Community & Services

A row of video-enabled booths at the visitation center

Video Visitation Successfully Reopens after Nearly Six-Month Closure

The Video Visitation Center at the Orange County Jail successfully reopened on September 21. Visitation by family and friends had been suspended since March 25 due to the pandemic. Attorneys were still able to visit clients through the center rather than in person in the jail.

New guidelines are in place to include a revised schedule. Visits occur on the hour and only 20 people are allowed in the center at a time. Visitors must wear facemasks and have their temperature checked to be admitted to the center. Anyone with a temperature exceeding 100 will be denied access.

Mayor Demings pictured at a Census 2020 press conference

Census Deadline Fast Approaching: Orange County Offers Efficient Census Kiosks

Orange County Government is offering Census kiosks located in the County’s neighborhood community centers. You can visit one of the kiosks and fill out...

Mayor Demings speaks at Madison Landing's groundbreaking at a podium

Orange County Government Supports New Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors

A new elderly affordable housing development – Madison Landing – recently broke ground, less than two miles southwest of Mall at Millenia at 5800...

Orange County Non-Profit Safety Grants Make Positive Impacts in Community

Orange County Non-Profit Safety Grants Make Positive Impacts in Community

The newly acquired Non-Profit Safety Grants will make a positive impact on Orange County. The grants, which will be distributed throughout the community by...

Labor Day Grill

“Well Done” Grilling Safety Tips this Labor Day from Orange County Fire Rescue

Labor Day was founded more than a century ago to celebrate the hard work and achievements of American workers – and that’s worth celebrating...

MaskON team

College Kids Help Keep Elementary School Students Covered – Orange County Donates 10K Face Coverings to their Efforts

While schoolchildren begin in-person classes this week, masks are required. Some local college kids are helping keep our Orange County kiddos covered through a...

Orange County Corrections Department Serves as Model Jail

Orange County Corrections Department Serves as Model Jail

Impressed with the Orange County jail operations and physical layout, members of the Pasco County Jail Expansion Team paid a visit to get an...

Behind the Scenes: Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Sign Interpreters

Behind the Scenes: Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Sign Interpreters

Among the familiar faces at Orange County Government’s COVID-19 updates (nearly 60 conferences and counting so far since March 2020) are American Sign Language...

Large LYNX bus wrapped with an advertisement for the Safer, Stronger, Together campaign

New Bus Wrap Encourages People to “Do Your Part” to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings, along with Lynx, Orlando Economic Partnership (The Partnership) and Visit Orlando officials revealed art covering a 60-foot LYNX...

Orange County Division of Building Safety Launches Remote Inspections

Orange County Division of Building Safety Launches Remote Inspections

To keep individuals safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange County Government’s Division of Building Safety will now offer remote permit inspections to licensed contractors...