Chapter 8 is Orange County's Boats & Water Safety Code that outlines enforceable boating rules and regulations to protect the health, safety and general welfare of users of waterways of the County. Chapter 8 ordinance revisions include two distinct phases, as follows:
In order to improve public safety and reduce natural resource and wildlife impacts, a new Swim Area & Vessel Exclusion (SAVE) zone has been created on Egret "Bird" Island on Lake Butler.
If you plan to visit the area, please abide by these SAVE zone requirements:
2024 will be an eventful year for Orange County as we make changes to the Boats & Water Safety Ordinance. Here’s what we hope to achieve in Phase II: