Building Department(305) 809-3956
The City of Key West Building/Licensing Department consists of four divisions: Permitting, Plan Review, Inspections, and Licensing. All divisions are committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of our community. We continually strive to provide fair and equitable services to our customers through continued education and interpretation of Building Codes and Ordinances.
City Clerk(305) 809-3831
The City Clerk is the official records keeper of the City and Custodian of the City Seal. The City Clerk is appointed by and reports to the City Commission.
City Manager(305) 809-3888
The City Manager's Department provides executive leadership in the management of all departments and enterprises of the City. The City Manager reports to the Mayor and Commissioners and responds to the needs of the public by proactively seeking public feedback.
Citizen Review Board (CRB)(305) 809-3887
Promoting public confidence in the professionalism and accountability of the sworn staff of the Key West Police Department.
Civil Service Board(305) 809-3770
Members of the Board: Chairman Timothy Atwell, Mark Albury, George Cabanas, Jr., Brian Dunlap and Thomas Mack.
Clerk of the Board: Claire Hurd.
Appointments to the Board are approved by the City Commission.
Code Compliance Department(305) 809-3740
The City of Key West Code Compliance Department has the responsibility of investigating complaints and ensuring compliance of the City Code of Ordinances, building standards, zoning issues, licensing regulations and the Historical Architectural Review Commission (HARC) guidelines. All complaints and violations received or discovered are logged into the city computer system. Each officer is expected to maintain continuous monitoring of assigned cases with the ultimate goal being voluntary compliance. All compliance officers are required to be certified by the Florida Association of Code Enforcement either at the time of hiring or within one year after their hiring date.
Community Services(305) 809-3765
The Community Services Department is responsible for the areas of Public Works, Recreation, Facilities Maintenance, the Historical Cemetery and Fleet Services. Community Services is the second largest department in the City.
The Community Services Department allows five departments to function as a team in order to accomplish goals and objectives. Sharing similar skill sets, labor, and equipment is necessary to complete projects as efficiently as possible and expand the ability to provide cost-effective services to our citizens and guests.
Cruise Ships / Marine Services(305) 809-3790
Recently there have been some exciting changes to the City's approach to managing our waterfront. The concept of these changes calls for the consolidation of the City's waterfront responsibilities. This includes the deep-water port activities of Cruise Ships and of Navy vessel activity coordination. The waterfront is yours - to some the waterfront is our heritage, to others it is what has drawn us here. Whatever the reason, protect and enjoy it!
Engineering Department(305) 809-3951
Engineering Services provides planning and design services, as well as engineering and construction management for the City's capital construction projects. These projects include storm sewers, buildings, parks, beaches, roads and sidewalks. The Department is also tasked with the responsibility for right-of-way permitting functions, which help to improve the cleanliness and beauty of the City's rights-of-way.
Finance/Budget Department(305) 809-3821
The Finance Department is committed to the City's financial integrity, providing efficient and courteous assistance in all financial matters and effectively communicating the results of these efforts to the management and citizens of the City of Key West.
Fire Department(305) 809-3939
The Key West Fire Department is committed to protecting the people, property and environment within our community.
Historic Seaport / Marinas(305) 809-3983
Key West Bight Marina is nestled in the middle of the City of Key West's Seaport properties located in the Historic District. The Key West Bight is a twenty-acre facility that has become a major destination for those wishing to experience the ways of the old waterfront of Key West. A visitor to the "Bight" can enjoy a blend of the old with the new. You can go sailing on a historic schooner one day and go diving, fishing, parasailing or take a catamaran trip to the reef the next.
Human Resources Department(305) 809-3714
The City of Key West Human Resources Office promotes the recruitment, development and retention of highly motivated, well qualified individuals to provide efficient, effective, and courteous service to the citizens of Key West. The City of Key West only accepts applications for open positions. General applications or resumes are not accepted or kept on file. Vacancies are posted weekly on the website, on the job board outside of the Human Resources office and in various locations throughout the City.
Planning and Zoning Department(305) 809-3720
The City of Key West is one of the world's most remarkable urban environments. Its historic streetscapes, unique culture, and beautiful environment are a magnet for residents and visitors. Maintaining and improving the fabric of the City is one of the Planning Department's most important tasks.
Police Department(305) 809-1111
The Key West Police Department is a state accredited organization made up of dedicated and professional men and women. Our island is home to a unique and diverse community, which is reflected throughout the ranks of the department. We protect and serve a population of 25,000 full-time residents, with over 2 million visitors each year.
Transit Department(305) 809-3910
The City of Key West Department of Transportation (KWDoT) provides many services to the community, visitors and our internal customers, which consist of over 400 city associates. The service areas or functions that KWDoT is responsible to provide are public transportation and the Park N Ride Garage.
Utilities Department(305) 809-3902
The City of Key West Utilities Department envisions itself to be a leader in environmental protection while improving the quality of life.
We will exceed federal, state and local compliance guidelines to preserve our environment by using state-of-the-art technology. We will promote teamwork and a safe workplace atmosphere through communication, education and quality training.