Related Links

We are providing other links that you may find helpful as they relate to special Districts and the Vista Lakes community.

Vista Lakes, FL

“Everything you ever wanted to know about Vista Lakes.” This website is the replacement for the LifeAtVistaLakes.com website, and it has news for residents, messages from the Board of Directors, information about the community, the calendar of events, and all aspects related to the Home Owners Association and the Vista Lakes community.

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) that deal with various aspects of District business, administration, and financing.

Florida Commission on Ethics

Thflorida-seal@2xe 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

Buddy DyerMayor Buddy Dyer is the 23rd Mayor of Orlando, elected in a special election in 2003 to complete an existing term of office, and then re-elected in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. Join Mayor Dyer, the City Council and the City staff as they explain the programs and initiatives they are working toward, as well as all the aspects of City government.

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

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

Orange County

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.

You can search through this website to meet your governing officials, look up properties on the Property Appraiser’s website, check the status of your tax bill with the Tax Collector, and be informed on any aspect of County government you choose.

Orange County, Supervisor of Elections

Bill CowlesBill Cowles serves as the Supervisor of Elections. Mr. Cowles has been an integral part of the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office since 1989, after serving thirteen years on the staff of the Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America. He was elected as the Orange County Supervisor of Elections in 1996, and re-elected in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016. Mr. Cowles supervises the fifth largest county elections office in the State of Florida.

Our Mission is to:

  • Ensure the integrity of the electoral process
  • Enhance public confidence
  • Encourage citizen participation

Orange County, Property Appraiser

Rick Singh

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 RandolphScott Randolph serves as the Tax Collector for Orange County. Mr. Randolph’s top priority is delivering effective services to Orange County citizens while running an efficient office.  The Florida Department of Revenue consistently ranks the Orange County Tax Collector’s Office as one of the five most efficient offices per capita in Florida.  Mr. Randolph will continue to use technology to provide great service and reduce wait times at their eight locations around Orange County.

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