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Umatilla, Nature's Hometown, is located in northern Lake County, Florida and offers many outdoor activities such as boating, fishing, camping and hiking. Nearby Alexander Springs features the southern end of the Florida Trail, an unpaved hiking trail 60 miles long. The population of Umatilla is 3,658.

City Hall operations have moved from the north side of City Hall to the south side (Community Building side) in the rear (east side) of the building.   
Signs have been placed to direct visitors to the new location.

City Hall Roof project continues

Trusses loaded and set on roof May 8, 2015


The City of Umatilla is a proud partner with Lake County's North Lake Business Opportunity Center (BOC).  The BOC offers a wealth of programs, training, and other resources for entrepreneurs and business owners.    Contact the BOC by telephone at (352)605-4575 or visit their website at


“Umatilla is a growing, family oriented, rural community that fosters safe and wholesome living with a focus on education and recreation while acknowledging the unique and historic ecosystem of our environment.” 

The Umatilla Merchants Group holds the "Evening on the Avenue" event quarterly on the second Saturday of March, June, September, December.  Participating merchants extend their business hours to 8:00 p.m. and provide refreshments and entertainment.   A percentage of sales is donated by the merchants to a local non-profit youth group.  Past receipents have been the Umatilla High School Band and the Boys and Girls Club of Umatilla.   


  • The North Lake Relay for Life will be held at Umatilla High School on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 6:00 PM through 1:00 AM.  For more information contact Allison Chambers at (407)212-2784 or contact by email at 
  • The Florida Black Bear and Wildlife Conservation Festival is a fun and educational annual event that increases awareness and promotes safe coexistence of humans and wildlife.  This festival focuses community appreciation of the Florida black bear and other native Florida species as well as promoting Florida's unique ecosystems that serve as wildlife habitat.  The festival will be held on October 10, 2015 in Cadwell Park.
        For More Black Bear Festival information visit the Chamber website at  

Festival Partners: City of Umatilla, Umatilla Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forestry Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Defenders of Wildlife, Florida Black Bear Scenic Byway and Lake   County.

  • The Cracker Christmas Parade and Dog Jog is an annual event that will be held on December 12, 2015. An Arts & Crafts festival in Cadwell Park follows the parade.
  • The Friends of the Library host a City-Wide Yard Sale each year on the first Saturday in March. The date for next year's event is March 5, 2016.
Contact the Umatilla Public Library at (352)669-3284 for more information or to have your yard sale listed on their map.

  • The Mastiff Club of Florida will hold their Second Annnual Car Show on Saturday, March 19, 2016.  

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 or in writing.

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City of Umatilla, 1 South Central Ave, PO Box 2286, Umatilla FL 32784
Phone: (352) 669-3125   Fax: (352) 669-8313