The purpose of the Class II Ordinance is to protect and improve the water quality of the Indian River Lagoon. The Indian River Lagoon contains waters designated as Class II by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, and are the only waters in Volusia County designated for special protection by the Surface Water Improvement and Management Act.
Additionally, these waters have been designated as an “estuary of national significance” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Stormwater and native vegetation provisions of this ordinance are designed to reduce the negative impacts of development adjacent to the Indian River Lagoon and to protect the natural resources and shellfish harvesting industry in that area.
Class II Overlay map [PDF]
Planting guidelines [PDF]