*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.
Officially Hurricane Season starts on June 1 and runs through November 30 annually. In 2018, Florida had another early start to the season, with the formation of subtropical storm Alberto on May 25. This is a good time to review what safety precautions to take as a barrier island resident, click HERE.
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.
and Public Hearings
The Town Council will hold a meeting and tentative budget hearing on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. or shortly thereafter; and will hold a meeting and final budget hearing on Monday, September 10, 2018 at 5:05 p.m. or shortly thereafter.
Both will be held at the Orchid Island Beach Club, 1 Beachside Drive, Orchid, Florida 32963.
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THESE MEETINGS WILL BE ADDED ONLINE CLOSER TO THE DATES OF THE MEETINGS.
All supporting documentation may be viewed at the Town of Orchid Town Hall at 7707 US Highway 1, Suite 1, Vero Beach, Florida 32967 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Monday through Friday. One or more Town Councilmembers may attend the April 24, 2018 and May 7, 2018 meetings per teleconference. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed applications. Pursuant to Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes (2017), the Town hereby advises the public that: any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at the meeting with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, will need to ensure that 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 or assistance to participate in the meeting should contact the Town Clerk at 772-581-2770 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
Turtle Nesting Season
Until the end of October. Florida is in Turtle Nesting Season. 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.
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. Please be mindful of these protective regulations from March 1 through October 30.
Welcome to Town of Orchid's
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.