Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF) Mortgage and Rent Payment Assistance Program
In response to the significant financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on local families, Indian River County has launched the Rental and Mortgage Payment Assistance Program. This program, approved by the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners, will utilize Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF) received from the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) to assist local households affected by the pandemic with rental and mortgage payments. The Rental and Mortgage Payment Assistance Program will provide financial assistance of up to $1,500 per month, for up to three months, to eligible households that require assistance due to economic losses caused by COVID-19. Rental and mortgage assistance may be used for late payments and late fees and charges. Mortgage assistance may also be used for a portion of taxes and insurance under limited circumstances as state and federal rules permit. Applications will be accepted starting September 14th, 2020. The application period will be open on a first come first serve basis until December 1st, 2020.
Hurricane Season Is Here. Are You Ready?
According to the updated NOAA hurricane season predictions, we need to prepare for one of the most active hurricane seasons on record. We encourage all residents to prepare now before a storm threatens Indian River County. Take a moment and visit the preparedness information listed in the link below:
- Visit the Emergency Management Division to get access to the preparedness guide, apps, tools, press releases, evacuation info, and emergency alerts.
- Right-of-Entry Form for Private Roadways and Subdivisions
The County Commissioners may, after the declaration of a disaster, authorize the collection of debris from Private Roadways and Private Subdivisions. In order to facilitate the collection of disaster generated vegetative debris, a right-of-entry form must be submitted yearly by each property owner on a private road or by an authorized officer or agent of the Home Owners' Association of a private subdivision on a private road. A new form must be submitted each year.
Submit the form or get more storm debris collection information.
Survey - Help Make Indian River County More Livable
Please join us in working to make Indian River County even more livable by completing this survey. We anticipate it will take 10 minutes to complete.
Livable Indian River was created to expand services and features to improve the quality of life for residents of our county. Your feedback is a critical step to helping us develop recommendations to be implemented over the next 5 years. Your responses are confidential. Learn more and take the survey.
Property Easements for Beach Nourishment Projects
Indian River County continues to manage and construct large scale beach nourishment projects. Upcoming nourishment projects over the next two years include Sector 3 and Sector 7 beach management areas. A portion of the sand may be placed on the beach landward of the Mean High Water Line and seaward of the dune line, which is private property. In order to proceed with the sand fill project on these sections of private property, the County will require a beach management and assessment easement
from property owners or Condo Associations of beachfront parcels in the project areas. View a map of beach projects and properties requiring easements at www.ircgov.com/easements
Protecting the Lagoon with a Super Long Reach Excavator
Visit Indian River County water treatment facilities:
Vacation Rental Regulations
Indian River County adopted and initiated regulations for short term vacation rentals on June 21, 2016. The following document provides an outline of the County vacation rental regulations, a State guide to vacation rentals, the County vacation rental license application, and short term vacation rental Ordinance 2016-006.
Short Term Vacation Rental Information Packet
High Speed Rail Project
FECI introduced a proposal for a high speed rail service formally known as All Aboard Florida or Brightline, and now Virgin Trains, with passenger service between Miami and Orlando with additional stations in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The project has been the subject of extensive local government discussion since its announcement. Project Information and Documents More Information
High Speed Rail and Vero Electric/FMPA Expenses
Updated monthly, the Expenses Update lists the actual expenses for Indian River County for the High Speed Rail and Vero Electric/FMPA issues.
Virgin Trains Expenses | Vero Electric Expenses
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Boil Water Notices
- South Jungle Trail at 7770 Jungle Trail (Jones' Pier Site)
South Jungle Trail at 7770 Jungle Trail will be closed from October 5-23 for construction at the Jones' Pier Conservation Area. All access through the construction area is strictly prohibited including pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles. Road closure also includes the closure of the dock and observation pier. Vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists may use turn around points at Captain Forster Hammock Preserve (north) and Morningside Drive (south). Parking for recreational access to the Jungle Trail is available at Captain Forster Hammock Preserve (8650 Jungle Trail). Visitors who wish to use Jungle Trail may also utilize the north side of Jungle Trail at the Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge at 11820 Jungle Trail. Watch a project update video on the Jones Pier Conservation Area Public Use Improvement Project.
BCC 11/10/20 -NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County, Florida, will conduct a Public Hearing to consider adoption of a proposed ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA AUTHORIZING AN EXTENSION OF THE TEMPORARY MORATORIUM FOR AN ADDITIONAL 180 DAYS, OR UNTIL A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE IMPACT ON THE COUNTY'S ECOSYSTEM IS COMPLETED, WITHIN THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY PROHIBITING LAND APPLICATION ACTIVITIES OF CLASS B BIOSOLIDS; PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL STUDY AND POSSIBLE REGULATION OF CLASS B BIOSOLIDS APPLICATION ACTIVITIES; PROVIDING FOR EXHAUSTION OF ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES; AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, REPEAL OF CONFLICTING PROVISIONS, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
BCC 10/28/20 - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County, Florida, will conduct a Public Hearing to consider adoption of a proposed ordinance entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, CREATING A NEW SECTION 1100.15 (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION GRANTED TO PCP TACTICAL, LLC ("BUSINESS")) OF CHAPTER 1100 (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION) OF TITLE XI (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION) OF THE CODE OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY GRANTING AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AD VALOREM TAX EXEMPTION TO PCP TACTICAL, LLC; MAKING FINDINGS AND PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Notice is hereby given that, on October 28, 2020, the Indian River County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee (AHAC), pursuant to requirements of Section 420.9076(5), F.S., will conduct a public hearing on the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee's 2020 Incentive Review and Recommendation Report for revisions and additions to the county's affordable housing incentives. The AHAC report addresses all affordable housing incentives listed in paragraphs A through K of Section 420.9076(4), F.S. As structured, the draft AHAC report recommends keeping all of the county's current affordable housing incentives and incorporates recent AHAC and Board of County Commissioners approved updates and recommendations.
Notice is hereby given that the Indian River County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will receive public comments on the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan between October 21, 2020 and November 23, 2020. The 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan will be adopted at the MPO meeting and public hearing scheduled for December 9, 2020 at 10:00 AM in Conference Room B1-501 of the Indian River County Administration Building "B", located at 1800 27th Street, Vero Beach, Florida.
BCC November 3 2020 - NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Indian River County, Florida, will conduct a Public Hearing to consider a proposed ordinance to rezone the subject property: AN ORDINANCE OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE ZONING ORDINANCE AND THE ACCOMPANYING ZONING MAP FOR APPROXIMATELY ±19.32 ACRES LOCATED APPROXIMATELY +/-870 FEET WEST OF 66TH AVENUE AND NORTH OF 16th STREET, FROM RM-6, MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (UP TO 6 UNITS/ACRE), TO RM-8, MULTIPLE-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT (UP TO 8 UNITS/ACRE); AND PROVIDING CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, AND EFFECTIVE DATE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Indian River County has prepared an updated Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal for the expenditure of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funds for Fiscal Years 2021, 2022, and 2023 in compliance with Federal Regulations (49 CFR Part 26.45). Indian River County proposes that 2.3% of all FTA funds that the County will expend in FTA-assisted contracts for each fiscal year will be let to qualified DBE firms. More information.
Indian River County does hereby announce that funds are available for housing rehabilitation/replacement through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The County is now soliciting applications from very low, low and moderate Income households for the rehabilitation/replacement of homes within Unincorporated Indian River County.
During the months of January, April, July, and October of each year, Indian River County will accept applications for amendments to its Comprehensive Plan for any person wishing to change the text of the Comprehensive Plan and/or the land use designation of his or her property, as depicted on the Comprehensive Plan's Future Land Use Map.
The County’s Public Records Custodian is Sandy Wright. For questions concerning public records requests and searches, please visit www.ircgov.com/Public-Records.htm.
Indian River County is a member of the Florida Association of Counties and the National Association of Counties, which lobby on behalf of their members. Indian River County also employs Anfield Consulting to provide State lobbying services.
Title VI Public Notice
Please be advised that the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners' services operate according to the Title VI Regulation, 49 CFR, Part 21 which states: NO PERSON OR GROUP OF PERSON SHALL BE DISCRIMINATED AGAINST WITH REGARD TO ANY OF ITS PROGRAMS, SERVICES, OR ACTIVITIES ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.
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