Homeowners' Associations (HOAs), those living on private roads and individuals living in private communities without an HOA must fill out a Right of Entry form to allow the county to pick up storm debris in their communities. The form must be fully completed, signed, and mailed to Road Operations, P.O. Box 7800, Tavares, FL 32778. Road Operations can be reached by phone at 352-343-6439. The form is required to grant permission to the contractor to work on these roads after a storm. Construction and demolition debris are not included and will not be collected in these private communities.
Alternatively, completed Right of Entry Statement forms can be email to [email protected].
Download the Right of Entry Statement
Rated 4 – Base worn, patching necessary prior to resurfacing
Rated 5 – Milling and resurfacing required
The Lake County Public Works Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of roads as well as water quality and water quantity improvements in the unincorporated area of Lake County. The Department also handles environmental services and solid waste operations such as the garbage disposal, recycling and hazardous waste.
Road Infrastructure Projects
Lake County maintains 1,252 miles of paved roadways (equal to the distance from Tavares to Boston), as well as 144 miles of clay, concrete and gravel roads.
As the transportation network continues to age and the cost of resurfacing 1 paved mile of road averaging $110,000, the County must prioritize resurfacing based on road conditions and available financial resources. A 10-point rating system is used, with the lower rated roads being those in the worst condition and in most immediate need of resurfacing.
Roads that decline to a five and lower rating are deteriorated to the point of needing to be resurfaced. More than 300 of the 1,252 miles of paved roads in the County’s network are in need of resurfacing, with 63 of those miles in such poor condition that they are in immediate need of resurfacing.
The County currently allocates about $2 million in Sales Tax funding annually to resurfacing roads, which allows for about 18 miles a year to be resurfaced. To accelerate road resurfacing projects, the Board of County Commissioners on Oct. 22, 2019, voted to authorize a $10 million bank loan with a 1.85% interest rate to be repaid with Sales Tax revenue. That funding will allow the County to repave the 63 miles of roads in the poorest condition, as well as approximately 28 miles of roads that, while in slightly better condition, are also in need of repaving. The work will be completed over a two-year period.
Roads to be repaved:
Five Year Transportation Construction Program
The Five Year Transportation Construction Program becomes effective October 1st of each year, and outlines transportation projects scheduled for the next five years that are either funded by grants, impact fees, the transportation trust fund or sales tax funds from the voter-approved, one-cent sales tax referendum. To easily identify and locate projects, the applicable commission district(s) and a project tracking number that is used in all financial transactions and accounting functions have been included within the description of the project.
2021 – 2025 Transportation Construction Program
Public Works Highlights
Garbage Collection Services
Unincorporated Lake County's residential curbside garbage-collection service.