Newsletters


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.

Turtle Season


Currently Florida is in Turtle Season, which runs annually from March through October. These marine visitors to our beach are considered either endangered or threatened, and are protected under a variety of Federal, State and Local laws. 


​Orchid's local ordinances endeavor to protect the sea turtles that nest along the beach. All oceanfront development and any construction that can be seen from the beach shall comply with the following criteria: All lights illuminating buildings or associated grounds shall be shielded in such a manner that they are not visible from the beach. Lights illuminating dune crosswalks shall be covered, if these lights are visible from the beach. Streetlights shall be located or modified so that illumination will travel landward and not be seen from the beach.

The reason for these local regulations pertaining to lighting is that turtles and their hatchlings become confused by artificial lighting, as their instinct is to use light, that of the moon, to navigate. 

​​Audit for Fiscal Year 2016


The Town's independent, local auditor Rehmann Robson has completed the audit for FY 2015-2016. The report is available online under Town Finance.  

Notice of Public Hearing


The Town of Orchid proposes to adopt the following Ordinance entitled:


 ORDINANCE NO. 2017-02


AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SUBPART B LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS CHAPTER 46 GENERAL PROVISIONS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, FLORIDA BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 46-7 PROHIBITION PROHIBITING MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATMENT CENTER DISPENSING FACILITIES WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID; PROVIDING FOR LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS, ENACTMENT AUTHORITY, AMENDMENT, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

A public hearing on the ordinance will be held on October 3, 2017 at 5:05 p.m. or shortly thereafter
(NEW DATE & TIME due to Hurricane Irma) at the Orchid Island Beach Club, 1 Beachside Drive, Orchid, Florida 32963. Public hearings may be continued from time to time.



















Copies of all documents pertaining to the proposed Ordinance 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. All interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. Persons, who may wish to appeal any decision made by the Town Council with respect to any matter considered at a meeting, 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.


Upcoming Local Planning Agency Meeting


The Local Planning Agency presently does not have any meetings scheduled.

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 Town Council Meeting and Public Hearing


The Town of Orchid proposes to adopt the following Resolutions and Ordinance:


RESOLUTION No. 2017-05

 
A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF THE FINAL MILLAGE RATE FOR FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2017 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2018; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


ORDINANCE No. 2017-01


AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2017 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATING EXPENSES AND SUPPLIES AND PERSONNEL AND OTHERWISE APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID AND ALL OF ITS DEPARTMENTS; SUCH APPROPRIATIONS BEING FROM ANTICIPATED REVENUE; PROVIDING A MEANS TO AMEND THE ANNUAL BUDGET TO CARRY FORWARD THE FUNDING OF PURCHASE ORDERS, WORK ORDERS, AND GRANTS OUTSTANDING AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2017; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. 

On October 3, 2017 at 5:05 p.m. or shortly thereafter,
(NEW DATE & TIME due to Hurricane Irma) the Town Council of the Town of Orchid will hold Public Hearings on the adoption of the final millage rate as set forth in Resolution No. 2017-05 and the final budget as set forth in Ordinance No. 2017-01.

All of the abovementioned public hearings and Town Council meetings will be held at the Orchid Island Beach Club, 1 Beachside Drive, Orchid, Florida 32963. Public Hearings may be continued from time to time.

Copies of all documents pertaining to the proposed Resolutions and Ordinances 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. All interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard with respect to the proposed Resolutions and Ordinances. Persons, who may wish to appeal any decision made by the Town Council with respect to any matter considered at a meeting, 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.

​​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.

Beautiful Orchid in Your Photos


Town Hall would like to invite residents to submit their favorite snapshots taken around Orchid to be featured on the website. Your photo will be posted with your name. Email your best photo, perhaps taken on the golf course or looking out over the beach, along with your permission to post the picture on this website: townclerk@townoforchid.com*.