​​Town of Orchid

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

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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*. 

​​Jungle Trail Petition

There is interest in the local area to close historic Jungle Trail to motorized traffic north of Route 510. The major consideration for this push is safety, but there are also environmental factors. Click HERE for an article by Debbie Carson for 32963 with more information. Click HERE to view the online petition started by island resident Matt Lechowicz. 

Mayor's Newsletter

The Mayor writes a regular newsletter to keep Orchid's residents abreast of the latest news in town. Please click HERE to view Mayor Ofstie's most recent newsletter from May 2017. To see an archive of letters emailed to residents, visit the  Letters Archive  page of this website under the header Residents.

​​Treasure Coast Transportation Study

The Florida Department of Transportation is conducting a Treasure Coast Regional Household Travel survey in order to understand how we travel on a daily basis. Residents of Indian River County, including Orchid, are invited to participate. Your input will help transportation engineers and planners improve roads, reduce traffic congestion and provide safer sidewalks and bicycle lanes. These improvements to the transportation system will make the Treasure Coast community stronger, safer and more economically vibrant.

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​​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.

Upcoming Local Planning Agency Meeting

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

​​Information on 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, click HERE or connect with Citizens Against Rail Expansion (C.A.R.E.) HERE.


The website and this bulletin board were created for the benefit of the Town's residents, potential residents, and businesses who work with or in the Town. This space is utilized by the Town Staff to communicate information about the Town and its ongoing operations, We hope you will find the included, online resources informative and useful. If you have ideas for new features, information to include, or if you experience problems using this site, please contact a member of the Town Staff.

​​​​​​​​​​Upcoming Town Council Meetings

The next Town Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 5:01 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Sandpiper Room of the Orchid Island Beach Club at 1 Beachside Drive, Orchid, FL 32963. During this meeting, the Town Council will have a Tentative Budget Hearing for fiscal year 2017-2018,

Copies of all documents pertaining to the meetings are available at Town of Orchid Town Hall, located at 7707 U.S. Highway 1, Suite 1, Vero Beach, Florida 32967 weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. One or more Councilmembers may attend this meeting via teleconference. All interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard with respect to any 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 the meetings should contact the Town Clerk at 772-581-2770 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.