This is the official web site for the City of Key Colony Beach. It is provided as a public service to keep our citizens and visitors informed about current community affairs.
Key Colony Beach is located in the Heart of the Florida Keys at mile marker 53.5 on US Highway 1 which is known locally as the Overseas Highway. Driving south from Miami on US 1, the Keys begin about mile marker 106 in Key Largo and extend to mile marker 0 in Key West. The city, called the "Gem of the Florida Keys," is a on an island just south of the Overseas Highway connected via a causeway with a very small bridge.
Most residences are on canals with quick access to the Gulf or Atlantic Ocean or have ocean views which make the city ideal for fishing and boating activities. In addition to the residences, there are many businesses in the city, including restaurants, a charter fishing fleet, marina, boat rentals, clothing store, Immediate Care health clinic, gift shop, dive and tackle shop, liquor store, gas station, convenience store, hotels, real estate offices and a 9-hole par-3 golf course.
Vacancy on City Commission
Sadly, Commissioner Schmidt has resigned her position. We thank her for her service to this community. She will be missed. The commission will select someone to fill her seat until the next election in March 2013. »Details
DCA Notice of Intent
The Department of Community Affairs issued a Notice of Intent to find the Comprehensive Plan Amendment for Capital Improvements in compliance. See entire document: Official Information - City Documents - Other Documents. »Details
Seneca "Tucker" DeGraw = 154,
John DeNeale = 193,
Geraldine Zahn = 218.
Congratulations to Mr. DeNeale and Ms. Zahn »Details
Notice of a Manual Audit for Election
City Election to be held March 9, 2010. See full text for details and Spanish translation. »Details
7-Mile Bridge Closures
To read the press release from FDOT, please click on "official Information" then click on "Minutes and Agendas" then click on "Other Documents" then click on "7-Mile Bridge Closure" dated March 10, 2009. »Details
Mary Schmidt = 277 *** Lester "Rusty" Stevens = 216 *** Ron Sutton = 357 *** Jeffrey R. Vorick = 226 *** Total Voters = 410 *** % Turnout = 51.3%. Thanks to everyone who participated in our election! »Details
Notice of Manual Audit for the March 10, 2009 Election
Monroe County Elections Office issued a Notice that a Manual Audit will be permformed for the March 10, 2009 election. To read the notice, click on "Official Information" then click on "Minutes and Agendas" then click on "Other Documents" »Details
Make payments online
You can now make payments to the City of Key Colony Beach online. Pay for Wastewater/Sewer bill, Business Tax, Boat trailer parking, Builing permits and more... »Click here
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There are just over 800 residents of Key Colony Beach, but the population peaks to about 4,000 in mid-winter. The city was founded in the early fifties by developer Phil Sadowski and was incorporated in September 1957. The city is situated on 286 acres and contains approximately 1,400 units of housing. Many property owners make their homes available to visitors for rent on a monthly or weekly basis. Our upscale quiet tropical island atmosphere draws people from all over the world.
Key Colony Beach is governed by five city commissioners elected for two-year, staggered terms. City elections are non-partisan and are held each year on the 2nd Tuesday in March. Thirteen employees assist the city commission including a staff of four in the city clerk's office, a six-member police department, and a staff of three in the building/public works department. Traditionally, the Mayor also serves as City Administrator, supervising staff and ongoing activities on a day-to-day basis.
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