Aquatic Services

Create an MSBU

Click HERE for more information about active and in-process Lake Management MSBUs.

The MSBU Program provides an alternative funding opportunity for residents of unincorporated Seminole County to obtain street lighting for their neighborhoods. Each property owner within an MSBU shares in the cost of the lighting equipment and the electric utility cost. Interested property owners or developers may apply for the establishment of a new street lighting MSBU.  The MSBU Lake Management Application Packet provides an overview of the process according to the type of project proposed. The creation of an MSBU requires community involvement and support, and the basic steps include: (1) Application, (2) Project analysis & preparation of cost estimate, (3) Petition distribution to determine level of community support, (4) Establishing a governing Ordinance, (5) Project implementation, and (6) Assessment.

Applications to create an MSBU will be considered given the following criteria is met:

  • The property that is to be benefited by the improvement is located within the unincorporated area of Seminole County;
  • The property upon which the improvement is to be made is publicly owned, leased or granted easement;
  • The proposed boundary (properties included) contains a minimum of two distinct taxable (or platted) parcels;
  • The proposed project is a project type as authorized by the BCC; and
  • The proposed project meets the MSBU Program guidelines for public property and/or serves acceptable public purpose.

Applications are accepted from January 1 through June 30. Applications received during this time frame are eligible for equipment installation and assessment in October of the following calendar year. Applications submitted August 1 through December 31 may be held for processing after January 1.

The MSBU Lake Management Application Packet may be printed from this website, or may be obtained by emailing or contacting the MSBU Program as follows: 

Phone : (407) 665-7178
Office: 1101 East First Street, Sanford, FL 32771.

For additional information, please use these links:

 5 Step Process to Create an MSBU

MSBU Program Brochure

MSBU Application Packet