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Orange County’s Division of Building Safety’s Economic Incentive has Reduced Permit Costs and Spurred Activity During Pandemic

In May 2020, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings challenged County staff to work with the development community to find out what type of assistance could help sustain and boost development activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The County’s Division of Building Safety reached out to key industry stakeholders and customers to gain feedback and suggestions. […]

Community Redevelopment Areas in Orange County | FAQs

Q: What is a Community Redevelopment Area (CRA)? A: A Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is a special district within defined boundaries created to meet...

Saving Small Businesses: Orange County Invests Nearly $80 Million through CARES Funding

Andreas Afxendiou, owner of Athena Chicken in Maitland, had run a successful “Mom and Pop” restaurant since opening in 1988, but when the COVID-19 pandemic...

A Sustainable Idea that Truly Holds Water: Orange County Public Works’ Successful Stormwater Harvesting Project

When Orange County was asked to take part in a stormwater harvesting demonstration project, it readily agreed.  Stormwater harvesting involves collecting, storing and treating...

Orange County Utilities Recognized with J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Award

Orange County Utilities provides a safe and reliable water supply for over 150,000 residential and commercial customers and has been ranked No. 1 in...

2020 Virtual Florida Simulation Summit: Three Things You Need to Know

The annual Florida Simulation Summit, hosted by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings, in partnership with the National Center for Simulation and the Orlando Economic...

Pink Engines Ignite Buzz: Orange County Fire Rescue Rolls Out Specialty Units in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The presence of a pink fire engine has become a traditional sighting across Central Florida for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Orlando Health’s parade of...

Orange County Toughens Parking Standards and Enforcement Tools

Every year, The Orange County Sheriff’s Office receives hundreds of complaints regarding improperly parked vehicles. The issues range from cars left on the side...

Orange County Has ‘Got You Covered’ during COVID-19 Pandemic

By Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic is not a political statement or a personal opinion.  It...

Safely Seated: Orange County Fire Rescue Offers Free Car Seat Safety Checkpoints

It’s a proven fact car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, car seats...