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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 2017-55 The purpose of this ordinance is to amend Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations, Chapter VI, Section 6.13.00, entitled “Fertilizer Use.” On April 18, 2017, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners adopted the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Model Ordinance for Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use on Urban Landscapes and amended the Code to provide a new section entitled “Fertilizer Use”. This ordinance amends Section 6.13.00 by restricting the application of certain fertilizers during the months of June through September; modifying the restriction on the application of fertilizer from ten (10) feet to fifteen (15) feet of any pond, lake, stream, canal, or other waterbody, including wetlands; and requiring fertilizer containing nitrogen applied during the months of October through May must contain a certain amount of slow release nitorgen.
Ordinance 2018-21

An Ordinance of Lake County, Florida, providing for the levy of a five-cent local option fuel tax in Lake County; providing for approval of the levy by voters in a referendum; providing that the imposition shall be effective for a period of ten (10) years beginning January 1, 2020; providing for the administration of the fuel tax; providing for the fuel tax proceeds to be distributed among Lake County and the municipalities; providing for a special election to be held on November 6, 2018; amending the ballot language approved in Ordinance No. 2018-14; providing for notice of the special election; providing for notification to the State of Florida, Department of Revenue; authorizing expenditures for informing the public; providing for amendments to Lake County Code, Chapter 13, Article II; providing for severability; repealing and replacing Ordinance No. 2018-14; providing for inclusion in the code; providing a conflict clause; providing for filing with the Department of State; and providing for an effective date.

Ordinance 2018-22

The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Chapter 4 of the Lake County Code, entitled “Animals,” to expand the purpose and scope of the Chapter; to modify penalties; to create a voluntary animal identification program; to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats; and to amend other provisions of the Chapter regarding Animal Services and the enforcement procedure.

Ordinance 2018-23

The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Chapter 4 of the Lake County Code, entitled “Animals,” to expand the purpose and scope of the Chapter; to modify penalties; to create a voluntary animal identification program; to prohibit the retail sale of dogs and cats; and to amend other provisions of the Chapter regarding Animal Services and the enforcement procedure.

Ordinance 2018-26

The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations, Section 13.03.02, entitled “Membership, Rules of Procedure, Voting, Relief, Salary” to allow for the appointment of a member residing outside of a commission district with a vacancy if no applicants are available that reside within the commission 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
June 19, 2018

An ordinance of Lake County, Florida, providing for the levy of an additional One (1) Mill School District ad valorem millage tax in Lake County for School safety, security and mental health services; providing for approval of the levy by voters in a referendum; providing that the imposition shall be effective beginning in 2019 and ending four (4) years thereafter pursuant to Section 1011.71(9), Florida Statutes; providing for the referendum to be held on August 28, 2018; providing ballot language; providing for notice of the election; providing for notification to the State of Florida, Department of Revenue; authorizing expenditures for informing the public; providing a conflict clause; providing for filing with the Department of State; and providing for an effective date.

July 10, 2018

An ordinance of Lake County, Florida, rescinding the five-cent local option fuel tax referendum; removing the local option fuel tax question from the November 2018 ballotl repealing Ordinance No. 2018-21; providing a conflict clause; providing for filing with the Department of Statel and providing for an effective date.

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