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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 2018-4 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.
Ordinance 2018-8 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 anf the municipalities; providing for a special election to be held on November 6, 2018; providing ballot language; 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; 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 2018-9 This ordinance amends Section 22-7, Lake County Code, entitled Payment and Use of Impact Fees and Section 22-11, Lake County Code, entitled Prepayment of Impact Fees, and creates a new Section 22-6, to be entitled Transfer of Impact Fees. The purpose of this ordinance is to allow the transfer of impact fee payment from one property to another in the same impact fee district when a mobile home is relocated.
Ordinance 2018-14 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 municipalitied; providing for a special election to be held on November 6, 2018; amending the ballot language approved in Ordinance No. 2018-8; 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. 2018-8; 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 2018-15

The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations ("LDR"), in order to expressly designate public safety services as a permitted land use in all zoning districts. Specifically, this Ordinance:

  1. Amends Chapter II Definitions to add definition Public Safety Service; and
  2. Amends Chapter III, Section 3.01.02 Classification of Uses to designate public safety services as a permitted land use in all zoning districts; and
  3. Amends Section 3.01.03 Table Schedule of Permitted and Conditional Uses to add public safety services as a permitted land use in all zoning districts.

Changes are shown as follows: Strikethrough for deletions and Underline for additions to existing Code sections. The notation "* * *" shall mean that all preceding or subsequent text remains unchanged (excluding any renumbering or relettering that might be needed).

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.

 
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
May 22, 2018

The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Chapter 6 of the Lake County Code to exclude minor repairs to docks and decks from building permit requirements on residential property in unincorporated Lake County, Florida, under certain circumstances.

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