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Apply for a PermitFlorida’s environmental laws require sites be developed, projects be built and facilities be operated in a manner that is protective of the environment. Environmental permits help minimize potential environmental disruption as a result of common human activities. Florida’s environmental laws require sites be developed, projects be built, and facilities be operated in a manner that is protective of the environment. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issues permits and authorizations for a wide variety of facilities and activities, such as air emission sources, coastal construction, residential and commercial docks, wetlands, marinas, waste management facilities, drinking water and wastewater plants. Along with rules and statutes, these authorizations establish criteria and conditions that help safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.

DEP's Central District ensures the protection of the environment and human health while providing the public with fair, consistent and timely customer service, working proactively with stakeholders to consistently draft high-quality permits in the shortest time possible. In a normal year, the Central District will handle over 2,000 permits, clearances and other authorizations.

The goal of Central District's Waste Cleanup section is to oversee cleanup of contaminated sites in order to protect public health and the environment. Brownfields are a tool used by DEP to hasten the cleanup of real property that may have otherwise been complicated by actual or perceived environmental contamination.

In coordination with DEP's regulatory divisions of Air Resource ManagementWater Resource Management and Waste Management, Central District Permitting handles authorizations primarily related to the following programs:


Request a DEP Pre-Application Meeting

Request a DEP pre-application meeting with our Central District staff. The purpose of a pre-application meeting is to minimize processing steps and potential time delays of your application for a specific project.


Permit Applications Under Review

To find a permit application currently under review, please visit find an open application.


Selected* Environmental Resource Permit Application Notices


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PERMITTING CONTACTS FOR CENTRAL DISTRICT NAME PHONE EMAIL
Permitting Program Administrator Reggie Phillips 407-897-4132 Reggie.Phillips@FloridaDEP.gov

Air Resources

Permitting associated with stationary sources of air pollution.

Lu Burson

407-897-2912

Lu.Burson@FloridaDEP.gov
Brownfields

Lu Burson

407-897-2912 Lu.Burson@FloridaDEP.gov  

Potable Water

Permitting associated with drinking water facilities and distribution systems to ensure compliance with state and federal drinking water standards.

Allison Chancy 407-897-2968 Allison.Chancy@FloridaDEP.gov

Environmental Resources

Permitting for activities in wetlands, surface waters or state lands; submerged lands; dredge and fill; stormwater ponds; docks/piers; boat ramps; shoreline stabilization; mangroves.

Teayann Duclos 407-897-2911 Teayann.Duclos@FloridaDEP.gov

Solid Waste

Permitting associated with solid waste disposal and processing sites (landfills; waste transfer stations, dumping; waste tires; storm debris).

Lu Burson 407-897-2912 Lu.Burson@FloridaDEP.gov
Stormwater Management Jill Farris 407-897-4136 Jill.Farris@FloridaDEP.gov
Waste Cleanup Lu Burson

407-897-2912

Lu.Burson@FloriadaDEP.gov

Wastewater

Permitting associated with domestic (sanitary sewage from residents, businesses, etc.) and industrial (derived from an industrial activity) wastewater.

Allison Chancy 407-897-2968 Allison.Chancy@FloridaDEP.gov

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