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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