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Hurricane Irma Updates
The City of Altamonte Springs continues to work tirelessly to clean, repair and restore our City after Hurricane Irma swept through Central Florida. The effects of Hurricane Irma were real and devastating. We understand and share our residents’ frustration with the amount of time they were without power. We fought hard to get power restored here and support all efforts by the State of Florida to make private utilities more responsive to their customers. It will take some time to make our community whole again, but we want residents to know the hard work is underway. 

Debris Cleanup & Trash Collection
Citywide storm debris cleanup is underway in all four quadrants of the City. Crews will continue to work seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Regular household trash collection is on its normal pick up schedule. Please note that household trash and storm debris must be collected separately per FEMA rules. So please understand that our storm debris collection crews cannot pick up your household trash with your storm debris.

Debris MUST be divided into separate piles:
  1. Yard Waste—large tree limbs and branches. No bundling is required.
  2. Bagged Yard Waste—smaller items such as leaves, plants, twigs, etc.
  3. Construction & Demolition—building debris such as fencing, roofing, lumber, drywall, carpeting, plastic, glass, etc.
  4. Household Trash & Recycling—regular household trash and recycling are picked up on normal collection days.

We do not have any bag limits. We will pick up your bags no matter the amount.  

All items for collection must be placed at the curb on a public right of way (between the road and sidewalk) and NOT in the street.

Park Openings & Closings
  • Eastmonte and Westmonte Parks are open and recreational activities have resumed.
  • The Therapeutic pool opens on Monday, September 25.
  • Cranes Roost Park has limited access. 
  • Lake Lotus and Merrill Parks remain closed until further notice.
  • Lake Orienta and Prairie Lake are closed until water recedes to approved levels. 

Tree Removal
Arbor permits (tree removal permits) are NOT required to remove storm-damaged trees on one and two-family dwelling properties through October 15. Permits are still required for the removal of trees on multi-family, commercial and industrial properties. 

Storm Damage Permit & Inspection
The City has made changes to the permit and inspection processes to facilitate the recovery efforts from Hurricane Irma. Please contact the Building Department at (407) 571-8433 for additional information. Before hiring a contractor, ask to see their Florida state contractor’s license and verify their license number with the Department of Business and Professional Regulations.


The flooding in the Spring Oaks neighborhood and on Northlake Boulevard has receded from roadways and sidewalks. Cranes Roost Park remains flooded; however, water levels are slowly receding. We hope to resume our schedule of events and activities in the coming weeks.

What's That Smell? 
Due to Hurricane Irma, we've experienced elevated water levels, saturated soil and wet vegetation. This has caused many to notice a strong odor as the water recedes and wet material decomposes. Muck and sediment have caused an egg-like smell throughout the City and surrounding areas. This seems to be a regional issue. As the debris is collected and yards/streets dry out, the odor will subside. All city lift and sanitary stations are operational and unrelated to the current odor.

We appreciate your partnership and your patience as we continue to clean up our City.

Last updated 9/20/2017 at 4:45 p.m.