Related Links

We are providing a list of other organizations’ websites that you may find useful in your education about CDDs.

Florida Statutes

These Statutes govern how all affairs are conducted for special Districts within the State of Florida, from qualifying as a Supervisor, meeting notice requirements, bidding limits and procedures, to all aspects of financing public infrastructure. Chapter 190, F.S. is the primary section related to CDDs, but there are a variety of other sections (Chapters 120, 170, 197, to list a few) that deal with various aspects of District business, administration, and financing.

Florida Commission on Ethics

florida-seal@2xThe Florida Commission on Ethics serves as the guardian of the standards of conduct for officers and employees of Florida and its political subdivisions. The Commission also investigates and issues public reports regarding complaints against public officials, as well as issues publicly binding advisory opinions interpreting the ethics laws and implements the State’s financial disclosure laws.

Jimmy Patronis is the Chief Financial Officer for the State of Florida, and this department oversees the accounting and auditing functions and unclaimed property, monitors the investment of State funds, and manages the deferred compensation program and risk management program for the State, as well as handles insurance fraud and insurance consumer services including agent licensing. Visit this site to review audits for any Florida government agency.

City of Orlando, Mayor Buddy Dyer

Mission: Enhance the quality of life in the City by delivering public services in a knowledgeable, responsible and financially responsible manner.

Vision: Orlando is an international City that uses its diversity, amenities and economy to provide a high quality of life.

OUC

The Reliable One is a municipal utility owned by citizens of Orlando. It provides electricity and water services to customers in Orlando, St. Cloud, and parts of Orange and Osceola Counties. The history of OUC reveals a consistent record of forward-thinking expansion and service delivery improvement, which is characteristic of locally controlled utilities.

Orange County, Mayor Teresa Jacobs

From Mayor Jacobs: “Welcome to Orange County, Florida. I am proud to be serving my second term as your mayor and look forward to our work together as we continue to build a strong and prosperous community for our guests and citizens to enjoy. As home to more than 1.2 million residents and as the world’s top travel and leisure destination – with more than 68 million visitors annually – our region is truly the best place in the world to live, work and raise a family.”

Mayor Jacobs is the chief executive of a County government that provides complete urban services to more than 1 million people, nearly two-thirds of whom live in the unincorporated areas of the County. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the County government, overseeing 7,658 employees in 88 divisions with an annual budget of over $3.4 billion.

Orange County, Supervisor of Elections

Bill Cowles is the Supervisor of Elections. For all your Orange County election results or questions, please see the information on this website or contact Mr. Cowles’s office.

Orange County, Property Appraiser

From Rick Singh: “As Orange County Property Appraiser, I am pleased to present the standards that inspire my agency to better serve the property owners of Orange County and all our customers. These core principles, along with our pursuit of technology advancements to maximize efficiency, and our underlying philosophy of quicker, easier and friendlier service, will continue to define the Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office as the premier assessment agency in the State of Florida.”

The Property Appraiser determines the value of all property within the County, including improved and vacant real property, tangible personal property, and agricultural property. The Property Appraiser is also responsible for maintaining property ownership records and parcel ownership maps, and these records are available online on their website.

Orange County, Tax Collector

Scott Randolph serves as the Tax Collector for Orange County. In the years that Mr. Randolph has served as Tax Collector, he’s implemented new technologies to improve customer service, streamlined the Office’s budget, returned millions of dollars back to taxpayers and fought to protect small businesses, churches, and non-profits from unfair tax penalties.

Mr. Randolph’s top priority is to serve Orange County taxpayers and customers. He continues to focus on providing faster, more efficient customer service by embracing new technology to improve customer interactions with our offices — and it’s working. The Florida Department of Revenue ranks the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office as the third most efficient tax collector office in Florida.

The Tax Collector collects and distributes property and business tax revenues. The Office is also responsible for administering all motor vehicle services in Orange County, including the issuance of driver licenses, State IDs, tag and title, and hunting and fishing licenses.

MyFlorida.com, the Official Portal of the State of Florida

Visit MyFlorida.com to search for various items of interest:

  • Information from the Governor’s office
  • State of Florida Adopted Budget
  • Your Florida legislators
  • e-Government services, including driver’s license renewal and criminal background checks
  • Resources on a specific subject
  • Public Assistance
  • Access to jobs with the State
  • Licensing information, including locations of the nearest office
  • Related links for residents, businesses and visitors

Other helpful links:

National Hurricane Center, provided through the National Weather Service and NOAA

Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Orange County Public Schools

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Report a Nuisance Alligator or call 866-FWC-GATOR (866-392-4286)

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Orlando International Airport