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General
   1101 East 1st Street
   Sanford, FL 32771
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   Phone: (407) 665-0000

Animal Services
   Emergency: 911
   Phone: (407) 665-5110

Sheriff's Office
   Emergency: 911
   Phone: (407) 665-6600

Fire Department
   Emergency: 911
   Phone: (407) 665-5175




Guide to County Services


Relocation Information

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

TOPICS:
Business - Education - Government - Health & Safety - Jobs - Phone Numbers - Recreation - To-Do List - Transportation - Utilities & Services - Other
   
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.

Web SiteVisit Seminole County Economic Development for information on business assistance, incentives, taxes, workforce development, and more.
       
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* Seminole County Regional Chamber of Commerce
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* Sanford Chamber of Commerce  
       
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.

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* Seminole State College of Florida * Valencia Community College
* Rollins College    
       
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.

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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
birth and death certificates, health services, news, education
school system, kindergarten to grade 12, lunch menus, bus schedules

Municipalities (Cities)
There are seven cities in the boundaries of Seminole County, and, while they have their own governments, certain decisions made by the Board of County Commissioners and the other Constitutional Officers can affect the cities.

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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.

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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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* City Police Departments * Orlando Regional Healthcare
* Fire Station Locations * Seminole County Public Safety
* Florida Hospital * Seminole County Sheriff's Office
       
*FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY - DIAL 911*
 
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.

My Resident InformationView Major Employers in Seminole County.

Job Opportunity Web Pages
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* City of Casselberry * Federal Government
* City of Lake Mary * Monster.com
* City of Longwood * Orlando Sentinel Jobs
* City of Oviedo * School Board
* City of Sanford * Sheriff's Office
* City of Winter Springs * Tax Collector
       
PHONE NUMBERS
   
* EMERGENCIES: 911
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General: (407) 665-0000
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Animal Services - (407) 665-5110
* Sheriff's Office - (407) 665-6600
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Fire Department - (407) 665-5175
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RECREATION

A wide variety of recreational opportunities are available including parks, trails, wilderness areas, libraries, museum, and local attractions. Seminole County is halfway between the major Central Florida theme parks and the coastal beaches.

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* Golf * Shopping
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TO-DO LIST

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

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* Set up Electricity Service * Search for a Job
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Set up Water & Sewer Service
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Set up Phone Service
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Sign Up for Newspaper Service
* Set up Cable Service * Register Your Children for School
* Register Your Pets * Find a Place to Live
* Find nearest bank branch or new bank * Notify Post Office of Address Change
       
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 airport, train 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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* Orlando International Airport * Central Florida Expressway Authority
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Maps * Florida Department Of Highway Safety
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* County Driving Map * Florida Department of Transportation
* County Facilities & Areas * I-4 Information
Things To Do * Lynx Public Bus Transportation
* Get New Driver's License * Metroplan Orlando
* Register Auto Tag & Title * Seminole Co. Expressway Authority
       
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.

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Cable
Water & Sewer
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Unincorporated: County Billing Office

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City: City Web Links

 
 
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Watering Restrictions
Phone
Garbage Collection
* Century Link * Unincorporated: Solid Waste Division
* AT&T * City: City Web Links
Electricity Newspaper
* Florida Power & Light * Orlando Sentinel
* Progress Energy * Sanford Herald
       
HelpSeminole 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
   

My Resident InformationMy Resident Information - Specific resident information by address

   
Seminole County Web Site
Other Web Sites
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* Dangerous Dogs List * Orlando Business Journal
* Event Calendars * Orlando Sentinel Newspaper
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