Public Notices

Sheriff's Office issues 'Microsoft' scam alert

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday warned county residents of a scam that claims it represents Microsoft Corporation.

Here's how the scam works: Someone calls you claiming they are from Microsoft.

The caller, who usually has a foreign accent, claims that hackers are using your computer, and that it needs to be fixed. They ask for your computer ID number so they can fix, repair or stop the hackers.

Health Dept. Dental Clinic relocating to Inverness

The Citrus County Health Department announced today the Dental Clinic is relocating from Lecanto to the Inverness Clinic, 120 N. Montgomery Ave. in Inverness, in an effort to provide more accessible service for citizens, the agency said.

Dental Patients will be seen at this site starting on Sept. 16.

To make an appointment or for questions, please or 352-527-0068, press Option 1, enter Ext. 249. The Health Department staff has said it appreciates county residents' patience as they strive to serve Citrus County more efficiently.


Animal shelter limits intake of animals

Citrus County Animal Services continues to be over capacity and will only accept owner surrendered animals when space is available.

Residents are asked to call 746-8400 during normal business hours prior to bringing your pet to the shelter to inquire about surrendering your pet.

Pet owners are encouraged, and should, ask friends and family for help in finding caring homes for their pets they no longer wish to keep or care for, county officials have said.

Citronelle recycling drop-off center closed

The Citrus County Division of Solid Waste Management reports that, effective immediately, the Citronelle Recycling Drop-off Collection Center, located on West Dunklin Street in Citronelle, is closed.

The closure is due to the high incidence of illegal dumping at that site.

Residents in that area wishing to recycle are reminded that the nearest recycling center is the Citrus Springs Recycling Drop-off Collection Center, located just off Citrus Springs Boulevard, one-half mile from US 41, in Citrus Springs.


Applications invited for Tourism Development Council position

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is seeking applications for one vacant position on the Citrus County Tourist Development Council.


Duke Energy Florida to auction tools , equipment from CR3 nuke plant

Duke Energy Florida announced today it will sell at auction a wide variety of new and used tools and equipment, ranging from cranes to hand tools, from its retired Crystal River Nuclear Plant.

The proceeds from the sale of the assets directly benefit customers by reducing future billing associated with the nuclear plant.

Veterans Services to change schedule

The Citrus County Veterans Service Department has announced that, effective Aug. 1, there will be no Case Manager available on Wednesdays at Lakes Region Library, Homosassa Library and Coastal Regional Library.

The department said this will be the case "until further notice".

For assistance, call 352-527-5915 to schedule an appointment at the Veterans Services Officer's office in Lecanto.

BOCC OK's private road maintenance program

The county commission on July 8 approved an administrative regulation that provides for a maintenance program for private roads was approved.

The administrative regulation describes the program by which citizens that reside on a private road may petition the County to provide improvements and/or maintenance to their road, funded through a special assessment.

Clerk of Court warns of jury scammers

Angela Vick, the Citrus County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller, says there is a nationwide identity theft scam involving callers identifying themselves as “jury personnel.”

The aim of the scam, Vick says, is for the “jury” callers to get victims’ personal and financial information.

Beware of Facebook lottery scam

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents to be aware of a lottery scam hitting the popular social media site, Facebook.

The scam is through the chat function on the site as someone could be posing as your friend on Facebook.

Here’s how the scam works:

BOCC accepting applications for Enterprise Zone Development Agency

The Enterprise Zone Development Agency is currently accepting applications for one position.

The agency was formed on December of 2012.

This board discusses economic opportunities and tax incentives for businesses within the enterprise zones. The applicant for this opening must reside within one of the Enterprise Zone areas.

This weekend, change the face of time itself

With the time change this weekend - it's always a good idea to change your smoke alarm batteries, as well.

Remember to either set your clocks forward one hour as you go to bed on Saturday night, or you can stay up and change them on Sunday at 2 a.m. Either method that you choose to change your clocks, it will be your chance to "change the face of time itself," so to speak.

Meanwhile, consider changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms keeping in mind the tips below, which are provided by Citrus County Fire Services.

Traveling? Need a U.S. passport? There's a local solution.

By Angela Vick,
Citrus County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller

Are you taking a vacation this year? Will you need a U.S. Passport for your travels?

The Citrus County Clerk of the Circuit Court and Comptroller can help you cross that item off the list. As a U.S. Passport Acceptance Facility, the Clerk accepts applications for new Passports and can also take the required photo.

Jan. 21 ceremony to mark CR 486 completion

The Board of County Commissioners and county staff on Jan. 21, 2014  will host a ribbon cutting event in celebration of the completion of Phase 4 of County Road 486.

The ceremony will be at 11 a.m. at the northeast corner of State Road 44 and County Road 486.

Representatives from Florida Department of Transportation, TBARTA, engineering and contracting firms will be present as well.

Comcast changing government channel beginning in January

Comcast has announced it is launching Xfinity for Inverness area residents around Jan. 21, 2014.

When that occurs, the Board of County Commission meetings will be aired on Channel 71 instead of Channel 9.

All Comcast customers, regardless of level of service, can view programming on Channel 71.

If you have questions about the upcoming changes to Comcast, contact a Comcast representative. If you have any questions regarding these changes and viewing the BOCC meetings, contact Tobey Phillips, Public Information Officer, at 352-527-5484.

County to host one-day energy assistance event

Citrus County Housing Services will accept energy assistance applications on a walk-in basis for one day only at The Catholic Charities Community Outreach Center in Homosassa.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 13, low-income Citrus County residents may visit the Catholic Charities Community Outreach Center, located at 9020 W Atlas Dr., Homosassa, FL  34448, to apply.

All applicants must be checked in by 1 p.m. to be considered. Ordinarily applications for LIHEAP are accepted by appointment only due to the demand for assistance.


Change of Address for Citrus County Utility Billing

On Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, the location of the Citrus County Utilities Billing Office and the drop box will be relocated from 2416 N Essex Avenue, Hernando, FL 34442 to 3600 W Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL  34461.

CCSO announces license, safety equipment checkpoint

In an effort to reduce violations of Florida’s motor vehicle laws, Sheriff’s Office deputies will be conducting a comprehensive roadside driver’s license and safety equipment checkpoint at 1201 W. Main St. in Inverness.

CCSO alerts residents to Craiglist ad scams

If you are someone that enjoys the ease of advertising items for sale on Craigslist, you should be aware of the possible scams that are lurking involving prospective buyers of your merchandise.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has been experiencing an increase of reported fraudulent activity through Craigslist ads.

The scam works as follows:

Duke Energy launches Florida Speakers Bureau

Duke Energy has launched a Florida Speakers Bureau to help customers better understand Florida’s energy issues as well as provide tips to help customers use energy more wisely and reduce costs.

“Energy is a vital resource that powers the economy and greatly enhances our quality of life,” said Alex Glenn, Duke Energy state president – Florida. “Through our speakers bureau, employees look forward to engaging our customers in a meaningful way about a topic that affects all of us.”


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