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Below are listing of all ordinances passed since March 2010. Simply click on the title to view the entire ordinance. For those beyond Ordinance 626, please call Town Hall at 561-732-2635 to request a copy.

Ordinances

Ordinance No. 585 - Amending Chapter 67, Article III, Section 67-58(c) providing penalties for commencing any work on a building for structure before obtaining the necessary permit.
Ordinance No. 586 - Amending the Code, Chapters 64, Section 64-1(i)(3) and (j)(3) decreasing the maximum height of a single story residence; amending Chapter 64, Section 64-1, figure 64-6 reflecting the reduction of maximum height of a single story residence and reducing the maximum tie beam for a single story residence.
Ordinance No. 587 - Amending the Comprehensive Plan by adopting the evaluation and appraisal report-based comprehensive plan amendments as a set forth herein and attached hereto.
Ordinance No. 588 - Amending the Code, Chapter 66, Article I, General Provisions, Sea Turtles and Wetlands, by adding a new Section 66-3 to be entitled Bird Sanctuary, providing for the designation of the Town of Ocean Ridge as a Bird Sanctuary.
Ordinance No. 589 - Amending Chapter 54, Article III, Section 54-87 modifying the provisions for overnight parking on public streets or vacant lots.
Ordinance No. 590 - Implementing the procedures found in Article III, Section 3.06 of the Town's Charter for filling vacancies in the Office of Commissioner and adding procedures for filling vacancies in candidacy for the Office of Commissioner occurring after the close of qualifying as required Section 166.031(6), Florida Statutes.
Ordinance No. 591 - Prohibiting fishing from or loitering on bridges within the town where a sign is posted prohibiting such activities.
Ordinance No. 592 - Amending Chapter 67, Article III, Section 67-31(a) Adopting the Florida Building Code to add provisions regarding wind speed lines and risk categories of building and other structures.
Ordinance No. 593 - Amending Chapter 34 of the Code adding a new Article V declaring certain conditions on lots, parcels, and tracts within the town boundaries to be a nuisuance, prohibiting the accumulation of trash, junk, or debris, living and nonliving plant material, and stagnant water; prohibiting the excessive growth of grass, weeds, brush, and other overgrowth; prohibiting the keeping of fill on property that results in certain conditions; prohibiting certain conditions that constitute the imminent threat to public health; authorizing the town to undertake immediate abatement and remedy of imminent public-health threats; providing for enforcement of violations of this new Article V; requiring notices to owners and, if applicable, agents, custodians, lessees, and occupants of property in violation of this new Article V; providing for appeals of violation notices; authorizing the imposition and levy of special assessments if costs are incurred by the town and not reimbursed by the property owner or, if applicable, the property agent, custodian, lessee, or occupant; requiring notices of assessments; providing for assessments for the cost of lot-cleanup; establishing the town as a special assessment district; authorizing the levy of non-ad valorem assessments in connection with violations of the provisions of Article V; providing for the collection of non-ad valorem assessments; authorizing an agreement with the Palm beach County Property Appraiser and Tax Collector authorizing and requiring the adoption of a resolution regarding the town's use the uniform method of collection non-ad valorem assessments; providing for annual non-ad valorem assessments rolls.
Ordinance No. 595 - Amending Code to comply with Chapter 2011-109, Laws of Florida, which confers exclusive authority to regulate the filed of firearms and ammunition to the State Legislature.
Ordinance No. 596 - Amending Chapter 67, Article III, Section 67-31(a) adopting the Florida Building Code to add provisions regarding wind speed limes and risk categories of buildings and other structures.
Ordinance No. 597 - Opting out of the amended Palm Beach County lobbyist registration Ordinance 2011-039.
Ordinance No. 598 - Amending Code at Chapter 67, Buildings and Building Regulations, Article VIII, Building Standards, Section 67-174, Maintenance and Appearance Standards, and at Chapter 66, Environmental Regulations, Article IV, Landscaping, Section 66-119; Installation; Maintenance; Plant Material and at Chapter 34 Nuisances, Article I, in general, Section 34-6, removal of rubbish, noxious plants, stagnant water and weeds, making it unlawful and constituting a nuisance for ant person owning land within the town to have or permit thereon any dead, dying or defoliated hedges or trees and/or hedges, trees or other plants infested with any type of exotic pest such as white fly.
Ordinance No. 599 - Amending Code at Chapter 67, buildings and building regulations, Article III, technical codes and other construction standards, section 67-32, floor elevations.
Ordinance No. 600 - Amending Code at Chapter 30 by creating a new article IX Registration and Maintenance of Properties in foreclosure.
Ordinance No. 601 - Amending Code at Chapter 66 Environmental Regulations by repealing and creating a new Article I Section 662 Protection of Sea Turtles.
Ordinance No. 602 - Amending Code at Chapter 66 Article IV, Landscaping, by creating a new division 5 - Florida-friendly use of fertilizer - Sections 66-162 to 66-170.
Ordinance No. 603 - Amending Code at Chapter 30, Licenses and Business Regulations, by creating a new Article VII, Business Permit Section 30-157, Residential Rental Registration and Section 30-158 fee.
Ordinance No. 604Amending Article V, sections 2-191(a), 2-191(b) and 2-193 of the Code to amend the code's language regarding the applicability of state law generally; remove the exemption of the town from uniform filing dates and election dates; corn form the qualifying time for candidates for the office of Town Commissioner to the time provided for in laws of Florida.
Ordinance No. 605 - Amending Chapter 6, Article V of the Code adding new section 6-108 through 6-111 to conform the Code language regarding the permitting and installation of low-voltage alarm systems to the Florida State Statutes.
Ordinance No. 606 - Amending Chapter 67, Article III, Section 67-58 of the Code to provide for the refund of building permit fees.
Ordinance No. 607 - Rejected
Ordinance No. 608 -  Amending its Code at Chapter 30, Licenses and Business Regulations, by Amending Article VII, Business Permit Section 30-157, Residential Rental Registration, to alter the reporting requirements contained therein and Section 30-158 to establish a new fee schedule.
Ordinance No. 609 - Amending Chapter 1, Section 1-3 of the Code to provide revised definitions of Vehicle and Motor Vehicle; Amending Chapter 62, Article II, Sections 62-26 through 62-29 and 62-31 through 62-33 of the Code to provide regulations on beaches within the town.
Ordinance No. 610 - Rejected
Ordinance No. 611 - Providing for the date of the annual Town Election in March, 2016, to coincide with the Presidential Primary; establishing the proposed qualifying period for candidates; providing for supremacy of this ordinance over all ordinances inconsistent with or in conflict with this ordinance; and providing for an effective date on second reading.
Ordinance No. 612 - Amending Article IV, Division 1, Section 66-117 to make Landscape Provisions of Division 1, Parking Area Landscape, Applicable to Single Family and Duplex Dwelling Units.
Ordinance No. 613 - Amending Section 1-3 Definitions of the Code of Ordinances to include Partial Demolitions of Improvements; and further amending Article III, Technical Codes and Other Construction Standards, Division 2, Administration and Enforcement, Section 67-51, Permit Required, to Include Requirements relative to Partial Demolition Permits and the Prevention of Blight.
Ordinance No. 614 - Changing the date of the Town's Election in 2016 from the Second Tuesday of March to March 15, 2016, The date of the Presidential Preference Primary Election date.
Ordinance No. 615 - Amending Chapter 1 "General Provisions", Section 1-3, "Definitions" to clarify the definition of "family"; Chapter 67 "Buildings and Building Regulations", Article VII. "Building Standards", by Creating Division 3, "Occupancy Limitations" to clarify such limitations and to provide for a reasonable accommodation process for persons with disabilities and/or handicap.
Ordinance No. 616 - Amending Chapter 67, "Buildings and Building Regulations", Article III, "Technical Codes and Other Construction Standards", Division 2, "Administration and Enforcement", Section 67-55, "Construction Board of Adjustments and Appeals" to provide that certain appeals may be made to the Board of Adjustment.
Ordinance No. 617 - Amending Chapter 2, "Administration", Article II, "Officers and Employees", Division 3, "Town Clerk" to Clarify the requirements of the Town Clerk.
Ordinance No. 618 - Amending Chapter 2 "Administration", Article VI "Finance", by Deleting Division 1 "Generally" and by creating a new Division 1 "Purchasing Code" to provide regulations governing the purchasing of goods and services.
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Ordinance No. 620 - Amending Chapter 64 "Zoning", Article III, "Supplemental Regulations", by creating Section 64-60, "Decks, Patios, Steps, Stoops, and Terraces (unenclosed and uncovered) to provide setbacks.
Ordinance No. 621 - Amending Chapter 64 "Zoning", Article III "Supplemental Regulations", Section 64-49 "Temporary Structures" to clarify the regulations regarding temporary structures; Chapter 67 "Buildings and Building Regulations", Article 1 "In General", to provide for and clarify existing regulations governing construction sites.
Ordinance No. 622 - Amending Chapter 67 "Buildings and Building Regulations", Article II "Technical Codes and Other Construction Standards" By Creating Division 3, "Amendments to the Florida Building Code" To Set Forth The Local Amendments To The Florida Building Code.
Ordinance No. 623 - Amending Chapter 1, "General Provisions", Section 1-3, "Definitions"; Amending Chapter 66 "Environmental Regulations", by repealing Article II, "Flood Damage Prevention" and enacting a new Article II, "Floodplain Management", to adopt flood hazard maps, to designate a floodplain administrator, to adopt procedures and criteria for development in flood hazard areas and for other purposes; and amending Chapter 67 "Buildings and Building Regulations", Article III, "Technical Codes and Other Construction Standards", Division 1, "Generally", to clarify the minimum floor elevation and to adopt technical amendments to the Florida Building Code.
Ordinance No. 624 - Amending Chapter 66 "Environmental Regulations", Article II, "Floodplain Management", Section 66-21 "Inspections", Section 66-25 "Definitions", Section 66-32 "Manufactured Homes", To Provide Regulations Related To Manufactured Homes.
Ordinance No. 625 - Amending Chapter 34 "Nuisances, Article I "In General", Section 34-8 "Business By Contractors and Vendors on Sundays and Federal Holidays", to Clarify the Hours When  Construction May Be Conducted; Amending Article II "Noise", Division 3 "Noise Control Standards", Section 34-83 "Construction During Certain Hours, Sundays, and Federal Holidays; Penalties", To Regulate Construction Hours On Saturdays; Enacting Section 34-97 "Lawn Maintenance Equipment Noise" To Set Forth The Time Periods That Lawn Maintenance Equipment May Be Operated By Contractors and Vendors.
Ordinance No. 626 - Amending Chapter 2, "Administration", Article V, "Elections", Section 2-193, "Filing Date For Candidates For Town Commission" to Change the Qualifying Period to Better Allow for Absentee Voting.
Ordinance No. 627 - Amending Chapter 63, "General and Administrative Provisions", Article IV, "Site Plan Review Procedures", Section 63-51 "Types of Applications", and enacting Section 63-56 "Concept Development Plan Review", to provide Concept Development Plan Review of new construction.
Ordinance No. 628 - Amending Chapter 1, "General Provisions", Section 1-3, "Definitions" to Clarify the Definition of "Family"; Chapter 67, "Buildings and Building Regulations", Article VII, "Building Standards", Division 3, "Occupancy Limitations", Section 67-205 "Occupancy Limitations.
Ordinance No. 629 - Amending Chapter 2 "Administration", Article VI "Finance", Division 2 "Fees", By Enacting Section 2-237 "Schedule of Fees, Fines and Costs Established By Resolution" to Provide for and Clarify Certain Fees, Fines and Costs May Be Established By A Resolution of the Town.
Ordinance No. 630 - Imposition of a Temporary Moratorium on the Processing of Applications and Issuance of Building Permits for New Construction or Construction that Exceeds Fifty Percent of the Cost of the Existing Structure or Increases the Size of the Existing Structure By More Than Fifty Percent for Properties Located in the Town's RSF Zoning District. 
Ordinance No. 631 - Rejected
Ordinance No. 632 - Amending Chapter 67 "Buildings and Building Regulations", Article III "Technical Codes and Other Construction Standards", Division 3, "Amendments to the Florida Building Code" to Provide that the Local Amendments to the Florida Building Code Shall be Adopted by Resolution.
Ordinance No. 633 - Amending Chapter 30, "Licenses and Business Regulations”, Article VII, “Business Permit”, Section 30-158 “Fee”; Chapter 54 “Traffic and Vehicles”, Article I “In General”, Section 54-2 “Penalty for Violation of Certain Traffic Control Signs; Fines”; Chapter 63 “General and Administrative Provisions”, Article III “Development Review Procedures”, Section 63-33 “Town Commission Action"; Article VIII “Land Development Fees", Section 63-131 “Applications and Petitions"; Chapter 64 “Zoning”, Article III “Supplemental Regulations", Section 64-56 “Antennas, Masts, etc.”; Article V "Subdivisions", Sections 64-104 "Preparation of Final Plat" and Section 64-105 "Final Plat Submission and Approval"; Chapter 67 “Building and Building Regulations", Article III "Technical Codes and Other Construction Standards", Division 2 “Administration and Enforcement", Section 67-57 "Authority to Require Engineering Review and Survey", Article V "Clearing, Excavating and Filling of Land", Division 3 "Standards", Section 67-136 “Site Work Incidental to Construction"; Article VII "Building Standards", Division 2 “Alternative Procedure for Demolition or Repair of Unsafe Structures”, Section 67-196 “Notification"; Chapter 70 “Signs”, Article I  “In General”, Section 70-2 “Periodic Inspections" and Section 70-8 “Permit Fees", Removing Certain Fees or Fines Amounts and Providing that Such Fees or Fines Shall Be As Set Forth On A Schedule of Fees As Adopted by Resolution of the Town Commission.
Ordinance No. 634 - Amending Chapter 63, "General and Administrative Provisions", Article IV, "Site Plan Review Procedures", Section 63-56 "Concept Development Plan Review", to clarify the notice requirements.
Ordinance No. 635 - Amending Chapter 63, "General and Administrative Provisions", Article III, "Development Review Procedures", Section 63-31 "Planning and Zoning Commission Established; Powers and Duties" and Section 63-34 "Board of Adjustments", to modify the date requirements regarding appointments to the Boards, to clarify who administers oaths, quorum requirements, removal from office and required time periods between submitting applications.
Ordinance No. 636 - Amending Chapter 66, "Environmental Regulations", Article IV "Landscaping", Division 3 "Tree Permits", Section 66-151 "Tree Permits" to Provide for Increased Landscaping Requirements.
Ordinance No. 637 - Amending Chapter 66, "Environmental Regulations", Article I "General Provisions, Sea Turtles and Wetlands:, Section 66-1 "General Provisions", to Change the Pervious Area Requirements from 25% to 35%; Amending Chapter 67 "Buildings and Building Regulations", Article III "Technical Codes and Other Construction Standards", Section 67-33 "Drainage, Required; Swales; Construction of Driveways", to Provide for the Connection of Trench Drains.
Ordinance No. 638 - Amending Chapter 64 "Zoning", Article III "Supplemental Regulations", Section 64-46 "Off-Street Parking", to Require One Parking Space Per Bedroom and to Require That Some of Those Spaces Must Be Located in a Garage; Amending Section 64-60 "Decks, Patios, Steps, Stoops, and Terraces (Unenclosed and Uncovered)", To Increase the Setback Requirements of Impervious Areas From a Property Line. 
Ordinance No. 639 - Submitting to Referendum Amendments to the Town of Ocean Ridge Chapter; Amending Article III "Legislative", Section 3.02 "Qualifications", to Modify Candidate Qualifying Periods and to Remove Language Regarding Qualifications and a Forfeiture Process; Amending Section 3.03 "Election and Terms", to Modify that Start of a Commission Term and the Date of the Election; Amending Article V "Nominations and Elections", Section 5.01 "Electors", to Provide that Electors Must Also Meet Town Requirements; Amending Section 5.04 "Form of Ballot", to Provide that the Form of Ballots Shall Be Determined by Law; Amending Section 5.05 "Elections", to Provide for a Change in the Municipal Election Date to Coincide with Countywide or Statewide Elections and to Provide Procedures in the Event of a Tie Vote; Amending Article VII "Finance and Taxation", Section 7.02 "Fund Transfers; Fund Equity", to Correct Certain Spelling Errors; Establishing the Date of March 12, 2019, For the Referendum; Providing a Ballot Title and Question; Providing for Notice and Advertising of the Referendum.
Ordinance No. 640 - Submitting to Referendum Amendments to the Town of Ocean Ridge Chapter; Amending Article IV "Administrative", Section 4.01 "Town Manager", to Clarify that the Town Manager is not Required to be a Resident of the Town; Amending Section 4.02 "Appointment; Removal; Compensation", to Provide that the Affirmative Vote of a Majority of the Town Commission is Required; Amending Section 4.03 "Acting Town Manager", to Modify the Designation Process for An Acting Town Manager; Amending Section 4.04 "Powers and Duties of the Town Manager", to Provide that the Town Manager has the Authority to Hire and Remove or Suspend All Employees Without Confirmation or Appeal to the Commission, Except Approval Must Be Obtained From the Commission Prior to Terminating the Police Chief, and to Remove  the Process that Requires a Hearing to be Held by the Town Manager Within 72 Hours of the Suspension of a Police Department Employee; Establishing the Date of March 12, 2019, for the Referendum.
Ordinance No. 641 - Submitting to Referendum Amendments to the Town of Ocean Ridge Town Charter; Amending Article III "Legislative", Section 3.05 "Mayor and Vice-Mayor", to Modify the Selection of Mayor and Vice-Mayor; Amending Section 3.06 "Vacancies; Forfeitures of Office; Filling of Vacancies", to Modify When a Vacancy Occurs, How to Fill the Vacancy and When a Special Election Would Be Required and Providing the Requirements for Forfeiture of Office and to Provide for Suspension From Office; Amending Section 3.07 "Procedure", to Provide 24 Hours Notice For Special Meetings Rather Than 12 Hours and to Provide that there must be Three Affirmative Votes By The Commission to Approve Any Action; Establishing the Date of Match 12, 2019, for the Referendum.
Ordinance No. 642 - Submitting to Referendum Amendments to the Town of Ocean Ridge Town Charter; Amending Article III "Legislative", Section 3.03 "Election and Terms", to Provide for Term Limits not to Exceed Three Consecutive Terms and to Provide that a One Year Hiatus Must Occur if a Person has Served the Maximum Amount of Consecutive Terms; Establishing the Date of Match 12, 2019, for the Referendum.
Rejected - Ordinance No. 643 - Submitting to Referendum Amendments to the Town of Ocean Ridge Town Charter; Amending Article III "Legislative", Section 3.07 "Procedure", to Provide that there must be the Affirmative Vote of Four Commissioners to Adopt Any Ordinance or Resolution that increases the Maximum Allowable Density, Building Height or Floor Area Ratio; Establishing the Date of Match 12, 2019, for the Referendum.
Ordinance No. 644 - Amending Chapter 1, "General Provisions", By Creating Section 1-14 "Civil Rights", Providing for Non-Discrimination within the Town of Ocean Ridge. 
Rejected - Ordinance No. 645 - Amending Chapter 66 "Environmenta; Regulations", Article 1 "General Provisions, Sea Turtles and Wetlands", Section 66-1 "General Provisions", to Change the Pervious Area Requirements from 25% to 35% for Lots that Exceed 12,000 Square Feet in Lot Area; Amending Chapter 67 "Buildings and Building Regulations", Article III "Technical Codes and Other Construction Standards", Section 67-33 "Drainage, Required; Swales; Construction of Driveways", to Provide Connection of Trench Drains.