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Fertilizers

CWC Position

CWC supports local jurisdictions that restrict fertilizer application during the rainy season, when fertilizers are likely to wash off lawns, enter waterways and eventually end up in the Lagoon.

Indian River County

On Aug. 20, 2013, the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners approved an ordinance regulating the use of fertilizers containing nitrogen and/or phosphorus within Indian River County, Fertilizer and Landscape Management Ordinance No. 2013-012 as later amended by Ordinance No. 2013-014.

Municipal Jurisdictions

Town of Orchid

The Town of Orchid adopted the model Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use ordinance in 2013 and 2014 as found in the Town Code of Ordinances,  Chapter 58 Article II.

City of Fellsmere

The City of Fellsmere only restricts the application of fertilizer under certain circumstances, such as hurricane or conditions where there is standing water.  The City of Fellsmere does not have a seasonal restriction on application of Fertilizers.

Town of Indian River Shores

The Town of Indian River Shores adopted the model Florida-Friendly Fertilizer Use ordinance in 2012 as found in the Town Code of Ordinances,  Chapter 101 Article I.

City of Sebastian

On February 26, 2014, the Sebastian City Council passed a stricter fertilizer ordinance (Sec. 50-5, City of Sebastian Ordinances) modeled after the 2013 Indian River County ordinance. 

City of Vero Beach

Chapter 38 of the Municipal Code of the City of Vero Beach contains a comprehensive set of restrictions on use of fertilizers, through a series of ordinances enacted in 2012 to 2014.