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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 or obtain copies by contacting the Municipal Code Corporation office at

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 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 2016-16 On January 22, 2016, Lake County received a petition for establishment of a new Community Development District (District or CDD) pursuant to Chapter 190, Florida Statutes. Petitioner Kolter Acquisitions, LLC, wishes to establish the District over the Avalon Groves Planned Unit Development property in order to finance, construct and install improvements and facilities to benefit the property in multiple phases over an estimated ten (10) year period from 2016 to 2026. The Avalon Groves PUD was approved by the Lake County Board of County Commissioners in Ordinance 2012-10, and consists of approximately 971 acres located east of the Sawgrass PUD and west of the Orange County line. Pursuant to Section 190.005(2), Florida Statutes (2015), the exclusive and uniform method for the establishment of a CDD less than 1,000 acres in size shall be pursuant to an ordinance adopted by the county commission of the county having jurisdiction over the majority of land in the area in which the district is to be located. Accordingly, the purpose of this Ordinance is to establish the Avalon Groves Community Development District.
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 9, 2016 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.
July 26, 2016 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.
July 12, 2016 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.
April 27, 2016 The ordinance proposes to amend the Floodplain Management and Lot Grading standards within unincorporated Lake County. Specifically, the amendment looks to remove Lot Grading from the Floodplain Management Section of Lake County Land Development Regulations and create a separate Lot Grading section. The change is necessary to clarify that the lot grading provisions apply to all property within the unincorporated area rather than to just properties located in flood zones. This ordinance does not change the substantive lot grading provisions.
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