We are providing other links that you may find helpful as they relate to special Districts and the Stoneybrook West community.
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.
The 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.
From the Resident Page: “Fondly referred to as a modern-day Mayberry USA by residents, Winter Garden is a Florida destination — only without pretense. Stroll down Plant Street in the Historic Downtown District and witness the renaissance of a vibrant community. Art studios and live theatre, bicycle stores and flower shops, and a wide range of restaurants flank the West Orange Trail. Ranked as one of the fasted growing suburbs by Forbes.com, Winter Garden is much more than just another bedroom community. It is a place for growing families and businesses.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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