FLORIDA-FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING™ LAWS, ORDINANCES AND RESTRICTIONS
State Statutes Related to Florida-Friendly Landscaping™
A Florida State statute adopted in 2009 prohibits HOAs and local governments from prohibiting Florida-Friendly Landscaping™:
Florida Statute 482.1562 states that all commercial fertilizer applicators must have a Limited Commercial Urban Fertilizer Applicator/license (LCFAC) from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) by Jan 2014.
- Florida Statutes 482.1562 - Limited certification for urban landscape commercial fertilizer application
Florida Statute 403.9338 established requirements for the above fertilizer applicator license: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in cooperation with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, shall provide training and testing programs in urban landscape best management practices and may issue certificates demonstrating satisfactory completion of the training. (Section 403.9338, F.S.). A Landscape professional submit a proof of completion of the GIBMP training to FDACS in order to receive the certificate/license to apply fertilizer. The certificate is valid for 4 years from the date of issuance. The applicant/license holder must obtain 4 hours of Continuing Education Training for renewal.