Violations of Fertilizer ordinance:
Citrus County Utilities water conservation office:
(352) 527-7669.

Report any spilling, leaking, seeping, pouring, emitting, emptying, or dumping, of substances or materials into storm drains, retention ponds or water bodies to Road Maintenance (352) 527-7610.

Where to dispose of fertilizers, pesticides, weed control products, antifreeze, gasoline, paints, oil, propane tanks, and other hazardous waste: Citrus County Solid Waste Management (352) 527-7670.

Illegal dumping: Citrus County Code Compliance:
(352) 527-5350


The Citrus County Fertilizer Use and Landscape Maintenance Practices Ordinance 2016-A29, was adopted in 2016 to allow for maintaining healthy landscapes while promoting the future health of our waters.

Seeding & Sodding

Fertilizer containing nitrogen or phosphorus shall not be applied 30 days before or after seeding or sodding a site.

Annual Nitrogen Limit

Nitrogen shall be limited to no more than the following annually:

Nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft. per year:
  • Bahiagrass 2-3 pounds
  • Bermudagrass 3-5 pounds
  • Centipedegrass 1-2 pounds
  • St. Augistinegrass 2-4 pounds
  • Zoysiagrass 2-3 pounds
Maximum Nitrogen Application

Regulations allow a maximum of 0.7 pounds of readily available (soluble) nitrogen per 1,000 square feet be applied at any one time. Citrus County encourages no more than 1 lb. of total nitrogen per 1000 sq. ft. be applied at one time.



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