In the Zone: Zoning’s New Webpage Helps Educate Residents
Orange County’s Zoning Division has launched a new webpage, www.ocfl.net/zoning. The new design and layout make it easy for residents to find an Interactive Zoning Map, as well as information on the Land Development Code, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Permits, Zoning Verification Letters and Fast Track Online Services.
The new format also highlights “frequently asked questions” (FAQs) that residents may have about the services provided by the Zoning Division. Whether you simply want to know more about what zoning is, or you have more specific questions about how you can rezone your property, request a variance or special exception or obtain a Business Tax Receipt, the FAQs section provides simple-to-understand answers. Also included in the FAQs section are answers regarding permit requirements for installing fences and signage, as well as for removing trees, storing equipment and even having animals on your property.
“The interpretation and implementation of regulations regarding how residents can develop and use their property can get complicated, and it’s our job to provide clear and concise answers for them,” said Jennifer Moreau, Assistant Zoning Manager. “We hope Orange County residents learn about this excellent web resource and are able to use it themselves or direct friends and neighbors to the page for all of their zoning questions.”
The Zoning Division employs 27 individuals who serve the 1.3 million residents of Orange County. The Division is located on the first floor of the Orange County Administration Center at 201 S. Rosalind Ave. For more information on Zoning, contact 3-1-1 or email Zoning@ocfl.net.