Broward Resources

Need to know where to renew your fishing license? How to find a local boating class? Where to file a pollution complaint?

The Waterfront Times Marine Resource Guide has been created to put boaters in touch with the contacts and resources that affect recreational boating and life along South Florida’s waterways.

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Broward County

Boat Registration: Records, Taxes and Treasury Division, 1800 NW 66 Ave., Suite 100, Plantation, FL 33313.


Broward County Bridge Department: 954-357-6050.

Environmental Licensing Building Permitting: 1 N. University Drive, Suite 201A, Plantation, Florida 33324. 954-519-1483.

Environmental Complaints: 24-hour hot line. 954-519-1499.

Fishing & Hunting Licenses: 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room A100, Fort Lauderdale. 954-831-4000;

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau: 1850 Eller Drive, Suite 303, Foot Lauderdale. 954-765-4466;

Marine Resources: 954-519-1207.

Mosquito Control: 1200 S. University Drive, Pembroke Pines. 954-765-4062.

Natural Resources Planning and Management: 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 329H, Fort Lauderdale. 954-519-1270;

Planning and Environmental Protection: 1 University Drive, Plantation. Environmental response line: 954-519-1499;

Public Works: 15 S. Andrews Ave., Room 514, Fort Lauderdale. 954-357-6410.

Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit:; Non emergency: 954-765-4321;

Department of Transportation: 1501 SW 43rd St.,
Fort Lauderdale. 954-359-1250.

Waterways Management: 2555 W. Copans Road, Pompano Beach. 954-831-0751;

Water Resources: Barbara Powell, manager. 115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 329H, Fort Lauderdale. 954-519-0356.

Wetland Resources: 1 N. University Drive, Plantation. 954-519-1454.


State of Florida

Boat Documentation: 850-617-2000;

Florida Marine Patrol: 954-938-0650.

Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission/Division of Law Enforcement: 620 South Meridian St., Tallahassee. 850-488-4676 954-467-4541;

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, South Region: 561-625-5122

Vessel Licensing:



U.S. Coast Guard: Fort Lauderdale Station: 7000 N. Ocean Dr., Dania Beach. 954-927-1611

National Response Center & Terrorist Hotline: (to report pollution and transportation problems or terrorist threats). 800-424-8802.


Broward coastal cities

Dania Beach: 954-924-3622;

Deerfield Beach: 954-480-4200;

Fort Lauderdale: 954-828-4746. Monitor VHF channels 9&16;

Hallandale Beach: 954-457-1300;

Hillsboro Beach: 954-427-4011;

Hollywood: 954-921-3473;

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea: 954-776-1000;

Lighthouse Point: 954-943-6500;

Pompano Beach: 954-786-4611;

Wilton Manors: 954-390-2123;


South Broward bridges

Dania Beach Boulevard Bridge: 954-922-7833

Hallandale Beach Boulevard Bridge: 954-454-3383

Hollywood Beach Boulevard Bridge: 954-922-3366

Sheridan Street Bridge: 954-923-2597

Hollywood Marine Information

Hollywood Beach Safety: 954-921-3423

Hollywood City Marina: 700 Polk Street. 954-921-3035


Northern Broward city info

Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Police: 954-491-3920.

Lighthouse Point Police: 954-942-8080

Pompano Beach Conditions: 954-786-4005

Deerfield Beach Ocean Conditions: 954-480-4413


Fort Lauderdale marine information

Beach Conditions: 954-828-4597

Beach Patrol: (emergency only) 954-828-4595

Marine Operations: 954-828-5423

Marine Patrol: 954-828-5440


Fort Lauderdale municipal dockage

City Marine Facilities: 954-828-5423

Cooley’s Landing/Riverwalk: 450 SW 7th Ave. 954-761-5423.

New River/Downtown: 2 South New River Dr. East: 954-761-5423.

Las Olas Marina: 240 Las Olas Circle; 954-759-5200


Intracoastal bridges, Use Channel 9 Broward County

  • Dania
  • Dania Beach Boulevard: Opens on the hour and half-hour. 954-922-7833.
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Oakland Park Boulevard, SR 816: Opens on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour. 954-566-3711.
  • Sunrise Boulevard/S.R. 838: Opens on the top of the hour and bottom of the hour, 24 hours a day. 954-564-6986. 
  • Las Olas Boulevard: Opens on the quarter of the hour, quarter past the hour until March 1. 954-463-0842.
  • Southeast Third Avenue: Opens on demand except during lockdown from 7:30-9 a.m., and 4:30-6 p.m. 954-765-4080.
  • Southwest Fourth Avenue (Marshall): Opens on demand except during lockdown from 7:30-9 a.m., and 4:30-6 p.m. 954-765-4081.
  • Andrews Avenue: Opens on demand except during lockdown from 7:30-9 a.m., and 4:30-6 p.m. 954-765-4080.
  • 954-765-4033.
  • 11th Avenue swing bridge: Opens 24 hours on demand. 954-828-5437.
  • SE 17th Street Causeway bridge: Opens on the hour and half-hour. 954-524-7783. 
  • Source: City of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County
  • Hollywood & Hallandale
  • Sheridan Street: Opens on the quarter-hour and three-quarter hour. 954-923-2597.
  • Hollywood Boulevard: S.R. 820. Opens on the hour and half-hour.  954-922-3366.
  • Hallandale Beach Boulevard: Opens on the quarter-hour and three quarter hour. 954-456-6630.
  • Source: Broward County and State of Florida


Lauderdale by the Sea

Commercial Boulevard: Opens on the hour and half hour by request. 954-772-3987.


Pompano Beach

Northeast 14th Street Causeway bridge: No openings 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. except on the quarter and three quarter hour. 954-942-6909.

Atlantic Boulevard, S.R. 814: 954-941-7119. No openings 7 am to 6 p.m. except on hour and half hour.


Fort Lauderdale Pump-out Stations

North side New River: east of Andrews Avenue. Self service. 954-828-5423.

South side New River: above the Henry Kinney Tunnel. Self service. 954-828-5423.


Bridges: Northern Broward

Atlantic Boulevard Bridge, Pompano Beach: 954-941-7119

Hillsboro Boulevard Bridge, Deerfield Beach: 954-428-1090

Hillsboro Inlet Bridge, Deerfield Beach: 954-943-1847

Northeast 14th Street Causeway Bridge: 954-942-6909


Boat Ramps

Alligator Alley (I-75) west of US 27 and east of the Seminole Reservation; waterway: Water Conservation Area 3.

Southeast 15 Street: Fort Lauderdale. From the 17 St. Causeway take Cordova Road north, and Southeast 15th Street east. The ramps are on the south side just before the Marina; waterway: Seminole River, near the ICW and just north of Port Everglades.

State Road 84 (I-595) at Davie Road. The ramp is on the south bank of the canal and just west of Davie Road; waterway: North New River (G-19).

Alsdorf Park: 2850 NE 14th St. Causeway, Pompano Beach; waterway: ICW.

Cherry Creek Ramp: in Oakland Park, from Oakland Park Boulevard just east of Dixie Hwy., take Northeast 12 Terrace south to the end; waterway: North Fork of the Middle River.

Coconut Creek, from the turnpike go west on Coconut Creek Parkway and then south on Northwest 43 Ave to Northwest 9 Street. The park will be on your left; waterway: Pompano Canal (C-14).

Colohatchee Park: Wilton Manners, from Oakland Park Blvd. take Northeast 16 Ave south (becomes Northeast 15 Ave). Ramp is just north and east of bridge; waterway: South Fork of the Middle River.

Cooley’s Landing: at Sailboat Bend, SW 7th Avenue, just south of Las Olas Boulevard in downtown Fort Lauderdale; waterway: the New River.

Deerfield City Park: Take Hillsboro Boulevard west from U.S.1, then Northeast Fifth or Sixth Ave north to the park; waterway: Hillsboro Canal, ICW, Hillsboro Inlet.

George English Park: 1101 Bayview Dr., Fort Lauderdale; waterway: Middle River near the ICW.

John U. Lloyd State Recreation Center. 6503 N. Ocean Dr., Dania Beach. Just north of Dania Beach Boulevard on State Road A1A; waterway: ICW just south of Port Everglades.

Margate, Winfield Boulevard at Northwest 63rd Ave. Just west of State Road 441 and north of Copans Road; waterway: Pompano Canal (C-14).

Margate, From State Road 441, just south of Coconut Creek Parkway, take Margate Boulevard west to West River Drive; turn right for the ramp; waterway: Pompano Canal (C-14).

Margate, Atlantic Boulevard south on Rock Island Road, east at Northwest 1st Street right before the bridge; waterway: Pompano Canal (C-14).

Markham Park: State Road 84 (I-595) at Weston Road; waterway: North New River (G-19).

North Lake: Hollywood; from Hollywood Boulevard take North Eighth Avenue north to Polk Street. The ramps are on the south shore of North Lake; waterway: ICW.

Riverside Park, Coral Springs, from Atlantic Boulevard go south on NW 100 Avenue (Coral Ridge Dr./Nob Hill Rd.) to just NE of the bridge; waterway: Pompano Canal (C-14).

Robert E. Houston Park: 901 Northeast Third Street, Dania Beach (east side of Harbour Towne Marina; waterway: Dania Cut-Off Canal near ICW.

Holland Park: Hollywood. From US-1 take Johnson Street east to the end; waterway: West Lake and the ICW.

Sawgrass Recreational Park: US 27 north of Alligator Alley, waterway: L-38E and Water Conservation Area 2.

Veterans Memorial Park: Tamarac, from Atlantic Boulevard, south on University Drive to Southgate Boulevard and west to park at south side of bridge. Pompano Canal (C-14).



Professional Associations

Boat/U.S.: 880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, Va. 703-461-4388;

Florida Yacht Brokers Association: 1550 SE 17th St., Fort Lauderdale. 954-522-9270

Marina Mile 84 Association: 1315 S. Miami Road, No. F, Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-1200

Marine Industries Association of South Florida: 2312 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-2733;


Sailing Groups

Fort Lauderdale Boat Club: meets the second Thursday of the month at 8 p.m. at the Wilton Manors Women’s Club, 600 NE 21 Ct., Wilton Manors. 954-942-5499

Gulfstream Sailing Club: meetings held at Skewers, 1620 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale. 954-583-3738;

Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club: meetings held at the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club, 2701 NE 42nd St., Lighthouse Point. 954-942-7724;

Sailing Singles of South Florida: meets every Thursday night in Fort Lauderdale. 954-462-4575;

Seven Seas Cruising Association: 2501 East Commercial Blvd., Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale 954-771-5660.         


Environmental Groups

Ocean Conservancy: 1 Beach Drive S.E., #304, St. Petersburg, FL, 3370127-895-2188

National Coral Reef Mapping Institute: at Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, 8000 N. Ocean Dr., Dania Beach. 954-262-3617;

Save the Manatee Club Inc: 500 N. Maitland Ave. Maitland, FL, 407-539-0990;

Save the Sea Turtle Foundation: 3706 N. Ocean Boulevard, #320, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308’


Wildlife Care Center: 954-524-4302.


Yacht Clubs

Coral Ridge Yacht Club: 2800 Yacht Club Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, 954-566-7886.

Lauderdale Yacht Club: 1725 SE 12th Street, Fort Lauderdale. 954-524-5500.

Lighthouse Point Yacht And Racquet Club: 2701 NE 42nd St. Lighthouse Point: 954-942-7244.


Shows & Tournaments

Dania Marine Flea Market: Al Behrendt Enterprises: 954-920-7877

Fort Lauderdale Billfish Tournament: 954-524-2733.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show: 954-764-7642

IBEX Boat Builder’s Exhibition & Conference: 716-662-4708.

Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach Marine Flea Market: 954-946-6419;

Miami International Boat Show: 954-441-3231;

Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo: 954-942-4513;

Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade: 954-941-2940;

Pompano Beach Marine Flea Market: 954-785-6833 or 954-786-4111.

South Florida Boat Show:

MIASFWaterway Cleanup:

Winterfest Boat Parade: 954-767-0686;


Fishing Piers

Angelin’s Pier: 2 Commercial Boulevard, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. 954-491-9403.

Dania Beach Pier: 100 N. Beach Road, Dania Beach. 954-924-3696.

Deerfield Beach International Pier: 200 NE 21st Ave., Deerfield Beach. 954-426-9206;

Pompano Beach Pier: 222 N. Ocean Blvd., Pompano Beach. 954-786-4073.



Port Everglades: 1850 Eller Dr., Fort Lauderdale. 954-523-3404.

Security Sub Station BSO Command Center: 1901 Eller Drive, Fort Lauderdale. 954-765-4511

Port of Miami: 1015 N. American Way, Miami. 305-371-7678.


Nautical Attractions

Hall of Fame Aquatic Complex: 501 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. 954-828-4580

International Game Fish Association World Fishing Center and Museum: 300 Gulf Stream Way, Dania Beach. 954-922-4212.

Miami Seaquarium: Rickenbacker Causeway; Virginia Key. 305-361-5705.



National Weather Service: Coral Gables. 305-229-4522;

National Hurricane Center: Coral Gables. 305-229-4470;