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Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee have issued a county-wide burn ban effective immediately until further notice.  This burn ban prohibits burning of yard trash, and other types of fires such as campfires, bonfires, and burn barrels. For more information contact Okeechobee County Fire Rescue at 863-763-5544 or Okeechobee City Fire Department at 863-467-1586.

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  • I need to know where the hurricane shelter is, when it will be open, and do they take pets?

  • How do I become a volunteer?

  • How can I get in touch with the Fire Marshall?

  • Who can I talk to about my ambulance bill?

  • Does the Fire Department offer CPR classes? Where can I go to recertify?

  • My neighbor has a fire burning something, and I can’t breathe. Who do I call?

  • Does the Fire Department fill up swimming pools, or do you know anyone who does and what they charge?

  • How do I get a fire inspection? TO RENEW A LICENSE

  • How do I get a fire inspection? FOR A BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT

  • Where do I get a burn permit, or when do I need a burn permit?

  • Can I burn yard debris?

  • Does the Fire Department offer CPR classes? Where can I go to recertify?

  • How often should I change the batteries in my smoke detectors?

  • Why does a fire truck come when you call for an ambulance?

  • What is the difference between a ditch and a swale?

  • When will my culvert be replaced?

  • Why isn’t my road being repaired?

  • How often does the County clean ditches?

  • My ditch was just cleaned. Why did it overflow?

  • What is the difference between a ditch and a swale?

  • How often does the County resurface roads?

  • What does it cost to resurface one mile of a two lane road?

  • What is the difference between a county right of way and a county maintained road?

  • Why wasn’t my concrete/asphalt driveway repaired after my culvert was replaced?

  • How do I get a streetlight?

  • What is the life expectancy of a new culvert?

  • I have mosquitoes all over my property, what do I do?

  • The grass and weeds have grown high on the road in front of our property. Why isn’t the county mowing?

  • I recently bought a piece of property that has an old code enforcement lien on it. What can I do?

  • A fine was imposed on my property. What do I do?

  • I'm not happy with my hearing results. What can I do about it?

  • I recently bought a piece of property that has an old code enforcement lien on it. What can I do?

  • I was sent a Notice of Violation, can I have more time to bring my property into compliance?

  • A complaint was filed against me, I want to know who called about my property; OR I want to file a complaint, but I want to remain anonymous. Is that possible?

  • You sent me a violation notice. Why didn't you send one to anyone else on my street?

  • I own my property, why can't I do what I want with it?

  • Why is Code Enforcement necessary?

  • What is a code violation?

  • What does BOCC stand for?