by Anne Mooney / March 17, 2020
City Hall and Facilities Closed to the Public
Effective immediately, City Hall and City facilities are closed until further notice. City services and assistance will remain available by phone or email.
The Public Safety Building at 500 N. Virginia Ave., Fire Station #62 on Lakemont and Fire Station #64 on Howell Branch Rd. are closed to visitors, except for emergencies.
The Saturday Winter Park Farmers Market is suspended until further notice.
Recreational facility closures include the Community Center, Cady Way Pool, Showalter Stadium, the Winter Park Golf Course and the Azalea Lane Tennis Center. Public parks and playgrounds and greenspaces will remain open. Please practice social distancing protocol by keeping a space of at least six feet between you and others not in your household.
Events and Gatherings Cancelled
The March 23 City Commission meeting is cancelled. Future Commission meetings will be announced as they are scheduled.
City Advisory Board Meetings are cancelled until further notice.
All events and gatherings of more than ten people are cancelled or postponed until further notice.
Recreational programming and events for youth, adults and seniors are cancelled until further notice.
Public Safety Facilities and Services
Winter Park Fire & Rescue service will continue to provide fire and EMS services. Winter Park Police Department will operate normally with modified non-emergency responses. For more information, call 407-644-1313.
Although utility statements and due dates remain on schedule, the City understands that some customers may experience unavoidable financial difficulty during this period and has suspended the disconnection for non-payment policy until further notice.
For billing questions, call 407-599-3220; for outage and service issues call 877-811-8700.
Restaurants and Bars
A recent Executive Order by Gov. Ron DeSantis requires all Florida bars and nightclubs to close for 30 days, effective today. Restaurants are required to remain below 50 percent occupancy. As this creates considerable hardship for City businesses, the City is working with the Chamber of Commerce to help. Go to the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce website to check out curbside food pickup and home delivery options from our local restaurants.
Building Permits & Services Online
Although City Hall is closed to the public, Building & Permitting Services will be reviewing plans submittals and issuing permits electronically at email@example.com Inspectors will continue on a case-by-case basis. You can schedule inspections online at <Epay> or call 407-599-3350.
Information regarding the spread of the coronavirus and the COVID19 disease changes daily, please remain informed using the following resources.
OUTREACH – sign up for the City’s emergency notification system
nexdoor.com – sign up for your neighborhood information
winterparkvoice.com for the latest from the City.
Stay safe – and stop hoarding the toilet paper.