Press Releases

Pet Adoption Fees Reduced to $12 at Central Florida Shelters During December 2018

Orlando, Fla.—November 28, 2018— To celebrate the holiday season and spread awareness for shelter pets throughout Central Florida, adoption fees for dogs and cats have been reduced to only $12 this December 2018. Orange County Animal Services, Seminole County Animal Services, Osceola County Animal Services and the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando will participate in […]

Contest Winners Awarded at FusionFest

Orange County, Fla. – More than $7,500 in cash and prizes was awarded to the winners of the Fusion Contests at the inaugural FusionFest held last weekend. The festival celebrated Central Florida’s growing diversity with a free, two-day celebration on Nov. 24 and 25, 2018 in front of the Dr. Phillips Center in downtown Orlando. […]

Orange County Government to Hold Oath of Office Ceremony

The Oath of Office ceremony will be held for Orange County Mayor-elect Jerry L. Demings on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the North Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center. In addition, the swearing in ceremony will take place for Orange County District 2 Commissioner-elect Christine Moore, Orange County District 3 Commissioner-elect […]

Free, Family-Friendly Barktoberfest 2018 Wags its Way to Lake Eola this Sunday

Orange County Animal Services invites you to the shelter’s free seventh annual rescue-appreciation event, Barktoberfest 2018! This family-friendly event features adoptable dogs and cats, delicious food truck cuisine, pet-related vendors and games. Details are below. When: Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Where: Lake Eola Park, 100 North Eola Drive, Orlando, […]

Curbside Collection WILL NOT Occur on Thanksgiving Day, November 22

Orange County, Fla. – The Orange County Utilities Solid Waste Division reminds unincorporated Orange County residential customers that garbage, recycling, yard waste and large items will not be collected on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018. If Thursday is a normal collection day, customers should set out their roll carts, yard waste and large items […]

onePULSE Foundation Awarded Up to $10 million in Tourism Development Tax Funding by Orange County Board of County Commissioners for Land Acquisition and Design for the Pulse Museum

Orlando, Fla. – Oct. 30, 2018 – The onePULSE Foundation, the official nonprofit managing the design, construction, and operation of a permanent museum to the June 12, 2016 tragedy, today was awarded up to $10 million in hotel-tax revenues by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) to help it acquire land and create […]

REMINDER – One-Day-a-Week Watering Begins November 4

Orange County, Fla. – When clocks change by one hour on November 4, 2018, Orange County residents should also remember to change irrigation timers to one day per week. This schedule will remain in effect until Daylight Saving Time returns March 9, 2019. The time change corresponds with mandatory lawn and landscape irrigation restrictions that […]

Orange County Convention Center Moves Forward with North-South Building Improvements

Orlando, Fla. – The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) leadership team continues work on the planned North-South Building Improvements after a budget for the projects has been approved. Earlier this year, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners approved Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ proposed budget of a $605 million Capital Improvement Plan that funds the construction […]