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Architectural Review Committee

The mission of the Architectural Review Committee is to maintain the high quality and consistency of the aesthetics and design of the residences and home sites found throughout The Villages.

Whether it is a pool addition, landscaping, painted driveway, porch enclosure, coloring of walks and/or driveways, arbors, pergolas, trellises or removal of trees that are greater than four (4) inches in diameter it is necessary to submit a Modification/Alteration Form for approval.

Chapter 190 Florida Statutes authorizes Community Development Districts to adopt rules necessary to enforce guidelines for external architectural control.  The Community Standards Department is committed to upholding the high standards of our community’s design, construction and aesthetics.  Architectural Review ensures every home modification is constructed of appropriate materials and built to complement the natural and man-made surroundings.  The Architectural Review process is purely administrative in nature.  The issuance of permits or variances is through the appropriate city or county building department.

You can obtain a building site plan from the municipality in which you reside by calling:

  • Town of Lady Lake Building Department — 352-751-1511
  • Lake County Building Department — 352-343-9653
  • Marion County Building Department — 352-438-2400
  • Sumter County Building Department — 352-689-4460

If you have any questions on the Architectural Review Committee, the Community Standards Department will be happy to assist you.  Please contact them Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at (352) 751-3912.  You may also visit their office at 984 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL 32162.

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 Farlow, District Clerk
984 Old Mill Run
The Villages, Florida 32162
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 to report any concerns you might have.