Village Re-openings and Closures

Reopening/Closures

*****All Village lobbies will be opened to the public with limited access on Tuesday, September 15, 2020*****

The Village of Palm Springs continues to coordinate with our community partners while closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation for our area. Village staff is continuously assessing and adapting emergency orders for COVID-19 and we continue to implement various mitigation strategies to continue to slow the possible transmission of this virus throughout our community. As Palm Beach County and the state of Florida makes a transition into Phase II, the Village has decided to reopen our lobbies with limited access

As the Village re-opens the goal will continue to be keeping our residents, vendors and staff safe. Please read below for guidance on our re-opening plan. Please note the below is subject to change. 

The Village continues to practice CDC Guidelines with following Palm Beach County Executive Orders. We ask that all visitors entering our facilities wear a mask/facial covering during the entire duration they are in the building and continue to practice social distancing. Visitors who are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or who tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days are asked to call or email the specific department and not come in to protect Village staff and other customers.  

Staff will continue (as we have throughout the pandemic) to be available to conduct business by phone, E-mail and/or other appropriate communication methods in the event a visitor does not feel comfortable visiting our facilities at this time.  

Library: 

Telephone: (561) 965-2204 or E-mail: smanner@vpsfl.org

  • Library hours will be Monday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm (Library use time limited to 1 hour).
  • Patrons encouraged to locate their materials and enjoy reading them at home.
  • 5 computers will be available for patrons to use due to social distancing requirements. Computer access will be by appointment. Due to limited # of computers, 1-hour sessions will be enforced. 
  • Children’s story times will continue to be virtual. 
  • All in person programs, events, story times and meetings are cancelled. Magazines and newspapers will not be put out due to our inability to sanitize them after each use. 
  • Curbside checkout, phone or e-mail reference and reader’s advisory services continue to be available.

**All other library related question please contact the Library for further details. 

Parks & Recreation:

Telephone: (561) 964-8820 or E-mail: jlucas@vpsfl.org  

Staff will be available from 8am to 5 pm to answer any questions you may have regarding Village special events, performances, programs, classes, athletics, clinics, rentals, camps, etc.

  • Playgrounds are open to the public.  Play at Your Own Risk signs are located at each playground.  They are sanitized daily.
  • Areca Palm Park (Fitness Park and Mini Golf) is open for use. Please maintain social distancing where possible.
  • Futsal, Tennis, Volleyball and Basketball Courts are open for public play.
  • Pavilion use is for up to 10 people.  There are no pavilion rentals being rented at this time.
  • Registration for any programs and/or events will be conducted on the Tyler Parks and Recreation portal or in-person during business hours.

**Please contact Parks and Recreation for further information. 

Police

Telephone: (561) 968-8243 (Non-Emergency) or 911 (For all Emergencies)

Call the above all non-emergency line for all non-emergency requests and/or information (i.e., records, evidence, code enforcement issues, etc.). Please follow the phone menu prompts. The lobby will be limited to only four people at a time. Lobby hours will be from 8am to 7 pm during this time period

Facial coverings required in our lobby

Bathrooms will remain closed

Appointments are still suggested for some services (Records, Evidence and Code Enforcement)

Still suspending car seat installations and fingerprinting

Planning, Zoning and Building

Telephone: (561) 965-4016 or E-mail: permits@vpsfl.org

Staff will be available Monday – Friday, from 7:30am to 4:30pm, to provide information and/or answer questions regarding services and assist with permitting and zoning. 

The lobby will be limited to only two people at a time. A sign-in sheet will be provided outside the office door should a customer need to wait in their car because the two-person limit has been met.

A “pick-up box” will still be available outside the PZB entry door for customers who only need to pick up a permit or document (call in advance to arrange for outside pick-up).

Public Service Department – Public Works 

Telephone: (561) 304-4610 or E-mail: jschmitz@vpsfl.org 

Public Service Department – Water & Sewer: 

Telephone: (561) 965-5770 (Non-Emergency) 

(For all After-Hours Emergencies) (561) 635-4535 or E-mail: utilities@vpsfl.org

Public Service Department - Utility Billing: 

Telephone: (561) 965-5770 or E-mail: utilities@vpsfl.org

Staff will be available Monday – Friday, from 7:30am to 4:30pm, to provide information and/or answer questions regarding services. We still encourage appointments during this time period.

The lobby will be limited to only two people at a time. A sign-in sheet will be provided outside the office door should a customer need to wait in their car because the two-person limit has been met.

We strongly encourage all utility customers to utilize our on-line payment system (visit www.vpsfl.org) and/or the payment drop-box (located on the west side of Village Hall) for all utility payments during this time period. This makes it more convenient for our customers. 

*Please note: The Village will continue to monitor COVID-19 updates and should the numbers begin to increase the Village will re-evaluate our re-opening plan. This may mean the Village will have to go back to appointment only. We will notify the public of any changes going forward. 


We thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time.