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The Protect Rio Vista program utilizes your subscription funds to hire off-duty Fort Lauderdale police officers to patrol in the neighborhood.  The officers are in uniform when on duty and have full authority to take official action action should a crime take place while on patrol.  The officers patrol in a marked car leased by the civic association and will be dispatched by FLPD for any 911 call recieved from the neighborhood.  Members also recieve a cell phone number by which they may contact the patrol officers directly while they are on duty.  Members also recieve the opportunity to request a vacation check of their home when they are out of town. 


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Welcome to Rio Vista!

On behalf of the Rio Vista Civic Association Board we would like to welcome you to our neighborhood and invite you to join RVCA today!

What is the Rio Vista Civic Association?
The Rio Vista Civic Association (RVCA) is a volunteer organization led by a diverse board elected representatives who live in the neighborhood.  The RVCA was created to preserve the value and desirability of Rio Vista. We also strive to enrich the quality of life in Rio Vista through community projects, advocacy, and representation of our neighborhood to City Officials. 

Does RVCA host neighborhood events?
Each year we host a handful of social events for our neighborhood, typically in the cooler months.  All residents are welcome to join in the fun and/or volunteer.  Annually we host the following:  Holiday Party at VY Park, Boat Watching Parade, Movie Nights and Camp outs at VY Park, Golf Cart Parades, and an Annual Car Show.  We also coordinate neighborhood participation in City-wide volunteer days such as Fort Lauderdale United Day and Fort Lauderdale Cares Day.

I see “Protect Rio Vista” signs and License Plate Reader Cameras in the neighborhood are those from RVCA?
Yes, the RVCA Security Committee has established and organizes a program where FLPD detail officers are hired to work approximately 8 hours everyday in our neighborhood.  Click here to get your sign and the on duty officer cell phone.  The Committee also took all actions needed to facilitate purchase, install, maintenance of license plate reader cameras in Rio Vista which are monitored 24/7 by FLPD. 

What has RVCA accomplished?

Parks Prior to December 2019 RVCA lead the effort of collaboration between the City and residents to upgrade our playground from mulch and wood equipment to one with turf, modern structures, a water fountain, and electricity.  Subsequent to December 2019 the RVCA Board of Directors worked hard to ensure an active resident role in the rebuilds and redesigns of both Hector and VY Parks.  We actively monitor all parks in the neighborhood to ensure proper maintenance, landscape and maximum benefits.

Transportation & Mobility  RVCA works with the City on various transportation matters during monthly sessions.  These monthly sessions have resulted in: traffic studies, improved crossings, curbs, solar radar signs, CIP requests for future improvements, traffic enforcement, repairs and more. 

Neighborhood Preservation  The RVCA Board of Directors works hard to stay informed on potential developments, code changes, etc. which could have a long term impact on our neighborhood.  Whenever feasible the RVCA Board of Directors strives to memorialize and convey feedback to the appropriate parties and facilitate neighborhood votes on matters while meeting bylaw requirements. 

How Can I Get Involved?
We are always looking for new members.

1.   Become a member!

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3.   Join a Committee!

4.   Attend a Meeting.

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Building Services 954-828-6520 700 NW 19th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311-7834

City Manager's Office 954-828-5013

Code Enforcement 954-828-5207

A citizen can report a code complaint by calling the Code Enforcement Division at 954-828-5207 or sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please provide information regarding the location and nature of the violation. The inspector assigned to the area will conduct an inspection of the property and if it is determined that a violation exists, will enforce accordingly. Residents are encouraged to report possible code violations (such as overflowing dumpsters, overgrown lawns, tenants living in housing that fails to meet minimum housing standards), other municipal code violations that affect the health, safety, or aesthetics of the community, and criminal code violations.

Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau 954-765-4466

City of Fort Lauderdale Customer Service Center (24-hour) 954-828-8000

For inquiries regarding water, sewer, storm repairs, maintenance, solid waste/trash, and recycling. The City provides 65-gallon garbage carts for all household garbage, 90-gallon carts for yard waste, and recycling bins for newspapers and other recyclables. This is also the number for Public Works.

Dogs/Canine Beach Permits 954-828-7275

Driver's Licenses (State of Florida) 954-497-1570

E M E R G E N C I E S Dial 9-1-1

EMS (For Non-Emergency Medical Services) 954-828-7421

Graffiti Hotline 954-828-6402 Contact the FLPD graffiti hotline to report graffiti.

Information (City of Fort Lauderdale): City Hall 954-828-5000 Public Information Office 954-828-4746

Mayor's Office/City Commission Office 954-828-5003

Parking Services 954-828-3700

Parking Services provides: Resident Beach Parking Cards to residents for free and reduced cost beach parking, information on Sun Trolley which runs every 10 minutes and costs 50 ¢ and citation payment.

Police Department (Non-Emergency) 954-828-5700

Property Appraiser's Office (Broward County) 954-357-6830

Sewer Repairs (24 Hours) 954-828-8000

Call to report sewer problems, backups, sewage in the roadway, or emergency repairs.

Street Lights  954-828-8000

You no longer have to call FPL to report problems with Street Lights, you can call the City of Fort Lauderdale.

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