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Lake County Ordinances are codified in the Lake County Code. Municipal Code Corporation of Tallahassee, Fla., handles the distribution of the Code for the County. Access the Code at www.municode.com or obtain copies by contacting the Municipal Code Corporation office at
800-262-2633.

Adopted Ordinances
The following general ordinances have been adopted by the County, but are not yet included in the Code.
Ordinance Number General Subject
Ordinance 2015-28 The purpose of this ordinance is to correct the effective date of the local option fuel tax set forth in Ordinance 2015-1, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on January 13, 2015, pertaining to the re-imposition of the three-cent, four-cent, five-cent and six-cent local option fuel tax. Ordinance 2015-1 currently sets the effective date at August 31, 2015. Pursuant to Section 336.025(a)1, Florida Statutes, the re-imposition of the local option fuel tax must be effective September 1st of the year of expiration. This ordinance will also correct the expiration dates of the three-cent, four-cent, five-cent and six-cent local option fuel tax set forth in Ordinance 1985-15 to extend from August 30, 2015 through August 31, 2015 and in Ordinance 1986-4 from August 30, 2016 through August 31, 2016.
Ordinance 2015-24 An Ordinance of the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, creating Lake County Code Chapter 2, Article IV, Division 6, entitled "Water Safety Advisory Committee"; providing for functions, powers, and duties; providing for membership; providing for inclusion in the code; providing for severability; providing for filing with the department of state; and providing for an effective date.
Ordinance 2015-23 On May 6, 2008, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners (BCC), upon the petition of the Plaza Collina property owner, adopted Ordinance 2008-26, which established the Plaza Collina Community Development District (CDD or District) and designated a District Board of Supervisors to plan, construct and maintain systems and facilities within the District as authorized by Florida law. Section 190.046(9), Florida Statutes, permits a district with no outstanding financial obligations and no operating or maintenance responsibilities to petition the local government entity that established the district for dissolution of the district. On October 7, 2014, the Plaza Collina CDD Board of Supervisors adopted a Resolution to dissolve the CDD, as the District had not constructed and had no plans to fund, construct, acquire or maintain any infrastructure, and petitioned Lake County for dissolution of the CDD. On December 16, 2014, the BCC determined that action on the CDD dissolution should accompany Board action on a Notice of Proposed Change (NOPC) to the Plaza Collina DRI, which was then pending with the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council and the Lake County Planning and Community Design Division. The applicant subsequently withdrew the NOPC, and the Plaza Collina property was annexed into the City of Clermont on April 28, 2015, pursuant to a covenant to annex that was signed by the property owner in 2006. Accordingly, because there is no longer a pending land use and planning matter before the BCC, and because Lake County is the governmental entity that established the District, this Ordinance to dissolve the Plaza Collina CDD pursuant to Section 190.046(9), Florida Statutes, is returning to the BCC for approval to advertise and adoption.
Ordinance 2015-22 The purpose of this Ordinance is to extend the One-Cent Infrastructure Sales Tax for an additional 15 years. The Sales Tax is currently set to expire December 31, 2017. If extended, the Sales Tax will be divided between the Lake County School Board, the Municipalities, and the County. The County’s share will be further allocated based upon quality of life needs, public works’ needs, public safety needs, and public facility needs. If approved, the Sales Tax shall be extended from January 1, 2018 until December 31, 2032.
Ordinance 2015-21 The purpose of this ordinance is to create Section 5-9 of the Lake County Code, to be entitled “Motorboats Powered By Gasoline Or Other Motor Fuels Prohibited on Lake Tavares.”
Ordinance 2015-20 The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Chapter 4 of the Lake County Code, entitled “Animals”, to create a ‘Trap-Neuter-Return’ (TNR) Program for Lake County, which will permit the capture and release of stray or feral cats upon sterilization, rabies vaccination and eartipping, and to amend Sections 4-3 (“Definitions”), 4-9 (“Impoundment of animals”) 4-11 (“Surrender of animals”) and 4-36 (“Rabies certificate and county tag”) of Chapter 4 to make them consistent with the TNR Program.
Ordinance 2015-15 This ordinance proposes to amend the Lake County Code, Chapter 6, entitled “Buildings and Construction”, Article VI, entitled “Locally Registered and Locally Licensed Contractors” to allow a registered or certified contractor who has an active license with Lake County on or before March 1, 2015 as a residential, building or general contractor to make application to receive a license for a specialty classification contractor with Lake County, without taking an examination if they meet specific criteria. The exception would expire on March 1, 2016.
Ordinance 2015-14 The purpose of this Ordinance is to revise the Nuisance Abatement regulations contained in Chapter 14, Lake County Code, to include properties used for active recreation such as golf courses and ball fields and to update definitions in the these regulations to protect the public health, safety and welfare including, but not limited to, stormwater ponds and recreational property. Changes are shown as follows: Strikethrough for deletions and Underline for additions to existing Code sections. The notation "* * *" indicates that all preceding or subsequent text remains unchanged. Renumbering and/or relettering were added as needed.
Ordinance 2014-71 This ordinance provides for the adoption of an Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement (ISBA) between Lake County and City of Clermont. The ISBA addresses annexation of non-contiguous properties, annexation and maintenance of right of way, development applications, land development regulations, comprehensive plan provisions, solid waste, fire hydrants, sharing of equipment and resources, fire and rescue services, E-911 system, and addressing standards. This ordinance also repeals and replaces Ordinance 2014-33, which previously adopted the Clermont ISBA.
Ordinance 2014-70 This ordinance provides for the adoption of an Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement (ISBA) between Lake County and City of Leesburg. The ISBA addresses annexation of non-contiguous properties, annexation and maintenance of right of way, development applications, land development regulations, comprehensive plan provisions, solid waste, fire hydrants, sharing of equipment and resources, fire and rescue services, Erdinance also amends Section 13-27 and Section 13-28, Lake-911 system, and addressing standards.
 
Proposed Ordinances
The following general ordinances are being proposed but have not yet been adopted by the County, or have been adopted but have not yet been filed with the Secretary of State:
Public Hearing Date(s) General Subject
September 15, 2015 Current regulations applying to public hearings before County boards and committees provide that an applicant may request one continuance at least five (5) days prior to a public hearing, and that the request can be administratively granted. This ordinance enlarges the five (5) day time frame to ten (10) days, which will allow additional time for staff to inform the interested public that the hearing has been continued.
September 15, 2015 This Ordinance creates requirements for ATV’s and their operators on property other than their own. Pursuant to Chapter 15 of the Lake County Code, it is the duty of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement officers to enforce the rules and regulations contained in this chapter.
April 21, 2015 This ordinance provides for the adoption of an Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement (ISBA) 3 between Lake County and City of Tavares. The ISBA addresses annexation of non-contiguous 4 properties, annexation and maintenance of right of way, development applications, land 5 development regulations, comprehensive plan provisions, solid waste, fire hydrants, sharing of 6 equipment and resources, fire and rescue services, E-911 system, and addressing standards.
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