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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

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.
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
February 27, 2017 The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Lake County Code, Chapter 10.5, Article II, Division 3 to establish a new provision where vacant contiguous parcels that meet certain criteria would be able to receive a single fire rescue assessment on an annual basis, upon application of the owner to the County.
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