County offices closed to mark Veterans Day

   Citrus County Government offices will be closed Monday, November 11, 2019 in observance of Veterans Day.

  • In observance of Veterans Day, the Citrus County Central Landfill will close early Monday, November 11, 2019 at 2:30pm.  The Administrative Office will be closed all day. Normal hours will resume the next day. For more information on landfill hours, call 527-7670 during office hours or go to the county’s website at: http://www.citrusbocc.com/pubworks/swm/solid-waste.htm

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Stone crab season opens Oct. 15, new recreational trap requirements

Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters.

New Recreational Trap Requirements

Recreational harvesters who are age 16 and older and fish with traps are now required to complete an online, no-cost recreational stone crab trap registration and place their registration number on their traps before using them. 

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Fraud topic of Citrus Springs forum

You don’t want to miss this exciting Fraud Prevention Forum with a variety of collaborative speakers from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, Internal Revenue Service, and the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office.

This event is FREE and open to the public! Come out and learn how to protect yourself from identity theft and financial frauds and scams.

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Inverness Sertoma in need of used hearing aids

Rainer Jakob, Inverness Sertoma Club Ambassador poses with one of the club’s Used Hearing Aid Drop-Off Canisters, as part of the SHARP (Sertoma Hearing Aid Recycling Program).

The Inverness Sertoma Club would like to remind community members that the club has Drop Off Canisters at local establishments in the area.

  • Dad & Lad Barbershop, next to Sportsman Bowling Lane on SR 41, Inverness; Gracies Goodies, 9940 E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. Inverness, and
  • Touch of Glass by Susan, 6040 S Florida Ave, Floral City.

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Sheriff’s Office wins fifth accreditation award

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is proud to announce that we have received our 5th consecutive accreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, Inc. (CFA.)

CFA is a voluntary program for law enforcement accreditation that insures agencies are meeting professional standards, and following industry best practices. Agencies are evaluated for accreditation once every three years, making this the 15th straight year CCSO has been accredited with CFA.

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FWC Python Action Team removes 900th snake

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Python Action Team has now removed 900 Burmese pythons from the wild in Florida, including a large 18 foot, 4 inch long female python – the largest ever captured by the team.

FWC PAT members Cynthia Downer and Jonathan Lopez captured the large adult female python weighing 98 pounds, 10 ounces, on Sept. 22 at Big Cypress National Preserve.

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