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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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Ty Hancock, Ship Housing Manager
1728 NW 9th Avenue
Okeechobee, Florida 34972
Office: (863) 763-5548 x3075
Fax: (863) 763-5276
email:
thancock@co.okeechobee.fl.us

 

Mission Statement

The State Housing Initiative Program (SHIP) is a grant from the State to provide down payment assistance, loan fees and repair costs to bring a house up to codes for qualified home buyers in Okeechobee County.

In order to qualify for this program, residents must meet the very low, low and moderate income guide-lines established by SHIP.

Contact Ty Hancock for more information.