Orange County Adopts Resolution With Development Incentives

July 7, 2020

On July 7, 2020, the Orange County Board of County Commissioners adopted a
Resolution implementing two incentive efforts aimed at “easing the economic
burden of development” within the County.
The Resolution’s stated goal is to
“ensure that local business owners, developers, nonprofits and residents have the best
opportunity to stay in business, create new businesses, or make necessary home
improvements.”

The two incentive programs adopted by the Resolution are:

  • An automatic 6-month extension of all building permits; and
  • A building permit fee offset for all residential and commercial applications.

The automatic permit extension would remove the notification requirement currently in
effect under the State’s Executive Order 2020-51. The building permit fee offset
program will be enabled for six months or until $10,000,000.00 is utilized. The permit
fee offset program is limited to $100,000.00 per project not organizations. Costs must
be utilized in the six months and if an extension is needed after the six months the
program Permit costs will revert to today’s costs/fees.