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 never hire unlicensed contractors and should always ensure that they have the correct permits as they rebuild after a storm. If you […]

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...

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...

Cleaning the Drains: Orange County Public Works Preps for Hurricane Season

Orange County Public Works is currently inspecting the County’s primary and secondary drainage systems, which include canal systems, retention ponds and subdivision street inlet...

Fertilize Responsibly This Summer: Zero Nitrogen Equals Clean Water Bodies

While summer rains cool us down, they also wash fertilizer off our yards and fuel algae growth in our lakes, rivers and springs. We...

Splash into Summer: Water Safety Tips for Families

Did you know it only takes a few inches of water for a small child to drown? According to the Centers for Disease Control...

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for Children Ages 6 Months to 4 Years

COVID-19 vaccines for our youngest Orange County residents are now available for children ages 6 months to 4 years. On June 17, 2022, the...

Scam Alert: The Importance of Hiring Licensed Contractors

Unsuspecting consumers can be easy prey for unlicensed contractors, whose bids almost invariably come in lower than bids from licensed contractors. The strong appeal...

Keeping Mentally Ill Offenders Out of Jail Critical in Improving Health System of Care

It’s a reality that most jails across the country house more mentally ill people than do hospitals. More than 40 percent of inmates have...

Orange County Public Works Pitches in after Tragic Crash

It was a horrific accident in March of 2021, as FHP troopers determined a speeding SUV struck the side of a car, killing two...