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October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014 permit fee $55

FEES ARE NOT PRO-RATED Beach Facility user permits are issued according to the City's Code of Ordinances. To purchase a permit, applicants are required to provide documentation of residency and vehicle ownership.

Residency proof (home address) can be ONE of the following original documents:  current City/County Tax Bill; Water Bill; Florida Power/Light Bill; Rental/Lease Agreement; current Driver’s License or notarized letter from the Condo Association.  University students and faculty residing on campus may establish proof of residency by submitting a signed letter by the Director of Housing, certifying that they reside on campus.

Vehicle ownership is proven by presenting ONE of the following:  the current State Motor Vehicle Registration; Title; current Bill of Sale; vehicle Rental/Lease agreement (in applicant’s name); or current Insurance card for each vehicle.


Boca Raton Community Center
150 Crawford Boulevard
M-F  9:00am - 9:00pm
Sat.  9:00am - 1:00pm
(561) 393-7806 (then press 1)

James A. Rutherford Community Center
at Patch Reef Park

2000 W. Yamato Road
M-F  8:00am - 10:00pm
Sat.  8:00am -   5:00pm
Sun. 10:00am - 5:00pm
(561) 367-7035

Sugar Sand Park Community Center
300 S. Military Trail
M-F  8:00am - 10:00pm
Sat.  8:00am -   5:00pm
Sun. 10:00am - 5:00pm
(561) 347-3900

City Hall
201 W. Palmetto Park Road
561 393-7700


CITY RESIDENTS - Ownership of South Beach, Red Reef and Spanish River Parks* is held by the City.  City residents are allowed use of all three parks for one permit cost of $55.00 (tax included). 

BEACH AND PARK DISTRICT RESIDENTS - The City owns the Red Reef Park property, and the Beach and Park District provides all funding for operation and maintenance.  This agreement allows the District residents to use South Beach, Red Reef, and Spanish River Parks for a fee of $55.00 (tax included).

COUNTY RESIDENTS - Residents of Palm Beach County may purchase a permit for South Beach Park only, through an agreement between the City and County.  The City is responsible for all operation and maintenance, with the provision that County residents be allowed usage of the Park at the same rate as City residents, $55.00 (tax included).

  Monday - Friday
(tax included)
Weekends/Holidays*
(tax included)
Red Reef and Spanish River Parks (class 1)
Red Reef and Spanish River Parks (class 2)
South Beach Park (class 1)
South Beach Park (class 2)
$16.00
$33.00
$15.00
$33.00
$18.00
$61.00
$17.00
$61.00

CLASS 1 VEHICLES - Automobiles, motorcycles, motorbikes, and mini vans (up to 15 passengers).
CLASS 2 VEHICLES - Buses, trucks, cargo vans, shuttle buses and other motor vehicles not included or described in Class 1.

*HOLIDAYS: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.


Permits are not transferable and must be permanently affixed to the bottom left front of the interior windshield glass of the automobile in order to be admitted into a park.  Any transfer of the permit will result in revocation.  Any sticker not properly affixed to the windshield glass will cause the vehicle to not be allowed to enter the park facility until properly affixed.  Sticker CANNOT be taped to windshield glass or placed on paper or transparencies.


If you should trade or sell your vehicle, or have your windshield replaced, you must SCRAPE the permit from the windshield and return it with your receipt and new car registration.  PERMITS THAT ARE STOLEN OR LOST WILL NOT BE REISSUED.


Credit can be given for one (1) daily park entrance fee per vehicle towards purchase of annual pass. Payment must be made by residents within 30 days of dated receipt, ONLY if you are eligible to use that particular park.  In order to obtain a credit, return the original park entrance receipt when applying for your permit.  You may get a credit only at time of purchase.