Beach Survey - Every winter and summer the County authorizes beach profile surveys to collect information on the shape "profile" of the beach and compare those data to years past to understand possible trends. These data are also used to inform our beach management strategies recommended in the IRC beach preservation plan. Stakes are placed every 1000 ft and are painted pink for the survey crew to clearly identify. The crew works North to South from County line to County line. The stakes will be removed once all survey data are collected. We ask that people please do not remove these stakes if they see them on the beach.
Sidewalk & A1A - FDoT plans for a 7' wide bike path, including graphics, are at this link. This was discussed at public meetings November 1, 2018. The plans to install a sidewalk on the East side of A1A were scrapped due to public outcry at the meeting.
The recycling services contract was awarded for contract beginning November 1. Some changes to expect: no more 18-gallon bins, but a rolling cart systemwill be used effective November 7, with a 2-cart maximum for single family homes. Anything that doesn't fit inside the cartwill incur an extra fee (amount TBD). Cardboard boxes will likely fit inside, but may need to be cut or flattened first.
The Community Center has been demolished, and is being rebuilt over the next several months. Construction is underway, with the roof and walls in place, and interior work in process.
FEMA has released the preliminary new Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). The local risk of flooding has changed and there are steps you can take to protect your home from extensive damage ofen caused by flooding. The 90 day appeal process begins around late April / early May, which is followed by a 6-month adoption/compliance period.The FEMA website has the preliminary maps. The Town maps are in 0232J, 0234J, 0242J, 0253J, and 0261J.
We are pleased to report that the Town successfully competed for and was awarded two grants that will cover roughly 75% of the $1.4 million project to correct flooding and drainage issues along Old Winter Beach Road. Construction on the improvement began early April. Click on this link for project information.
Watering restrictions using City water (non-reuse) limits lawn sprinklers based on Daylight Savings Time changes, twice a week in spring/summer, once a week in fall/winter. Please find detailed information on the Utility Information page of our website.
Indian River Shores is a SAFE city in Florida, according to articles in TC Palm in May 2016 and in October 2017. Our residents are safe, well cared for and well protected thanks to the Town's Public Safety Department's triple-certified police, fire and paramedic/EMT staff.
Turtle nesting season runs from March 1 and continues through October 31. Please see this page with details.
All mail and e-mails received by the Town of Indian River Shores is public information under State law. E-mail should NOT be used for emergency notifications. Under Florida law, mailing addresses and e-mail addresses are public records. If you want to avoid the potential release of your mailing address or e-mail address in response to a public-records request, do not place your mailing address on written documents or send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact us by phone at 772-231-1771.
We respect your email privacy as much as possible. E-mail addressess may be requested as a public record under Florida Statutes Chapter 119. If you do not want your email address to have the potential to become public information, please call us at 772-231-1771, ext. 121 instead.