New Boat Launch Parking Rules go into Effect July 1

New Smyrna Beach Maintenance Operations has been hard at work installing new signs ahead of today’s July 1, 2020 effective date for recently passed Ordinance 52-20, which raises boat launch parking violation fines to $100 and establishes tow away zones in nearby posted areas. City staff will also be on-site at public boat ramps during the 4th of July holiday weekend to hand out flyers … Continue reading New Boat Launch Parking Rules go into Effect July 1

I’m On a Boat

The waters of Volusia County are some of the most fun places to play. The beautiful surroundings relax the soul and revive the spirit. The many access points, restaurants and businesses that cater to the boating community make it easy to get right down to the fun. But, like with all things awesome, you have to keep some things in mind to make sure you … Continue reading I’m On a Boat

Take the Summer Off from Fertilizing

Each year, Volusia County has a summertime fertilizer ban and initiates other restrictions to protect the county’s waterways. Volusia County Bans Fertilizer each Summer Ordinance 2014-09 applies to all homes and businesses in Volusia County, except those in Deltona and DeBary, which have their own fertilizer ordinances. Gardens and compost are exempt. The ordinance includes the following provisions: The application of fertilizers containing nitrogen or … Continue reading Take the Summer Off from Fertilizing

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COVID-19 Testing in Volusia County

***Testing information is continuously changing and evolving. Please contact your healthcare provider or facility when possible to confirm information regarding testing.*** Pop up locations also become available for 2 – 3 days at a time when available throughout the county. Check Facebook often for temporary locations available. CDC guidance regarding testing Read the CDC guidelines regarding who should be tested (testing eligibility criteria.)  According to the … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing in Volusia County

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How Can I Celebrate the 4th of July at Home?

A message from Volusia County Community Information It’s an American tradition to have fireworks on Independence Day. But handling pyrotechnics yourself is dangerous. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, fireworks were involved in more than 9,000 injuries treated in U.S. hospitals emergency departments in 2018.With public fireworks displays canceled or postponed across the county, Volusia County Fire Rescue officials are concerned that some … Continue reading How Can I Celebrate the 4th of July at Home?

Florida Suspends Alcohol Sales in Bars

In a statement posted on Twitter today, June 26, 2020 at 11:13 a.m., the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation announced that, “Effective immediately, the Department of Business and Professional Regulation is suspending on premises consumption of alcohol at bars statewide.” This affects on-site consumption of alcohol, which was only just readmitted recently during the state’s “Phase 2” plan of reopening. It does not … Continue reading Florida Suspends Alcohol Sales in Bars

Local Entrepreneurs Create a COVID-19 Resilience Plan

Like everywhere else in the world, the local economy in Southeast Volusia County has been decimated by the coronavirus. Until very recently, shops were shuttered, beach access was restricted and many small business owners found themselves on the rails.  Many businesses have awakened from their two-month slumber to find that the world has completely changed. Customers are slow to return, restaurants and stores are open … Continue reading Local Entrepreneurs Create a COVID-19 Resilience Plan

Seaside Fiesta Music Festival on Flagler Avenue

Event presented by The Party’s on Flagler, hosted at individual locations Hello Summer! For over 30 years New Smyrna Beach marked the official start of summer with Seaside Fiesta Weekend. Due to COVID-19 and keeping everyone’s safety as our highest priority, the block party, 5K race, and surf competition will not take place this year. A scaled-down version of the annual Seaside Fiesta Weekend Music … Continue reading Seaside Fiesta Music Festival on Flagler Avenue