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

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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. 

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​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 informa-

tion about upcoming meetings, please navigate to the the Bulletin Board,

Home Page or Agenda & Minutes pages on this site.


Not-Yet-Encoded Ordinances

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. 2018-02

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 AMENDING SECTION 46-5 REVIEW AUTHORITIES; PROVIDING FOR LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS, AMENDMENT, CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Adopted on March 7, 2018




​​​ORDINANCE No. 2018-03
 
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SUBPART B LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS CHAPTER 78 SITE PLAN REVIEW AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, FLORIDA, BY AMENDING SECTION 78-6 PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTING AND PROCESSING SITE PLAN APPLICATIONS; PROVIDING FOR LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS, AMENDMENT, CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Adopted on March 7, 2018.




​ORDINANCE No. 2018-04
 
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 10 BUSINESSES OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, FLORIDA, BY AMENDING THE TAX RATE SCHEDULE AND CLASSIFICATIONS FOR LOCAL BUSINESS TAXES AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 10-40 RATES ADOPTED; PROVIDING FOR LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PROVIDING FOR RATES ADOPTED AND CLASSIFICATIONS, PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Adopted on May 7, 2018.




ORDINANCE No. 2018-05
 
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES BY AMENDING OBJECTIVE 5: FUTURE DEVELOPMENT FORM POLICY 5.4 TO ALLOW GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE FACILITY USES IN THE COMMERCIAL FUTURE LAND USE DESIGNATION; PROVIDING FOR TRANSMITTAL TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY; PROVIDING FOR RATIFICATION, AUTHORITY, COMPREHENSIVE PLAN TEXT AMENDMENT, TRANSMITTAL PHASE, ADOPTION PHASE, TRANSMITTAL OF DRAFT PLAN AMENDMENTS AND FINAL ADOPTION DOCUMENTS, CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, CONFLICT, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Adopted on May 7, 2018.




​​Ordinance No. 2018-06
 
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SUBPART B LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS CHAPTER 86 ZONING OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF ORCHID, FLORIDA, BY AMENDING SECTION 86-10 COMMERCIAL DISTRICT TO ALLOW GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE FACILITIES; PROVIDING FOR RATIFICATION, AUTHORITY, AMENDMENT, CONFLICT, SEVERABILITY, CODIFICATION, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Adopted on May 7, 2018.