The City of Sunrise recognizes that improvements to residential properties can deliver significant community-wide benefits, such as:

  • enhancing neighborhood aesthetics
  • preserving or increasing property values
  • encouraging a sense of community pride, and 
  • improving residents’ overall quality of life.

In an effort to facilitate residential property improvements and their related benefits, the Sunrise City Commission has allocated federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the implementation of a Residential Fence Repair Incentive Program

This Program is intended to provide homeowners with a financial reimbursement incentive of up to $500 for fence repairs made to their homesteaded residential property in Sunrise. All fence repairs shall conform to the City Code of Ordinances and the Florida Building Code.



A homeowner may apply to receive up to a $500 reimbursement for eligible residential fence repairs provided they satisfy all of the eligibility criteria listed in Section 2, below. Eligible fence repairs may include the following:

  1. Replacement of fence slats, posts, and other parts of the fence. Expenses that may be eligible for reimbursement include fencing material, concrete, or other supplies necessary to perform such repairs.
  2. Painting or staining of an existing fence. Expenses that may be eligible for reimbursement include the paint, stain, and other supplies such as brushes, cloths, tarps, rollers, trays and other supplies necessary to paint or stain the fence.
  3. Installation/replacement of any fence hardware such as locks, hinges, and other similar fence hardware.
  4. If the Applicant hires a contractor to perform eligible residential fence repairs, such costs are eligible for reimbursement.
  5. Please note that some fence repairs require a permit from the Building Division of the Community Development Department. Permit costs are not eligible for reimbursement.



Shadow Box Fence

In order to qualify for this Program, the Applicant must meet each of the following criteria:

  1. Only residential homeowners are eligible to apply.
  2. The property must have a current homestead exemption in the name of the Applicant.
  3. The Applicant must have purchased eligible items after June 1, 2023, and completed eligible residential fence repairs prior to application submission.
  4. Repair work may be performed by the homeowner or a hired contractor.
  5. Work performed by a Homeowners Association or within common areas is not eligible for the program.
  6. The Applicant must certify to having experienced at least one of the following:
    1. Unemployment during the public health emergency of COVID-19.
    2. Experienced increased food or housing insecurity during the public health emergency of COVID-19.
    3. Qualify as low-to-moderate income per the latest Federal income guidelines.
    4. Qualify for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Childcare Subsidies through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Program—such as Early Learning Coalition or Head Start Programs—or Medicaid.
  7. The Application and all supporting documentation must be submitted no later than November 1, 2024.



In order to qualify for this Program, the Applicant must meet each of the following criteria:

  1. The Applicant must submit an application with the following information:
    1. A completed COVID-19 Eligibility Self-Certification Form.
    2. Itemized, dated receipt(s) clearly identifying the purchase of Eligible items related to the eligible residential fence repairs from Section 2, above. If work is performed by the homeowner, then itemized receipts shall be for materials only. If work is performed by a contractor, then itemized receipts must be provided for all materials and associated labor for each Eligible Improvement.
    3. Pictures identifying the completed Eligible residential fence repair.
    4. Proof of closed building permit, if applicable.
  2. The  City reserves the right to inspect the homesteaded property to verify the Eligible residential fence repairs have been completed.
  3. The City of Sunrise reserves the right to make changes to the Program or to close the Program at any  time, at the City's sole discretion, as it deems appropriate.
  4. The Residential Fence Repair Incentive Program is offered to eligible Applicants on a first come, first served basis. Since this Program is funded by the American Rescue Plan Act, once funding is no longer available, the Program will be closed.



If you have determined that you are eligible for the Residential Fence Repair Incentive Program, please complete and submit the following online:

For more information, or to request a printed application, please call (954) 746-3430 or email jcastro@sunrisefl.gov.