The Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) Rules page gives visitors easy access to information about the FDOC rules and statutes, as well as rulemaking in progress and government reports required by the Department of State and the Governor.

Florida Citrus Industry Official Rules

Pursuant to Chapter 601, F.S., The Official Rules Affecting the Florida Citrus Industry, Chapter 20, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) have been adopted and published by the Florida Department of citrus. Chapter 20, F.A.C., 2015 Edition (Rev) contains all information regarding rules of General application, Fresh Fruit regulations, Processed Products regulations, and Special Subjects, including trademarks, Agency Organization and citrus fruit dealer license requirements and procedures.

Florida Citrus Code

The FDOC is an executive agency of state government. Because of the industry’s importance to Florida’s economy, the Legislature created the Florida Citrus Commission in 1935 at the request of the industry in order to research, regulate and market citrus fruit and citrus processed products from Florida. In 1949, the Legislature enacted “The Florida Citrus Code of 1949,” which was subsequently amended and is currently codified in Chapter 601, F.S. This act, now referred to as the Florida Citrus Code, states that the FDOC’s purpose is to protect and enhance the quality and reputation of Florida citrus fruit and processed citrus products in both domestic and foreign markets.

Download an Adobe version of the Florida Citrus Code, Chapter 601.

 Enhanced Biennial Review Report

Review of Chapter 20, Official Rules Affecting the Florida Citrus Industry (View the report)

Compliance Economic Review 2012 – Group 1 (view the report)

Compliance Economic Review 2013 – Group 2 (view the report)

Compliance Economic Review 2013 – Group 2 Final (view the report)

2016 Regulatory Plan


For additional information regarding statutes, rules or current rulemaking, contact Alice Wiggins at