The mission of the Ranger Drainage District is to implement the provisions of Chapter 298 Florida Statutes, in a manner that ensures proper storm water management within the boundaries of the district and to operate with a continued commitment to education and outreach to its residents and landowners.
A permit shall be obtained from RDD prior to most types of construction on your property. RDD will review each application and determine its impact on the drainage system. During the review process, RDD conducts a field inspection of the property to determine if easements are in conformance with the District’s policies.
Final Inspections – Prior to a final approval from RDD, an inspection, final survey and acknowledgement letter must be provided to the District. To request a final inspection, please call the RDD office at 407-568-5502.
If you have an unpublished address or a recent change of address, please contact the Orange County Property Appraiser’s Office at 407-836-5000. Please provide the appraiser’s office with your current contact information, so that we can be sure to reach you.
Excessive use of pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides (weed killer). Remember, what and how much you place on your lawn eventually lands in our District canals. Excessive nutrients in the canals leads to additional growth, water quality issues and accelerated deterioration of galvanized structures and pipes. In light of the new Federal regulations, we need your help more than ever to maintain our water quality.
Fences being installed on canals & easements. As a reminder, fences need to be approved by RDD prior to installation. These items disrupt the daily operation if improperly installed.
Unauthorized use of the canal easements has resulted in both repair and legal costs to the District.
Unnecessary lawsuits to the District.
Planting trees an shrubs either in the swale area (estates) or between road and sidewalk (city).
Interruption of daily work. If you have any issues with work being performed, contract the District office at 407-568-5502 PLEASE CONTACT ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AT 407-836-HELP (4357) if you observe any of the items below.
Trash dumping including yard waste. The District spends a great deal of time and money cleaning up after those who dump on the canals and easements.
Vandalism of posted signs and gates. No explanation necessary.
Four wheelers and 4x4 vehicles driving on the banks, easements and even I the bottom of the canals leads to repair and reseeding costs as well as potential fines.
Vehicles in the canals can pollute fines. When dealing with this, RDD may have to treat the canal with expensive chemicals and perform additional water quality testing.
Click here for important information on pending capital improvements and the proposed bond. Please call: David Mauck - 407-947-5250
Gus Desautel - 321-246-3660
The RDD Office is located at: 19950 Nugent Street, Orlando, FL 32833 Phone: 407-568-5502 Fax: 407-568-5700 Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.