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Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District

Est. 2005 Located In Manatee and Sarasota County, Florida

The Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District (“District”) is a special purpose form of local government. On June 17, 2005 the Legislature of the State of Florida enacted Chapter 2005-338, Laws of Florida establishing the District, pursuant to and governed by provisions of Chapter 189, Florida Statutes. The District includes within its boundaries over 25,000 acres of land located in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Florida.

A map of the District’s boundaries can be found here: PDF

District Infrastructure and Property

The District issues bonds to fund the construction and/or acquisition of stormwater management improvements, landscaping, utilities improvements, and roadway improvements.

District Annual Budgets

The District will annually approve debt service budgets and an operations and maintenance “O&M” budget.

District annual Non-Ad Valorem Assessments

The District annually collects from property owners within its boundaries both a bond debt service assessment and an O&M assessment. The bond debt service assessment helps amortize the District’s bonds. The O&M assessment funds the District’s annual O&M activities.

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact the District Office in writing, via email or fax, or by phone, whichever is most convenient for you. See CONTACT US for further details on contacting the District Office.

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Lakewood Ranch Stewardship District
Executive Director
District Manager
  • Jane Gaarlandt
  • PFM Group Consulting LLC.
  • 3501 Quadrangle Blvd., Suite 270,
    Orlando, FL 32817
  • 407-723-5900
  • 407-723-5901
  • gaarlandtj@pfm.com

Note: Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email 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.

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