1e and Upper Keys (East of the 7 Mile Bridge)

Florida Keys Electric Cooperative. www.fkec.com

  1. Middle Keys – Marathon: 3421 Overseas Hwy, MM 48.8 (305) 743-5344
  2. Upper Keys – Tavernier: 91630 Overseas Hwy, MM 91.5 (305)852-2431

Items you will need for the electric service:

  1. Visit the office BEFORE 3 PM for the same day service
  2. Driver’s license
  3. Social Security Number
  4. Deposit
  5. If rental unit bring a copy of the lease

 

  1. WATER SERVICE

Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority(FKAA) -www.fkaa.com

Office Locations:

  1. Lower Keys: Key West: 1100 Kennedy Drive (305) 296-2454, info@fkaa.com
  2. Middle Keys: Marathon: 3200 Overseas Hwv (305) 296-2454
  3. Upper Keys: Tavernier: 91620 Overseas Hwy (305) 296-2454

Items you will need for water service:

  1. 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

  1. Driver’s license
  2. Social Security Number
  3. Deposit
  4. If rental unit – bring a copy of the lease

 

  1. 3. STORM-SEWER-GARBAGE-Key West

City of Key West – Revenues Customer Service, 3110 Flagler Ave, Key West (305) 809-3902; (f) (305) 809-3739

 

  1. TELEPHONE SERVICE

 

AT&T www.att.com

1.Residential: 1-800-288-2020

2.Business 1-877-219-3898

It is helpful if you know the previous owner’s telephone number before calling, and Account PIN# if possible

 

  1. GARBAGE SERVICE

 

Lower Keys and Kev West

Waste Management Garbage Collection

(305) 296-2794

 

City of Marathon, Duck Key, and Conch Key

Marathon Garbage Service

4290 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

Advanced Disposal

86490 Overseas Hwy Islamorada (305) 853-3433

 

  1. CABLE TV SERVICE

Comcast/Xfinity – my.xfinity.com Call: l-800-266-2278

 

 

  1. Internet

AT&T – www.att.com

 Call: 1-800-288-2020

 

Comcast/Xfinity – my.xfinity.com

Call: 1-800-266-2278

 

  1. ADDITIONAL HELPFUL SERVICES INFORMATION

 

  1. POST OFFICES

Post Office Locations:

  1. Key Largo: 100100 Overseas Hwv 1-800-275-8777 OR 305-743-2249
  2. Tavernier: 912 Overseas Hwv 1-800-275-8777 OR 305-853-1230
  3. Islamorada: 82801 Overseas Hwy 1-800-275-8777 OR 305-664-4738
  4. Layton: 68340 Overseas Hwv 1-800-275-8777 OR 305-664-4112
  5. Key Colony Beach: 600 W Ocean Dr 1-800-275-8777 OR 305-743-2249
  6. Marathon: 11400 Overseas Hwv 1-800-275-8777
  7. Marathon: 5171 Overseas Hwv 1-800-275-8777 OR 305-743-5238
  8. Big Pine Key: 29959 Overseas Hwv 1-800-275-8777 OR 305-872-2531
  9. Summerland Key: 24700 Overseas Hwv 1-800-275-8777 OR 305-745-3391
  10. Naval Air Station: 4069 Langley Ave Bldg A, Naval Air Station 1-800-275-8777
  11. Key West: 2764 N. Roosevelt 1-800-275-8777
  12. Key West: 400 Whitehead St 1-800-275-8777

 

  1. LOCAL HOSPITALS

Hospital Locations:

  1. Key West: Lower Keys Medical Center, 5900 College Rd (305) 294-5531
  2. Marathon: Fisherman’s Hospital, 3301 overseas Hwy (305) 743-5533
  3. Tavernier: Mariners Hospital, 91500 Overseas Hwy (305) 434-3000

 

  1. LIBRARIES

Monroe County Main Library Branch Locations

  1. Key West: 700 Fleming Street (305) 292-3595
  2. Big Pine: 213 Key Deer Blvd (305) 872-0992
  3. Marathon: 3251 Overseas Hwy (305) 743-5156
  4. Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, 81830 Overseas Hwy (305)451-2396
  5. IsIamorada: 81830 Overseas Hwy, MM 81.5 on Bay Side (305) 664-4645

 

  1. VEHICLE REGISTRATION

Monroe County Tax Collector’s officewww.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:

  1. Key West: 1200 Truman Ave #101 (305) 295-5010

3304 N. Roosevelt Blvd

  1. Marathon: 3015 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-6034
  2. Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, 101487 Overseas Hwy, MM 101.5 (305) 295-5010
  3. Tavernier: 88800 0verseas Hwy (305) 852-7150

Items you will need:

  1. Proof of vehicle ownership
  2. Proof of Insurance
  3. Previous out-of-state title and registration
  4. A state form that includes the vehicle registration number and odometer reading
  5. Valid driver’s license and a second form of personal identification
  6. The vehicle you are registering

 

  1. 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:

  1. Key West: 1200 Truman Ave (305) 295-5000
  2. Marathon: 3015 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-6034
  3. Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, 101487 Overseas Hwy, MM 101.5 (305) 295-5010
  4. Tavernier: 88800 0verseas Hwy (305) 852-7150

 

Items you will need:

  1. Title and/or registration
  2. Valid driver’s license and a second form of personal identification

 

  1. OBTAINING A FLORIDA DRIVER’S LICENSE

Monroe County Tax Collector’s Office – http://www.monroetaxcollector.com

  1. New residents are required to pass only a visual examination if they have a valid driver’s license from another

state – an appointment is recommended.

  1. A new license costs $48.00 and is valid for 6 years; license renewal Is $48.00;

Replacement Is $25.00, No Cards, Cash & Check only

  1. Drivers must be at least 16 years old to qualify for a driver’s license and 15 years old to get a restricted operators permit

Office Locations:

  1. Key West: 3304 N. Roosevelt Blvd (305) 295-5010
  2. Marathon: 3101 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-2306
  3. Key Largo: 101487 Overseas Hwy, Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101 (305) 853-3562

Items to bring:

  1. Your valid out-of-state driver’s license
  2. 2nd form of personal Identification

 

  1. OBTAINING A FLORIDA VOTER REGISTRATION CARD

You may register at any bank or library In Monroe County or call the voter registration in your community.

Office Locations:

  1. Key West: 3304 N. Roosevelt Blvd (305) 295-5010
  2. Marathon: 3101 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-2306
  3. Key Largo: 101487 Overseas Hwy, Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101 (305) 853-3562

 

  1. SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
  2. Monroe County School Districtwww.keysschools.com

Main Office, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West (305) 293-1400

  1. The College of the Florida Keyswww.fkcc.edu

Main Office, 5901 College Rd, Key West (305) 296-9081

 

  1. FISHING AND HUNTING LICENSE INFORMATION

Licenses are available from Monroe County Tax collector’s office; or substances ranging from bait shops to department store such as Kmart. For further information, call Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (305) 289-2330

 

Office Locations:

  1. Key West: 3304 N. Roosevelt Blvd (305) 295-5010
  2. Marathon: 3101 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-2306
  3. Key Largo: 101487 Overseas Hwy, Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101 (305) 853-3562

 

  1. CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICES

Local city offices:

  1. Marathon City Hall- http://www.ci.marathon.fl.us 9805 Overseas Hwy (305) 743-0033
  2. Key West – http://www.cityofkeywest.fl.gov 3132 Flagler Ave (305) 809-3700
  3. Key Colony Beach – http://www.kevcolonybeach.net 6OO E. Ocean Dr (305) 289-1212
  4. Village of Islamorada – http://www.islamorada.fI.us 81990 Overseas Hwv (305) 664-6400
  5. Layton – PO Box 778 (305) 664-4667 (open Fridays)

 

  1. COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES

 

  1. Monroe County Government Centerhttp://www.co.monroe.n.us

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

  1. Monroe County Growth Management Division http://www.co.monroe.n.us

Marathon: 490 63rd St Suite 140 (305) 289-2517

  1. Code Enforcementhttp://www.co.monroe.fl.us

Lower Keys: Key West: 110 Simonton St Gato Bldg – Room 1-111 (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

 

  1. Planning and Environmental Resourceshttp://www.co.monroe.fl.us/

       Middle Keys: Marathon: 2798 0verseas Hwy Suite 400 (305) 289-2500

Upper Keys: Tavernier: 88800 Overseas Hwy (305) 852-7100

 

  1. Building Departmenthttp://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

 

  1. Monroe County Clerk’s Officehttp://www.clerk-of-the-court.com

Lower Keys: Key West: SOD Whitehead Street (305) 292-4441

Midd1e Keys: Marathon: 3117 Overseas Hwy (30S) 289-6027

Upper Keys: Plantation Key: 88820 Overseas Hwy (305) 852-1469

  1. Monroe County Property Appraiserhttp://www.mcpafl.org

Homestead Exemption: To qualify for homestead exemption for the first time, each person must have legal title to 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:

  1. Deed as recorded In the Official Records of Monroe County
  2. Voter Registration card or Declaration of Domicile
  3. Florida driver’s license
  4. Florida vehicle registration
  5. Social security number
  6. Mobile home owners must bring the title(s) for the mobile home

When filing for homestead exemption, additional information will be requested from you:

  1. Address on last Income tax return
  2. Current employer(s) of owners
  3. Date of each owner’s permanent Florida residence
  4. Date of Occupancy
  5. Exemptions filed last year (yes/no)
  6. Present address of co-owner not residing on property

 

  1. STATE GOVERNMENT

State of Florida Government – http://www.myflorida.com

 

  1. LAW ENFORCEMENT
  2. 1. 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

 

  1. City Police Departments

Key West: 1604 N. Roosevelt Blvd (305) 809-1111

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

 

  1. Florida Highway Patrol

1-800-240-0453

 

  1. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

1-888-404-FWCC

 

  1. KEYS AIRPORTS

Local Airports

  1. Key West International Airport: (305) 809-5200
  2. Marathon; 305-743-4222

 

  1. LOCAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFICES

Local Chamber Offices:

  1. Greater Key West Chamber: (305) 294-2587
  2. Big Pine Lower Keys: (305) 872-2411
  3. Greater Marathon Chamber: (305) 743-5417
  4. Islamorada Chamber: (305) 664-4503
  5. Key Largo Chamber: (305) 451-1414

 

  1. HURRICANE AND SEVERE WEATHER PREPARATION INFO

Contact:

  1. Monroe County Emergency Management

490 63rd St Oceanside Suite 150 Marathon; (305) 289-6018 1-800-955-5504

  1. National Hurricane Center – http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
  2. For up-to-date emergency and weather-related information tune into:
  3. Local radio
  4. Cable TV, channel 16 and 52
  5. NOAA weather radio:

162.550 – Miami         162.400 – Key West            162.450 – Islamorada

  1. Check your local Real Yellow Pages phone book in the community information section

for detailed information on hurricane/severe weather preparedness.

 

  1. NEWSPAPERS

Office Locations

 

  1. The Florida Keys Keynoter: 3015 Overseas Hwy Marathon (305) 743-5551 www.flkeysnews.com
  2. The Key West Citizen: 3140 Flagler Ave, Key West (305) 292-7777 www.keysnews.com
  3. Free Press: 91731 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier (305) 853-7277 www.keysnews.com
  4. Keys Weekly: www.keysweekly.com

-Upper Keys (Tavernier): 91760 Overseas Hwy (305) 363-2957

-Marathon Office: 9709 Overseas Hwy (305)743-0844

-Key West: 5450 McDonald Ave, No. 5 305-453-6928

 

  1. REPTILE / INVASIVE SPECIES SIGHTINGS

 

Sightings of reptile or invasive species, please call: 1-888-483-4681