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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 2020-8

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING SECTION 22-9, LAKE COUNTY CODE, ENTITLED WAIVER OR DEFERRAL OF IMPACT FEES FOR VERY LOW AND LOW INCOME HOUSING; PROVIDING FOR WAIVERS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS UNDER SECTION 163.31801, FLORIDA STATUTES; AMENDING SECTION 22-10, LAKE COUNTY CODE, ENTITLED WAIVER OF IMPACT FEES FOR TARGETED BUSINESS/INDUSTRY; AMENDING AND RENUMBERING SECTION 22-11, LAKE COUNTY CODE, ENTITLED PREPAYMENT OF IMPACT FEES; AMENDING SECTION 22-13, LAKE COUNTY CODE, ENTITLED REFUND OF IMPACT FEES PAID; CREATING A NEW SECTION 22-11, LAKE COUNTY CODE, TO BE ENTITLED WAIVER OR DEFERRAL OF IMPACT FEES FOR ACCESSORY DWELLING UNITS; RENUMBERING SUBSEQUENT SECTIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The purpose of this ordinance is to amend Section 22-9, Lake County Code, entitled Waiver or deferral of impact fees for very low and low income housing, to the extent allowed by Section 163.31801, Florida Statutes, to address single family and accessory dwelling units. The ordinance also creates a new section to be entitled Waiver or Deferral of Impact Fees for Accessory Dwelling Units to create a process by which impact fees may be deferred for accessory dwelling units under a certain size and under certain conditions.

Ordinance 2020-12

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING LAKE COUNTY CODE, APPENDIX E, LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, CHAPTER II, ENTITLED DEFINITIONS, TO INCLUDE THE DEFINITION OF DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATION; RENUMBERING SECTION 3.14.00, ENTITLED TEMPORARY PORTABLE STORAGE CONTAINERS TO SECTION 10.04.00; CREATING SECTION 10.03.00, ENTITLED NON-RESIDENTIAL ACCESSORY USES AND STRUCTURES; CREATING SECTION 10.03.01, ENTITLED ACCESSORY USES FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATION DROP-OFF LOCATIONS; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The purpose of this Ordinance is to amend Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations (“LDR”), to provide for accessory uses and structures in non-residential districts. Specifically, this ordinance defines donation drop-off locations as non-residential accessory uses and their placement.

Ordinance 2020-13

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING SECTION 6.06.05, LAKE COUNTY CODE, APPENDIX E, LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ENTITLED FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY; CLARIFYING THAT FINANCIAL ASSURANCES ARE REQUIRED FOR RECLAMATION ACTIVITIES ONLY; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The purpose of this ordinance is to amend Section 6.06.05, Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations, entitled Financial Responsibility, to clarify that financial assurances are only required for mining reclamation.

Ordinance 2020-14

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING SECTION 10.01.06, LAKE COUNTY CODE, APPENDIX E, LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, ENTITLED BACKYARD CHICKENS; REMOVING THE AGRICULTURE (A), AGRICULTURE RESIDENTIAL (AR), RANCHETTE DISTRICT (RA), AND RURAL RESIDENTIAL (R-1) ZONING DISTRICTS FROM THE BACKYARD CHICKEN RESTRICTIONS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The purpose of this ordinance is to amend Section 10.01.06, Lake County Code, Appendix E, Land Development Regulations, entitled Backyard Chickens, to remove restrictions on chickens when located in Agriculture (A), Agriculture Residential (AR), Ranchette District (RA) and Rural Residential (R-1) zoning districts.

Ordinance 2020-19

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; REPEALING ARTICLE IV, CHAPTER 13, LAKE COUNTY CODE, ENTITLED BUSINESS TAXES; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The purpose of this Ordinance is to repeal Article IV, Chapter 13, Lake County Code, entitled Business Taxes, to be effective as provided for by law.

Ordinance 2020-25

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING SECTION 22-8, LAKE COUNTY CODE, ENTITLED WAIVER OF IMPACT FEES FOR INFILL DEVELOPMENT; INCREASING THE NUMBER OF WAIVERS AVAILABLE TO A SINGLE ENTITY; AMENDING SECTION 22-9, LAKE COUNTY CODE, ENTITLED WAIVER OR DEFERRAL OF IMPACT FEES FOR VERY LOW AND LOW INCOME HOUSING; PROVIDING FOR WAIVERS FOR MODERATE INCOME HOUSING; CREATING SECTION 22-17, LAKE COUNTY CODE, TO BE ENTITLED ARCHITECTURAL STANDARDS FOR RESIDENTIAL WAIVERS OR DEFERRALS; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The purpose of this ordinance is to:

  1. Amend Section 22-8, Lake County Code, entitled Waiver of Impact Fees for Infill applicable to residential waivers or deferrals, to increase the number of waivers available to a single entity from 5 to 10 per fiscal year;
  2. Amend Section 22-9, Lake County Code, entitled Waiver or deferral of impact fees for very low and low income housing, to make the affordable housing impact fee waiver available for moderate income levels;
  3. Create Section 22-17, Lake County Code, to be entitled Architectural standards applicable to residential waivers or deferrals, that will apply to any residential dwelling units, including accessory dwelling units, that receive waivers under this chapter of the Lake County Code.
 
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 16, 2020

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA; CREATING SECTION 7-5, LAKE COUNTY CODE, TO BE ENTITLED DEVELOPMENT ORDER EXTENSIONS; AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY MANAGER OR DESIGNEE TO APPROVE EXTENSIONS OF TIME FOR DEVELOPMENT ORDERS DUE TO DECLARED EMERGENCIES; AMENDING SECTION 2-94, ENTITLED ENUMERATION OF POWERS; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE CODE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR FILING WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The purpose of this Ordinance is to create Section 7-5, Lake County Code, to be entitled Development Order Extensions, to grant the County Manager or designee the ability to extend development order approvals in response to declared emergencies.

Note: To obtain a copy of an ordinance, please contact the County Attorney's Office at 352-343-9787 or publicrecords@lakecountyfl.gov, or by contacting the Board Support Office at 352-343-9827.

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