Patti Stanley, Florida Keys Real Estate Agent and Broker Associate

Resources in the Florida Keys

To help make the relocation process a little easier, we’ve created a Resource Page of contacts in the Florida Keys. For further information or questions, feel free to contact Patti Stanley, your Florida Keys Native Connection.

ELECTRIC SERVICE
Lower Keys and Key West (West of the 7 Mile Bridge)
Keys Energy Service: www.keysenergy.com
Key West: 1001 James Street 305-295-1000
Big Pine: 13 Ships Way 305-515-0333

Middle & Upper Keys (East of the 7 Mile Bridge)
Florida Keys Cooperative: www.fkec.com
Marathon: 3421 Overseas Hwy, MM 48.8 305-743-5344
Tavernier: 91605 Overseas Hwy, MM 91.5 305-852-2431

Items you will need for electric service:
(Visit the office before 3pm for same day service.)

  1. Driver´s license
  2. Social Security Number
  3. Deposit
  4. In rental unit - bring a copy of the lease

TELEPHONE SERVICE
Bell South - www.bellsouth.com
Residential 1-888-757-6500 or Business 1-866-620-6000

Water Services
Florida Keys Authority (FKAA) - www.fkaa.com
Lower Keys: Key West - 1100 Kennedy Drive 305-296-2454, Fax: 305-296-3346
Middle Keys: Marathon - 3200 Overseas Hwy 305-743-0261/5409, Fax: 305-289-0170
Upper Keys: Tavernier - 91620 Overseas Hwy 305-852-5441, Fax 305-852-2300

GARBAGE SERVICE
Lower Keys and Key West
Waste Management Garbage Collection US Hwy 1, Stock Island 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 Avenue 305-451-2025

Islamorada
Onyx Waste Services 2 N Blackwater Lane, Key Largo 305-453-1700

CABLE - TV SERVICE
Comcast - www.comcast.com 1-800-266-2278

COMPUTER CONNECTION
BellSouth - www.bellsouth.com 1-800-757-6500
Comcast - www.comcast.com 1-800-266-2278

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

LOCAL HOSPITALS
Key West: Lower Keys Medical Center 5900 College Road 305-294-5531
Marathon: Fisherman´s Hospital 3301 Overseas Hwy 305-743-5533
Tavernier: Mariners Hospital MM 91 ½ 305-852-4418

VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Monroe County Tax Collector´s Office - www.monroetaxcollector.com
Key West: 1200 Truman Avenue 305-295-5000
Key West: 3439 S. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-293-6338
Big Pine: Big Pine Key Shopping Center 305-295-5000
Marathon: 3101 Overseas Hwy, MM 48.5 305-295-5000
Tavernier: 88700 Overseas Hwy 305-295-5000

DRIVERS LICENSE
Monroe County Tax Collector´s Office - www.monroetaxcollector.com
Key West: 1200 Truman Avenue 305-295-5000
Key West: 3439 S. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-293-6338
Big Pine: 201 Key Deer Blvd.305-872-3652
Key Largo: Trade Winds Plaza MM 101 305-853-3562
Marathon: 3380 Overseas Hwy, MM 49 305-289-2306

BOAT REGISTRATION
Monroe County Tax Collector´s Office - www.monroetaxcollector.com
Key West: 1200 Truman Avenue 305-295-5000
Key West: 3439 S. Roosevelt Blvd. 305-293-6338
Big Pine: Big Pine Key Shopping Center 305-295-5000
Marathon: 3101 Overseas Hwy, MM 48.5 305-295-5000
Tavernier: 88700 Overseas Hwy 305-295-5000

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. Newcomers from out of state should bring their title and/or registration. Registration is handled through the vehicle registration offices. For more information visit www.flhsmv.gov/offices/monroe.html

FISHING & HUNTING LICENSE
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission - www.myfwc.com/license
Monroe County Tax Collector´s Office - www.monroetaxcollector.com
Licenses are available from the tax collectors office as well as bait shops.

CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICES
Local City Offices:
Key West: www.keywestcity.com - 525 Angela Street 305-809-3700
Key Colony Beach:www.keycolonybeach.net - 600 W. Ocean Dr. 305-289-1212
Layton - P.O. Box 778 305-664-4667
Marathon City Hall - www.ci.marathon.fl.us 10045-55 Overseas Hwy 305-743-0033
Village of Islands Islamorada - www.islamorada.fl.us - 87000 Overseas Hwy 305-664-2345

COUNTY GOVERNMENT OFFICES
Monroe County Government Center - www.co.monroe.fl.us
Key West: 1100 Simonton St. 305-292-4441
Monroe County Growth Management Division - www.co.monroe.fl.us
Marathon:490 63rd Street, Suite 140, 305-289-2517

A. Code Enforcement - www.co.monroe.fl.us
Lower Keys: Key West: 1100 Simonton St. Gato Bldg. - Room 1-171 305-292-4495
Middle Keys: Marathon: Government Ctr, 2798 Overseas Hwy 305-289-2810
Upper Keys: Tavernier: Plantation Key Gvt. Ctr, 88820 Overseas Hwy 305-852-7135

B. Planning and Environmental Resources - www.co.monroe.fl.us
Middle Keys: Marathon: 2798 Overseas Hwy 305-289-2500
Upper Keys: Tavernier: 88800 Overseas Hwy 305-852-7100

C. Building Department - 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 305-289-2501
Upper Keys: Tavernier: 88800 Overseas Hwy 305-852-7100

Monroe County Clerk´s Office - www.clerk-of-the-court.com
Lower Keys: Key West: 500 Whitehead Street 305-809-3831
Middle Keys: Marathon: 3117 Overseas Hwy 305-289-6027
Upper Keys: Plantation Key: 88820 Overseas Hwy 305-852-1469

Monroe County Property Appraiser - www.mcpafl.org

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

Lower Keys: Key West: Old Courthouse, 500 Whitehead Street 305-292-3420
Middle Keys: Marathon Govt Center MM48, 2798 Overseas Hwy 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

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

  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

STATE GOVERNMENT
State of Florida Government - www.state.fl.us

LAW ENFORCEMENT
Monroe County Sheriff´s Office - 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:
Islamorado: 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 Blvd. 305-292-8200
Key Colony Beach: 600 W. Ocean Drive 305-289-1212

Florida Highway Patrol
1-800-240-0453, Statewide cell number: FHP

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

KEYS AIRPORTS
Key West International Airport 305-296-5439
Marathon 305-743-2155

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Greater Key West Chamber: 305-292-2587
Greater Marathon: 305-743-5471
Big Pine: Lower Keys Chamber: 305-872-2411
Islamorada Chamber: 305-664-4503
Key Largo: 305-451-1414

HURRICANE & SEVERE WEATHER PREPARATION INFO.
Monroe County Emergency Management - 490 63rd St. Ocean Suite 150,
Marathon 305-289-6018, 1-800-427-8340
National Hurricane Center - www.nhc.noaa.gov/aboutnhc.shtml

NEWSPAPERS
The Florida Keys Keynoter: 3015 Overseas Hwy, Marathon 305-743-5551
The Key West Keynoter: 2720-A N. Roosevelt Blvd., Key West 305-296-6989
The Key West Citizen: 3420 Northside Dr., Key West 305-292-7777
Keysnews.com: Florida Keys online news
The Independent: 103400 Overseas Hwy, Suite 201, 202 305-451-1887
Key Largo Free Press: 81549 Old Hwy, Islamorada 305-664-2266
Upper Keys Times: 101411 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo 305-453-5454
The Key Largo, Taverniera and Marathon Weekly: 5409 Overseas Hwy, Marathon 305-743-0844
The Reporter/Keynoter: 91655 Overseas Hwy, Tavernier 305-852-3216

CONSTRUCTION
www.islandvillaconstruction.com