Board Appearance, Public Comment & Testimony

Board meetings have returned to in-person public comment, presentations, and public testimony for public hearings as of June 1, 2021. There will no longer be any virtual participation. Everyone will address the Board from the podium in our Chambers, and Room 105 will return to additional seating for our meetings.

Choose this option if you would like to appear before the board in person at the BCC Chambers.

Language Assistance Available | Disponibilidad de asistencia lingüística | Èd pou Entèpretasyon Disponib

Orange County values diversity and public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Interpretative services are available and are provided (free of charge). Those requiring language assistance or translation services are instructed to contact the Title VI Nondiscrimination Coordinator at or by calling 3-1-1 (407-836-3111) at least three days prior to the scheduled meeting

El Condado de Orange valora la diversidad y se solicita la participación pública sin distinción de raza, color, origen nacional, edad, sexo, religión, discapacidad o situación familiar. Los servicios de interpretación están disponibles y se brindan (sin cargo). Aquellos que requieran asistencia lingüística o servicios de traducción deben comunicarse con el Coordinador de No Discriminación del Título VI en o llamando al 3-1-1 (407-836-3111) al menos tres días antes de la reunión programada.

Komin Oranj valorize divèsite epi yo mande patisipasyon piblik la san distenksyon ras, koulè, orijin nasyonal, laj, sèks, relijyon, andikap, oswa kondisyon fanmi. Gen sèvis entèpretasyon ki disponib epi yo (gratis). Moun ki bezwen èd pou entèprètasyon oswa sèvis tradiksyon dwe kontakte Kowòdonatè San Diskriminasyon Tit VI la nan oswa rele 3-1-1 (407-836-3111) omwen twa jou anvan reyinyon ki pwograme a.

Helpful Terminology

  • Public Comment

    Public Comment refers to the period scheduled during the beginning of the morning session of the Board of County Commissioners’ meeting. It is a time that is set aside each BCC meeting for members of the public to speak regarding general topics of interest or concern that are within the BCC’s authority. However, certain matters are not appropriate for discussion during the public comment period. These matters include pending procurement or land use issues, public hearings that will be heard later by the BCC, or concerns that should properly be heard by a different board or agency.

  • Public Testimony

    During the afternoon session, the Board of County Commissioners holds different types of public hearings. Usually, the majority of these public hearings are referred to as quasi-judicial hearings, and they are denoted as such in the BCC’s agenda with a checkmark. Quasi-judicial hearings are typically cases involving the use of land where the BCC decides whether it will issue a development permit for the proposed use of land. If you would like to participate in a quasi-judicial hearing, you will need to:

    1. Participate in Person
      • Attend the afternoon BCC session in person by arriving 30 minutes before the hearing and filling out a Notice of Intent to Speak form.
      • Send documents related to your presentation by 5 p.m. the day before the BCC Meeting.
      • Send documents to and note which public hearing for which you will provide testimony.

How to Watch

To watch Orange TV’s live stream of the BCC meeting go to, or Orange TV (Channel 488 on Spectrum (formerly Bright House), Channel 9 on Comcast, 1081 Century Link Prism TV, and 10.2 Digital Over the Air).

Orange County Government reserves the right to modify, amend, or discontinue these temporary procedures for public comment, with or without notice, in order to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations; to rectify technological or logistical difficulties; or to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the public.