Orange County Resources

Agencies in Orange County

This resource page contains links to the websites of most of the agencies representing Orange County, FL.

Clerk of Courts

The Orange County Clerk of Courts holds the records of almost 2.5 million circuit and county courts for the 9th Judicial Circuit Court. Visitors use this site to file domestic violence injunctions and obtain assistance for special needs family members. The Clerk of Courts also handles marriage licenses, passport applications, traffic violations, as well as providing information for legal financial crises.

Comptroller

Visitors can look up deeds, mortgages, liens and other official records on the Comptroller website. This site is helpful for removing things like debit card, credit card, or other account numbers from public websites. Users can also use this site to pay their parking tickets and challenge a property valuation.

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

The FDEP Central District is comprised of 8 counties in Central Florida. The FDEP is responsible for regulating wetlands, water, and air resources in the area.

Florida Highway Patrol

If a Florida resident wants to get an official copy of a particular crash report, they should use the Florida Highway Patrol website. They can also find out what the traffic conditions might look like for the day (the site displays reports on influencing factors like road construction projects).

International Drive Development Board

The International Drive Development Board website displays a brief history of the popular I Drive in Orlando. Features a detailed map of International Drive which includes new development projects. Visitors can also learn about the I Ride Trolley.

LYNX

This site shows the exact routes and schedules for the LYNX bus system. Visitors can also use this site to learn about sharing a ride or vanpooling. Be sure to purchase a bus pass on the site before you start your day.

Orange Blossom Trail Development Board

The OBT Development Board site shows new road enhancement projects, as well as businesses that recently opened up shop on Orange Blossom Trail. Visitors often use this website to familiarize themselves with the local business mix.

Orlando/Orange County Expressway Authority

Be sure to call 511 if you are in need of roadside assistance. You can also pay off certain traffic violations and purchase an E-Pass through the Express Authority’s website.

Orange County Housing Finance Authority

Users can find available apartment rentals and get assistance with down payments through the Orange County Housing Finance Authority.

Orange County Library System

The OC Library System will help you find a nearby library and set up your own library card. Visitors can also search through the system’s extensive library catalog.

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS)

The OCPS website is great for parents who have recently purchased a home in Orlando. The site has information on nearby schools, student services, scholarship opportunities, fees, and the school calendar. Parents can also look up the school bus schedule and route.

Orlando Utilities Commission

This Orlando Utilities Commission helps people understand their electric bill and efficiently save money on their utilities each month. If you have had an issue with your bill, you can also file report on this site.

Property Appraiser

Visitors can search for property records, assessments, and applied taxes with this site. Property appraisers upload their own maps and aerial images. Other features include an interactive foreclosure map and E-filing for a Homestead Exemption. Users can connect with an appraiser who can inform them on local tax exemptions, relevant legislation, and anything else they might want to know as new homeowners.

Saint Johns River Water Management District

The St. John’s River Water Management District preserves the water resources that feed this river. Their site has information on water conservation for locals, as well as environmental resource permits. The updated version includes information on recreational lands in the area.

Sheriff’s Office

For any emergency in Orlando, you can call 911 to get connected with the police (be sure to report crashes to the Florida Highway Patrol). The Sheriff’s Office website has information on crime prevention, missing persons, safety tips for tourists. Users can also report a crime online and apply for a job in law enforcement.

South Florida Water Management District

The South Florida Water Management District preserves the water resources that feed into the Everglades. Homeowners should know that the headwaters for this vast marshland begins in the Orange County area. Their website also has information on good water conservation practices, as well as environmental resource permits.

Supervisor of Elections

Users can find information on running for office, early voting and their eligibility. If you are unsure how to properly mark a voter’s ballot, there are easy to follow instructions on the Supervisor of Elections website.

Tax Collector

No one likes tax season, but the Tax Collector’s website is a helpful resource. Visitors can pay property tax, renew a vehicle licence/registration, and buy a fishing/hunting license. This site is also provides information on business tax receipts.

University of Central Florida (UCF)

There is a wealth of opportunity awaiting students at the nation’s second-largest university! Prospective students can apply for enrollment at UCF and look up information on financial assistance through their website.

U.S. Postal Service

The Postal Service website can be used to find a nearby post office, check delivery status for a package and purchase stamps or other shipping supplies. Another feature available through the website is the ability to find a zip code.

Workforce Central Florida

Workforce Central Florida is a great resource for employees and employers. Users can create their own resume and then research local job openings. Employers can post new job openings at any time. There is also additional information on job training and financial aid.