The Jupiter Inlet District (JID) is an independent special taxing district established by the Florida Legislature, encompassing some 92 square miles in area. Its boundaries are the Palm Beach/Martin County line to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the section line separating Townships 41 and 42 to the south and Pratt Whitney Road/Beeline Highway to the west. The JID was established in 1921, making it the oldest local government in northern Palm Beach County.
The Florida Legislature set forth several policy objectives which the JID Board must balance in its decision-making process:
- The maintenance and preservation of the Jupiter Inlet with a specific emphasis on the navigability of the Jupiter Inlet.
- The maintenance and preservation of the Loxahatchee River and its tributaries.
- The imposition of district-wide ad valorem property taxation to fund the continued operation of the Inlet District.
- Additionally, the JID has entered into a lease agreement with the Palm Beach County Department of Parks and Recreation to provide for the operation and maintenance of the northern most portion of Jupiter Beach Park.