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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_2014-36 The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend the definition of Contraband Bath Salts contained in Article V, Chapter 3, Lake County Code, to be entitled Synthetic Substances to clarify the definition.
Ordinance 2014-35 The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish an Idle Speed No Wake zone for boaters traveling on the portion of Lake Eustis known as Gator Hole.
Ordinance 2014-34 The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish an Idle Speed No Wake zone for boaters when traveling through any creek, stream, channel, or canal less than 75 feet wide from shoreline to shoreline. The Ordinance also repeals any previous Resolutions enacted by the Board pertaining to the same subject matter.
Ordinance 2014-27 The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Lake County's policies regarding possession, sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in County Owned facilities.
Ordinance 2014-26 The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Lake County's policies regarding signs at public meetings and repealing LCC-25 titled "Public Meetings in County Buildings."
Ordinance 2014-25 This ordinance proposes to update Chapter VI of the Land Development Regulations, entitled "Resource Protection Standards", in order to ensure protection of the environment by providing specific criteria and conditions for when vertical seawalls may be utilized for shoreline protection along springs, lakes, rivers and streams.
Ordinance 2014-21 This purpose of this ordinance is to amend Chapter 21 of the Lake County Code, currently entitled "Water Supply and Waste Disposal", and to create Chapter 23 of the Lake County Code, to be entitled "Solid Waste Collection and Disposal and Litter".
Ordinance 2014-17 The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish a redevelopment trust fund to finance the redevelopment projects in the Mt. Plymouth-Sorrento Community Redevelopment (CRA) Area pursuant to Section 163.387, Florida Statutes.
Ordinance 2014-16 The purpose of this Ordinance is to declare illegal the sale, giving away, offer or advertisement for sale, and public display for sale, of synthetic drugs that mimic illegal controlled substances, which have not yet been categorized as illegal controlled substances under federal or state law. The ordinance will also rename Chapter 3, Lake County Code, to Community Protection, and will incorporate the new provisions regarding synthetic substances, along with other existing provisions similar in nature.
Ordinance 2014-3 This ordinance proposes to amend Chapter IX of the Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations (LDRs), entitled "Development Design and Improvement Standards," in order to establish minimum commercial design criteria within specified areas of Lake County, and to amend Chapter II, entitled "Definitions", to add related definitions.
Ordinance 2014-2 This ordinance proposes to amend the Lake County Land Development Regulations (LDR), 5 Chapter I, entitled "General Provisions", Section 1.08.03, entitled "Nonconforming Uses", to 6 require nonconforming parking of certain vehicles within residential and agriculture zoning 7 districts to be brought into compliance by August 1, 2014.
Ordinance 2014-1 The purpose of this ordinance is to re-impose the one-cent and two-cent local option fuel tax pursuant to Section 336.025, Florida Statutes. The re-imposition shall be for a period of twenty-nine years (29) years and four (4) months commencing September 1, 2014 and continuing through December 31, 2043. The ordinance also repeals Section 13-26, Lake County Code, entitled Two-cent tax as the section is outdated, and amends Section 13-29, Lake County Code, to make it consistent with the re-imposition of the local option tax.
Ordinance 2013-70 The purpose of this ordinance is to amend Section 22-8 of the Lake County Code to allow licensed contractors the option of delaying the payment of impact fees for residential uses from the issuance of the building permit until the issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy. The ordinance also creates Section 6-10 of Lake County Code to provide for the suspension of a contractor's permitting privileges or local license if the impact fees are not paid as required by the deferral under Section 22-8.
Ordinance 2013-69 This ordinance proposes to update the Resource Protection Standards within Chapter VI of the Land Development Regulations to reduce duplicative regulations, while maintaining protection standards consistent with the Comprehensive Plan. Also, the ordinance proposes to include easement dedication in Section 14.00.08, Land Development Regulations, which requires that specific legal criteria be met before dedication of real property or right-of-way, and creates Section 14.15.04, Land Development Regulations, to identify standards for granting a variance to the setback requirement from an ordinary high water line, mean high water line, or jurisdictional wetland line.
Ordinance 2013-68 This ordinance proposes to amend Chapter I, Section 1.08.00 of the Lake County Land Development Regulations (LDR), entitled "Nonconforming Development". This ordinance will update the LDR in accordance with a companion ordinance proposing to amend Policy III-2.2.7 of the Comprehensive Plan, to state that developments approved prior to September 22, 2011, with a wetland setback of less than 50 feet, shall be considered conforming. The ordinance also provides that the term "development" will include any type of variance, average setback determination, ordinance or waiver.
Ordinance 2013-67 This ordinance proposes to amend the Lake County Land Development Regulations (LDR), Chapter X, entitled, "Accessory and Temporary Structures and Uses ", Section 10.01.00, entitled, "Residential Accessory and Temporary Structures and Uses", to create subsection 10.01.06, entitled, "Backyard Chickens" to allow a maximum of five (5) chickens as an accessory use and placement of chicken coops as accessory structures within specific residential districts, meeting conditions.
Ordinance 2013-64 This ordinance proposes to amend Lake County, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations (LDRs), Chapter II, entitled "Definitions" to add the definitions. This ordinance also repeals and replaces Chapter VIII, entitled "Green Swamp", to add requirements prescribed by the 2030 Comprehensive Plan for the Green Swamp Area of Critical State Concern (GSACSC) and generally pertaining to:Development;Review criteria;Mining in the GSACSC;Small-scale sporting and recreational camps;Protection of Resources; and Prohibited Uses.
Ordinance 2013-55 This ordinance amends Chapter 22, Lake County Code, Sections 22-21, 22-22 and 22-37 regarding Educational and Transportation Impact Fees. This ordinance will adopt the most recent Impact Fee Study prepared by Henderson Young & Company, dated June 7, 2011, and would re-impose the educational impact fees at twenty-five percent (25%) of the amount shown in the Study. The suspension of impact fees shall be extended through January 12, 2014 for both educational and transportation impact fees, and the educational impact fees and transportation impact fees will become effective on January 13, 2014.
Ordinance 2013-54 The purpose of this ordinance is to create Section 2-2, Article I, Chapter 2, Lake County Code, entitled Public Participation. The new section will set forth provisions for public participation at various board and committee meetings, including the Board of County Commissioners' meetings, pursuant to Section 286.0114, Florida Statutes.
Ordinance 2013-40 This ordinance provides for the adoption of an Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement (ISBA) between Lake County, the Town of Lady Lake, and the Village Center Community Development District (VCCDD). 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, E-911 system, addressing standards, fire and rescue services, transit shelters, and animal control.
Ordinance 2013-29 This ordinance provides for the adoption of an Interlocal Service Boundary Agreement (ISBA) between Lake County, the City of Groveland, the City of Clermont, the Town of Howey-in-the-Hills, the City of Leesburg, the City of Mascotte, and the City of Minneola. The ISBA addresses annexation of non-contiguous properties, development applications, land development regulations, comprehensive plan provisions, solid waste, fire hydrants, sharing of equipment and resources, E-911 addressing standards, utilities issues, and economic development plans.
 
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
August 26, 2014 This ordinance amends Section 22-11, Lake County Code, regarding Prepayment of Impact Fees, allows for the banking of prepaid educational and transportation impact fees credits or exemptions that were purchased by a property owner prior to June 1, 2014, upon request of a property owner. The banking option will be retroactive to June 1, 2014.
August 12, 2014 This ordinance amends Lake County Code Section 2-90.37(a), regarding membership of the Lake County Arts and Cultural Alliance, in order to remove the residency requirement for the members representing the cities of Clermont, Eustis, Minneola, Leesburg, Tavares and Mount Dora.
July 8, 2014 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.
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