Overview Of Seminole County

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This section is intended as a quick reference guide for people moving to Seminole County or considering relocation.

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BUSINESS

Everything a successful business could need is right here. Seminole County has prepared for growth with everything from a new expressway to pre-approved development sites, specialized job training, and infrastructure incentives.  This is a community well prepared to do business with business.

Every business in Seminole County is required to maintain a current business tax receipt. There are seven municipalities within Seminole County.  If a business is located within a city limit, two Business Tax Receipts will be required ~ one from the city and one from the county

Florida has no state income tax or inheritance tax. Sales tax is 7% in Seminole County.

EDUCATION

Seminole County schools are renowned for excellence. For the past 22 years, SAT scores in Seminole have consistently exceeded state and national averages. The Seminole County School Board oversees the public education system. There are also several colleges and universities available in the area.

  • Find out what school zones you are located within.

GOVERNMENT

Board of County Commissioners

A five person committee called the Board of County Commissioners is elected by the voters of Seminole County to act as the legislative branch of county government with each representing their district.

  • Find out which Commissioner represents you.

Constitutional Officers

Constitutional Officers are also elected officials and they have their own set of responsibilities to the citizens. They decide for themselves how to perform their duties and answer only to the voters.

Officer Some of their duties
Clerk of the Court Official records, public records, traffic fines, jury duty, law library, marriage license, passports
Property Appraiser Property valuation, ownership changes, parcel boundaries, tax exemptions
Sheriff's Office Criminal alerts, advisories, program information, county jail, law enforcement,
Supervisor of Elections Voter registration, polling locations, election results, elected official precincts
Tax Collector Property taxes, hunting and fishing licenses, vehicle tags and titles, business tax receipts

Other County Agencies

There are also other important county agencies that maintain the quality of life in Seminole County.

Agency Some of their services
Health Department Birth and death certificates, health services, news, education
School Board School system, kindergarten to grade 12, lunch menus, bus schedules

Municipalities (Cities)

Seminole County includes seven unique municialities and boasts one of the region's highest standards of living. Take a moment get to know our cities and see what makes us Florida's Natural Choice. 

State and Federal Officials

Make sure you register to vote so that you can have your voice heard on who your elected state and federal officials will be from the Governor to the Congressmen.

  • Find out who your political representatives are and where to vote.

HEALTH & SAFETY

There are several high quality hospitals and clinics within Seminole County. The Health Department and Seminole County Public Safety both provide important health alerts and services. Both the city and county fire and law enforcement agencies work together to ensure the safety of its residents.

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JOBS

Seminole County has a high concentration of technology based jobs and several large, well-known employers such as Sprint, Bank One, AT&T, Fiserv, AAA, and Veritas.

Job Opportunity Web Pages

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RECREATION

A wide variety of recreational opportunities are available including parkstrailswilderness areaslibrariesmuseum, and local attractions. Seminole County is halfway between the major Central Florida theme parks and the coastal beaches.

TO-DO List

Here is a friendly reminder of things you might need to do if you are moving to the area.

TRANSPORTATION

Making your way around Seminole County is easy. With I-4 and State Road 417, you can be anywhere you want to go in no time. The County also has an international airporttrain station, and a bus system.

It is illegal to drive with an open alcoholic beverage in any vehicle. Seat belts are required to be worn. All children six years old and less must ride in a child restraint car seat. Florida mandates no-fault insurance for all drivers. Personal injury protection and property damage coverage is required.

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Things To Do

UTILITIES & SERVICES

The County provides water, sewer, and garbage collection service to unincorporated areas. Cities provide their own services. The watering restrictions apply to everyone regardless of your provider.

  • Find out who your utility providers are.

Cable

Water & Sewer

Phone

Garbage Collection

Electricity

Newspaper

Seminole County Government has its own cable channel!

Tune in to SGTV on Bright House Networks, Channel 9, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

OTHER RESOURCES

Seminole County Web Site

Other Web Sites