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Please refer to the Homeowner's Guide for a quick reference or 4.02.06 (B) of the Land Development Code for complete and updated information.
*No more than 40% of lot shall be impervious surface and clearing of the native vegetation shall not exceed 50% of the portion of the parcel that is within the 300-foot CDLPZ.
*For lots adjacent to Coastal Dune Lakes: Requiring all new development, and redevelopment that requires a modification, replacement or upgrade to an onsite sewage treatment and disposal system to connect to central sewer at the time of development or redevelopment. For other lots within the CDLPZ, new onsite sewage treatment and disposal system shall be prohibited where connection to sewer is available. If central sewer is not available, septic tanks and drain fields must be at least 100 feet from the ordinary or mean high water line.
*Seawalls, bulkheads, revetments and rip-rap are not allowed.
*No new point or non-point sources of pollution shall be discharged into the lakes - no treated wastewater or untreated stormwater runoff.
*No construction or disturbance will be allowed in the natural outlet from a coastal dune lake.
These coastal features are recognized by the Florida Natural Areas Inventory as globally rare and critically imperiled through the state of Florida. The changing condition of water chemistry in the coastal dune lakes makes them dynamic, biologically diverse ecosystems. Temporary estuaries and nursery grounds are formed when the fresh and saltwater mix, providing important breeding areas for birds and mammals. Beach dunes around the lakes provide habitat for the endangered Choctawhatchee beach mouse and the threatened piping plover.