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 Lake County Ordinances
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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 2017-01 This Ordinance will amend Section 22-8, Lake County Code, entitled Prepayment of Impact Fees. The purpose of this ordinance is to set forth a process governing impact fee deferral agreements. It also establishes a way in which an applicant can seek to have an expired prepayment certified reinstated.
Ordinance 2016-38 This Ordinance proposes to repeal Article XV of Chapter 13 of the Lake County Code entitled "Non-Emergency Stretcher and Wheelchair Transport Regulations". Staff has determined that the County is not required to inspect and provide opinions on the standards of care and safety of non-emergency stretcher and wheelchair transport services and that removing this requirement in the Lake County Code would benefit those agencies providing these services in Lake County.
Ordinance 2016-32 This ordinance amends Section 16-52, Lake County Code, entitled Lake Joanna Park. The purpose of this ordinance is to prohibit the loading and unloading of motorized watercraft from the public right-of-way adjacent to Lake Joanna Park.
Ordinance 2016-31 This Ordinance amends Chapter 8, Section 8-2 of the Lake County Code, regarding the jurisdiction and powers of the Lake County Code Enforcement Special Master, to provide that the Special Master has jurisdiction over cases involving alleged violations of terms and conditions set forth in a developer’s agreement, ordinance and settlement agreement resulting from Section 70.51, Florida Statutes special master proceeding.
Ordinance 2016-25 The ordinance proposes to amending Section 23-21, Lake County Code, regarding Additional Garbage Cart Rules. The purpose of the ordinance is to require non bear-resistant Garbage Carts containing household garbage to be secured from bear intrusion until the Cart is permitted to be placed Curbside for Collection. The ordinance also gives customers the ability to utilize County approved bear resistant garbage carts when available.
Ordinance 2016-51 The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish a temporary moratorium concerning medical cannabis activities, also referred to as medical marijuana, in Lake County, Florida, until May 23, 2017, or until such time as the County has determined the impacts and regulations, if necessary, regarding such activities.
 
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
March 7, 2017
March 21, 2017
Following an opinion by the United States Supreme Court that a local government may not impose more stringent restrictions on directional signs then on signs conveying a message, the County seeks through this ordinance to repeal and replace Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations, Chapter XI entitled “Signs” by removing regulations that were dependent on the communicative content of the sign. The ordinance also amends Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations, Chapter II entitled “Definitions”, to delete or amend definitions of types of signs defined based upon the content of the sign. This ordinance also amends Chapter XI by deleting the requirements for sign landscaping and modifying the size requirements for sizes in multiple zoning districts, modifying the number of days for displaying temporary signs to ninety (90) days, and deleting provisions which specifically regulated special event signs.
March 7, 2017 The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Chapter 18, Article V, entitled “Uniform Street Addressing System” to clarify the requirements for road naming and the placement of road name signs along existing public and private roads within the unincorporated county, and private roads taken into the maintenance system through the special assessment program.
February 21, 2017 The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Section 2-90.9, Entitled Membership; to establish alternating terms for members; to designate the number of members who must own property inside the planning area; providing for inclusion in the code; providing for severability; providing for filing with the Department of State; and providing for an effective date.
February 21, 2017 The purpose of this Ordinance is to establish the Sylvan Shores Municipal Service Benefit Unit for the provision of street lighting; providing the Board of County Commissioners with the authority to levy and collect special assessments and service charges within the Sylvan Shores Municipal Service Benefit Unit; creating a new Section 20-1(20), Lake COunty Code; providing for inclusion in the Lake County Code; providing for inclusion in the Lake County Code; providing for severability; and providing for an effective date.
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