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Recent Ordinances


Encoding of new ordinances is done once annually. ​Below are the titles of ordinances that have not yet been included in the Code of Ordinances for the Town. For each ordinance listed, information has been posted regarding its status, whether adopted, shelved, or in progress. 

​The Complete Code Online


To view ordinances that have already been encoded in the Town's Code of Ordinances, please click HERE. Municode offers a search feature at the top of the page, which you can use to find key words in the Code. To the right side you'll be able to navigate to specific sections with-in the Code. It is possible to print, share a link to, download into Word and email sections of the Code directly from the Municode website. The Code of Ordinances can also be viewed at Town Hall, where printed books are available for reading. 


Adoption of an Ordinance


​The Town Council passes ordinances, which are the Town's laws, at public meetings.  

Each ordinance receives at least two public readings. Anyone is welcome to be heard

in regard to a proposed ordinance. To view information about upcoming meetings,

please navigate to the the Bulletin Board, Home Page or Agenda & Minutes pages on

this site.


Not-Yet-Encoded Ordinances 2017


Please see the below ordinance titles for information on ordinances not yet encoded.

Complete copies of an ordinance can be requested from Town Hall staff:



ORDINANCE No. 2017-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE FISCAL YEAR COMMENCING OCTOBER 1, 2017 AND ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2018 APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE OPERATING EXPENSES AND SUPPLIES AND PERSONNEL AND OTHERWISE APPROPRIATING FUNDS FOR THE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE OPERATION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID AND ALL OF ITS DEPARTMENTS; SUCH APPROPRIATIONS BEING FROM ANTICIPATED REVENUE; PROVIDING A MEANS TO AMEND THE ANNUAL BUDGET TO CARRY FORWARD THE FUNDING OF PURCHASE ORDERS, WORK ORDERS, AND GRANTS OUTSTANDING AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2017; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


This Ordinance has been adopted.




ORDINANCE No. 2017-02


​​AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SUBPART B LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS CHAPTER 46 GENERAL PROVISIONS OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, FLORIDA BY ADDING A NEW SECTION 46-7 PROHIBITION PROHIBITING MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATMENT CENTER DISPENSING FACILITIES WITHIN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID; PROVIDING FOR LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS, ENACTMENT AUTHORITY, AMENDMENT, FURTHER PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.


This Ordinance has been adopted. 

​​Town of Orchid

located between the atlantic ocean and the intercoastal waterway in historic indian river county