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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.

Road Department

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Pete DePasquale, Road Director
804 NW 2nd Street
Okeechobee, FL  34972
Phone: (863) 763-3514
Fax: (863) 763-3031
email:  pdepasqule@co.okeechobee.fl.us


Okeechobee County’s Road Division is the area’s heavy equipment road and drainage maintenance arm.

Okeechobee County has more than 360 miles of publicly maintained roads and more than 500 miles of drainage canals, ditches and swales. Add in more than 12,000 drainage culverts in public right of ways and easements and the enormity of the task becomes clear.

Sitting on the northern edge of Lake Okeechobee, the county is the focal point of Natures central and southern Florida natural drainage system. And while the rules of nature dictate the movement of water, commerce and quality of life dictates the alignment of roadways, school, homes and public facilities.
Constant maintenance is required to insure citizens and nature can co-exist in this critical yet fragile environment
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