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The Ultimate Resident Guide is Here!

The City of West Melbourne proudly announces our newest publication - the Resident Guide! This Guide includes a plethora of facts, information and resources that is intended to assist our residents. Simply put, we want to make your lives easier by providing all of the help you need in one handy location.

The interactive electronic version of the Resident Guide is available by clicking here or visiting www.westmelbourne.gov/ResidentGuide. Copies are also available at the Customer Service counter at City Hall and at several of our facilities, including the Recreation Department and the Police Department.

New Design of Utility Bills

At West Melbourne, City staff strives to provide our residents with the highest quality of customer service every day. One of the foundations of excellent service is to provide information and documentation that is easy for all to navigate and to understand. To achieve that, the diligent staff in our Finance Department, Utility Division, spent several weeks reviewing the design of the monthly utility bills.

The new utility bill design offers a single, user-friendly place for all your essential account details, featuring a modern and stylish design. The updated layout and wording enhance clarity and comprehension of the information provided. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our helpful staff at 321-837-7750.

 Recreation Department

We Still Need Your Help!

If you were unable to attend the workshop, we encourage you to provide your parks preference! The website playwestmelb.com remains dedicated to engaging the community in the development of a master plan for parks and recreation in West Melbourne. Please participate in the City's survey and provide feedback and input on improving existing parks, recreational facilities, and related amenities. This initiative aims to gather community perspectives to shape future developments and enhance the overall recreational experience in the area. 

We welcome your point of view! Visit this website or scan the QR Code below.

Continuing to Improve!

Home Depot Project at Bryant Adams Park

The Home Depot Project at Bryant Adams Park has reached completion! The project encompassed several upgrades, including a new enclosure for the dumpsters, benches installed on the pickleball and tennis courts, and new landscaping for the front of the park. The final touch was the installation of the gate for the dumpster and moving the dumpsters. Small changes can make a HUGE difference! 

Police Department

West Melbourne's remarkable Police Department continues to protect our community, hold individuals accountable and ensure justice - providing excellent service to all of our residents! We remain proud of the members of our force who work tirelessly each and every day to serve.

Excellence in Police Performance

The department presented its quarterly award recipients with certificates recognizing the hard work they do every day. There were numerous consequential actions performed by members of the department during the last quarter that were worthy of such recognition. The selection of these awards is completed by peers who are members of the awards committee. 


Those recognized were:

Officer of the Year

·  FTO Michael Kaplan


Officer of the Quarter

·  Officer Ashley Simons


Meritorious Service

·  Officer Brian Leonard

·  FTO Michael Kaplan

·  Officer Ashley Simons


Certificate of Commendation:

· Detective Donovan Brickhouse

· Officer John Lacey

· K-9 Officer Joseph LaRosa

Letter of Commendation:

·  Officer Ashley Simons

·  Officer Pavlos Pavlakos

·  Officer Joshua Ummel

Educational Achievement

· Detective Kimberly Utsler

Unit Citation:

· Officer Timothy D’Ambra

· FTO Michael Kaplan

· Sergeant Kenneth Sells

· Officer Ashley Simons

· Officer Brian Leonard

· Officer Ryan Kruger

· Detective Patrick Kenny

· Officer Thomas Galonsky

· FTO Logan Gibbons

· Officer Joshua Kennedy

· Sergeant Brittney Rau

· Officer Joseph Schwab

Criminal Justice Information System Audit

The department underwent a CJIS audit from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement that is conducted every three years. The audit went well and the department expects a positive report in the next several weeks. Rest assured that your West Melbourne Police Department appropriately safeguards the integrity of materials and data related to its operations.

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Notable Incidents and Activities

Vehicular Accidents/Incident

A vehicle accident with injuries and roadblocks in the area of Minton Road and Henry Avenue in front of the Post Office. East and westbound lanes were closed for a period of time.

Police units responded to a traffic crash - vehicle vs. building - at Truist Bank, 175 Palm Bay Road. The vehicle hit the front of the building, and caused damage but did not penetrate the building. There were no injuries, and the building official was notified.


West Melbourne Police Department and the Brevard County Fire & Rescue responded to a motorcycle fire in the 300 block of Park Hill Boulevard. The fire was extinguished and there were no injuries.


A vehicle parked at a local park was unlawfully entered into by an unknown suspect. A purse and credit card were stolen and was used at a local store. Another vehicle also unlawfully entered at a different park and the same vehicle was observed leaving the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

A patrol officer located a subject who was in possession of a portable generator that he suspected was illegally taken from Walmart. Upon following up with the store, video was located of the suspect leaving the store with the item in a cart without paying for it. He was transported to Brevard County Jail. 

Capital Projects - Making a Big Difference in Drainage

The Melbourne Estates Drainage Improvement Project continues to progress. A significant part of this project are the 33,000 pound headwalls that were delivered and installed this week. The City will replace the old culvert pipe and crossing at Bossieux Boulevard and Henry Avenue.

Thank you very much for your continued patience.

Public Works

The City’s Public Works Department continues to provide a broad range of services that keeps West Melbourne running smoothly and efficiently.

Municipal Maintenance

The Streets and Drainage Department inspected the Westbrooke Park Basketball Court that is being removed in order for a new concrete surface to be installed. The City’s contractor has removed the old concrete surface and is preparing to install the new concrete surface.

Additionally, the Menzi excavator started its annual pass through the City’s canal system this week along Sutton Avenue. This versatile piece of construction equipment has significantly helped our crew, particularly on challenging terrains.

Our Parks Maintenance crew assisted Team Pain on the Field of Dreams Skate Park repairs and maintenance. The repairs will be completed this week by Team Pain, and next week the Parks Maintenance crew will seal the concrete on the skate park. Patience pays - all skaters and skateboarders will be back to "grabbing some air" really soon!

Water and Sewer

The Public Works Water Department completed 185 work orders, serviced 15 fire hydrants, painted 26 fire hydrants, and exercised 15 in line gate valves. The crew also tapped and ran a new two-inch poly water line on Donna Lane in preparation for a Brevard County storm water project.

The Water Department also completed a trench box training class, finished up sod restoration on Sheridan Road, and replaced the river rocks around a fire hydrant in the islands at the Minton Center shopping plaza.

This week, the Sewer team completed 210 work orders, 14 sewer inspections, and 77 sewer/reuse locates this week. Maintenance crews were on hand to assist Danus Utilities to complete the repairs and rehabilitations to the four manholes located on Henry Avenue. The crew inspected the installation of the new sewer pipes being installed at the new Sunrise Estates construction site.

Vision Zero

What is Vision Zero? Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.

The goal is simple: saving lives. Zero traffic deaths. Everyone should be able to travel safely without the fear of death or serious injury.

Community Development

West Melbourne remains one of the fastest growing communities in Brevard County. Our remarkable and dedicated team of Planners, Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors keep a busy schedule!

New Permit Applications: 93

Inspections Completed: 311

Significant Projects

  • Publix, Palm Bay Road
  • Eden at Heritage Lakes, 72 individual apartment structures
  • Epoch West Melbourne, Norfolk Parkway, 280 units
  • Another Broken Egg, Palm Bay Road
  • Town Place Suites hotel, Norfolk Parkway
  • Banfield Pet Hospital, West New Haven Avenue
  • Chick-fil-A restaurant, Palm Bay Road
  • Promise in Brevard, LLC, Fell Road
  • Spring Hill Suites hotel, Hollywood Boulevard
  • Fifth Third Bank, West New Haven Avenue
  • Take 5 Car Wash and Oil Change, West New Haven Avenue
  • Coastal Hyundai, Dorchester Avenue
  • Planet Fitness, West New Haven Avenue
  • Integra Heritage Apartments, St. Johns Heritage Parkway

Join Our Team

The City of West Melbourne is committed to being a vibrant, growing, and caring community that continually seeks excellence for residents. Our vision is to grow West Melbourne into the Space Coast’s premier location for homes, careers, and families.

We are looking for bright, motivated people who want to work in a challenging and dynamic environment while contributing to the success of their local government.

Positions Currently Available:

Police Officer in Training

Police Officer

Apply Now!





Council and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Workshop

Council Chambers, VMC | 2285 Minton Road | 4:00 pm



Community Redevelopment Agency Meeting

Council Chambers, VMC | 2285 Minton Road | 5:30 pm



Regular City Council Meeting

Council Chambers, VMC | 2285 Minton Road | 6:00 pm



Planning & Zoning Board

Council Chambers, VMC | 2285 Minton Road | 6:30 pm

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