Getting Started in South Florida Links

When you first move in, you'll be busy establishing your utilities and wondering where and how to get things done. These links will steer you in the right direction.

Absolute Musts

Utilities and Services

  • Florida Power & Light  305-442-8770
    Establish your service to turn on the day before you plan on moving in. Also track your electric usage with their great online tool.

  • Miami-Dade Water Department  305-665-7477
    Establish your service to turn on no later than your move-in day.

  • AT&T (Landline Phone Service)  888-757-6500
    If you want a home phone line and/or Internet, try here.

  • ADT Home Security   800-699-9238
    Other ADT resellers may promise free stuff, but I have enough experience to suggest you are better off going direct! Provide my special code for best pricing and offers: A184214

  • Trash Pickup  Dial 3-1-1 or 305-468-5900
    Enter you address and then click the “Garbage & Recycling” tab to see your pick-up days and more.

  • Trash and Recycling Centers  305-594-1500
    Find the locations to properly dispose of bulk waste and recyclables.

  • Florida City Gas  305-691-8710
    For those homes that use gas appliances

  • Cable TV - Atlantic Broadband  1-888-752-4222

  • Cable TV - Comcast  1-800-266-2278

  • Satellite TV - DirecTV  1-800-347-3288
    If you are getting DirecTV, call Hal first! You can both get money back on referral!

School Resources

Vote, Drive and Miscellaneous

Links last verified: Fri, May 9, 2014. If any of these resources do not work, please let Hal know.