​​Town of Orchid

located between the atlantic ocean and the intercoastal waterway in historic indian river county

*​Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not wish your email address to be released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the Town Administration or its officials. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Budget Approved for Fiscal Year 2017-2018

At the Town Council meeting of October 3, 2017, the budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 - starting on October 1, 2017 and ending on September 30, 2018 - was adopted. To view the budget Ordinance No. 2017-01 click HERE, to view the millage Resolution No. 2017-05 click HERE and to view the Budget click HERE. The final millage rate for this fiscal year was set at 2.4 mills. 

Newsletters from the Mayor

The Mayor writes a regular newsletter to keep Orchid's residents abreast of the latest news in town. Town Staff sends this out via email and regularly shares information from Town Hall as well. To see an archive of letters emailed to residents, visit the  Letters Archive  page of this website under the header Residents.

Council Vacancy

Following the resignation of Councilmember Buck, the Council has a vacancy to which it seeks to appoint a resident. The appointment will extend to November 2018; with the option to run for the remaining two years of the term in that year's election.

If you would like to be considered for this appointment, please contact the Town Clerk’s office with a brief description of your interest in serving and a biography. To qualify, you must be registered to vote within Florida and be a resident of Orchid. Applications must be received by the 24th of November at 4 p.m. for consideration by the Town Council at the meeting on December 6. 

Contact: townclerk@townoforchid.com or 772-581-2770 ext. 2

Paper Shredding Event

Celebrate "America Recycles Day" by having your sensitive documents shredded and recycled for free. The Indian River Solid Waste Disposal District is partnering with local paper shredding company Southeast Secure Shredding to host a Residential Paper Shredding Event on November 18th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at Southeast Secure Shredding’s facility at 3910 US-1 in Vero Beach. All residents of Indian River County are invited to bring up to 3 boxes/bags of paper (up to 35 lbs each) to be destroyed and recycled at no cost. Staples and paper clips are acceptable, but please remove all binders and hanging folders. No businesses please! To learn more visit ircrecycles.com or call 772-770-5112. 

Hurricane Season

Although the Sunshine State offers many natural splendors, it is also an area often in the path of Atlantic Hurricanes. The official Hurricane season runs annually from June through November. Please heed the advice of the National Weather Service. Click HERE for information. 

​​Information on High-Speed Rail Expansion

For many residents on the east coast of the state, the plan for a high-speed passenger rail system connecting Orlando to Miami, is a hot topic. To read more about this project from All Aboard Florida, the company behind the plan, click HERE. If you'd like to read about/sign up for a newsletter by a group, by the name Florida NOT All Aboard, opposing the plan, clickHERE or connect with Citizens Against Rail Expansion (C.A.R.E.) HERE.

Welcome to Town of Orchid's

Bulletin Board

The website and this bulletin board are presented for the benefit of the Town's residents, potential residents, and businesses who work with or in the Town. 

This below space offers information about the Town and its ongoing operations, as well as other matters of interest to our site visitors, We hope you will find the included, online resources informative and useful.

If you have ideas for features, information to include, or if you experience problems using this site, please contact a member of the Town Staff.

​​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Meetings

and Public Hearings

The Town Council will hold a public meeting on December 6, 2017 at 9 a.m. The meeting and public hearing will be held at the Orchid Island Beach Club, 1 Beachside Drive, Orchid, Florida 32963. 

Copies of all documents pertaining to the meeting are available at the Town of Orchid Town Hall, located at 7707 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 1, Vero Beach, Florida 32967 weekdays between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. One or more Town Council Members may attend by telephone conferencing at the Town Council meeting. All interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard with respect to any proposed Ordinances and Resolutions. Persons, who may wish to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter considered at a meetings, will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Anyone requiring special accommodations in order to participate in a meeting should contact the Town Clerk at 772-581-2770 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.