The Planning & Zoning Deparment is primarily responsible for guiding and directing the future growth of Delray Beach while ensuring the preservation of its unique attributes. The department consists of two divisions, Current Planning and Long Range Planning.
Business Tax Receipts (If you engage in or manage any business, profession, or perform any business within our City limits, you need to purchase a tax receipt.)
The Delray Beach Police Department is a State Accredited Law Enforcement agency comprised of 276 dedicated men and women, including both sworn and civilian employees, complemented by approximately 400 dedicated and loyal volunteers. Collectively, the Delray Beach Police Department is recognized as one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the nation having obtained both national and international recognition for its award-winning programs and initiatives.
The Delray Beach Fire-Rescue Department (DBFD) provides comprehensive fire, emergency medical and special operations response services to the City of Delray Beach and, through inter-local service agreements the neighboring Towns of Gulf Stream and Highland Beach. It also provides emergency medical transport service public education, inspection and plan review services to the three communities. Delray Beach Fire-Rescue maintains a strong focus on preventative health, life safety and injury prevention education in the community. Through The Fire Station Community Education Program, the DBFD works in the areas of health and wellness, and effectively reduces the number of acute medical/injury emergencies in our community.
Established by the City Commission in 1985, the CRA is the City's primary force behind downtown redevelopment efforts. Its sole purpose is to revitalize the physical environment and the economy of the Community Redevelopment Area. Through planning, redevelopment projects, economic development, infrastructure improvements, historic preservation, and affordable housing initiatives, the CRA is committed to enhancing the city's tax base by eliminating slum and blighted conditions.