Public Notices

Citrus County Democratic Party opens HQ in Crystal River Mall

The Citrus County Democratic Party opened their headquarters at 591 Crystal River Mall on Saturday, April 22.

The headquarters is open Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Voter registration, vote by mail ballot requests, FL Voting Rights Restoration Amendment petitions and volunteer activities will be available during these hours.

Weather service issues spring flood outlook

2017 Hydrologic Spring Flood Outlook (National Weather Service)
The National Weather Service on Thursday issued its hydrologic spring flood outlook for West Central and Southwest Florida.
 
Affected counties include Citrus, Levy and Hernando counties.
 
The NWS predicts a low threat for the next several months. In its outlook, the NWS said, "The Florida dry season has lived up to it`s name and then some.

Water district issues water shortage order for surrounding counties

In Marion County, the order is limited to the city of Dunnellon and the area encompassed by The Villages ...

The Southwest Florida Water Management District’s (District) Governing Board voted today to declare a Phase I Water Shortage effective March 10 for portions of Lak

Transit Orange Line interconnects with trolly hub

Citrus County Transit Service would like to remind everyone that the Orange Line picks up and drops off multiple times during daytime hours, Monday through Friday at Crystal River City Hall on Route 19, which is the 2017 designated Trolley Hub.
 
The Crystal River Orange Line has multiple scheduled stops that would be of interest to visitors and residents including the Crystal River Mall/Movie
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Traffic patterns change during Halls River bridge construction

Beginning Tuesday, January 24th, traffic on Halls River Road (CR 490A) will use a single lane to cross the Halls River bridge.
 
Temporary traffic signals will be used to direct traffic over the bridge. 
 
Motorists in this area should use caution and allow for extra travel time through the work zone as delays are likely.
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Markers installed at Hells Gate in Homosassa

Citrus County has been working closely with the United States Coast Guard for the past several months to improve the navigational waterways of the Homosassa River.

One of the improvements suggested was to install “informational” markers at Hells Gate notifying boaters of the narrow channel ahead.

On Wednesday, Citrus County completed the installation of these “informational” markers. New pilings and signs were installed on both ends of Hells Gate to notify boaters of the narrow channel ahead.

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Transit offers new program for senior residents

The Citrus County Transit’s Transportation Disadvantaged Advisory Board has approved a new option for residents 60 years of age and older.
 
The new program invites any resident that is age 60 and older to get a free pass to ride the Deviated Fixed Route, and have a discount on the Para Transit service.

Carnahan slates 2017 Town Hall series

Citrus County Commission Chairman Scott Carnahan has announced he will be holding a series of Town Hall Meetings in Citrus County during 2017.

Citrus County Commissioner Scott Carnahan

Mobile home, RV parks fire assessment adjustments

In accordance with Resolution 2013-115 Section 5, each owner of mobile home park or recreational vehicle (RV) park property will be given the opportunity to demonstrate the vacancy rate in space occupancy within such property and receive a vacancy adjustment to the Fire Protection Assessments that was approved on July 23, 2013.

Solid Waste MSBU reimbursement

Citrus County is accepting applications for annual vacancy reimbursement for the Residential Solid Waste MSBU.

In accordance with Ordinance 97-02, Section 18, an owner of improved real property who can demonstrate that a dwelling unit thereon was unoccupied and vacant during the entire Assessment Period in which the Annual Disposal Assessment was imposed, may request reimbursement of the residential Solid Waste MSBU.

Email scam alert issued

The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) has put out a warning to consumers regarding a company posing as the DHSMV and demanding payment

Alert Citrus: New emergency notification system

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements via "Alert Citrus".

Truman Boulevard reopens after water break swallows car

A water main break in Beverly Hills caused a huge hole in front of 11 Truman Blvd. in Beverly Hills. A vehicle was stuck in the hole up to its doors, and then was completely engulfed. (PHOTO: CCSO on Nov. 14, 2016)

A portion of Truman Boulevard in Beverly Hills has reopened to traffic.

On Monday, a water main break ended up swallowing a car.

Temporary repairs have been made, Citrus County Road Maintenance reports. Permanent repairs to the road surface will be scheduled for a later date. The water main is owned and operated by Rolling Oaks, a private utility.

If you have any questions, you may reach the Road Maintenance Office at 527-7610.

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FEMA extends filing deadline for Hermine claims

The state Office of Insurance Regulation announced this week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended a 60-day filing deadline to 90 days for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders making claims from the early September storm, (commencing on Aug. 31, 2016 through Sept. 9),  that swept through northern Florida.

Deputies loking for home invasion suspect

Dustin Ray Spangler is a suspect in an Oct. 10, 2016 home invasion. (Oct. 28, 2016)

On Oct. 10, 2016 at approximately 9 p.m., a home invasion was reported to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

A warrant has been issued for white male suspect Dustin Ray Spangler. Spangler is 5’8” tall, approximately 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Goodbye Matthew: Local weather warnings canceled

Citrus County is no longer under a tropical storm warning. 

Hurricane Matthew continues to track north, away from Citrus County. 

While the county will still continue to get rain and some wind from Matthew's rain band, the impact to Citrus County will continue to get lower and lower as the day progresses.

With that, this is the last update for Hurricane Matthew.  The Citrus County Emergency Operations Center will be going back to a Level 3 Monitoring Status. 

All shelters have been closed, and citizens Information Lines are now closed.

Disaster preparedness plans should include pets

By Cynthia Oswald,
BOCC Public Information Officer

There are many ways that you can be prepared to keep your pet safe during an emergency.

Stone crab claw season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. To ensure this valuable resource is available for generations to come, take care when removing crab claws and follow all protective management guidelines for stone crab harvest.

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