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About the District
The Ombudsman provides the public with a point of contact for timely responses to inquiries and complaints. The Ombudsman works with District management and staff to address citizen concerns.
The Ombudsman is the District's citizen liaison, facilitating communication and providing accessible, responsive government.
The Ombudsman replies to inquiries and complaints only against the Suwannee River Water Management District. The Ombudsman does not have authority to change an agency finding or policy, or to bring legal actions. The Ombudsman does not investigate complaints against any other entity. The Ombudsman cannot intervene if the matter is in litigation and should not be contacted if you are represented by legal counsel. The Ombudsman is a resource the public may use prior to the dispute escalating to the legal system.
Steve Minnis is the Suwannee River Water Management District's Ombudsman.
The responsibility of the Ombudsman is to help the public with complaints about the District and to mediate disputes the public may have with the District. The Ombudsman's telephone number is 386.362.1001 or 800.226.1066. The Ombudsman's mailing address is 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. The Ombudsman's email address is
Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone at the number provided above.
Suwannee River Water Management District:
9225 CR 49, Live Oak FL 32060, 386.362.1001