News and Information
National Night Out 2023 - Save The Date!
Mark your calendars and join us for a night of fun as we celebrate National Night Out 2023! Hosted by our Community Watch Department, National Night Out 2023 will be held on Thursday, October 5th from 5 PM to 7 PM at First Responders Recreation! Take this opportunity to see this world-class facility and support your local first responders and law enforcement heroes. For more information, click on the header of this announcement.
Hacienda Hills Temporary Postal Station
The Hacienda Hills Postal Station will be undergoing renovations and will be closing on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 until further notice. All mail delivery will be relocated to the temporary Postal Facility located in the Hacienda Hills Postal Station parking lot starting on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.
On the evening of Monday, December 5, 2022, barricades will be placed to restrict access to the Hacienda Hills Postal Station and some surrounding areas. The golf car tunnel under Morse Blvd near Hacienda Hills Country Club will be temporarily closed and traffic will be routed west onto Morse Blvd. Portions of the surrounding multi-modal path will also be temporarily closed and traffic will be routed to Morse Blvd.
There will be NO disruption to mail delivery. The hours of operation for collecting your mail at the temporary Postal Facility are Monday – Saturday from 12 PM to 6 PM.
To view a map detailing the road closures and detour routes, please click on the header of this announcement. If you have any questions, contact Community Watch at 352-753-0550.
Emergency management and services related to preparation for severe weather, floods, hurricanes and other disaster response activities fall under the purview of the county in which you live.
If you have questions on severe weather or other emergency management issues in your area, please contact the appropriate county below. Lake, Marion and Sumter Counties also have programs designed to notify their residents of weather incidents, hazardous conditions and other important information.
To sign up for the notifications in your county, please visit the links below or contact the county in which you live for additional information.
Marion County - Emergency Management: 352-732-8181 or
Sumter County - Emergency Management: 352-689-4400 or
Political Campaign Activities
To view the current Political Campaign Activities Memo for May 6, 2022, please click on the header of this announcement.
Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - Lady Lake/Lake County
Village Center Community Development District for the Lady Lake/Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466 is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The alternate applicant must be a full time resident of the Lady Lake/Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466, have lived in The Villages for at least one year and attended a minimum of one (1) Architectural Review Committee meeting.
Candidates are recommended to have education and/or experience in any of the following areas: architecture, ability to read site plans, residential/commercial construction, building management, deed restricted communities, landscaping, county code enforcement, etc.; however, this is not required. The required attendance for the alternate member is to attend the ARC meeting every week for the first four (4) weeks and once a month thereafter. The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8 AM to 11 AM).
If you are interested in becoming an alternate volunteer representative for the Lady Lake/Lake County portion of The Villages north of County Road 466, click on the header of this announcement for a copy of the application. Please complete the application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida. For additional information about the position, contact Community Standards at 352-751-3912.
, Florida Statutes requires that Architectural Review Committee members must complete and submit a Statement of Financial Interests (Form 1) at the time they are appointed to the Architectural Review Committee.
Holiday Decoration Policy
The District Boards adopted an updated Holiday Decoration Policy to allow Gate Houses and Village / Villa entry sign walls to be decorated by resident groups. This excludes postal stations. Prior to installation, residents must submit a design to District Property Management at 1026 Canal Street, The Villages or email PropertyManagement@districtgov.org
and sign the Activity Release of Liability. Please click on the header of this announcement for the 2021 Holiday Decoration Policy and the Activity Release of Liability. You may also contact District Property Management at 352-753-4022 for additional information.
This valuable program is held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM in the District office located at 984 Old Mill Run in Lake Sumter Landing. For additional information, please contact the District Customer Service Center at 352-753-4508.
Information Pertaining to Public Records Requests
Please be advised that the statutory obligation of the Custodian of Public Records is to provide access to, or copies of, public records in a reasonable period of time, under reasonable conditions, and under supervision by the Custodian or the Custodian's designee. However, Florida Statutes do not require the Custodian of Public Records to provide information about the records produced or to create new records in response to a request.
Please also be advised, that given the current situation related to COVID-19, should a mandate occur that impacts staffing or access to the District’s office, there may be a delay in the District’s response.
The District is happy to comply with any requests, and if there is anything else we may help you with, please feel free to contact the District’s Custodian of Public Records:
Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide 2023
Breedlove, Dennis & Associates, Inc. (BDA) compiled a list of animals to identify protected wildlife species in The Villages. To view The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide, click on the header of this announcement.
Water Retention Areas
Did you know that many of the water retention areas in our community are connected through various inlets and pipes? In addition to storm water, everything that enters the storm water pipes can end up in the water retention areas throughout our community. This includes trash, leaves, fertilizer, soap from washing vehicles, animal droppings and more.
Please help us ensure the health and continued maintenance of the water retention basins throughout The Villages by not placing ANYTHING in any of the storm water drains. Our National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit does not allow dumping into these storm drain systems.
For additional information on storm water management in our community, please visit DistrictGov.org
. If you notice any dumping into these systems, please contact the District Customer Service Center at 352-753-4508.
Update Your Contact Information
We strive to ensure that we have the most up-to-date contact information and emergency contact information for each resident of The Villages. If you would like to UPDATE your contact information or the emergency contact information listed for your property, please click on the header of this announcement and print out the attached form. You can return the completed form to the District Customer Service Center at 984 Old Mill Run in downtown Lake Sumter Landing. You can also place it in the utility / amenity / District correspondence box located at each postal facility without adding postage. If you prefer to call us with your changes, please call 352-753-4508 Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. To email us your updates, please contact us at email@example.com
. If you have any questions or would like to know what information we currently have listed for your home, please call 352-753-4508.
E-Billing Sign Up
E-Billing is now available for your monthly water, sewer, trash and amenity bill! By signing up for E-Billing or autopay via bank draft, we will no longer send you a monthly paper statement. All of the information pertaining to your monthly bill will be emailed to the email address you provide. Click here for more information or to sign up for e-Billing or autopay.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. You may also call Utilities Customer Service at 352-750-0000.
For additional information, please click on the header of this announcement.
Morse Island Shoreline Stabilization
On January 11, 2021, the Individual Project Order Number 3 and associated Task Order KHIPO-3 submitted by Kimley-Horn & Associates for the Morse Island Shoreline Stabilization was approved by the Project Wide Advisory Committee. Please click the header of this announcement for more information.
Under a prior IPO, the District retained Kimley-Horn to prepare design recommendations, permit plans and applications for repair procedures for the shoreline stabilization. Those recommendations are contained in the Kimley-Horn report titled "Morse Boulevard Lake Sumter Slope Stability Analysis", dated July 11, 2016. Subsequent to that assignment, in 2019 Kimley-Horn prepared a design update to consider a new stabilization option, as described below. The District endorsed that option (generally known as the "Geotextile Option"). Under this Agreement, Kimley-Horn will update the prior design plans and permits, update regulatory permits as necessary, and assist with bidding and construction phase support services including
Construction Plans and Permitting - Kimley-Horn will update the previously prepared construction plans, which considered a different stabilization option. The previous plans were completed to "Permit Set" status. Further development of the plans is needed for bidding and construction.
Bidding and Construction Phase Services - Kimley-Horn will provide bidding and construction phase support for the Project.
What Happens When I Call 9-1-1 in The Villages?
It is very important that all residents are aware of what to do in an emergency. Please click on the header of this announcement to view information from The Villages Public Safety Department on what happens when you call 9-1-1 in The Villages.
Please help the wildlife by keeping them wild! Feeding wildlife can do more harm than good for both people and wildlife. Wildlife can adapt to living on golf courses and neighborhoods when its natural habitat is developed. Feeding wildlife may cause them to become dependent on handouts and lose their natural fear of people, causing injury to people on rare occasions. Please click on the header of this announcement for additional information.
Parking in Unauthorized Areas
Community Watch and local law enforcement officials have teamed up in a safety initiative to prevent golf carts and other vehicles from driving and parking on our sidewalks and other unauthorized areas. Not only is it in violation of District Rules, but driving and parking on the sidewalks is also extremely dangerous for our residents and guests enjoying a casual stroll through the community. Have you noticed the traffic cones that have been placed along our sidewalks at handicapped access points on the squares? The cones were placed there originally to discourage vehicles from parking on our sidewalks. In the first phase of our initiative, Community Watch began removing the existing traffic cones. Community Watch is now placing red and black “WARNING” signs on vehicles parked in unauthorized areas. The warnings reference District Rules and are designed to educate vehicle operators of their parking infractions.
Community Watch partnered with law enforcement in the second phase of the initiative to attempt to identify and notify owners of vehicles parked in violation of the District Rules. Owners are given the opportunity to move their vehicles. As a last resort, drivers of vehicles repeatedly parked in violation of the District Rules may be prohibited access to any District property. We hope this action is not required, but the safety of our residents and guests must be assured.Please be aware that there are also areas in The Villages in which there is only pedestrian and golf cart access. The Mulberry Dog Park is only accessible by pedestrians and golf carts. If you would like to drive your vehicle, please visit the Paradise Dog Park or the Brinson-Perry Dog Park.
Please assist us in making our sidewalks safe for our residents and guests.
Sumter County Roundabout Brochure
The Sumter County Board of County Commissioners in cooperation with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has developed an educational guide to navigating roundabouts
in Sumter County. At the request of Sumter County officials, the District is providing this brochure for your information. If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact the Sumter County Public Works Department at 352-793-0240.