Seminole County Real Estate

Seminole County Real Estate


Seminole County Cities & Municipalities

Alderene Park
Astor Farms
Alaqua Lakes
Altamonte Springs 
Beck Hammock
Bertha
Bookertown
Buda
Cameron City
Canaan 
Casselberry
Chase
Chuluota Lake
Elder Springs

Fairlane Estates
Fern Park
Forest City
Gabriella
Gardena
Geneva
Goldenrod
Heathrow 
Hunt Club 
Indian Mound
Jamestown
Lake Mary
Lake Monroe
Lock Arbor

Longwood
Markham Woods
Mecca
Midway
Neheb
New Upsala
Orienta Gardens
Osceola
Oviedo
Palm Shadows
Paola
Ravenna Park
Sanford
Sanlando Springs

Slavia
Snow Hill
St Josephs
Sylvan Lake
Sunland Estates
Truck Center
Wagner
Washington Heights
Weathersfield
Whites Landing
Wilson Corner 
Winter Springs
Woodruff Springs

In the early 1800s, Florida was made up of two counties, St. Johns to the east and Escambia to the west. In 1824, the area to the south of St. Johns County became Mosquito County, with Enterprise named as the county seat.
This county was renamed Orange County in 1845, when Florida became a state. Over the next 70 years, Orange County was split into numerous counties.

In 1913, Seminole County was one of the last counties formed. It is just north of the current Orange County.

Seminole County was named for the Seminole Indians, with the name dirived from the Spainish word cimarron, meaning "wild" or "runaway".

RELOCATION INFORMATION

This section is intended as a quick reference guide for people moving to Seminole County or considering relocation.


BUSINESS

Everything a successful business could need is right here. Seminole County has prepared for growth with everything from a new expressway to pre-approved development sites, specialized job training, and infrastructure incentives.  This is a community well prepared to do business with business.

Every business in Seminole County is required to maintain a current business tax receipt. There are seven municipalities within Seminole County.  If a business is located within a city limit, two Business Tax Receipts will be required ~ one from the city and one from the county. 

Florida has no state income tax or inheritance tax. Sales tax is 7% in Seminole County.


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EDUCATION

Seminole County schools are renowned for excellence. For the past 22 years, SAT scores in Seminole have consistently exceeded state and national averages. The Seminole County School Board oversees the public education system. There are also several colleges and universities available in the area.

Find out what school zones you are located within.

  
  
  
Seminole Community College     Valencia Community College 
Rollins College       
       

GOVERNMENT

Board of County Commissioners
A five person committee called the Board of County Commissioners is elected by the voters of Seminole County to act as the legislative branch of county government with each representing their district.

Find out which Commissioner represents you.

Constitutional Officers
Constitutional Officers are also elected officials and they have their own set of responsibilities to the citizens. They decide for themselves how to perform their duties and answer only to the voters.


Officer Some of their duties
Clerk of the Court
official records, public records, traffic fines, jury duty, law library, marriage license, passports
Property Appraiser
property valuation, ownership changes, parcel boundaries, tax exemptions
Sheriff's Office
criminal alerts, advisories, program information, county jail, law enforcement,
Supervisor of Elections
voter registration, polling locations, election results, elected official precincts
Tax Collector
property taxes, hunting and fishing licenses, vehicle tags and titles, business tax receipts

Other County Agencies
There are also other important county agencies that maintain the quality of life in Seminole County.


Agency Some of their services
birth and death certificates, health services, news, education
school system, kindergarten to grade 12, lunch menus, bus schedules

Municipalities (Cities)
There are seven cities in the boundaries of Seminole County, and, while they have their own governments, certain decisions made by the Board of County Commissioners and the other Constitutional Officers can affect the cities.

   

State and Federal Officials
Make sure you register to vote so that you can have your voice heard on who your elected state and federal officials will be from the Governor to the Congressmen.

Find out who your political representatives are and where to vote.

HEALTH & SAFETY

There are several high quality hospitals and clinics within Seminole County. The Health Department and Seminole County Public Safety both provide important health alerts and services. Both the city and county fire and law enforcement agencies work together to ensure the safety of its residents.

  
  
City Police Departments    Orlando Regional Healthcare
Fire Station Locations    Seminole County Public Safety
Florida Hospital    Seminole County Sheriff's Office
         
FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY - DIAL 911
 
JOBS

Seminole County has a high concentration of technology based jobs and several large, well-known employers such as Sprint, Bank One, AT&T, Fiserv, AAA, and Veritas.

View Major Employers in Seminole County.

Job Opportunity Web Pages
City of Casselberry Federal Government
City of Lake Mary Monster.com
City of Longwood Orlando Sentinel Jobs
City of Oviedo School Board
City of Sanford Sheriff's Office
City of Winter Springs Tax Collector
       
PHONE NUMBERS
   
EMERGENCIES: 911
General: (407) 665-0311
Animal Services - (407) 665-5110
Sheriff's Office - (407) 665-6600
Fire Department - (407) 665-5175
       
RECREATION

A wide variety of recreational opportunities are available including parks, trails, wilderness areas, libraries, museum, and local attractions. Seminole County is halfway between the major Central Florida theme parks and the coastal beaches.

See where hotels, attractions, & restaurants are located on a map.

TO-DO LIST

Here is a friendly reminder of things you might need to do if you are moving to the area.

Set up Electricity Service Search for a Job 
Set up Water & Sewer Service
Set up Phone Service
Sign Up for Newspaper Service
Set up Cable Service Register Your Children for School
Register Your Pets Find a Place to Live
Find nearest bank branch or new bank Notify Post Office of Address Change
       
TRANSPORTATION

Making your way around Seminole County is easy. With I-4 and State Road 417, you can be anywhere you want to go in no time. The County also has an international airport, train station, and a bus system.

It is illegal to drive with an open alcoholic beverage in any vehicle. Seat belts are required to be worn. All children six years old and less must ride in a child restraint car seat. Florida mandates no-fault insurance for all drivers. Personal injury protection and property damage coverage is required.


Air
Land
Orlando International Airport Central Florida Expressway Authority
 
Daytona Beach International Airport
Maps Florida Department Of Highway Safety
 
County Facilities & Areas Florida Department of Transportation
I-4 Information
Things To Do Lynx Public Bus Transportation
Get New Driver's License Metroplan Orlando
Seminole Co. Expressway Authority
       
UTILITIES & SERVICES

The County provides water, sewer, and garbage collection service to unincorporated areas. Cities provide their own services. The watering restrictions apply to everyone regardless of your provider.

Find out who your utility providers are.


Cable
Water & Sewer

Unincorporated: County Billing Office

City: City Web Links

 
 
Watering Restrictions
Phone
Garbage Collection
CenturyLink Unincorporated: Solid Waste Division
AT&T  City: City Web Links
Electricity Newspaper
Florida Power & Light Orlando Sentinel
Progress Energy Sanford Herald
       
Seminole County Government has its own cable channel!
Tune in to SGTV on Bright House Networks, Channel 9, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
 
OTHER RESOURCES
   

My Resident Information - Specific resident information by address

   
Seminole County Web Site
Other Web Sites
Dangerous Dogs List Orlando Business Journal
Event Calendars Orlando Sentinel Newspaper
Gene Brown
Gene Brown
Sales Executive