Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity.  Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
Public Records Custodian Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Most written communications to or from State and Local Officials regarding State or Local business are public records available to the public and media upon request. Please forward requests to:
Jennifer McQueary, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
jennifer.mcqueary@districtgov.org
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430
Please Note Florida law prohibits the Board of Supervisors from communicating with residents about Deed Compliance or Architectural Review issues/cases.  Please contact the Community Standards Department directly at deedcompliance@districtgov.org to report any concerns you might have.
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June 26, 2017

General Information

Recreation Holiday Information

The recreation centers, outdoor facilities and swimming pools will remain open for your enjoyment. The Recreation Offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.

Guest ID card services, trail fees and activity registration will be available Saturday & Sunday, July 1st & 2nd and Tuesday July 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at La Hacienda, Lake Miona and Eisenhower Regional Recreation Centers.  On Monday, July 3rd, services will be available at all regional recreation centers from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please always carry your original Villages Resident ID card and be sure to tell your guest to always carry their valid photo ID showing their home address and Guest ID card when they are using a Villages recreation facility, even when accompanied by a resident.  If your guest is under 19 years of age, they must be accompanied by a Villages resident or a Villages guest over the age of 19 with a valid Guest ID card and photo ID.

Additional Closing Information
• Recreation & District Offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th 
• Recreation activities will end at 6:00 p.m. and the centers will close at 9:00 p.m. on July 4th
• Fitness Clubs will be closed on July 4th
• Outdoor Facilities & Swimming Pools will close at dusk

Enjoy your Independence Day!  If you have any questions or need further information, please contact your nearest recreation center or call Recreation Administration at 352-674-1800.


Independence Day Closure

The Customer Service Center and all District Administrative Offices will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of Independence Day.  We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5, 2017.  For additional information, please contact the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508.


Holiday Sanitation Collection

Village Community Development Districts 1-11
If you live in Village Community Development Districts 1-11 in the Sumter County, Marion County or Fruitland Park portions of The Villages, there will be no sanitation or recycling collection on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.   If Tuesday is your normal collection day, you will have collection on Wednesday, July 5th.  Yard waste will be collected on Saturday, July 1st. Please place your bags out no later than 6:00 a.m.  

Village Community Development District No. 12 – The Village of Fenney
If your sanitation collection is serviced by Waste Management in the Village of Fenney, you will not have sanitation collection service on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  Pick-up will occur on your next normally scheduled collection day.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Finance Customer Service at (352) 750-0000. 

If you live in the Lake County portion of The Villages, please contact Lake County Solid Waste at (352) 343-3776 for information on your sanitation schedule.  If you live in the Lady Lake portion of The Villages, please contact Waste Management at (352) 787-4416 for additional information. 


AARP Tax Aide - UPDATED 5/3/2017

AARP Tax-Aide has a Summer Program to provide assistance with IRS matters, such as Amended Returns for Tax Years 2014, 2015, and/or 2016, letters received from the IRS, or any tax-related questions.  This will be at Lady Lake Library (225 W Guava St, Lady Lake, FL) on 1-3pm on Tuesdays starting May 23 and ending on October 3 (except July 4). The Library is located at 225 W. Guava Street, Lady Lake, FL 32159.

Appointments can be made online at www.villagestaxaide.com (click red Appointments button).  If you have questions, email appointments@villagestaxaide.com .


Polo Fields

The polo player entrance gate off of Buena Vista Boulevard will be locked beginning December 15, 2015 until further notice.   All clubs will need to enter through the electronic gate at the south end during off season.  Walkers and approved Resident Lifestyle Groups will be allowed admittance from 7:00a.m. -12:00p.m.  The timer is being set and the gate will automatically open as each car/golf cart hits the pad during these hours.  For further information, please contact Saddlebrook Recreation Center at 352-259-5377.


Weather Policy

The Recreation Department has created consistent and uniform guidelines regarding inclement weather that may impact the public, health, safety and well-being of staff, volunteers, participants and facilities.  Please click here for the complete guidelines!


Recreation Center Emergency Address Information

Our dedicated staff is here to help you get the most out of your unique Villages lifestyle.  When enjoying your choice of activities, we ask that you remember participating in recreational activities always involves some degree of risk. 
To assist you with emergency situations, the recreation department has provided all outside recreation areas with a bulletin board that has important 911 information including the address/county/phone number you are calling from.
Emergency 911 phones are located at all equipment buildings and pools with pertinent emergency information.  We encourage all residents to become familiar with their recreation centers and 911 information.  Please when visiting any recreation center or swimming pool take a moment to locate these helpful areas. 


Announcement from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles

Effective July 1, 2013, The Florida Legislature amended FS 319.14 to allow the conversion of a Low Speed Vehicle (LSV) to a golf cart.  For additional information on the process of converting a LSV to a golf cart, please click here.

Village Center & Sumter Landing Community Development District

No updates at this time.


Lady Lake / Lake County

Southside Pool Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Southside Pool & Hot Tub will be closed for removal of the pool equipment building and replacement of the pool Vak-Pak equipment June 6, 2017 through June 30, 2017. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.


Paradise Court & Picnic Area Closure - UPDATED 6/19/2017

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Paradise Bocce Courts, Petanque Courts and Picnic Area will be closed for landscape improvements until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Paradise Recreation Center at 352-753-0637.

Community Development District 1

Road Maintenance

Weather permitting, micro surfacing is scheduled to begin in the following villas:
June 26, 2017 – Tierra Grande Villas
June 27, 2017 – Cottages of Summerchase
June 28, 2017 – Carriage Houses at Glenview and Villa La Paloma
Signs with additional information will be posted outside of the villa entries and notifications with information and instructions will be given to all residents impacted by this work.  While this work is completed, please remove all vehicles from the temporary parking areas and turn off all irrigation.  If you have any questions, please contact District Property Management at (352) 753-4022.

Community Development District 2

Savannah Center Computer Lab Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Savannah Center Computer Lab will be closed for improvements from July 10, 2017 through July 14, 2017.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Savannah Center at 352-750-6084.


Savannah Center Sports Pool Closure - UPDATED 5/12/2017

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Savannah Center Sports Pool will be closed for improvements from May 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Savannah Center at 352-750-6084.

Community Development District 3

Road Maintenance

Weather permitting, micro surfacing is scheduled to begin in the following villas:
June 26, 2017 – Tierra Grande Villas
June 27, 2017 – Cottages of Summerchase
June 28, 2017 – Carriage Houses at Glenview and Villa La Paloma
Signs with additional information will be posted outside of the villa entries and notifications with information and instructions will be given to all residents impacted by this work.  While this work is completed, please remove all vehicles from the temporary parking areas and turn off all irrigation.  If you have any questions, please contact District Property Management at (352) 753-4022.


Storm Pipe Repairs

Sumter County will be performing storm pipe repair work on the sections depicted on the attached map in District 3.  This work is anticipated to occur over the next few weeks. 


Saddlebrook Village Recreation Center Closure – UPDATED 1/7/2017

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Saddlebrook Village Recreation Center and swimming pool will be closed for renovations beginning January 2017 through early summer.  The outdoor courts and picnic pavilion will remain open during this time.  All resident lifestyle volunteer groups have been relocated; please contact the club leader for specific information.  Portable restrooms are available east of the entrance of Saddlebrook for residents and guests utilizing the Saddlebrook outdoor courts or adjacent golf course.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Recreation Administration at 352-674-1800.  Please continue to visit www.DistrictGov.org for future updates.

Community Development District 4
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 5
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 6

No updates at this time.

Community Development District 7
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 8
No updates at this time.
Community Development District 9

Captiva Recreation Center Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Captiva Recreation Center will be closed for quarterly maintenance on Sunday, July 2, 2017. All outside facilities will remain open. This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Captiva Recreation Center at 352-259-7422.


Sweetgum Executive Golf Course

To ensure a successful transition from winter play, the District Executive Golf Management Team will be temporarily closing the Sweetgum Executive Golf Facility, effective April 23, 2017.  Some of the cultural programs that will occur during the closure include aeration and topdressing.  We appreciate your patience as we continue to meet your expectations in maintaining the infrastructure through the recommendations and agricultural programs that were implemented last fall.  If you have any questions or need additional information on this transition, please contact District Executive Golf Offices at 352-753-3396.


Community Development District 10

Burnsed Shuffleboard Court Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Burnsed Shuffleboard Courts will be closed for structure maintenance from July 10, 2017 to July 14, 2017.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Burnsed Recreation Center at 352-674-8430.

Community Development District 11

No updates at this time.

Community Development District 12

Fenney Pool Closure

In our efforts to keep the recreation facilities in optimal condition, the Fenney Recreation Center Family Pool will be closed for maintenance until Monday, June 26, 2017.  This schedule may be adjusted due to unforeseen circumstances, including weather.  We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Fenney Recreation Center at 352-674-8460.