New to Oviedo?
When you move to the City of Oviedo you will need to establish some basic utility services in order to make your new house or apartment feel more like home. Below are a list of services and service providers you will need to contact in order to establish water service, hook up your power, turn on your phone, and establish paid television service. The City in no way endorses any of these businesses. The listings are only supplied for you to make an informed decision.
New Water Utility Service with the City of Oviedo
You can establish your new utility account during our normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. eastern standard time, Monday through Friday. A completed and signed application and deposits will be required prior to an account being established. You can come in person to our office, or have the form faxed or emailed to you by contacting customer care. The completed and signed application would then be returned to us. Your deposits can be paid in person by cash, check, or charge. Payment can also be made by Visa or MasterCard over the phone. Please note we require 24 hour notice and do not connect water services on Saturday or Sunday.
SOLID WASTE SERVICES
The City of Oviedo, through Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. provides garbage, recycling, yard waste, and bulk waste collection services to residential properties located within the city limits of Oviedo.
REPORT A PROBLEM OR SCHEDULE A BULK PICKUP
To report a problem or to schedule collection of bulk items, contact Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. at 407-774-0800.
There will be no collection services on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day
If your service day falls on one of these holidays, your services will roll over to the following day. For example, if a holiday falls on a Monday, Monday services will be rescheduled to Tuesday, Tuesday services will move to Wednesday and so on. Friday services will be rescheduled to Saturday for that week only.
For more information, including recycling drop-off at City facilities, household hazardous waste, and private waste collectors, click here.
Hooking up Your Power
There are two power companies that service the Oviedo area:
- People's Gas: 407-425-4662
Turning on Telephone Service
Cable / Satellite Providers
To find out where your child will be educated, visit the Seminole County Public Schools website. Oviedo is home to 4 public elementary schools (K-5); 2 public middle schools (6-8), and 1 public high school (9-12). Other public schools just outside City limits also serve Oviedo residents. Private schools are also available in the area.
Elementary Schools (Public)
- Carillon Elementary (outside City limits)
- Douglas Stenstrom Elementary
- Evans Elementary
- Lawton Elementary
- Marguerite Partin Elementary
- Walker Elementary (outside City limits)
Middle Schools (Public)
- Jackson Heights Middle School
- Lawton Chiles Middle School
High Schools (Public)
- Hagerty High School (outside City limits)
- Oviedo High School
Flood Hazards - check before you buy
While coastal properties are subject to flooding and wind damage from hurricanes; flooding and other surface drainage problems can occur well away from the coast. If you are considering purchasing a home or property, it’s a good idea to check out any possible flood hazard before you buy.
Check for a Flood Hazard
- Contact the City of Oviedo and ask if the property is in a floodplain; if it has ever been flooded; what are the flood depths, velocity and warning time; and if it is subject to any other nearby hazards such as wetlands, canals or rivers.
- Ask the real estate agent if the property has ever flooded and if it is subject to any other hazards.
Areas with potential flood hazards are sensitive lands, wetlands, conservation areas, and low-lying areas. The flood map for our area can change depending on natural lands, changes in elevations, and development. For information about flood-prone area maps, please contact the City’s Floodplain Manager at 407-971-5682 or email@example.com.
Some of the dangers of floodwaters are:
- The force of moving water can destroy a building.
- Even slow-moving floodwaters can knock people off their feet or float a car.
- Standing water can float a building, collapse basement walls or buckle a concrete floor.
- Water-soaked contents such as carpeting, clothing, upholstered furniture and mattresses may have to be thrown away after a flood.
- Some items such as photographs and heirlooms may never be restored to their original condition.
- Floodwaters are not clean. Floods can carry mud, chemicals, road oil, and other noxious substances that can cause health hazards.
- Flooded buildings breed mold and other problems if they are not repaired quickly and properly.
- The impact of a flood—cleaning up, making repairs and personal loss—can cause great stress to you, your family and your finances.
The City of Oviedo regulates construction and development in a floodplain to minimize flood damage. Filling and similar projects are prohibited in certain areas. Structures substantially damaged by fire, flood or any other cause must be elevated to or above the regulatory flood level when they are repaired if they do not meet the most recent adopted codes. For information about floodplain regulations, please contact the City’s Floodplain Manager at 407-971-5682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A building can be protected from most flood hazards, sometimes at a relatively low cost. New buildings or additions can be elevated above flood levels. Existing buildings can be protected from shallow floodwaters by regrading berms, floodwalls or floodproofing techniques in lieu of elevating the structure. There are other retrofitting techniques that can protect a building from surface or subsurface water. For more information on floodproofing, please contact the Oviedo Building Department at 407-971-5750.
Homeowners' insurance usually does not include coverage for a flood. One of the best protection measures for a building or home is a flood insurance policy issued under the National Flood Insurance Program. This type of policy can be purchased through any licensed property insurance agent. If the building is located in a floodplain, flood insurance will be required by most federally backed mortgage lenders.