As required by section 189.061. Florida Statutes, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity maintains the Official List of Special Districts, which includes all special districts in Florida. For more information about special districts, including the definition of dependent and independent status and the methods to create special districts, see the Florida Special District Handbook - Introduction to Special Districts.

Many special districts have similar functions but are grouped separately because of the statutory authority under which they operate and were created. The list below serves as a cross reference of similar functions.

  1. Affordable Housing (see also: Housing Finance)
  2. Airports / Air Navigation Facilities
  3. Aquatic Weed Control (see also: Environmental Protection / Management)
  4. Beach and Shore Preservation (see also: Erosion Control)
  5. Beach Facilities (see also: Erosion Control, Recreational Facilities / Programs)
  6. Business Improvement (see also: Community Redevelopment, Downtown Improvement, Economic Development, Municipal-Type Services and Improvements)
  7. Capital Improvements (see also County Development, Economic Development)
  8. Children's Services (see also: Juvenile Welfare)
  9. Civic Facilities / Activities / Services (see also: County Fine Arts)
  10. Collaborative Client Information Systems
  11. Common Facilities Maintenance (see also: Neighborhood Enhancement, Neighborhood Improvement - Neighborhood Preservation and Enhancement)
  12. Community Development (see also: Infrastructure Development)
  13. Community Redevelopment (see also: Business Improvement, Downtown Development / Improvement, Economic Development)
  14. Conservation (see also: Environmental Protection / Management, Soil and Water Conservation, Watershed Improvements)
  15. County Development (see also: Economic Development, Capital Improvements, Industrial Development)
  16. County Fine Arts (see also: Civic Facilities / Activities / Services)
  17. County Health and Mental Health Care (see also: Health Care, Health Facilities, Mental Health Care)
  18. County Road and Bridge (see also: Expressway and Bridge, Regional Transportation, Transportation Systems / Services)
  19. County Water and Sewer (see also: Regional Water, Utility Systems / Services, Water and/or Wastewater Systems)
  20. Downtown Development / Improvement (see also: Business Improvement, Community Redevelopment, Economic Development)
  21. Drainage and/or Water Control
  22. Economic Development (see also: Business Improvement, Community Redevelopment, County Development, Downtown Development / Improvement, Industrial Development)
  23. Educational Facilities Benefit (see also: Higher Educational Facilities Financing)
  24. Emergency Medical Services (see also: Fire Control and Rescue)
  25. Environmental Protection / Management (see also: Aquatic Weed Control, Conservation)
  26. Erosion Control (see also: Beach and Shore Preservation, Soil and Water Conservation)
  27. Expressway and Bridge (see also: County Road and Bridge, Regional Transportation, Transportation Systems / Services)
  28. Fire Control and Rescue (see also: Emergency Medical Services)
  29. Gulf Environmental and Economic Recovery
  30. Health Care (see also: County Health and Mental Health Care, Hospital, Mental Health Care)
  31. Health Facilities (see also: Hospital, Hospital - County, Hospital - Lease Oversight, Nursing Home)
  32. Higher Educational Facilities Financing (see also: Educational Facilities Benefit)
  33. Historic Preservation
  34. Hospital (see also: Hospital - County, Hospital - Lease Oversight, Health Care, Health Facilities)
  35. Hospital - County (see also: Hospital, Hospital - Lease Oversight, Health Care, Health Facilities)
  36. Hospital - Lease Oversight (see also: Hospital, Hospital - County, Health Care, Health Facilities)
  37. Housing Authority
  38. Housing Finance (see also: Affordable Housing)
  39. Human Resources
  40. Industrial Development (see also: County Development, Economic Development)
  41. Infrastructure Development (see also: Community Development)
  42. Inland Navigation and Waterways (see also: Port Facilities)
  43. Juvenile Welfare (see also: Children's Services)
  44. Lake and Dam Maintenance
  45. Land Authority
  46. Library - Law
  47. Library - Local
  48. Library - Regional
  49. Licensing and Regulation
  50. Mental Health Care (see also: County Health and Mental Health Care, Health Care)
  51. Mobile Home Park Recreation
  52. Mosquito Control
  53. Municipal-Type Services and Improvements (see also: Business Improvements)
  54. Natural Gas Distribution and / or Transmission (see also: Utility Systems / Services)
  55. Neighborhood Enhancement (see also: Neighborhood Improvement - Neighborhood Preservation and Enhancement, Common Facilities Maintenance)
  56. Neighborhood Improvement - Local Government (see also: Safety Enhancement)
  57. Neighborhood Improvement - Neighborhood Preservation and Enhancement (see also: Neighborhood Enhancement, Common Facilities Maintenance)
  58. Neighborhood Improvement - Property Owners' Association
  59. Neighborhood Improvement - Special (Residential or Business)
  60. Nursing Home (see also: Health Facilities)
  61. Parking Facilities (see also: Municipal-Type Services and Improvements)
  62. Planning - Coordination (see also: Planning - Land Use and Transportation, Planning - Regulation)
  63. Planning - Land Use and Transportation (see also: Planning - Coordination, Planning - Regulation)
  64. Planning - Regulation (see also: Planning - Coordination, Planning - Land Use and Transportation)
  65. Port Facilities (see also: Inland Navigation and Waterways)
  66. Qualifying Improvements to Real Property
  67. Recreational Facilities / Programs
  68. Regional Transportation (see also: County Road and Bridge, Expressway and Bridge, Transportation Systems / Services)
  69. Regional Water (see also: Utility Systems / Services, Water and/or Wastewater Systems)
  70. Research and Development
  71. Road Maintenance (see also: County Road and Bridge, Expressway and Bridge, Regional Transportation, Transportation Systems)
  72. Safety Enhancement (see also: Neighborhood Improvement – Local Government)
  73. Soil and Water Conservation (see also: Erosion Control, Watershed Improvement)
  74. Solid Waste Disposal
  75. Street Lighting
  76. Transportation Systems / Services (see also: Expressway and Bridge, Regional Transportation, County Road and Bridge)
  77. Utility Systems / Services (see also: Natural Gas Transmission, Regional Water, Water and / or Wastewater Systems)
  78. Water and/or Wastewater Systems (see also: County Water and Sewer, Municipal-Type Services and Improvements, Regional Water, Utility Systems / Services)
  79. Water Management
  80. Watershed Improvement (see also: Soil and Water Conservation)
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