Fertilizer Ordinances: How Do I Find My Ordinance

Almost all of Florida’s highly urbanized counties and/or municipalities have fertilizer ordinances. These ordinances apply to everyone with a few exemptions for agricultural properties, vegetable gardens, golf courses and athletic fields. It can be confusing to figure out what the rules are in your county or municipality. UF/IFAS Extension has the solution for you.

The UF/IFAS Florida Friendly Landscaping™ website has free Apps designed to work on mobile devices as well as computers. One of the Apps is Florida Fertilizer Ordinances.   Use the App linked below to find your county or municipality. Scroll to zoom in and click on your location or use the search bar to enter an address. After a few seconds a right-side bar will open with menu selections containing detailed information. The last menu selection contains a link to the full ordinance for that area.

Florida Fertilizer Ordinance App

Use the link below to access other FFL Apps.

Florida Friendly Landscaping™ Apps

For more information on fertilizer and ordinances:

Fertilizer Ordinances: Are They Going Away?

Fertilizer Ordinances: Why Do We Have Them

How to Interpret a Fertilizer Label

Summary of Hillsborough County’s Fertilizer Ordinance

For more information visit the UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County website or contact Susan Haddock, Professional Horticulture/IPM Agent 813-744-5519 Ext. 54103, szcrmchz@ufl.edu

UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County

An Equal Opportunity Institution. UF/IFAS Extension, University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Andra Johnson, Dean for UF/IFAS Extension. 


Posted: May 5, 2023

Category: , Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Turf, Water
Tags: Fertilizer, Fertilizer Ordinances, Fertilizer Restrictions

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