What is a special district?
Special Districts are very similar to counties and municipalities. However, special districts are units of special-purpose government as opposed to units of general-purpose government. Florida’s laws generally treat them alike. A special district . . .

• is a unit of local special-purpose government (it has a governing board with policy-making
• operates within limited boundaries
• is created by general law, special act, local ordinance, or by rule of the Governor and Cabinet.

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1. What is a special district?
2. Are there different types of special districts?
3. What is the difference between a Dependent Special District and an Independent Special District?
4. What types of entities are not Special Districts?