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Emergency Management - Main Office
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M - F: 8am - 5pm
Phone
(407) 742-9000
Address
2586 Partin Settlement Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744

After the Storm

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Debris | Permitting | Contractors | FEMA Assistance 

Recovery Assistance | SBA Fact Sheet - Disaster Loans (PDF)

Debris

News Release: Citizen Debris Drop-Off Sites to Close After Sunday (November 19, 2017)

Hurricane Debris Collection

The Debris Hotline is 855-866-5650 and is being staffed 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Hurricane debris should be placed as close to the Right-Of-Way as possible, but not on the ROW. Vegetative storm debris including tree limbs, branches, and other organic debris should always be separated from storm-related construction debris such as shingles and fencing. Do not place any debris or garbage by mailboxes or utility poles.
  • If you live in a gated (private) neighborhood, the county has determined that it will not be required to place the debris outside the neighborhood gates/walls. The debris can be left curbside for collection.

Residential Curbside Collection

  • Regular curbside collection includes collection of garbage, recycling and bags/bundles/containers of small yard waste materials (10 bag/50 lb. weight limit each).
  • Please DO not place garbage or yard waste in recycle carts.  
  • Volumes will be heavy. Please be patient.

The Solid Waste Department can answer questions about regular curbside pickup at 407-742-7750.

Permitting

Osceola County has waived permitting fees for repairs related to Hurricane Irma. Permits are still required. 

For questions call community development at 407-742-0200. Contractors are encouraged to submit permit requests through permits.osceola.org or permitting@osceola.org.

Contractors

Make sure to hire only licensed contractors for repair work. Here are some tips to use when hiring a contractor:

  • Avoid door-to-door solicitors.
  • Insist on references, a proper license, bonding and insurance. Check out credentials.
  • Make sure the contract can be broken if you don’t receive financing. Hire a contractor with a real office, not just a post office box address.

Download the free Department of Business & Professional Regulation Mobile app from the iTunes or Google Play app stores to verify licenses, view hotel and restaurant inspections, and report unlicensed activity. The DBPR website is http://www.myfloridalicense.com/dbpr/

FEMA Assistance

FEMA’s  “Regional” DRC at 2250 N. Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando is available to any who need its services – including Hurricane Maria survivors. The current hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week.

More information is available at www.disasterassistance.gov or by calling 800-621-3362. TTY service is available via 800-462-7585.

Recovery assistance:

Anyone interested in helping with recovery can make a donation through the Osceola REDI link on here. Residents needing assistant also can call 211 to connect with nonprofit organizations such as the United Way and the Red Cross. 

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