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West Orange Times & Observer Monday, Jun. 1, 2020 2 months ago

Ocoee City Hall reopens to public

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The offices will be open on a limited basis per Gov. DeSantis’ phased reopening plan.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

As part of Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Executive Order — Phased Reopening Plan, Ocoee City Hall is open to the public on a limited basis starting on Monday, June 1. City Hall will be open to the public during normal business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays.

Anyone entering City Hall must wear a protective face covering that conforms to the CDC’s recommendations. Visitors also will be required to strictly observe social distancing. Access to City Hall will be limited to those services that require extensive personal interaction with staff, such as to establish a utility account or discuss a planned construction project, according to the city.

The public is being encouraged to continue using the City Hall utility payment drop boxes, mail payments or pay online to reduce the need for in-person contact.

For building permits, development plans and inspections, citizens should continue to use the city’s electronic system at permits.ocoee.org. For all local businesses tax applications and inquiries, contact [email protected]. All forms and documents can be found at ocoee.org/177/Building-Applications-Forms.

The public is encouraged to make appointments to discuss specific needs. 

“The city of Ocoee appreciates your understanding of the new safety precautions that are in place at City Hall,” the city said in a release. “These measures have been implemented for public safety and the safety of city employees. For more information, call (407) 905-3100 or visit ocoee.org.

Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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