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To the website for The Villages Community Development Districts, your local special purpose government!  The Villages community is comprised of 25+ special purpose districts, established pursuant to Florida State Statutes, which are responsible for a variety of functions including maintenance, recreation, public safety, sanitation, water and wastewater services.  We encourage you to keep up with What’s Happening in the community by signing up for E-notifications, attending District Board Meetings, and taking advantage of one of our many learning opportunities - our District Weekly Bulletin, CDD Orientation, and Resident Academy.  We appreciate you taking the opportunity to learn more about our role in making The Villages community a premier place to live, work and play.  If you have any questions or would like additional information on any of the services we provide, please contact the District Customer Service Center at (352) 753-4508 or stop by our office at 984 Old Mill Run in downtown Lake Sumter Landing, in the breezeway across from Starbucks.

ATTENTION- Important Developments

ATTENTION- Important Developments

We want to inform you about two recent developments in our community that require your attention. A depression has formed on Canal Street, near its intersection with Golden Grove Drive. Additionally, we've identified a depression on the multi-modal path between Bonita Boulevard and Odell Circle.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE is seeking an Alternate committee member for Village Community Development District No. 9

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE is seeking an Alternate committee member for Village Community Development District No. 9

Village Community Development District No. 9 (District 9) is seeking an alternate member to serve on the Architectural Review Committee.
Fire Assessment FAQs

Fire Assessment FAQs

Letters are being sent to all residential and commercial property owners advising them of the proposed Fire assessment for their parcel for fiscal year 2024-2025. Please see the document attached for our collection of FAQs . If there are any items you feel we did not cover, please contact our The Villages District offices at 352-674-1840.

Notification of Landowner Election-AAC

Notification of Landowner Election-AAC

A Landowner Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 for the following Seats:

  • Village Community Development District No. 3
  • Village Community Development District No. 4
Architectural Review Committee seeking Alternate Committee Member for Village Community Development Dist. 3

Architectural Review Committee seeking Alternate Committee Member for Village Community Development Dist. 3

Village Community Development District 3 is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).
New Hours of Operation at Customer Service Satellite Offices

New Hours of Operation at Customer Service Satellite Offices

Effective January 1, 2024, the hours of operation at the Customer Service North Satellite office located at 1200 Avenida Central and the South Satellite Office located at 4856 South Morse Blvd will be changing to the following:
 Architectural Review Meeting Location Change: Districts 11–14 and Middleton-A

Architectural Review Meeting Location Change: Districts 11–14 and Middleton-A

Beginning January 3, 2024, the Architectural Review Meetings for Districts 11–14 and Middleton-A will be held at Franklin Recreation, located at 6716 Meggison Rd, The Villages, FL. 
District 8 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

District 8 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

Village Community Development District 8 (District 8) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).
District 7 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

District 7 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

Village Community Development District 7 (District 7) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).
Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - Lady Lake/Lake County

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 Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide 2024

The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide 2024

Breedlove, Dennis & Associates, Inc. (BDA) compiled a list of animals to identify protected wildlife species in The Villages.
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Wildwood Happy Birthday America Event to be Held July 3

Wildwood Happy Birthday America Event to be Held July 3

Wildwood’s annual Happy Birthday America event will take place Wednesday, July 3, 2024, on the grounds of the Wildwood Community Center, 6500 Powell Road.

Festivities kick off at 5:00 p.m. with vendors, food trucks, games, activities, and entertainment, including live music by Clark Barrios. A professional fireworks show tops off the night at 9:00 p.m.

“This is one of our biggest and best-attended events each year, and we have been working to make it better than ever before,” said Parks and Recreation Director Courtney Kellem. “We appreciate the feedback offered by the public in past years and have incorporated as many of the suggestions received as possible.”

The family-friendly event includes fun for all ages, from face painting, carnival games, inflatables, a free pie eating contest, and more to an adults-only beer garden serving those of legal drinking age with proper identification.

“We hope residents will join us for the celebration and encourage them to plan ahead,” Kellem said. “Allow extra time for traffic delays and consider carpooling or other transportation. By all means, do not drink and drive. We want everyone to have fun and then get home safely at the end of the night.”

Admission is free. To preregister for the pie eating contest, go to wildwood-fl.gov/parksrec or call 352-461-0134.

ATTENTION- Important Developments

We want to inform you about two recent developments in our community that require your attention. A depression has formed on Canal Street, near its intersection with Golden Grove Drive. Additionally, we've identified a depression on the multi-modal path between Bonita Boulevard and Odell Circle.

Our District Property Management (DPM) team is actively engaged in addressing these issues, in addition to Community Watch monitoring the areas. They are performing due diligence in collaboration with Sumter County, which is responsible for maintaining Canal Street.

We ask all residents and visitors to exercise caution and follow any directional signage for alternate routes that may be in place.

As we gather more information and develop action plans, we will provide updates.
Political Campaign Activities-Memo

Political Campaign Activities-Memo

Each election period raises questions about allowable campaign activities within The Villages Community Development Districts (District). In order to assist all Candidates, we provide an overview, attached here, dated May 2022. However, any questions with regard to activities allowed or prohibited should be directed to District Administration at (352) 751-3939.
Soliciting at Swimming Pools, Postal Facilities and Rec Centers

Soliciting at Swimming Pools, Postal Facilities and Rec Centers

To view a memo from the District Manager regarding Soliciting at Swimming Pools, Postal Facilities and Recreation Centers, click on the header of this announcement.
ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE is seeking an Alternate committee member for Village Community Development District No. 9

ARCHITECTURAL REVIEW COMMITTEE is seeking an Alternate committee member for Village Community Development District No. 9

Village Community Development District No. 9 (District 9) is seeking an alternate member to serve on the Architectural Review Committee.

The applicant must be a full-time resident of District 9 and have lived in The Villages for at least one year. 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 Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 4 hours (8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.).

The required attendance for the alternate member is to attend an Architectural Review Committee meeting each week for four (4) weeks and then monthly thereafter. If you are interested in becoming an alternate member of the Architectural Review Committee, complete the attached application and return it to the Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida.

Section 112.3145(7)(g), 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.

NEW - Executive Golf Quarterly Newsletter

NEW - Executive Golf Quarterly Newsletter

Director of Executive Golf Maintenance, Mitch Leininger welcomes you to the first Executive Golf Quarterly Newsletter. Be sure to sign up for e-notifications to receive your copy every quarter. Click on the title above to read more!
NWS Heat Risk

NWS Heat Risk

NWS HeatRisk is a color-numeric-based index that uses high-resolution weather, climate, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) heat-health data to identify potentially dangerous heat.
It provides a daily value of expected heat risk for each 24-hour period within any upcoming 7-day forecast period.

Fire Assessment FAQs

Fire Assessment FAQs

Letters are being sent to all residential and commercial property owners advising them of the proposed Fire assessment for their parcel for fiscal year 2024-2025. Please see the document attached for our collection of FAQs . If there are any items you feel we did not cover, please contact our The Villages District offices at 352-674-1840.

Notification of Landowner Election-AAC

Notification of Landowner Election-AAC

A Landowner Election will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2024 for the following Seats:

  • Village Community Development District No. 3
  • Village Community Development District No. 4

The Amenity Authority Committee advises the Village Center Community Development District on matters relating to Amenity Facilities, Amenity Fees and services related to Amenity Facilities and Amenity Fees north of CR 466.

For additional information or if you are interested in having your name placed on the ballot for the 2024Landowner Elections to become the representative for your District, you must complete the Official Statement of Eligibility for the Amenity Authority Committee and submit it to the District Clerk’s Office between May 17, 2024 through June14, 2024.   Applicants must be a landowner and a resident of the District they are interested in representing.  

Click the title above to fill out an AAC Candidate Statement of Eligibility form, or contact Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk via phone at (352) 751-3939, or by email at Jennifer.Farlow@DistrictGov.org.

Future Plans for Lake Sumter Landing in The Villages, FL

Bruce Brown and John Rohan with The Villages Community Development District (VCDD) share their vision for renovating the dock to enhance the experiences and lakefront recreation activities along the boardwalk at Lake Sumter!

Watch a video with updates about the exciting news, here.

Central Parkway- New Traffic Pattern

Central Parkway- New Traffic Pattern

Sumter County, FL –A new traffic pattern begins Wednesday, May 15, 2024 for traffic on CR 470 between Bexley Trail and the Florida Turnpike.

Beginning Wednesday, May 15, eastbound traffic will be required to travel along Central Parkway east of Bexley Trail in order to access eastbound CR 470. For those traveling westbound, drivers will be required to turn off CR 470 just west of the Turnpike where they will approach a roundabout at Central Parkway. At this roundabout, drivers will need to take the third exit in order to travel westbound along Central Parkway towards Bexley Trail.
Please see the graphic of the new traffic pattern below.
www.sumtercountyfl.gov

District Annual Report 2023

The District Team continues our mission to maintain the District Core Values of Hospitality, Stewardship, Hard Work and Innovation & Creativity while embracing enhancements and cost-saving measures to sustain what The Villages created today, tomorrow and in the future. The District Annual Report contains a breakdown of facts and figures, provide numerous accomplishments, cost-saving measures, enhancements and various projects that have been implemented over the last fiscal Year. As with many things throughout the community, the dedication to a balanced budget that delivers consistency, transparency and cost-effectiveness is paramount. 

View the 2023 District Annual Report by clicking on "Annual Report" button on the left hand menu of the homepage. 

Architectural Review Committee seeking Alternate Committee Member for Village Community Development Dist. 3

Architectural Review Committee seeking Alternate Committee Member for Village Community Development Dist. 3

Village Community Development District 3 is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).

The applicant must be a full-time resident of District 3, 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.

This requires attendance at the ARC meeting every week for the first four (4) weeks and once every month thereafter. The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8:00 am until 11:00 am). If you are interested in becoming an alternate member of the Architectural Review Committee for District 3, click of the header of this announcement for a copy of the application. Please complete the application and return it to Community Standards Department, 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, Florida. For information about the position, contact the Community Standards Department at 352-751-3912.

Section 112.3145(7)(g), 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. 

New Hours of Operation at Customer Service Satellite Offices

New Hours of Operation at Customer Service Satellite Offices

Effective January 1, 2024, the hours of operation at the Customer Service North Satellite office located at 1200 Avenida Central and the South Satellite Office located at 4856 South Morse Blvd will be changing to the following:
  • 8 AM-12 PM, 1 PM-5 PM
  • Monday through Friday
For more information, please click on the header of this announcement. If you have any questions, please contact District Customer Service at 352-753-4508.

Architectural Review Meeting Location Change: Districts 11–14 and Middleton-A

Architectural Review Meeting Location Change: Districts 11–14 and Middleton-A

Beginning January 3, 2024, the Architectural Review Meetings for Districts 11–14 and Middleton-A will be held at Franklin Recreation, located at 6716 Meggison Rd, The Villages, FL. 

The meetings will continue to be held every Wednesday at 1 PM. The Architectural Review Hearing Officer will maintain the practice of administratively reviewing applications during the weekly meeting. Residents are welcome to attend and speak on behalf of their applications and be present while the Architectural Review Hearing Officer conducts the reviews. 

District 8 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

District 8 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

Village Community Development District 8 (District 8) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC).  The applicant must be a full-time resident of District 8, 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 each week for the first four (4) weeks and monthly thereafter. The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8 AM to 11 AM).  

If you're interested in becoming an alternate member of the Architectural Review Committee for District 8, 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.

Section 112.3145(7)(g) 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.

2024 CDD Orientation Schedule

You are invited to attend our “Introduction to your Special Purpose Local Government” informational program. You will learn how the districts operate and learn other important community information about the people, services, and other supporting entities that help make The Villages a premier community. No sign-ups or fees are required for this presentation.  

This valuable program has typically been held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month, but beginning in 2024, it will be held on the first and third Tuesday of the month. It is held at 10:00 AM at the District office located at 984 Old Mill Run in Lake Sumter Landing. For additional information, please contact District Customer Service at 352-753-4508.
District 7 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

District 7 Seeking Alternate Architectural Review Committee Member

Village Community Development District 7 (District 7) is seeking an alternate representative on the Architectural Review Committee (ARC). The applicant must be a full time resident of District 7, 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 each week for the first four (4) weeks and monthly thereafter. The Committee meets weekly, on Wednesdays, for approximately 3 hours (8 AM to 11 AM).

If you're interested in becoming an alternate member of the Architectural Review Committee for District 7, 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.

Section 112.3145(7)(g) 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.

Emergency Management

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.

Lake County - Emergency Management: 352-343-9420 or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/emergency-management and 
Marion County - Emergency Management: 352-732-8181 or 
Sumter County - Emergency Management: 352-689-4400 or 
State & Federal Severe Weather Information – 
Local weather:  http://www.weather.gov
Tropical weather:  http://www.nhc.noaa.gov
State Emergency Management:  www.floridadisaster.org

Architectural Review Committee Alternate Member - Lady Lake/Lake County

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.

Section 112.3145(7)(g), 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. 

The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide 2024

The Villages Protected Species Wildlife Guide 2024

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.

Meeting Calendar
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Community Corner

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 request electronically or forward requests to:
Jennifer Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
jennifer.farlow@districtgov.org
Phone No. (352) 751-3939
Fax No. (352) 753-6430

or click the link below to file your request electronically.

     Public Records Requests

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.