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Posted on: March 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Office Closures

Effective Wednesday March 25, 2020, all City offices will be closed to public, but will remain open for operational purposes. Utility customers should mail their payments, place them in the drop box outside of city hall, or use the link on the city website. Service connections, disconnections and building permits can also be done electronically. Routine meetings of the City Commission and boards have been cancelled. For the latest information, or a list of city phone numbers, please visit our website at An abbreviated list of phone numbers follows:


Police Department:

  • Non-Emergency                           352-245-7044    

City Offices:                                         352-245-7021

  • Code Enforcement:                     ext 2106
  • Building Permits:                         ext 2105
  • Public Works:                               ext 2115
  • Utility Billing:                               ext 2103


Water / Sewer Utilities:

  • Payments may be made by mail, in the drop box outside of City Hall, or on-line
  • Disconnections for non-payment have been suspended for March / April
  • Late fees and penalties for non-payment have been waived for March / April
  • Partial payments will be accepted to avoid large account balances
  • On-line fillable forms for service connections and disconnections are available here

Building Permits


  • Any city sponsored events until further notice
  • Any event issued permit until further notice
  • Cherokee Park building rentals until further notice

Closed City Parks:

  • Lake Lillian Splash Park
  • Lake Lillian Playground
  • Lake Lillian Restroom Facilities
  • Fred King Playground at Cherokee Park
  • Belleview Sports Complex including fields
  • Belleview Sports Complex tennis and basketball courts

Open City Parks:

  • Mary Ann Cafaro Garden (for gardening only)
  • Lake Lillian Park Walking Trail

Closed per Executive Order 20-71

  • Restaurants (except for take-out services), bars, gyms and fitness facilities

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