City of Fort Lauderdale - CodeRED Emergency Notification System
City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Venice of America

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CodeRED Emergency Communications Network


CodeRED® is a high-speed telephone communication service that enables the City to send emergency notifications to registered phone numbers. In the event of an evacuation notice, utility outage, water main break, fire or flood, chemical spill or other emergency situation, the system will deliver a recorded message to either a live person, answering machine or voicemail.

Residents and businesses in the City of Fort Lauderdale are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED® emergency notifications at the link below. Registration is free and personal information will be kept confidential. Individuals who have already registered for the service but would like to update their phone number or add a cell phone number can do so by re-registering.

CodeRED™ notifications cannot be delivered to phone numbers with a privacy lock feature. To ensure messages are received, residents should either turn off the privacy lock feature during emergencies, enter 954-828-8000 on their “safe list” of phone numbers, or enter a cell phone number when registering for the service.

Sign Up for CodeRED Alerts!

Sign Up for CodeRED® Now! to receive emergency notifications. Registration is simple, quick, and free. Just follow the online instructions.

NOTE: For Cell Phone ONLY Users

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prohibits CodeRED™ from calling a cell phone except in life safety emergencies when a designated “Emergency Database” calling list is used. Unless a cell phone number is included with Utility Billing contact information or is manually registered, it will not be included in the CodeRED “General Database” used for non-life safety notifications.

Fort Lauderdale residents who only use a cell phone (no home phone) should manually register for CodeRED at or by calling the 24-hour Customer Service Center at (954) 828-8000.

City E-mail News

City E-mail News is a communication service that enables the City to send information by e-mail to registered subscribers.

Sign Up for City News Now! Registration is simple, quick, and free.

The City’s website policies may be viewed at

NOTE: Under Florida Statute 119.011, e-mail addresses are considered public records.