What are the park hours in Cape Canaveral?
Dawn to dusk.
Is there a charge to get into City of Cape Canaveral parks?
All City parks are free to enter and open to the public!
How do I rent a pavilion in one of Cape Canaveral's parks?
Please contact the Leisure Services Department at (321) 868-1226 or view the online rental options for more information.
Can I have a fire or grill on the beach?
- (a) Fires prohibited in city parks, except in designated areas.
- (b) Cooking fires permitted upon city beaches located on the Atlantic Ocean.
- Please contact the Canaveral Fire Department at: (321) 783-4424 or visit www.ccvfd.org/
Are alcoholic beverages allowed in public places?
Open containers of alcoholic beverages are prohibited on any City street, alley, walkway, sidewalk, public dune crossover, City public parking areas and public parks; or on the premises outside of any building containing an establishment open to the general public, not including any building customarily used for residential purposes.
It is unlawful to possess an alcoholic beverage on the beach or dune in containers greater than one gallon (128 ounces). Glass containers are prohibited.
What are the rules about using fertilizer?
Where can I find the SCAT bus Schedule?
Please visit the Space Coast Area Transit (SCAT) website.
How do I get on the City Council Agenda?
For questions on how you can participate or provide public comments in upcoming public meetings, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (321)868-1220.
Instructions for making public comments during specific upcoming public meetings can be found on Meeting Agendas through the Access Public Records & City Council Agenda webpage.
Who maintains the dunes and beach crossovers?
- Cape Canaveral Public Works Services Department handles dune crossover repairs. Please call (321) 868-1240 or visit the Public Works Services webpage for assistance.
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) is the regulatory agency for trimming the dunes.
How often can I hold a garage sale?
- Please visit the City Code of Ordinances - Sec. 110-467. - Garage sales.
- Contact the Code Enforcement Department if you have further questions: (321) 868-1220.
Where can I find information on property liens?
- The City of Cape Canaveral records all liens with Brevard County Clerk of Court; (321) 637-5413 or brevardclerk.us
- For Code Enforcement liens which accumulate daily, contact the Community Development Department (321) 868-1220 or email@example.com.
- City of Cocoa Utilities is the Regional Water Provider and also bills sewer, stormwater and garbage customers for the City of Cape Canaveral (321) 433-8400.
Who do I contact before I start any home renovations?
Please contact the Community Development Department before performing work on your home. They will be glad to assist you in finding the City Codes that relate to your property. Call (321) 868-1220 for assistance.
Who do I contact before I start any tree removal or maintenance?
The City of Cape Canaveral has been a tree City for over 30 years, and Staff has made every attempt to preserve healthy and native trees in the Community.
House Bill 1159 was passed - effective July 1, 2019 - and states that:
“A local government may not require a notice, application, approval, permit, fee, or mitigation for the pruning, trimming, or removal of a tree on residential property if the property owner obtains documentation from an arborist certified by the International Society of Arboriculture or a Florida licensed landscape architect that the tree presents a danger to persons or property. A local government may not require a property owner to replant a tree that was pruned, trimmed, or removed in accordance with this section.”
What this means now is that property owners do not have to apply for or obtain a permit through the City as long as they obtain documentation from a certified arborist or landscape architect stating the tree they wish to remove is dangerous. In the past, the property owner was required to submit an application for tree removal and the City’s arborist would inspect the tree. If the tree was declared dangerous (hazardous), Staff would allow the property owner to remove the tree and issue a no fee a permit. Now property owners do not need to apply for a permit through the City, but can obtain a specialist on their own.
The City makes every attempt to work with property owners regarding tree removal and if a property owner believes a tree is dangerous and would like the City to verify or has questions pertaining to the process, please contact Code Enforcement Officer, Brian Palmer at (321) 868-1220 Ext.115.
What rights do I have as a renter?
How do I report a power outage?
- Call FPL at 1-800-4-OUTAGE (1-800-468-8243) or Click on this link directly by visiting fpl.com
- If your street light is still out after 7 days, please contact Public Works Services Department at (321) 868-1240
How do I report a blocked storm drain?
If the drains on your street are blocked, or if you have an ongoing water drainage problem contact the Cape Canaveral Public Works Services Department.
- Please call the Public Works Services Department at (321) 868-1240.
- Street Sweeping is performed on a monthly basis.
Who do I talk to about trash, recycling and yard waste pick-up?
Please visit Waste Pro's Cape Canaveral web portal.
For all other questions, please contact Amy Moody at the City of Cape Canaveral Public Works Services Department (321) 868-1240.
What is the Waste Pro holiday schedule?
Waste Pro will not be providing collection and disposal service on holidays observed by the City of Cape Canaveral.
Memorial Day - Last Monday in May
Independence Day - July 4th
Thanksgiving Day - 4th Thursday in November
Christmas Day - December 25th
Any disposal and collection service that would have been regularly provided, but for the holiday, shall be provided the day after the holiday.
Please contact Amy Moody at Public Works Services Department (321) 868-1240 if you have any questions.
More information can be found at City trash and recycling services by clicking here.
What is considered hazardous waste and how do I dispose of it?
For a more comprehensive list of hazardous waste, please visit brevardcounty.us/SolidWaste/HouseholdHazardousWaste.
How do I obtain a marriage license?
Please contact the Brevard County Clerk of Courts Office at (321) 637-5413 or by clicking here.
What does the City of Cape Canaveral do to control mosquitoes?
Mosquito Control Monitoring Stations are located throughout the City of Cape Canaveral and are checked on a daily basis by Brevard County Mosquito Control. These stations determine the appropriate schedule for Citywide spraying. You can view the map of the spray schedule on Brevard County Mosquito Control.
If you have any questions concerning the spraying, please contact Brevard Mosquito Control by calling them at (321) 264-6413 or (321) 264-5032. You can also contact via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Brevard County Mosquito Control is located at 800 Perimeter Road, Titusville, FL 32780
What can my family do to help control mosquitoes?
- Throw out old tires. You can put out at least 2 per week with your trash.
- Throw out water holding containers.
- Fill in or drain low places (puddles and ruts) in your yard.
- Ensure proper draining of ditches and culverts by keeping them free of weeds and trash.
- Keep lids on trash containers to keep water from collecting in them.
- Repair leaky pipes and outdoor faucets.
- Empty plastic wading pools at least once a week or store in positions that allow them to drain.
- Make sure your pool is properly maintained.
- Fill in tree rot holes and hollow stumps with sand or concrete.
- Change plant pots, drip trays and bird baths at least weekly.
- Keep grass cut short and shrubbery well trimmed so adult mosquitoes will not hide there.
- Keep gutters clean and free of debris and leaves.
What can I do to prevent exposure to mosquitoes?
During peak biting times (dawn, dusk and early evening) you should:
- Try to stay inside.
- Wear loose clothing (long sleeves and long pants) when you go out.
- Wear light colored clothing.
- Apply insect repellent sparingly to exposed skin (effective repellent contains 35% DEET); higher concentration provides no additional protection.
- Repellent may irritate eyes and mouth. Avoid applying to the hands of children and always read the directions as printed on the product.
Who do I call about stray cats and dogs?
Brevard County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) Animal Services is responsible for dealing with stray dogs and cats. Contact BCSO Animal Services at (321) 633-2024 or by clicking here.
Who do I call to come pick up dead animals?
Please contact Cindi Tiger at Waste Pro at (321)837-0055.
Are animals allowed in Public Parks or Beaches?
- Per our Code of Ordinances, no animals of any kind are allowed on beaches within the City of Cape Canaveral. The exception to this rule is service dogs that are actively working to assist or aid the person(s) they were trained to serve. (To view the City Code of Ordinances, Sec. 14-28 in its entirety, click here.)
- Bringing your non-service dog to a Cape Canaveral beach could result in a citation and a fine of $35.00.
- If you would like to report a non-service dog on the beach, please call the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office non-emergency number at (321) 633-7162.
- Leashed Dogs Are Welcome in All City Parks
- Pets are a part of the family and we encourage you to enjoy our City parks with your pups, as long as they are kept on a leash and you pick up after them. Pet waste bag dispensers and trash cans are available in most City parks. For the safety of your pet and others, we recommend a leash that is no longer than six feet. Below you’ll find a list of our parks and their addresses, so you can explore Cape Canaveral with your four-legged friends.
Who do I contact about WILD animal problems?
- Report Injured or Endangered Wildlife 24 hrs: 1-888-404-3922
- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Why are there Peacocks in Cape Canaveral?
According to local lore, a family by the name of the Eberweins lived between the Port and what is now the Villages of Seaport. A street is in fact named after them (Eberwein Drive) south of Coastal Fuels at the Northern edge of Cape Canaveral. They kept peafowl among many farm animals. In 1986 when they moved, they abandoned the peafowl. Over the years the peafowl have slowly populated our community with the greatest concentration being North of Central Ave. Now, the migration south of Central Ave. is beginning to expand rapidly. This situation is not unique to Cape Canaveral.
Where can I see peacocks in Cape Canaveral?
Where can I see manatees in Cape Canaveral?
- For more information on manatees please visit www.myfwc.com/manatee.
Who do I call for Sewer or Sewage Emergencies?
For Sewer/Sewage Emergencies, please call: (321) 307-5244.
- Per Sec. 110-486 of the City of Cape Canaveral Code of Ordinances, vacation rentals in the City must comply with the seven (7) day minimum stay.
- Additionally, vacation rentals must: have a Business Tax Receipt (BTR) on record with the City; provide adequate on-site parking; and comply with life & safety standards.
- Contact information must be provided for violations to City noise or parking rules. Code Enforcement or BCSO can enforce these rules.
What's the difference: Golf Carts + Low Speed Vehicles
The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Cape Canaveral Precinct has received many inquiries about the use of “Golf Carts” vs “Low Speed Vehicles” on City roads and sidewalks.Please remember there is a significant difference between a “Golf Cart” and a “Low Speed Vehicle”.
What’s the Difference? “Golf Carts” + “Low Speed Vehicles”
- The operation of a Golf Cart upon the public roads and streets of Florida is prohibited except as provided in: Florida Statute 316.212, whereas Golf Carts may only be operated on roads that have been specifically approved by the state, the county or municipality.
- At this time, there are NO municipal or state roads in the City of Cape Canaveral that have been approved for the operation of Golf Carts.
- Golf Carts have a maximum speed of 15-20 miles per hour.
- Golf Carts are not allowed on the streets in the City of Cape Canaveral.
- Golf Carts in Florida are not required to be registered/titled or insured (although insurance is highly recommended).
- A person must be 14 years or older to operate a golf cart.
- According to Florida Statute 316.2122, a Low Speed Vehicle may only be operated on streets where the speed limit is 35 mph or less. All the rules and laws that apply to the family car also apply to the Low Speed Vehicle.
- May be operated on municipal or state streets/roads in the City of Cape Canaveral where the speed limit is posted 35 miles per hour or less.
- Low Speed Vehicles have a top speed greater than 20 miles per hour, but not greater 25 miles per hour.
- Must be equipped with headlamps, stop lamps, turn signals, tail lamps, reflex reflectors, parking brakes, rearview mirror, windshield, seatbelts, and a vehicle identification number.
- Must be registered and insured in accordance with Florida Statute 320.02 and titled in accordance with Chapter 319 of the Florida Statues.
- Operators must have in their possession a valid driver license.
Neither “Golf Carts” nor “Low Speed Vehicles” are allowed to operate on sidewalks in the City of Cape Canaveral, as the sidewalks are not designed to support this type of traffic.
Moving forward, these laws will be strictly enforced, so please take the time to understand the difference and the laws for each.
Commander Andrew M. Walters
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
Cape Canaveral Precinct
If you have questions, or need assistance in determining if your vehicle meets the “Low Speed Vehicle” requirements, we will be happy to help you. Please call the Sheriff’s Cape Canaveral Precinct at: (321) 868-1113