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County Ordinance and Codes

To view Hillsborough County’s Codes and Ordinances, click on the links below. By clicking, you agree to exit the Hillsboroughcounty.gov site and enter an outside site, hosted by the Municipal Code Corporation, otherwise known as Municode. This service is not managed by Hillsborough County.

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Hillsborough County’s Code is organized into four distinct parts: (1) The County’s Land Development Code, (2) The County’s Development Procedures, (3) Part A of the County’s Code of Ordinances and Laws and (4) Part B of the County’s Code of Ordinances and Laws, Public Utilities.


In an effort to assist you in your search efforts, please see the list/link below identifying some of the most searched County subjects and alternative terms you can use to locate related ordinances.
Addresses
See UNIFORM BUILDING NUMBERING SYSTEM

Animals
See ANIMAL CONTROL 

Chickens
See also FOWLS 

Code Enforcement

Human Rights
See CIVIL RIGHTS

Noise
See also ESTABLISHMENT OF QUIET ZONES
Panhandling/begging 
See SOLICITATION 

RFP (Request for Proposal)
See PROCUREMENT & DESIGN-BUILD CONTRACTS 

Property Maintenance

Sinkhole 
Land Development Code

Water Restrictions
See WATER CONSERVATION


  1. The Land Development Code (LDC) 
    The LDC contains the Land Development Regulations for unincorporated Hillsborough County as required by Chapter 163, Florida Statutes. The LDC establishes the standards, regulations and procedures for review and approval of all proposed development of property in unincorporated Hillsborough County that is not regulated by the Florida Building Code.

  2. The Development Procedures 
    These Procedures are intended to help users of the LDC understand the application submittal, review and decision-making processes outlined in the LDC.

  3. Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws, Part A 
    This section of the code contains the provisions of all ordinances and laws of a general and permanent nature except for those relating to water, wastewater and solid waste matter which are contained in Part B, Public Utilities.

  4. Hillsborough County Code of Ordinances and Laws, Part B, Public Utilities 
    This section of the Code contains all ordinances and laws relating to water, wastewater and solid waste matters in Hillsborough County.

An added benefit of this service is the “NOW” Program. This program enables the online Code to be kept up to date between periodic supplements. Newly enacted Ordinances which have not yet been codified can be accessed through this program. After selecting the Code in which you are interested (Part A or Part B) a table of new Ordinances is displayed as soon as you open to the home page. Be sure to review that table to ensure that you are aware of recently enacted legislation which has yet to be codified.

While Hillsborough County cannot attest to the accuracy of all of the information provided by this linked site, it is important to note that dedicated staff of Hillsborough County work diligently with Municode to ensure the information is as updated and correct as possible. Should you have questions regarding this service or information provided by the service, feel free to contact Nancy Milam, Paralegal, Hillsborough County Attorneys Office at 813-272-5670.