Welcome To

The Town of
Indian River Shores

We will make the Town of Indian River Shores the most livable and best-managed town by providing courteous and quality services through teamwork, innovation and a total commitment to excellence.

Welcome To

The Town of
Indian River Shores

We will make the Town of Indian River Shores the most livable and best-managed town by providing courteous and quality services through teamwork, innovation and a total commitment to excellence.

Welcome To

The Town of
Indian River Shores

We will make the Town of Indian River Shores the most livable and best-managed town by providing courteous and quality services through teamwork, innovation and a total commitment to excellence.

Republic Services Update – 12/01/2022

At the direction of Town Council, Town staff has coordinated the following changes with Republic Services:

  • Republic Services will open a dedicated phone line from January 16 – January 30 to take resident calls for exchange of their current 95-gallon cart for either a 65-gallon cart or a 35-gallon cart.
  • Republic Services will conduct a cart exchange for those residents requesting a different cart size the week of February 13.
  • Medically disabled residents’ requests for accommodations will be handled directly through Republic Services.
  • Until the transition period in February, residents may use the carts they have, including those at inground locations, or the 95-gallon carts if delivered. However, carts should be placed at the curb.
  • There will be no additional delivery or pick up of carts until the February transition period.


The Town will have 35-gallon, 65-gallon and 95-gallon carts at Town Hall for residents to view after 12/06/2022. For reference, the 65-gallon cart is the same cart size currently used for recycling. If you have any questions about your service, please contact the Republic Services Customer Service Center at 772-562-6620.
Please note that the pickup schedule will remain unchanged until further notice.

Hurricane Damage Emergency Permitting Guidance

Please click the link for Emergency Permitting Guidance regarding hurricane repairs from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

Beach Access Update – 11/22/2022

The beach access at Beachcomber Lane in Indian River Shores will open at sunrise on Wednesday, 11/23/2022 for pedestrian traffic only. The access is over a sand path. The stairways remain closed. Please remember that there is no turnaround or parking on Beachcomber Lane. Parking for the Beachcomber Lane beach access on Fred Tuerk Drive.

Dune Restoration and Beach Access

Hurricane Nicole caused severe damage along the coastline in the Town. Town personnel, building officials and coastal engineers have reviewed the damage to the dunes and coastline. We continue to discuss damage mitigation and dune restoration with county, state and federal officials. Items being discussed include emergency permitting on the local and state level, availability of contractors, trucks and approved sand for dune restoration. If you have general questions concerning restoration, please contact the Town at info@irshores.com. If you want to apply for an emergency permit for dunes and dune crossovers, please email the personnel below with the subject line of the email as follows: Request for CCCL Emergency Permit for Dune and Dune Crossover.

Eric Charest
Natural Resources Manager
Indian River County Public Works – Coastal Division
1801 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL
Tel: 772-226-1569
echarest@ircgov.com

Quintin Bergman, Sea Turtle Environmental Specialist
Public Works / Coastal Division
772-226-1648
qbergman@ircgov.com

Melissa Meisenburg, Lagoon Plan Environmental Specialist
Public Works/ Coastal Division
772-226-1651
mmeisenburg@ircgov.com

Also, please see the link below for a brief video and photos of some of the coastal damage within the Town. https://youtu.be/HV-YR9lDTEs

Beach Damage 2022

Beach Damage 2022

Beach Damage 2022

Beach Damage 2022

Beach Damage 2022

Opportunity to Serve

The Indian River Shores Town Council appoints two residents to serve two-year terms on the Police-Firefighters Deferred Benefit Plan Board. These appointments will take place at the December 15, 2022 Town Council meeting. If you have an interest in serving on this Board or have any questions, please contact the Town at 772-231-1771 or info@irshores.com.

CHARTER REFERENDUM NOTICE - SPECIAL VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT

Please be advised that there will be a mail ballot referendum on amendments to the Town Charter of the Town of Indian River Shores. Ballots will be sent to all registered voters in Indian River Shores. The ballot must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections by January 24, 2023. Please click the link below to view a copy of the proposed amendments.

Ordinance 552 - Charter Revisions

Mayor's Message

Dear Residents of Indian River Shores and Visitors to Our Website:

In a continuing effort to provide excellent service to you, this website was developed to be an evolving source of information. Its purpose is to make readily available basic information about how the Town is governed, how it operates, and whom to contact when a question arises. Often a resident has a question of curiosity or of a general nature, and this website provides the platform to relay that information. We hope that you will visit it regularly for current updates.

We are pleased that our residents are involved and care about the Town, as is evidenced in the fact that almost 92% of the Town’s population is registered to vote. The Town of Indian River Shores continues to be financially sound in spite of State-mandated requirements.

As always, our doors are open to residents who have comments, concerns or questions as we strive to serve you. We invite your participation through calls, visits or attendance at our Town Council meetings. Any ideas for improvements to this website are welcome for consideration. My commitment, along with the Town Council and the Town staff, is to continue to work toward preserving and improving the quality of life in Indian River Shores.

Brian T. Foley

Mayor

Please Contact Us With Any Questions:

(772) 231-1771
info@irshores.com