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Butler Chain of Lakes

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Living among the lakes is a beloved privilege for residents of the Town of Windermere. We enjoy and protect these resources with our Orange County neighbors and visitors.


Did you know that Windermere only has jurisdiction on the shoreline and not on the open water? Orange County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Fish & Wildlife share joint jurisdiction over the water. Please reach out to either agency to report inappropriate activities happening on the water, or use the form below and we will forward your report to them.


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24/7 Non-Emergency Dispatch

Orange County Sheriff’s Office

Florida Fish & Wildlife

Windermere PD Non-Emergency
(Monday – Friday, 8a-5p: Shoreline Issues Only)







Butler Chain of Lakes Safety Observations Submission Form

Use this form to provide information on perceived safety issues and potential violations of regulations controlling water recreation and watercraft operation. These observations will be collected and used to inform interested parties about the current safety climate on the Butler Chain of Lakes. All submissions will become public record, available to all. Please provide as much information as possible, omitting any details you cannot or do not wish to include. If you can include photographic or video observations, please follow the instructions below on how to upload those files to the online repository. Thank you for your help in keeping the Butler Chain of Lakes—designated since 1985 as Outstanding Florida Waters—safer for all. Fields marked with a (*) are required.

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