Community & Services

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In the Zone: Zoning’s New Webpage Helps Educate Residents

Orange County’s Zoning Division has launched a new webpage, 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.

Mayor Demings poses for a photo with a family of six, while standing by a gazebo in Cyrpess Grove Park.

Eighth Annual Jazz in the Park Celebrates Noteworthy Community Organizations

More than 1,000 guests attended Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ Jazz in the Park on March 2 at historic Cypress Grove Park in...

Mayor Demings stands at the head of a long table in a classroom. The adults in the room are laughing and holding conversations.

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings Marks Accomplishments in First 100 Days

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings took the Oath of Office on Dec. 4, 2018 and remains committed to building a community that works...

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Orange County’s Youth Leadership Conference Fosters Student Engagement in Local Government

Dozens of buses shuttled hundreds of high school students to Valencia College’s West Campus for Orange County’s annual Youth Leadership Conference on March 8,...

Mayor Demings and his staff along with regional business leaders at the Disability Chamber’s spring 2019 class of the Veterans Business Initiative.

Central Florida Disability Chamber Kicks Off Spring 2019 Veterans Business Initiative

On Tuesday, March 5, 2019, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings joined the Central Florida Disability Chamber and regional business leaders at the...

Mayor Demings posing for a photo and embracing the six children surrounding him. The children are wearing their Boys and Girls club t-shirt and are elated to be taking a photo.

A Safe, Nurturing Place: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. Since 1944, the organization has helped inspire hope and...

Two male inmates hunched over a woodworking table during their class at the corrections facility. They are intently focused on the project they are working on.

Building Skills and Providing Second Chances

Recently, when Tyree Rogers, a former Orange County Jail inmate and participant in the Inmate Construction Program, reached out to the program’s manager, Robert...

Mayor Demings standing at a podium, microphone in one hand, a children's book in the other. He reads to a crowd that is not pictured. In the background you see a powerpoint presentation titled African American Read In.
Orange County Board of County Commissioners Recognize Local Veterans During Black History Month

Orange County Board of County Commissioners Recognize Local Veterans During Black History Month

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings joined the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) to recognize the achievements of retired African-American individuals who served in...

Two men taking a picture of themselves next to a piece of art inside the Chambers.

Orange County’s Art in the Chambers Welcomes Works from Orlando International Airport

Orange County Government welcomed a selection of paintings and photographs from the Orlando International Airport’s permanent collection for its Art in the Chambers...