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Sea Turtle Protection Ordinances

The state of Florida implemented Section 161.163, Florida Statutes, which requires the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to designate coastal areas utilized, or likely to be utilized, by sea turtles for nesting, and to establish guidelines for local government regulations that control beachfront lighting to protect hatching sea turtles. Read the model lighting ordinance in Chapter 62B-55 to learn more.

See if your county or municipality has adopted a lighting ordinance.  You can use the interactive map to search for your municipality and county OR print the static map which has each county and municipality listed.

**Indicates that compliance is voluntary

Bay

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Bay County 2002/2009

Chapter 5, Article V

Cecilia James
(850) 248-8290

Mexico Beach 2001

Title IX, Chapter 93

Don Freigo
(850) 625-2782

Panama City Beach 2009

Chapter VII, Article VII

James Tindell
(850) 233-5054 x2317

Brevard

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Brevard County 1985/1990/1993

Chapter 46, Article III

Paula Bernston
(321) 633-2016

Cape Canaveral 1990

Chapter 14, Article III

Duree Alexander
(321) 868-1222

Cocoa Beach 1986

Land Development Code, Chapter III, Article VI, Sec 3-64

Robin Reiland
(321) 868-3217

Indialantic 1986

Chapter 5, Division 3

Clifford Stokes
(321) 727-3377

Indian Harbor Beach 1987

Chapter 6, Article II

Bob Allgood
(321) 773-3181

Melbourne Beach 1986

Chapter 40, Article II

Bob Phoenix 
(321) 724-5860

Satellite Beach 1990/1993

Chapter 30, Section 30-546 
Chapter 66, Article II, Division 3

John Stone
(321) 773-4409

Broward

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Broward County 1989

Chapter 39, Article IX, Sec 39-107

Susan Pierce
(954) 468-3551

Dania Beach 2011

Chapter 5, Section 5-18

Eric Walton
(954) 924-6810

Barbara Urow
(954) 924-6810 x3718

Deerfield Beach 2000

Chapter 34, Article V

Nicholas Rousseau, Lenore Graber, and Bernard Pita
(954) 480-4241

Fort Lauderdale 2003

Chapter 6, Article III

Porshia Goldwire
(954) 828-5249

Hallandale Beach 2001

Chapter 6. Article I, Sec 6-10

Corrinne Yoder
(954) 457-1390

Hillsboro Beach 2007

Ord 232

Bernard Pita
(954) 480-4241

Hollywood 2011

Title IX, Chapter 108

John Weitzner
(954) 921-3679

Lauderdale By The Sea 2002

CH 30 Article V Div 2
Subdiv Q Sec 30-313 (o)

Bethany Banyas and Robert Harrison
954-640-4216 or (954) 640-4220

Pompano Beach 1999

Title XV, Chapter 155, Section 155.5402

June Peart and Eduardo Alverez
(954) 786-4361

Charlotte

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Charlotte County 1989/1998

Chapter 3-5, Article XII

Lynette Auger
(941) 613-3223

Collier

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Collier County 1988/1992

Land Development Code,
Chapter 3.04.02, Part B

Maura Kraus
(239) 252-2952

Marco Island 1998

Chapter 6, Article V;
Chapter 54, Article V

Nancy Richie
(239) 389-5003 (M-F 8-5);
(239) 825-0579 (after hours)

Naples 1982/1995

Chapter 52, Article III, Sec 52-61

Monique Barnhart
(239) 213-7119

Duval

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Atlantic Beach 2017

Chapter 5 Article IV

Angela Irizarry
(904) 247-5855

Jacksonville Beach 2000

Chapter 6, Article I, Sec 6-8

Colleen Klimtzak
(904) 247-6232

Neptune Beach 1999

Chapter 8, Article VII, Division III

John Webber

(904) 270-2411

Escambia

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Escambia County 2013

Part III, Chapter 4, Article 5, Sec 4-5.8

Tim Day
(850) 595-1144

Flagler

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Flagler Beach 1987/2000

Appendix A, Article IV, Sec 4.04.00

Elaine Cowart
(386) 517-2005

Flagler County 2001

Appendix C, Article VI, 6.05.00

Scott Simon
(386) 313-4004

Franklin

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Franklin County 1998

Chapter 5, Article IV

Alan Pierce
(850) 653-9783 x161

Gulf

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Gulf County 2001

Ord 2001-09

Trevor Seay
(850) 229-8944

Hillsborough

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Hillsborough County

No Lighting Ordinance

Indian River

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Indian River County 1987/1994

Title IX, Chapter 932, Section 932.09

Andy Sobsczak
(772) 226-1518

Indian River Shores 1986/2000

Title IX, Chapter 91,
Article IV (Ord 460)

Charlene Hall 
(772) 231-2451 x236

Orchid 1993

Chapter 58, Sec 58-8;
Chapter 78, Sec 78-12 part (e)

Deb Branwell
(772) 581-2769

Vero Beach 1990/1993

Chapter 46, Article IV, Division 2

North Zone:
Melody Sanderson
(772) 978-4561

South Zone:
Tom Ramsey
(772) 978-4551

Lee

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Bonita Springs 2001

Part III, chapter 7, Article II

Laura Gibson
lgibson@cityofbonitasprings.org
(239) 444-6142

Fort Myers Beach 1989/1998

Chapter 14, Article II

Keith Laakkonen (ext 1306) and Molly Jacobs (ext 1303

(239) 765-0202

Lee County 1989/1998

Land Development Code,
Chapter 14, Article II, Division 2

Carol Lis
(239) 533-8353

Sanibel 1997/2000

Chapter 126, Article XIV, Division 4

James Evans and Holly Downing
(239) 472-3700 x377

Manatee

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Anna Maria Island 2003

Chapter 14, Article II

Gerry Rathvon
(941) 708-6130

Bradenton Beach 1998/2005

Chapter 10, Article II

Gail Garneau or Wendy Chabot
(941) 778-1005 x225 or x278

Holmes Beach 1987

Chapter 66, Article II, Division 2

James (JT) Thomas
(941) 518-9488

Martin

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Martin County 1988

Land Development Code,
Article 4, Division 4, Sec. 4.111

Phil Owen
(772) 288-5495

Town of Jupiter Island 1992

Chapter 3, Article II

Joe Connolly
(772) 546-0100

Miami-Dade

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Golden Beach 1997

Chapter 58, Article III

Yovani Diaz
(305) 936-2444

Miami Beach 2006

Chapter 46, Article V

Yanira Pineda (305)673-7000 ext 6840

Hernan Cardeno (305)673-7776 ext 7077

Sunny Isles Beach 2009

Part II, Chapter 108, Article III

Helena Forbes
(305)792-1772

Surfside 2018

Chapter 34 Article VI

Alan Graham
(305) 993-1063

 

Village of Key Biscayne 2009

Chapter 8, Article VI

Mike Mila
(305) 365-8917

Monroe

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Key West 1995

Chapter 10, Article VI

Jim Young
(305) 809-3737

Marathon 1994/1998

Chapter 14, Article III

George Garrett
(305) 289-4116

Monroe County 1994/1998

Chapter 12, Article V

Ronda Norman
(305) 289-2810

Village of Islamorada 1998/2002

Chapter 30, Article VII, Division 3

George Martel
(305) 664-6400

Nassau

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Fernandina Beach 1987/1995

Land Development Code, Chapter III, Sec. 3.06.00

Michelle D. Forstrom
(904) 277-7342 ext 230

Nassau County 1988/2008

Appendix A - Land Development Code,
Ordinance No. 97-19 Article 37.07

Officer Clemens - Sheriff's Department
(904) 548-4000

Okaloosa

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Destin 2004

Land Development Code,
Article 7.17.00 through 7.17.02

David Bazylak
(850) 837-4242 x3172

Okaloosa County 2018

Chapter 5, Article IV

Alex Fogg (850) 609-5394

Palm Beach

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Boca Raton 1986/1996/2002

Chapter 23, Article IV, Division 7

Doug Sheedy
(561) 393-7954

Briny Breezes** 1988

Ord 2-87

Nancy Boczon
(561) 272-5495

Delray Beach 1987/2001

Title 9, Chapter 91, Sea Turtles

Ana Puszkin-Chevlin
(561) 243-7324

Gulf Stream** 1987

Part II, Chapter 38, Article II, Division 2

Rita Taylor
(561) 276-5116

Highland Beach 1987/1999

Chapter 4, Sec 4-8

Jason Manko
(561) 278-4540

Juno Beach 1998

Part II, Chapter 34, Article 5, Division 8, Sec 34-1128 (Adopts County Ordinance)

Lynn Hamil
(561) 627-0818

Ocean Ridge 1987/1993

Chapter 66, Article I, Sec 66-2

Ken Schenck
(561) 732-2635

Palm Beach County 1987/1996/1999

Land Development Code,
Article 14, Chapter A

Teal Kawana 
(561) 681-3852

Town of Palm Beach 1987/1995

Chapter 74, Article II, Division 4

Benjamin Alma
(561) 227-7080

Town of South Palm Beach 1988/1999/2004

Chapter 26, Article X, Division 2

Town of South Palm Beach Police Department
561-586-2122

Pinellas

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Belleair Beach 2008

Chapter 6, Article IV

Jack White
727-595-4646 ext 133

Clearwater 1999

Community Development Code, 
Article 3, Division 13, Section 3-1302.D

Diane Devol
(727) 562-4727

Dunedin 1991

Chapter 107, Division 4

Lucy Fuller
(727) 298-3194

Indian Rocks 1991/1999

Chapter 86, Article III, Division 2

John Ouimette
(727) 517-0404

Indian Shores 1994

Land Development Code, Chapter 106, Article VII

Sarah Mauter (727) 474-7786

Madeira Beach 1990/1992/2000

Chapter 110, Article VI, Division 5, Sec 110-504 - 110-507

Cory Snyder
(727) 391-9951 x295

North Redington Beach 1990/2000

Chapter 18, Article VIII

Don Lewis
(727) 391-4848

Pinellas County 2004

Coastal Construction Code Section 3109.6.2.1 (applies to new construction only)

Andy Squires (727) 464-4633

John Bishop (727) 464-8766

Redington Beach 1987/2001

Chapter 4, Sec 4-9

Mark Davis
(727) 391-3875

Redington Shores 2007

Chapter 56, Article II

Steve Andrews (727) 397-5538

St. Pete Beach 2007

Land Development Code, Division 44

Peyt Dewar
(727) 363-9211

Treasure Island 1999

Chapter 72, Article V

Paula Cohen (727) 547-4575

St. Johns

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
St. Augustine Beach 1995/1996

Chapter 5, Article I, Sec 5-15

Sara Perez
(904) 209-0670

St. Johns County 1996/1999/2013

Article IV Section 4.01.09

Sara Perez
(904) 209-0323

St. Lucie

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Ft. Pierce 1990/1993

Chapter 16, Article III

Heather Debevec
(772) 467-3154

St. Lucie County 1986/1991/1997

Chapter VI, Sec 6.04.02

Amy Griffin
(772) 462-2531

Santa Rosa

County/ Municipality Date Adopted/ Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Santa Rosa County 2005

Appendix C, Article 12, 12.14.00

Sarasota

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
City of Sarasota 1999

Zoning Code, Article VII, Division 14, Sec VII-1402
Chapter 54, Article XXIII, Sec 54

Code Compliance Division
(941) 954-4125

Longboat Key 1987/1992/1993/2016

Title 9, Chapter 100

Chris Elbon
(941) 316-6411 ext 1917

Sarasota County 1997/1999/2000/2004

Chapter 54, Article XXIII

Staci Tippins
(941) 451-9187

Venice 1988/1995

Chapter 106, Article II

George Nixon
(727) 650-1492

Volusia

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
New Smyrna Beach 1999

Ord 52-99 - delegates to county

Ryan Chabot
(386) 238-4668

Volusia County 1986/1989/1990/1999/2011

Chapter 50, Article III, Division 6

Ryan Chabot
(386) 238-4668

Walton

County/Municipality Date Adopted/Updated Ordinance/Code Code Enforcement Contact
Walton County 2009

Land Development Code, Chapter 5, Sec 5.10.00

Melinda Gates (850) 892-8108