Since Hurricane Ian’s impact on Central Florida, the City of Altamonte Springs has relentlessly worked to make our community whole again by clearing debris and repairing infrastructure to restore our City.
In less than 30 days, we have collected:
- 500,000 cubic feet of vegetative debris
- 340 tons of construction & demolition building debris
- 555,000 lbs. of bagged yard waste
We completed the final round of collection on Friday, October 28. Our normal waste collection process has resumed.
Significant elevations in the Little Wekiva River and other waterbodies in the City have caused historic flooding. The nature of the storm and the large amount of rainwater we received have led to several areas seeing severe flooding. Until river and lake water levels begin to recede, we will continue to see standing water in many of the low-lying areas in the City.
City Parks Closures
- Lake Lotus Park is closed until further notice due to flooding. Park amenities are unavailable during this time.
- The Lake Orienta boat ramp is currently closed due to unsafe water levels.
Tree Removal Requirements for Single-Family Residential Properties
For trees on single-family dwelling property that have fallen and need to be removed, no arbor permit is required. However, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure at least two, 2” caliper trees remain or are replaced on the single-family dwelling property.
For trees that are still standing on a single-family dwelling property and are determined by an ISA certified Arborist that the tree poses an unacceptable risk to persons or property, the tree may be removed without a permit issued by the City.
If a tree is still standing but appears to be dead or dying and an ISA certified Arborist has not certified the tree for removal, a homeowner can complete an arbor permit application and submit it to the City of Altamonte Springs Building and Fire Safety Department located at City Hall. There is no fee for this permit. As part of the requirements of the arbor permit, it is the owner’s responsibility to ensure at least two, 2” caliper trees remain or are replaced on the single-family dwelling property.
Download the Residential Arbor Permit Application.
Individual and Business Recovery Assistance
Seminole County residents are now eligible for individual and business recovery assistance. Learn more by visiting the FEMA Assistance webpage.
Duke Energy is working to restore power to the City. If you experience down lines or related issues, contact Duke Energy at (800) 228-8485.
For more information, call (407) 571-8000 during normal business hours or (407) 571-8686 for after-hours questions.
Last Updated 11/7/2022 at 6:31 p.m.