OSCEOLA COUNTY — To assist the victims of April flooding, the Osceola County Board of Commissioners approved motions to waive initial building, electrical and plumbing permit fees through June 30 as well as reimburse those victims who have already paid.
Commission Chair Larry Emig discussed the devastation some families in the county have had to deal with following storm and flood damage from the weekend of April 12. Many have been displaced from the destruction and more homes will have to be inspected for safety, he said. Emig said waiving the fees would not only help the individuals, but might speed up the process for getting them back on their feet. In addition, the county would reimburse victims who have already paid the fees following April 13.