​​Town of Orchid

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

Work Registration Requirements

The Town of Orchid has adopted an annual registration process for contractors who: 1. undertake to construct, repair, alter, remodel, paint, add to, demolish, subtract from, or improve any building or structure, including related improvements to real estate, and/or 2. install, maintain, or remove landscape material such as soil, grass, shrubs, and trees and/or 3. maintain swimming pools, jacuzzis, and other water features such as fountains.


A registration certificate from the Town is valid for the fiscal year in which it was obtained; fiscal years extend from October 1 to September 30.  ALL required documents and payment must be complete and on file with the Town in order to receive a work registration certificate.

​​​In order to register with the Town of Orchid, please:


  1. Submit the Application Form: download or pick-up at Town Hall
  2. Provide the following documentation to the Town's Building Department:​
    1. Local, State or Federal License / Specialty License
    2. Current business tax receipt valid for where the business is located
    3. Certificate of Insurance for General Liability with the Town of Orchid as Certificate Holder  
    4. Certificate of Insurance for Workers’ Compensation with the Town of Orchid as Certificate Holder OR State of Florida Certificate of Exemption
  3. Payment of $20.00 fee by cash, check or money order


Please be aware that it is up to you to keep your documents current throughout the year. You may submit your paperwork in-person, via email or via fax. The registration certificate will be processed and provided at Town Hall upon receipt of the fee and all documents. 

In-person: 7707-1 U.S. Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32967
Email: 
buildingdept@townoforchid.com*
Fax: 772-581-2771,

Please feel free to contact Town Hall via telephone with any questions: 772-581-2770, ext. 4.


The above described registration process does not apply to State Certified Contractors and Contractors issued a license under F.S. ch. 527.

​​NOTE: VEHICLE DECALS ARE NOT ISSUED BY THE TOWN OF ORCHID.

Information for Homeowners
​The Ordinance establishing the policy of requiring annual work registrations is not intended to be a substitute for consumers carefully selecting contractors; consumers must ultimately assume personal responsibility by conducting their own due diligence on all contractors before they are hired in order to determine that the contractors are fully and adequately insured and qualified relative to the contracting services being provided. If you have any questions regarding the registration of contractors and businesses with Town of Orchid, please contact Town Hall at 772-581-2770, ext. 4.​​

​*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 letter.