Red Tide Update 7:45 pm 10/16/18
Beach access points in Indian River County and City of Vero Beach will be closed Wednesday, 10/17/18 do to current conditions. The State Department of Health has confirmed the presence of Red Tide in Indian River County. We encourage all people to follow the recommendations provided by the Department of Health:
- People, especially those with respiratory issues, are encouraged to stay away from the beaches if possible for the next 2-10 days. Persons may experience throat irritation and/or coughing if directly exposed to Red Tide.
- Higher wind or tides can spread it more quickly.
- Dead fish are not to be eaten! Be cautious with any fish caught from the southeastern coast of Florida.
- Do not consume shellfish of any kind caught in this area until it passes.
- Please visit www.myfwc.com/redtidestatus for more information.
For general information on harmful algal blooms occurring in Florida, please view this fact sheet. For current and up to date information on the status of Red Tide affecting Florida please review the following links:
FPL / Vero Utilities PSC Hearing Postponed
The Public Service Commission hearing to discuss the FPL purchase of the City of Vero Beach Electric Utility has been postponed until October 18-19 due to Hurricane Michael.
Public Information: Vero Electric Sale Petition
If you are interested in the Vero Electric sale, the following is a link to a third party petition that requests that the Florida Industrial Power Users Group drop its protest at the Florida Public Service Commission and allow the Vero Beach electric system sale to be completed. View the Petition
Hurricane Season Is Here. Are You Ready?
- Visit the Emergency Management Division to get access to the preparedness guide, apps, tools, press releases, evacuation info, and emergency alerts.
- Family Communication Plan - Emergencies can happen at any time. Does your family know how to get in touch with each other if you are not all together? Use this Family Communication Plan to keep all your emergency contacts in one place. Fill in all the information and keep a copy in a safe place.
- Right-of-Entry Form for Private Roadways and Subdivisions
The County Commissioners may, after the declaration of a disaster, authorize the collection of debris from Private Roadways and Private Subdivisions. In order to facilitate the collection of disaster generated vegetative debris, a right-of-entry form must be submitted yearly by each property owner on a private road or by an authorized officer or agent of the Home Owners' Association of a private subdivision on a private road. A new form must be submitted each year.
Submit the form or get more storm debris collection information.
Development Review and Permit Process Advisory Committee
The Development Review and Permit Process Advisory Committee was established on July 11, 2017 by the BCC. The committee will focus on identifying and making recommendations on items to improve and/or streamline the development review and permit process and on items identified by staff. Details and Meetings
Vacation Rental Regulations
Indian River County adopted and initiated regulations for short term vacation rentals on June 21, 2016. The following document provides an outline of the County vacation rental regulations, a State guide to vacation rentals, the County vacation rental license application, and short term vacation rental Ordinance 2016-006.
Short Term Vacation Rental Information Packet
"All Aboard Florida" Rail Project
FECI introduced a proposal for a high speed rail service known as All Aboard Florida or Brightline, with passenger service between Miami and Orlando with additional stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The project has been the subject of extensive local government discussion since its announcement. Project Information and Documents More Information
AAF and Vero Electric/FMPA Expenses
Updated monthly, the Expenses Update lists the actual expenses for Indian River County for the All Aboard Florida and Vero Electric/FMPA issues.
All Aboard FL Expenses | Vero Electric Expenses
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Boil Water Notices
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received the subgrant application for Indian River County's Sector 5 Dune Restoration project due to damages in Hurricane Matthew (DR-4283-FL PW 808). Pursuant to Executive Order 11988 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA's intent to provide funding for projects under the Public Assistance (PA) Program. View the full public notice.
Closed captioned videos of the Indian River County Board of County Commission and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are provided on the Indian River County YouTube channel.
Beginning July 9, 2018, maintenance of the hydrant system in the South County area will begin and will continue over the next four months. This area includes SR 60 south to St. Lucie county line. Hydromax, the county's contractor, will be conducting the maintenance program. During the maintenance period, hydrants will be flushed, repaired and repainted. The process of periodically flushing fire hydrants is an important preventive maintenance activity. More Information
The SHIP 2018 Annual Report is currently available for review.
During the months of January, April, July, and October of each year, Indian River County will accept applications for amendments to its Comprehensive Plan for any person wishing to change the text of the Comprehensive Plan and/or the land use designation of his or her property, as depicted on the Comprehensive Plan's Future Land Use Map.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Indian River County has prepared an updated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for the expenditure of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020 in compliance with Federal Regulations (49 CFR Part 26.45). Indian River County proposes that 2.2% of all FTA funds that the County will expend in FTA-assisted contracts for each fiscal year will be let to qualified DBE firms. More Information
The County’s Public Records Custodian is Sandy Wright. For questions concerning public records requests and searches, please visit www.ircgov.com/Public-Records.htm.
Indian River County is a member of the Florida Association of Counties and the National Association of Counties, which lobby on behalf of their members. Indian River County also employs Anfield Consulting to provide State lobbying services.
Please be advised that the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners' services operate according to the Title VI Regulation, 49 CFR, Part 21 which states: NO PERSON OR GROUP OF PERSON SHALL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST WITH REGARD TO ANY OF ITS PROGRAMS, SERVICES, OR ACTIVITIES ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.