Orlando Area Community Resources

mayorsealThe information below was excerpted from the City of Orlando Resource Guide, which can be downloaded in it’s entirety here. For more information regarding Orlando and the surrounding areas, including neighborhoods and statistics, visit out News section or contact us.

Arts & Cultural Events
For City sponsored events, visit CityofOrlando.net and click on “calendar” at the top of the page. For arts and cultural events throughout the greater Orlando area, visit RedChairProject.com.
Building Inspections
The Permitting Services Division handles inspections for electrical, plumbing, mechanical, energy, handicapped accessibility and security aspects of buildings.

Community Centers
There are 22 community centers located throughout the City of Orlando offering various community recreation programs for citizens of all ages. The City’s community centers also provide neighborhood associations a free place to hold meetings.
Communications & Neighborhood Relations
The Office of Communications & Neighborhood Relations (OCNR) provides residents with information on organizing and maintaining neighborhood organizations, accessing City services and other community resources to enhance the quality of life in Orlando. For more information, visit CityofOrlando.net/ocnr.
Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management provides an online emergency information source including information on terrorism, hurricanes, situation reports and wildfires. On the radio, tune into 1650AM (WQDC) for emergency information. During emergencies, such as hurricanes, call the City’s Emergency Information Center at 407.246.4268 for up-to-date information about the current emergency.
The Human Resources Division accepts and processes applications for employment with the City of Orlando.
Housing Down Payment
The Housing & Community Development Department provides down payment assistance and closing costs to qualified first time homebuyers.
The Permitting Services Division issues special licenses and permits that are required for a variety of activities.
Permitting Services
The Permitting Services Division reviews plans for code compliance and issues permits for approved plans. For more information go online to CityofOrlando.net/permits.