Storm Recovery Information

For the latest Hurricane Ian recovery information from Orange County Government, visit the Ian Updates page.

Featured Stories

Peanut Butter Challenge Helps Stock Food Pantries Across Orange County

During the month of October, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County collected jars of peanut butter to give to local food banks. The Peanut Butter Challenge, which accepts unopened, unexpired jars of peanut butter in any size, has been simultaneously stocking local food pantries and supporting Florida peanut farmers (who contribute $119 million to the state...

Citizen of the Year and Community Organization Award Winners Recognized

Due to Hurricane Ian, the 2022 Orange County Community Conference, which was scheduled for early October, was canceled. In lieu of the conference, Orange...

Orange County Regional History Center Pays Tribute to Orlando’s Alternative Music Scene with Figurehead Exhibit

Between 1985 and 2001, the Orlando concert promoter Figurehead invigorated the musical landscape in Central Florida. The Orange County Regional History Center’s special exhibition, Figurehead:...

Orange County Head Start Provides a Lasting Legacy of Impact for Children and Families

Tracy Guervil believes she would not be completing her final year of law school if it were not for Orange County Head Start. She...

Community & Services

Peanut Butter Challenge Helps Stock Food Pantries Across Orange County

During the month of October, UF/IFAS Extension Orange County collected jars of peanut butter to give to local food banks. The Peanut Butter Challenge, which accepts unopened, unexpired jars of peanut butter in any...

Citizen of the Year and Community Organization Award Winners Recognized

Due to Hurricane Ian, the 2022 Orange County Community Conference, which was scheduled for early October, was canceled. In lieu of the conference, Orange County Neighborhood Services hosted a Community Awards Recognition breakfast on...

Orange County Regional History Center Pays Tribute to Orlando’s Alternative Music Scene with Figurehead Exhibit

Between 1985 and 2001, the Orlando concert promoter Figurehead invigorated the musical landscape in Central Florida. The Orange County Regional History Center’s special exhibition, Figurehead: Music & Mayhem in Orlando’s Underground, which will run through September 2023, tells the story of how the company helped grow the local scene with a focus on underground rock music and the...

Public Health & Safety

Buyer Beware: The Importance of Hiring Licensed Contractors and Avoiding Unpermitted Work

During the recovery period from a major storm, reports of unlicensed building activity and unpermitted work generally increase. Don’t fall victim to individuals that may try to take advantage of those in need. Residents should...

Orange County Solutions are Making Pine Hills Roads Safer for Everyone

In early August, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners voted to adopt Vision Zero, an effective method of eliminating all traffic fatalities and severe injuries by focusing on designing safer roadways. Pine Hills,...

Fight the Bite: Orange County Prepared for Mosquito Season

With the hot, rainy afternoons upon us, residents should take comfort in the fact that Orange County Mosquito Control is working to keep mosquito populations manageable and curb the spread of mosquito-borne diseases such as encephalitis, dengue, West Nile, Zika and chikungunya do not spread. “We actually perform sampling and check our surveillance sites...

Business

Orange County is a Big Fan of Energy Conservation Efforts

Energy conservation has proven to be an effective way of saving money. For instance, data from Orange County’s Seniors Climate Efficiency Program found residents had an annual savings of $450 on their utility bills...

Hurricane Ian: Prepare your Construction Sites

With the continued updates in forecast for Hurricane Ian, flooding rain and high winds are expected to be a major concern in Orange County. Orange County Government’s Public Works Development Engineering section has developed...

27 Years a Winner! Orange County Procurement Division Honored since 1995

The Orange County Government Procurement Division was recently recognized by the National Procurement Institute with the 2022 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement® Award. The County was one of 171 agencies in the United States and Canada and one of only 36 U.S. counties to receive the award. Even more impressively, Orange County is one of only...