SERVICE PROVIDER INFORMATION FOR NEWCOMERS TO THE FLORIDA KEYS

AFTER BUYING YOUR HOME, IT'S IMPORTANT TO CALL THE APPROPRIATE AGENCY DIRECTLY FOR SERVICES AS THEY REQUIRE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

I. 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: 927 Eaton St. (305) 295-1000
2. Big Pine Key: 13 Ships Way (305) 515-0333

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: 91605 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

2. WATER SERVICE
Florida Keys Aqueduct Authority(FKAA) - www.fkaa.com
Office Locations:
1. Lower Keys: Key West: 1100 Kennedy Drive (305) 296-2454, Fax 296-2188
2. Middle Keys: Marathon: 3200 Overseas Hwv (305) 289-6161/(305) 809-2748
3. Upper Keys: Tavernier: 91620 Overseas Hwy (305) 853-1999, Fax 295-2285

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
2. Driver's license
3. Social Security Number
4. Deposit
5. If rental unit - bring a copy of the lease

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

4. TELEPHONE SERVICE
AT&T - www.att.com
1.Residential: 1-800-288-2020 or Business 1-888-944-0447
2. It is helpful if you know the previous owner's telephone number before calling

5. GARBAGE SERVICE
Lower Keys and Kev West
Waste Management Garbage Collection
125 Toppino Industrial Dr, Key West (305) 296-2794

City of Marathon, Duck Key and Conch Key
Marathon Garbage Service
4290 1/2 Overseas Hwy (305) 743-5165

Upper Keys – Long Key, North and Key Largo
Keys Sanitary Service
300 Central Ave (305) 453-0334

Upper Keys - Islamorada
Advanced Disposal
86490 Overseas Hwy Islamorada (305) 853-3433

6. CABLE TV SERVICE
Comcast - www.comcast.com Call: l-800-266-2278

7. Internet
AT&T – www.att.com
Call: 1-800-288-2020

Comcast - www.comcast.com
Call: 1-800-266-2278

II. ADDITIONAL HELPFUL SERVICES INFORMATION

1. POST OFFICES
Post Office Locations:
1. Key West: 400 Whitehead St 1-8OO-ASK-USPS
2. Key Colony Beach: 600 W. Ocean Dr (305) 743-2249
3. Marathon: 5171 Overseas Hwy (305) 743-5238
4. Key Largo: 100100 Overseas Hwv (305) 743-2249
5. Long Key: 68340 US Hwy 1, Layton (305) 664-4112
6. Islamorada: 82803 Overseas Hwy (305) 664-4738
7. Tavernier: 91200 Overseas Hwy (305) 853-1230
8. Big Pine: 29959 Overseas Hwy (305) 872-2531
9. Summerland Key: 24700 Overseas Hwy (305) 745-3391

2. 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

3. 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: MM 81.5 on Bay side (305) 664-4645

4. VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Monroe County Tax Collector’s office - 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:
1. Key West: 1200 Truman Ave (305) 295-5000
3439 S. Roosevelt Blvd (305)293-6338
2. Big Pine: Big Pine Shopping Center (305) 872-3653
3. Marathon: 3101 overseas Hwy, M 48.5 (305) 295-5000
4. Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101.5 (305) 295-5000
5. Tavernier: 88700 0verseas Hwy (305) 295-5000

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

5. 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
3439 S. Roosevelt Blvd
2. Big Pine: Big Pine Shopping Center (305) 295-5000
3. Marathon: 3101 Overseas Hwy, MM 48.5 (305) 295-5000
4. Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101.5 (305) 295-5000
5. Tavernier: 88700 0verseas Hwy (305) 295-5000

Items you will need:
1. Title and/or registration
2. Valid driver's license and a second form of personal identification

6. 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.
2. A new license costs $48.00 and is valid for 6 years; license renewal Is $48.00; Replacement Is $25.00
3. 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: 3439 S. Roosevelt Blvd (305) 293-6338
2. Big Pine: 201 Key Deer Blvd (305) 872-3652
3. Marathon: 3380 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-2306
4. Key Largo: 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

7. 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: 3439 S. Roosevelt 8vfd (305) 293-6338
2. Big Pine: 201 Key Deer Blvd (305) 872-3652
3. Marathon: 3380 Overseas Hwy, MM 48 (305) 289-2306
4. Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101 (305) 853-3562

8. SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
1. Monroe County School District - www.keysschools.schoolfusion.us
Main Office, 241 Trumbo Road, Key West (305) 293-1400
2. Florida Keys Community College- http://www.fkcc.edu
Main Office, Key West (305) 296-9081

9. 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: 1200 Truman Ave (305) 295-5000
2. Big Pine: 201 Key Deer Blvd (305) 872-3653
3. Marathon: 3101 Overseas Hwy (305) 289-6034
4. Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza, MM 101 (305) 853-3562

10. CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICES
Local city offices:
1. Key West - http://www.cityofkeywest.fl.gov 3132 Flagler Ave (305) 809-3700
2. Marathon City Hall- http://www.ci.marathon.fl.us 9805 Overseas Hwy (305) 743-0033
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)

11. COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES
1. Monroe County Government Center -
http://www.co.monroe.n.us
Key West: 110 Simonton St (305) 292-4441
2. Monroe County Growth Management Division - http://www.co.monroe.n.us Marathon: 490 63rd St Suite 140 (305) 289-2517

A. Code Enforcement - http://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

B. Planning and Environmental Resources - http://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

C. 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

3. Monroe County Clerk’s Office - http://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 4. Monroe County Property Appraiser - http://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

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

13. LAW ENFORCEMENT

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

2. City Police Departments
Key West: 1604 N. Roosevelt Blvd (305) 809-1111
Key Colony Beach: 600 W. Ocean Dr (305) 289-1212

3. Florida Highway Patrol
1-800-240-0453

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

14. KEYS AIRPORTS
Local Airports
1. Key West International Airport: (305) 809-5200
2. Marathon; 305-743-4222

15. 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

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

17. NEWSPAPERS
Office Locations
1. The Key West Citizen: 3420 Northside Dr Key West; In Key West call (305) 292-7777
2. Keysnews.con: Florida Keys only daily online news
3. The Florida Keys Keynoter: 3015 Overseas Hwy Marathon (305) 743-5551
4. The Independent: 103400 Overseas Hwy Suite 201-2-2 (305)451-1887
5. Key Largo Free Press: 81549 Overseas Hwy Islamorada (305) 66+226
6. Upper Keys Times:: 101411 Overseas Hwy Key Largo (305)453-5454
7. The Key Largo/Tavernier & Marathon Weekly: 5409 Overseas Hwy near 343 Marathon (305)743-0844
8. The Reporter/Keynoter: Overseas Hwy Tavernier 305-852-3216
9. The Keynoter: Tavernier office 91655 Overseas Hwy (305)-853-7103