The Villages is in the midst of an upgrade to it's resident ID Card program. Here are the details:
Why the need to upgrade Resident ID Cards?
The purpose of the program is to cut down on the fraudulent use of The Villages amenities and facilities by unauthorized users. According to Villages officials, the new cards have already significantly cut down on fraudulent use of pools and rec centers.
What's different about the new Resident ID Cards?
The new ID’s are reported to be “counterfeit proof”, with large, clear photos and holograms that cannot be forged or duplicated. With the new cards, residents get a fresh shot at a good photo, but will also get new resident ID #'s which some have complained about. Many feared this would cause an issue with the tee time system, but the new numbers will replace the old and be propagated throughout the system.
When does the program end?
New ID cards will be issued free of charge until March 15th. For anyone who has not yet gone to get their new card, the Customer Service Center accepts both appointments and walk-ins. To make an appointment, or if you have a new card already but have questions about it, please call the Customer Service Center at 352-753-4508.