Press Releases

Protect Yourself from Utility Scams

Orange County has temporarily suspended water service disconnections for nonpayment as well as late payment fees for residential water and wastewater customers to assist those experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orange County Utilities encourages customers to be aware of fraudulent callers threatening disconnections and demanding payment for past due accounts. At this time, the utility is not making automated or personal calls to collect past due balances. Customers may receive an email from an address notifying them of past due balances. These emails are informational and will not request any financial information. To make payment arrangements, customers can call 407-836-5515, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

“Candid Conversations with Our Community” Virtual Town Hall Meeting set for Friday, June 5, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Orange County, Fla – In light of the recent occurrences surrounding the death of George Floyd, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings is seeking to connect with our community to discuss solutions and alternatives to the civil unrest that many communities are currently experiencing.

Mayor Demings along with the Orange County MLK Initiative would like to invite residents to participate in a Virtual Town Hall Meeting.  This event will serve as a forum for federal, state and local leaders to engage our residents to hear their perspectives on the various issues we are facing in order to garner viable solutions that can bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community.

Orange County Convention Center Presents Recovery and Resiliency Plans to Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force

Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) presented its Recovery and Resiliency Plan to the Orange County Economic Recovery Task Force on June 3, 2020, focusing on its three-pronged strategy to safeguard clients, attendees and employees.

Developed in accordance with policy recommendations from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Orange County Government, and state and federal mandates, the OCCC’s Recovery and Resiliency Plan relies on the best available data, science and research. Following a three-pronged strategy, the OCCC will phase in modified operations by:

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings to provide a Coronavirus County Update News Conference Today, June 3, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.

WHAT: Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings will host a news conference about COVID-19 and County updates.
WHEN: June 3, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
WHERE: Orange County Administration Center, 201 S. Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, Commission Chambers – 1st Floor
SPEAKERS: A list of confirmed speakers will be available prior to the 4:30 p.m. start time.

During the question and answer portion of the news conference, reporters who are not present can text questions to Despina McLaughlin at 321-347-0033. (Please include reporter name/affiliation, who the question is directed to and exact question).