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Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a population count of everyone in the United States. Data from the census provide the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to communities across the country to support vital programs—impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care, and public policy. They also are used to redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts and accurately determine the number of congressional seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Your responses to the 2020 Census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics - they cannot be used against you in any way. By law, all responses to U.S. Census Bureau household and business surveys are kept completely confidential.
Responding to the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. Specifically, data from the 2020 Census are used to:
If you are visited by someone from the U.S. Census Bureau, here are some tips to assure the validity of the field representative:
Census takers must present an ID badge that includes a photograph of the field representative, a Department of Commerce watermark, and expiration date.
Note that census workers may be carrying a Census Bureau phone or a laptop as well as a bag with a Census Bureau logo.
If you still have questions, call 800-923-8282 to speak with a local Census Bureau representative. You can also search for an agent's name in the Census Bureau's online staff directory.
Federal funds, grants and support to states, counties and communities are based on population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors. Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone. When you respond to the census, you help your community gets its fair share of the more than $675 billion per year in federal funds spent on schools, hospitals, roads, public works and other vital programs.
Businesses use census data to decide where to build factories, offices and stores, and this creates jobs. Developers use the census to build new homes and revitalize old neighborhoods. Local governments use the census for public safety and emergency preparedness. Residents use the census to support community initiatives involving legislation, quality-of-life and consumer advocacy.
The framers of the Constitution of the United States chose population to be the basis for sharing political power, not wealth or land. A census aims to count the entire population of a country, and at the location where each person usually lives.
The census asks questions of people in homes and group living situations, including how many people live or stay in each home, and the sex, age and race of each person. The goal is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place.
For the first time in the history of the U.S. census, you will be able to fill out your questionnaire online. In the past, you received a census form in the mail that needed to be filled out and mailed back to the Census Bureau.
For the 2020 Census, between March 12, 2020, and March 20, 2020, Wellington households will receive a letter asking you to go online to complete the census questionnaire.
If you haven’t responded by April 1, you will receive a reminder postcard. If you still don’t respond, you will receive a reminder letter and a paper questionnaire. Use a pen with blue or black ink, or a #2 pencil to fill out the form. Mail it back in the postage-paid return envelope. If you have trouble with your form or answering a question, call the Census Bureau at 1-800-354-7271.
By April 20th, if you haven’t filled out your form, you will receive a third postcard reminder, followed up by an in-person census taker.
Starting in 2019, you may begin to notice census takers in your neighborhood. This is a normal part of the 2020 Census preparation and data collection process. Census field representatives will also continue to collect information for the American Community Survey (ACS) and other ongoing surveys. Learn how to verify the identity of a census worker.
The next census will take place in 2020. Beginning in mid-March, people will receive a notice in the mail to complete the 2020 Census. Once you receive it, you can respond online. In May, the U.S. Census Bureau will begin following up in person with households that haven’t responded to the census.
When it's time to respond, most households will receive an invitation in the mail.
Every household will have the option of responding online, by mail, or by phone. In 2020, for the first time ever, the Census Bureau will accept responses online and by phone. Responding should take less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You can still respond by mail.
Depending on how likely your area is to respond online, you'll receive either an invitation encouraging you to respond online or an invitation asking you to go online to complete the census questionnaire.
Most areas of the country are likely to respond online, so most households will receive a letter asking you to go online to complete the census questionnaire. Look for this letter on or between March 12-20.
Letter Invitation and Paper Questionnaire
Areas that are less likely to respond online will receive a paper questionnaire along with their invitation. The invitation will also include information about how to respond online or by phone. Look for this letter on or between March 12-20.
The decennial census will collect basic information about the people living in your household. When completing the census, you should count everyone who is living in your household on April 1, 2020.
The Census Bureau will never ask for:
•Social Security numbers.
•Bank or credit card account numbers.
•Money or donations.
•Anything on behalf of a political party.
Here are just 50 ways in which Census data is used:
No. Based on Florida Statute Chapter 162, an appeal is only to the Circuit Court.
Yes. Per Florida Statute Chapter 162, an appeal of a decision by the Special Magistrate must be filed to the Circuit Court within 30 days of the date of the Order.
The Code Officer cannot enter your property unless invited onto the property by the property owner or tenant. As a general rule, inspections must be performed from a public right-of-way or easement. In some cases however, a neighboring property owner may give permission to enter onto their property to observe your property.
Yes. Except for homestead property, Florida Statute Chapter 162 provides that liens which remain unpaid for a period of 3 months may be foreclosed upon. The city would prefer to avoid such extreme consequences where possible.
If a nuisance or life safety violation exists, Wellington may correct the violation. Three examples of when Wellington may consider correcting the violation is an overgrown lot, an unsecured swimming pool or an unsecured building providing an attractive nuisance. If Wellington does correct the violation, liens are placed against the property for the costs associated with the correction.
The Division caseload is generated in one of two methods. Responding to citizen complaints is a first priority. In addition, the code officers periodically tour residential communities performing Neighborhood Improvement Inspections.
No. The lien will attach to all properties owned by the property owner in Palm Beach County.
No, it is provided primarily as a courtesy to the property owner. The code officer may choose to send a case directly to the Special Magistrate without providing the first courtesy notice if there is a life safety violation, if a nuisance has been declared, or if there is a repetitive history for the property or owner. In that case, a Notice of Violation/Notice of Hearing will be sent to the property owner notifying them of the violation and Special Magistrate hearing date.
Take prompt action to correct the violation. If you are not sure what needs to be corrected, how to correct it or, if you are working toward correcting the violation, but need additional time due to special circumstances, it is important that you call the code officer to discuss your issues. In most cases additional time will be given if the individual circumstances warrant such an extension.
The Special Magistrate will issue an Order based upon the testimony provided at the hearing and will direct that the violation be corrected within a specified period of time. Fines and liens may be placed against a property as a result of any enforcement action, whether or not the property owner is present at the hearing.
If the violation is not corrected, you will be served with a Notice of Hearing requiring your appearance before the Special Magistrate. The Special Magistrate can assess fines up to $250 per day for each day the violation continues to exist.
A Neighborhood Improvement Inspection is a pro-active, department generated inspection. The code officer will inspect each property to determine if there is any violation of a Wellington Regulation. Approximately 75 to 80% of our total cases are a result of the pro-active efforts of the code officer.
If a violation is noted, a first or courtesy notice will be given to the property owner of record, and in some cases the tenant, to advise them of the problem(s). The notice may be in the form of a letter sent to the property owner, or it may be in the form of a "door hanger" left at the front door of the home. A property owner is given a period of time to correct a violation, usually three to thirty days.
In most cases the costs that the Code Compliance Division incur in the prosecution of a case to the Special Magistrate will be assessed against the property owner at the hearing. A lien will be filed if the costs are not paid within the time frame given by the Special Magistrate. These costs are typically not less than $175 but in some cases have been as much as $600. Actual per day fines will be certified by the Special Magistrate if the violation is not corrected by the time specified in the Order.
These per day fines will continue to accrue until a violation is corrected and the Code Compliance Division is notified of the correction. These fines can accumulate into many thousands of dollars and are filed as a lien against the property.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS-CoV, SARS-CoV, and now with SARS-CoV-2.
Chinese health officials have reported tens of thousands of cases of COVID-19, with the virus reportedly spreading from person-to-person in parts of China. COVID-19 illnesses, most of them associated with travel from Wuhan, also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the U.S. Person-to-person spread of COVID-19 also has been seen among close contacts of returned travelers from Wuhan. The latest situation summary updates, including the number of cases identified in the U.S., are available on CDC’s web page Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Patients who get sick with COVID-19 develop mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:
Many common illnesses can cause these same symptoms. COVID-19 can only be diagnosed at a public health laboratory. Individuals who have these symptoms and have traveled to China or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 should be seen by a doctor or medical professional.
CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.
Although the virus that causes COVID-19 probably emerged from an animal source, it is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest). How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (like measles), while other viruses are less so. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained. The virus that causes COVID-19 seems to be spreading easily and sustainably in Hubei province and other parts of China. In the U.S., spread from person-to-person has occurred only among a few close contacts and has not spread any further to date.
There is no specific medicine to treat COVID-19 infection at this time, though studies are underway. People sick with COVID-19 should receive supportive care from a health care professional. Supportive care means care to help relieve symptoms; for example, medicine to bring down fevers, or oxygen if a patient’s oxygen level is low.
Diagnosis occurs through laboratory testing of respiratory specimens and serum (blood). Some coronavirus strains cause the common cold and patients tested by their health care provider may test positive for these types. The COVID-19 strain can only be detected at a public health laboratory.
As with any respiratory virus, you can protect yourself and others by taking everyday common-sense actions:
Remember that it is also flu season and the Florida Department of Health recommends getting vaccinated, taking everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs, and taking flu antivirals if prescribed.
The Florida Department of Health does not recommend that people who are well, wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).
The Center for Disease Control recommends avoiding travel to China. Chinese officials have closed transport within and out of Wuhan and other areas in Hubei Province, including buses, subways, trains, and the international airport. Additional restrictions and cancellations of events may occur. For travel advice for other countries, please visit that country’s Destination Page or CDC’s Travel Health Notice website.
If you have been in China or have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you will face some limitations on your movement and activity. Please follow instructions during this time. Your cooperation is integral to the ongoing public health response to try to slow the spread of this virus.
The Florida Department of Health suggests the following:
The Florida Department of Health is actively involved in enhanced surveillance for the respiratory illness that may be COVID-19. Epidemiologists will follow up on any suspected cases that meet criteria for COVID-19 to arrange for testing when needed and monitor contacts of any confirmed cases, if they occur.
Florida Department of Health COVID19 Call Center is now available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1 (866) 779-6121 or email your questions to COVIDemail@example.com.
Price gouging may be reported by calling 1-866-9NO- SCAM (1-855-966-7226) or through Florida’s NO SCAMS mobile app, which users can download through the Apple and Android stores.
There is a cut-off date; however, we do not know the exact date until collection begins and progress is measured. Generally speaking, collection can take anywhere from 45 to 120 days to complete. Residents should stay tuned to media for Wellington public announcements.
Stumps are included in collection after a storm; however, they are picked up by a separate contractor and generally collected from the middle to the end of our cleanup efforts.
No! Businesses do not receive storm debris collection from Wellington contractors and must make private arrangements for their removal.
We could be seriously harmed by flying debris if it isn't collected! Wellington encourages residents to plan well ahead by completing all major cutting by April 30th. When residents cut large amounts of debris as a storm is nearing landfall, there is not enough manpower, equipment or hours in the day to collect it all. Wellington and the haulers also have to prepare their own facilities and equipment to safely weather the approaching storm.
FEMA guidelines do not provide for contractors to come into a resident's yard to collect debris. All debris must be moved curbside where your normal garbage pickup occurs.
Fencing is collected by Wellington contractors and should be placed at the curb in a pile separate from vegetative debris and household garbage.
Your recycling bins should never be used for anything other than recycling! Your recycling collector will not pick up trash and your trash hauler will not touch a recycling bin. Drywall and other small amounts of construction debris should be double bagged under 50 pounds.
Small amounts of roofing shingles or tiles should be containerized by double bagging. Small amounts placed loosely at the curb are almost impossible to collect mechanically and if collection is attempted the result is usually extensive damage to lawn, swale, driveway or street. If you have a large amount we recommend the rental of a roll-off container or having your roofer include the cost of removal of the shingles in their roof replacement estimate. In many cases, these costs are covered by your insurance company.
No! There is no reimbursement provided to any individual or community that hires a private contractor to remove and dispose of storm debris generated from a federally declared natural disaster.
Because of the specialized, heavy-duty equipment used to collect as much debris as possible in the shortest amount of time, minor damage to swales and lawns is not uncommon. Residents should be prepared to add fill, dirt, and sod to the staging area of their yard if this occurs.
The homeowner is responsible for cleaning up residual debris following the first collection. All leaves, twigs, pine needles, etc. need to be raked up and containerized in plastic bags for collection on the next pass. Small debris that is not containerized cannot be collected by the heavy equipment used by storm debris contractors.
The collection of storm debris can be very costly and keeping debris types separate reduces the overall cost which is a savings to the taxpayer. Processing clean vegetation is cheaper than processing vegetation with construction and other debris mixed in.
Clean vegetative debris only is collected on the first pass. If your vegetative debris is mixed with construction or other debris, you must separate it and it will not be collected until the second or third pass.
Contractors provided a minimum of 2 passes following the storms of 2004 and 2005. The actual number of times can change depending upon the severity of the storm and the amount of damage it leaves behind.
Hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.
All major cutting and/or tree removal should be done between December 1st and April 30th. Hurricane season has ended by December and even though we have not yet experienced a hurricane in June, it doesn't mean it won't happen. There should be no cutting done from June 1st through November 30th.
If everyone waited until May, the collection system will become overburdened making it impossible to collect all vegetation before a June hurricane landfall.
Neither. Wellington hires private contractors to collect all residential storm debris and FEMA representatives interpret and enforce the rules of collection.
If you receive curbside collection service, your storm debris will be collected at the curb. If you reside in a multi-family unit such as a condominium and have containerized (dumpster) service, your community will need to hire a private company to place all storm debris at the nearest public road right-of-way for collection.
Garbage collection is a priority and it will be the first thing collected following a storm's passing. Residents should place garbage curbside on their regular scheduled collection day unless our public service announcements advise otherwise.
Collection starts almost immediately after the storm passes. Depending on the severity of the storm, it may be 3 to 6 weeks before residents receive their first collection of storm debris.
Wellington has one of the most dynamic equestrian communities in the country and features several venues for a variety of disciplines including polo, dressage, hunter and jumper disciplines as well as non-competitive, family-owned farms. Wellington's Equestrian Preserve Area (EPA) is identified on the Future Use Land Map and is regulated by the Equestrian Overlay Zoning District (EOZD). Wellington's Equestrian Community can be defined by both its location and population. Primarily, the equestrian community is located on 9,000 acres in the western and southern portions of Wellington within the EPA.
It includes the:
During the 1950's, Charles Oliver Wellington bought 18,000 acres of swampland - land that would eventually become known as the Village of Wellington. Wellington began as a Planned Unit Development (PUD) and was approved by Palm Beach County in 1972. Wellington's first polo match was played in the winter of 1979; within just a few years, Wellington exploded onto the equestrian scene, becoming an international destination and the host of the coveted United States Polo Association World Cup. As polo expanded in Wellington, so did hunter, jumper and dressage competitions. Just two decades after its first polo match, Wellington became home to the Olympic Trials for the U.S. Equestrian Show Jumping Team as well as the Winter Equestrian Festival.Wellington's Equestrian Preserve Area (EPA) was first included in Wellington's Comprehensive Plan in 2000, and an Equestrian Overlay Zoning District (EOZD) was adopted to implement unique zoning regulations for neighborhoods within the EPA.
The EOZD was adopted by the Village Council on September 9, 2003 and is known as Ordinance 2003-02.
Wellington's Council created the Equestrian Overlay Zoning District (EOZD) in 2003 in order to regulate development and activities within Wellington's Equestrian Preserve Area (EPA). The EOZD is the zoning regulatory framework that protects the community's character by regulating land uses and development. The purpose and intent of the EOZD regulations are the following:
By identifying and encouraging specific uses that are consistent with the character of the equestrian community, Wellington can sustain its equestrian industry.
Wellington's Equestrian Data Project is a document that will help guide the future of the equestrian community. The goals and objectives of the Equestrian Data Project are to:
Wellington has begun the process of formulating the Equestrian Data Project by coordinating with equestrian stakeholders and gathering data about the equestrian community including its activities, assets and facilities. Staff will collaborate with the Village's Equestrian Preserve Committee and various equestrian focus groups to review data and recommendations to provide a clearer consensus. The Equestrian Data Project is intended to be a community-based document created with participation from all stakeholders.
The Equestrian Data Project will include the following:
Wellington's Equestrian Preserve Committee was established by Resolution 2000-36 to advise Wellington's Planning, Zoning and Adjustment Board about land use decisions within the Equestrian Preserve Area (EPA). The Committee consists of seven residents who reside in the EPA and are involved in equestrian activities or businesses. The powers and duties of the Equestrian Preserve Committee are to provide advice, upon the request of the Village Council, about the following matters:
For more information about Wellington's Boards and Committees, including the application to serve on an advisory board, visit our Equestrian Preserve Committee page.
An Equestrian Data Project is needed to provide purpose and direction that will enhance Wellington's equine industry for years to come. For more than 30 years, Wellington's equestrian community has grown and prospered. During this time, major competitive venues have expanded and the community continues to change. The vision is to enhance the industry as a whole, creating a year-round world class equestrian community that is balanced and sustainable within Wellington and the surrounding region. This will be a collaborative effort and will encourage and promote a stronger relationship among Wellington, residents and businesses to ensure continued equestrian improvements while also preserving the rural lifestyle.
Through public input, Staff can collect data that will guide the growth, preservation and enhancement of Wellington's equestrian community.
Since 1999, Wellington has dedicated and maintained more than 100 miles of public and private bridle trails throughout the Village. These pathways include roadway easements, canal right-of-ways, and public and private bridle path easements. The trails are maintained to provide safe riding conditions for both horses and riders. Funding for bridle trail maintenance and improvements, including the installation of trail head and markings, landscaping, trail footing and trail crossings, is budgeted in Wellington's Capital Improvement Plan each year. Through the Equestrian Master Plan process, Staff will identify potential trail expansions and improvements to provide the safest and most secure pathways for horses and riders.
View Wellington's existing bridle paths in our GIS Map Gallery.
Wellington requires all livestock waste to be containerized and covered, and these bins must not allow storm water to result in waste discharge into adjacent bodies of water. The size of livestock waste bins is not specified in Wellington's Code of Ordinances. However, approval of the design and location must be obtained prior to construction of the manure bin. Livestock waste shall be placed or stored in the livestock waste storage area and shall not be placed, accepted, stored, or allowed to accumulate on any property except as provided in Section 30.153 of the Code of Ordinances.
For more information, contact Project Director Michael O'Dell.
Participation in all activities requires the purchase of a bracelet, with the exception of purchases made with food trucks or vendors. Adult bracelets are only needed for the Haunted Hallways, laser tag, or the hay rides. Bracelets are non-refundable.
Haunted Hallways: Children must be 12 years of age to go through the Hallways without an adult. The Haunted Hallways are not recommended for children under the age of 10.
Hay Rides: Children must be 12 years of age to ride without an adult.
Yes. Bracelets for Fall Festival can be purchased on the day of the event, during normal hours of operation, at Village Park and the Wellington Community Center. Bracelets will also be available for purchase at the event. Sales at the event end at 9 p.m. Bracelet prices are $10 per child, $5 per adult on the day of the event. Children 2 and under are free. Bracelets for adults are only needed for the haunted hallways, laser tag, or hay rides.
Yes, however available parking is limited. We strongly encourage guests to take advantage of the free shuttle, located at the Palm Tran Bus Stop near Macy's at the Mall at Wellington Green. Those still wishing to park at the event should try to arrive early and carpool if possible.
The Haunted Hallways are intended to be frightening and may utilize:
The Haunted Hallways are not recommended for children under the age of 10. Children must be 12 years of age to go through the Hallways without an adult.
The event schedule and activity times will be posted, when available, at wellingtonfl.gov/FallFestival
No sign-ups are necessary for the costume contests, however, a bracelet is required to participate. The pie eating contests are first come, first serve. Sign up at the sound stage. A bracelet is required to participate.
No pets (with the exception of service animals) are allowed in the park.
While some vendors and food trucks may accept credit cards, it is recommended to have cash on hand for purchases.
All applications must be completed in their entirety and minimum requirements must be met. The applications that pass this screening are passed on to the Department Head or Supervisor of the Department with the open position. The Department will arrange interviews with the most qualified candidates.
After the most qualified applicants are interviewed, they may be asked to fill out a release so that a background check, drug screen and physical can be performed. After these screenings, a job offer may be made to the applicant that best fits the needs of the Village.
Applications are accepted online for current open positions only. The online application must be completed in its entirety, and all applicants must meet the minimum requirements for the position they are applying for. Start the process by completing an application online.
Generally, the Village interviews a number of candidates for an opening. Candidates with the best overall match of attributes, such as work experience and skills, will be chosen.
If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, fill out that section of the online application.
The Village has a Pay Grade Chart. It can be viewed online to see what the pay grade is for the position you are applying for. All new hires generally start at the minimum pay of the pay grade for their position.
Sometimes the Village receives many applications, and it can take a few weeks from the time you applied to get a response or phone call. We understand people are anxious to hear back, and therefore, we do our best to review the applications as quickly as possible.
If your application is reviewed and meets our minimum criteria, you may receive a phone call to set up an interview. Should your application be declined, we will notify you via email at the address you provided to us in your online application.
If a senior citizen over 65 meets certain requirements; they are exempt from paying the Local Business Tax. However they still need the Local Business Tax Receipt, but do not pay the tax. Mail the renewal notice to Wellington Village Hall located at 12300 Forest Hill Boulevard Wellington, FL 33414 to validate the renewal at $0.00 and the actual license will be sent back to you. The Local Business Tax Receipt will not show as renewed until we validate it. If you are doing any type of business that requires back up documentation, such as a state or local license, (contractor, etc.) you must send a current copy with your renewal.
Pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 205.192, non-profit corporations are not required to obtain a County Local Business Tax Receipt. A Wellington Local Business Tax Receipt is required, but no fee is charged.
Contact the Florida Department of Revenue for sales tax information or via telephone at 954-467-4200 or 561-640-2800.
If you are using a Fictitious Name, you must have that name registered with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations. Filing for a fictitious name is done through the Divisions of Corporations. Applications are available online.
The taxes are based on the business category, ranging from $100.00 to $2,500.00. Some classifications determine the tax by the number of employees, number of seats, inventory at cost, number of merchandise machines, rental units, etc.
Local Business Tax Receipts are issued within 3 to 5 business days, upon presentation of the application and any pertinent documentation that may be required, such as proof of State Licensing, if required, if the nature of your business is regulated by State or Local certification.
The County application is required to be submitted as part of Wellington's application. Upon intake Zoning will review the application for compliance with Wellington Land Regulations (LDR) for the "use" at the proposed location. If approved staff will sign-off on the County application, process and issue the Wellington Local Business Tax Receipt and mail it and the approved County application to the applicant. For more information, contact the Business Tax Office.
A local business tax shall grant the privilege of engaging in or managing all businesses, professions, or occupations within the village. Business Tax Receipts are issued by the Tax Collector’s Office for the privilege of operating a business in Palm Beach County. Any person doing business within the village's jurisdiction needs a Wellington Local Business Tax Receipt. Businesses will also need to obtain a county license from Palm Beach County Tax Collector. The Local Business Tax Receipt is a tax imposed for the privilege of doing business in both the municipality and the county in which the business is located. Any person who provides merchandise, entertainment, or services to the public, even if only a one-person company or home-based business, must obtain a Local Business Tax Receipt to operate.
No. Depending on the type of business or profession, and the location of your business, you may need State, Professional and County Licenses. Contact the Business Tax Office for more information.
Customers over 65 years of age must meet the following criteria:
Yes. You must submit a new application anytime you make one of the above changes.
All local business tax receipts may be transferred to a new owner when there is a bona fide sale of the business upon payment of a transfer fee of 10% of the annual business tax, not less than $3 or more than $25, (205.033(2), Florida Statutes) and presentation of evidence of the sale and the original receipt. Upon written request and presentation of the original receipt, any receipt may be transferred from one location to another within the village upon payment of transfer fee of ten % of the annual local business tax not less than $3 or more than $25.
Renew in person at our office at:12300 Forest Hill BoulevardWellington, FL 33414
If mailing your renewal, please mail to:Attention: Business Tax Receipt12300 Forest Hill BoulevardWellington, FL 33414
Applications for Wellington's Local Business Tax Receipt are obtained at:12300 Forest Hill BoulevardWellington, FL 33414Map
You may request the appropriate application by calling 561-791-4000 or email BTR@wellingtonfl.gov. Please note: The application must be submitted in person to our office. You may send in a representative if you are unable to come in yourself.
You will need one Local Business Tax Receipt for each location you are operating your business from and for each classification of business you are conducting.
Yes. Beekeepers, farmers, and any residents in Wellington who wish to be added to a do not spray list must submit a completed Do Not Spray form.
Not likely. The pesticide is extremely safe for use around warm blooded creatures and is in fact a repellent for animals. There is, however, the possibility that inhalation of the spray could cause a reaction in individuals with chronic respiratory illnesses such as asthma or emphysema. Call the Mosquito Control Hotline at 561-791-4001 for more information.
Each night's activities are recorded and reviewed the following day. A Global Positioning System (GPS) recording device provides a visual track of a truck's location and an indication as to whether the spray system was on. This system provides us the ability to view the actual work of the operator to determine if any part of the treatment area was missed and to assure that he or she is performing appropriately. Call the Mosquito Control Hotline at 561-791-4001 for more information.
During the peak of the mosquito season (June through November), no more than once per week. Wellington is divided into five zones to be treated. Call the Mosquito Control Hotline at 561-791-4001 for more information.
The primary system is five light traps augmented with carbon dioxide (CO2) operated at the same time each evening. Residential requests are used to indicate problems not reflected in light traps. Mosquito technicians in the field conducting larval surveillance and treatment utilize landing rate counts to provide additional data. Call the Mosquito Control Hotline at 561-791-4001 for more information.
Spraying for adult mosquitoes is not done on a routine schedule. Schedules are made on a daily basis based upon surveillance data taken each morning from mosquito traps around Wellington. State pesticide regulations require specific surveillance be conducted prior to pesticide applications. Call the Mosquito Control Hotline at 561-791-4001 for more information.
No, you do not need to reside in Wellington in order to rent a pavilion. Pavilion rentals are available for both residents and non-residents.
Pavilions can be reserved up to 3 months in advance.
Yes, bounce houses are allowed, but can only be placed at the following locations:
Important: The rental company providing the bounce house must provide a generator for the inflatable, and must have a certificate of liability insurance on file with the Village of Wellington Parks and Recreation Department prior to the rental date. Please call 561-791-4005 with questions or concerns.
Yes, however, all vendors must be approved prior to the rental date by the Athletic Programs Manager. Please call 561-791-4741 for more information.
No, we do not provide water or electricity access.
Refunds may be requested by completing a refund request form, available at Village Park. The completed form must be received by the Wellington Parks and Recreation Department at least 24 hours in advance of your rental. Refunds are not issued for inclement weather on the day of the rental.
For assistance, please contact the front desk at Village Park, at 561-791-4005. Park rangers are available throughout the week/weekend, and can be sent to assist you in case of any issues.
For additional questions or concerns about pavilion rentals, please call the Wellington Parks and Recreation Department at 561-791-4005.
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For all other issues you can email Support or call 888-255-6110. You can also contact Parks and Recreation with additional questions or concerns.
To request a garbage, recycling, and/or vegetation container, you can fill out our Request Garbage/Vegetation/Recycling Containers form.
You can report a missed pick-up for trash, bulk, or vegetation by filling out our Missed Pick-Up form.
You can apply for backdoor service by filling out our Disability Service Request form.
To report a pothole in the road or any sidewalk that appears to pose a safety hazard, you can fill out our Sidewalk and Road Issues form.
You can report any street light outages by filling out the Street Light Outage form.
You can call 561-791-4000 to report any dead animals on the road or Village of Wellington right-of-ways.
Village of Wellington does not pick up any dead animals located on private property.
The Village of Wellington does not remove live animals. If you have an issue with a live animal that needs removal, please contact Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 561-625-5122 or a local trapper.
You can call us at 561-791-4000 if you witness any excess algae or other aquatic vegetative growth in the canals or lakes.
The millage rate is the ad valorem property tax rate levied per $1,000 of a property's taxable value. The rate is expressed in mills, which is equal to 0.1% of the taxable value. Each taxing authority adopts a millage rate each year that appears on the property tax bill. To calculate the tax levy using a given millage rate, the formula is:
Taxable Value/1,000 X Millage Rate = $ Ad Valorem Tax
For example, a Wellington property with an assessed value of $350,000 and exemptions of $50,000 has a taxable value of $300,000. The ad valorem property tax for Wellington would then be:
$300,000/1,000 X 2.48 Mills = $744
Wellington Solid Waste assesses for the collection and transportation of all waste and recycling for its customers. The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County assesses for the disposal of all waste. For more information about the Solid Waste Authority, please visit the Solid Waste Authority's website.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON, FLORIDA FULL COST FOR SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE SECTION 403.7049, FLORIDA STATUES THE FOLLOWING DISCLOSES THE FULL COST OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF WELLINGTON, FLORIDA FOR THE YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
*COMMERCIAL COLLECTION SERVICE
Collection per uncompacted cubic yard for 2018 is $6.46
Collection per uncompacted cubic yard for 2019 is $6.64
*Does not include container rental rates
** Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County separately collects processing and disposal costs through an annual Non-ad Valorem assessment
The Acme Improvement District (AID) is a dependent special district originally created by the Florida legislature in 1953 to provide drainage, water management, and infrastructure development in western Palm Beach County. Special Districts are unlike municipalities and counties in that some of them, including Acme, collect revenue from non-ad valorem assessments. This means that the amount of the assessment is not based on the value of the property. Assessments are unit-based and paid solely by landowners benefiting from the services that Acme provides.
The number of units is based on the amount of land owned:
The taxable value of a property is its assessed value less any exemptions.
Exemptions may include:
For Instructions on How to Set up a Residential and Commercial Account visit our Set Up an Account page.
Base charges are necessary to recover the on-going expenses required to keep service available to the property. Even though there is no water usage, the Department must operate and maintain the water and wastewater treatment plants, maintain the lines and lift stations, read the meters and mail the monthly bills. These costs continue to be incurred regardless of occupancy or actual water consumption. These charges are billed to all of the Utility's Customers.
For more information, contact the Utilities department.
Call Customer Service at 561-791-4010 during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For an after-hours emergency, call 561-791-4037.
Deposits are returned as a credit on your account after 24 consecutive months of service as long as the following requirements have been met:
If not credited after 24 months, your deposit is credited to your account at the time of your final billing after deduction of outstanding charges.
You can contact our Customer Service Center at 561-791-4010 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Water bills are based upon monthly meter readings indicating the amount of water delivered to the customer. The typical usage for a single-family residence is approximately 3 to 4 thousand gallons per person per month (without lawn irrigation). The most common reasons for high water usage are excessive irrigation and leaky plumbing fixtures. For more information, contact the Utilities department.
The water meter box is located in the ground, typically along your front property-line, and is constructed out of concrete or heavy plastic.
Learn how to keep your water quality up on our Maintain Water Quality page.
If you plan to be away for an extended period of time, we suggest you to have your water meter turned off. This will prevent unauthorized water use or loss of water due to leaks or line breaks while you are gone. We require one business day notice. Contact us at 561-753-2418.
There are several payment options available to you, visit our Payment Options page for more information.
An account is delinquent and will incur past due charges if payment is not received by the due date. If the entire past due balance is not received at our office within 10 business days of the past due statement date, your service is subject to termination without further notice. Contact the Utilities department right away.
To transfer or cancel service, please notify us at least 3 business days in advance of the requested date of disconnection. Verification of an ownership change will be required to discontinue service. We will need a forwarding address to ensure the final bill and/or any remaining deposit is properly forwarded. Customers are responsible for all charges associated with the service address until the service is permanently disconnected. Call 561-791-4010 for more information.
Each new customer is required to place a security deposit with the village. Your deposit is returned as a credit on your account after 24 consecutive months of service provided:
If you should move out of our service area and your deposit is still on record, it will be credited to your final bill. After deducting any outstanding charges, a check for the difference will be included with that bill.
If you move to a new location within our service area, your deposit can be transferred to your new address. You are allowed a month's overlap in service before another deposit is required.
Deposits may be waived if a former customer has had service within the preceding 24 months and had their deposit returned for good credit. Any former customer not meeting these requirements will be processed as a new account and be required to pay a standard utility deposit. Your deposit does not prevent the disconnection of service due to non-payment. If service is disconnected for non-payment of the account, an additional deposit may be necessary at the time of reconnection.
Contact the Utilities department for more information.
Call our Utility Customer Service department at 561-791-4010 between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For emergencies after normal business hours please call our Water Treatment Facility at 561-791-4037 (this is an after-hours emergency number only).
If you live in Buena Vida, Olympia or Villagewalk please contact Palm Beach County Utilities 24-hour Emergency Center, phone 561-740-4600 and select option 1.
The Village of Wellington Utility is rolling out our new billing system. This initiative is part of our commitment of great customer service.
Our newly formatted bill will clearly list the Utility charges, but with any changes, you may have some questions and we are here to help.
The new utility bill payment software will require you to know your new account number and customer number (CID). You have multiple options to obtain this information.
On your next billing cycle, you will receive your new billing statement. The format of this billing statement will look like the example below. Your account number and customer number (CID) can be obtained from your new billing statement. Your account number is the seven digits to the left of the dash, and your customer number (CID) is the eight digits to the right of the dash.
Please note that during this transition period, no late fees will be assessed.
Payments in the new system will be made through a new online payment portal. We will be promoting the use of the portal through various media, WellingtonTV, and on the Village’s website.
We are reminding everyone that we are not disconnecting customers or issuing any late fees or penalties as we work through the conversion.
The new system has greatly enhanced security to protect your information. We, as staff, do not have access to your personal stored information. Because of this upgraded security, you have to enter your personal information.
Yes, you need to sign up through the new online payment portal registering your payment information.
Yes, payments can be made through online banking.
No, your billing cycle will remain the same.
Yes, please visit our website for information and frequently asked questions. Past bills, statements, and past pay history will be available through the new customer service online payment portal. Due to the transition, there will be an increase in customer calls and hold time will be longer.
If you haven’t seen your bill or if you have misplaced it, please access your account online through the new online payment portal or call us for assistance (561) 791-4010.
To view where the Wellington Amphitheater is located along with additional information, please view the Wellington Amphitheater.