In 2013, the State mandated that all jurisdictions in Florida had to approve and adopt the “State of Florida Model Fertilizer Ordinance.” In March 2013, City Council adopted an ordinance of even higher standards than the State model. This ordinance regulates the use of fertilizer on turf and lawns during the “rainy season,” which extends from June 1 through September 30. During this time frame, it is unlawful to utilize any fertilizer that contains nitrogen and phosphorus. Furthermore, applying fertilizer when the City is under a tropical storm watch or warning, a hurricane watch or warning, or a flood watch or warning is also prohibited.
If you would like to learn more about the provisions contained in this ordinance, please take a look at the Fertilizer Regulations Fact Sheet (PDF). If you have additional questions, please contact the City of Rockledge Planning Division, 321-690-3978. Thank you for your cooperation!