The Building Department of Indian Harbour Beach is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of our community through the enforcement of building codes and regulations. Led by the Building Official, Deputy City Clerk, and Fire Marshall, our team works to ensure that all construction projects within the city meet the highest standards of quality and compliance, protecting the lives and property of our residents
The City Clerk issues Business Tax Receipts for all businesses located in the City. They are renewable on an annual basis effective October 1; applications are submitted to the City Clerk and following approval by the Building Official and Fire Marshal, the Business Tax Receipt is issued. Costs vary, with the average being $50 per year. Businesses beginning operation after April 1 are issued at one-half the full-year cost.
City Manager's Office
City Manager John W Coffey, ICMA-CM, became the fourth City Manager in the history of our community on May 16, 2022. He previously served as Community Manager of Barefoot Bay Recreation District for 8.5 years; as a Senior Governance Special with the U.S. State Department on a joint civilian-military team in Kandahar Afghanistan; as a Local Governance Advisor to Iraq with the U.S. State Department via ICMA International in Western Anbar Province, Iraq; as the Budget Administrator of the City of Palm Bay; and other positions in local government.
The mission of the Comptroller’s Office is to safeguard the City’s assets and manage the financial affairs of the City on behalf of the citizens of Indian Harbour Beach. Responsibilities include revenue collection, budget management, investments, cash disbursements, payroll, fixed asset management, and accounting and financial reporting. The department maintains reasonable internal controls to protect the City's assets and ensure the timely and accurate recording of transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for state and local governments. Financial and accounting reporting for all City operations are provided to City Council and management in a timely manner to assist in financial decision making.
The City of Indian Harbour Beach is justifiably proud of its 100% volunteer fire department with approximately 30 members. They are your neighbors and friends ranging in age from their 20’s to over 50, and come from all walks of life, from mechanics to teachers, to engineers, retirees and businessmen. The Indian Harbour Beach Fire Department was established on May 11, 1965, and we believe it is the finest volunteer fire department in Brevard County, if not the entire state of Florida.
The motto of the Indian Harbour Beach Police Department “We serve… We care!” certainly says it all. Comprised of twenty full-time police officers, one reserve police officer, eight civilian personnel and three crossing guards, the members of the department serve our citizens with dedication and pride, to ensure a safe community. Of the more than 5,000 calls for service that the officers respond to each year, approximately 12% of those are criminal in nature.
The Public Works Department of Indian Harbour Beach is dedicated to maintaining the safe and efficient operation of city vehicles, infrastructure, and upkeep of municipal property lawn maintenance. Led by a team of experienced professionals, our goal is to ensure that our community's roads are well-maintained and that all city and police department vehicles are in top working condition. We strive to be responsive to the needs of our community and provide transparent and accurate information about our operation.
The Indian Harbour Beach Recreation Center is located in beautiful 27-acre Gleason Park on the corner of South Patrick Drive and Yacht Club Boulevard. The Recreation Department offers a wide variety of classes, services and activities, ranging from those for toddlers and preschoolers, to a Senior Leisure-time Club, and something for everyone in between.