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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 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 2017-7 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.
Ordinance 2017-8 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.
 
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
April 4, 2017 The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Lake County Code, Chapter 4 entitled “Animals” to change the code to be consistent with the Florida Statutes, specifically in regards to changes made to Chapter 767, Florida Statutes by way of Laws of Florida Chapter 2016-16 (HB 91). The purpose of this Ordinance is to also amend Chapter 4 to clarify the separation of animal control services into enforcement activities to be performed by the Lake County Sheriff and shelter operations to be performed by the County.
April 4, 2017 The purpose of this ordinance is to require officers and candidates to electronically file campaign finance reports through a filing system to be developed and established by the Lake County Supervisor of Elections.
March 21, 2017 This Ordinance will amend Section 7-2, Lake County Code, entitled Definitions, Section 7-3, Lake 2 County Code, entitled General Authority and Administration, and 7-4, Lake County Code, entitled 3 Business Development Programs. The purpose of this Ordinance is to create an Economic 4 Development Grant Incentive Program, whereby a targeted business may be eligible for incentive 5 funding for high wage full-time job creation and capital investment.
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.
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