Lawn Watering Rules for Jacksonville, Florida

The city of Jacksonville, Florida, as of October 2010, has water restrictions in place that last the entire year. The Jacksonville Environmental and Compliance Department enforces and oversees the Jacksonville watering restrictions. These restrictions are subject to change, so contact the department for the current regulations.

March – November

All business owners, residents and landowners must restrict water usage according to specific city guidelines, according to the city of Jacksonville. From March 1 to Oct. 31, no one is allowed to water between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Residential properties with odd-numbered addresses, addresses ending with the letters N through Z or those with no addresses may water on Wednesdays and Saturdays. All other addresses can water on Thursday and Sunday. Nonresidential addresses may water Tuesdays and Fridays. No matter the day, each property is limited to 3/4-inch or less of water per cycle.


November – March

From Nov. 1 to April 30, the Jacksonville watering restrictions increase. The 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. restrictions are still in place, but odd-number residential addresses or those ending with N through Z may only water on Saturday. All other residential addresses may water on Sunday, while nonresidential addresses are restricted to Tuesdays. Each property is limited to 3/4-inch of water per week.


Any person or organization violating the irrigation rules is subject to warning, ticket or other enforcement, according to the city of Jacksonville Environmental and Compliance Department. Fines for watering outside of allowed limits range from $50 to $250.

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