If you would like to submit an environmental concern to the Southwest District, please click here or call 813-470-5700.
Florida has a very broad public records law. Most written communications to or from state officials regarding state business are public records that are available to the public upon request. Citizens can search the DEP's public records database, Oculus, to find information regarding specific facilities. For information on how to use Oculus, click here. Email your public records requests to the Southwest District Public Records team at PublicRecordsRequests_Regulatory@FloridaDEP.gov for a timely turnaround to your request. Members of the media should reach out to the Public Information Manager for their requests.
When reporters have questions, the Southwest District's Office of Media Relations is available to answer them. As a liaison between reporters and Southwest District staff, we are here to let the media know about environmental news in the district and schedule interviews between the media and district staff if necessary. Media contact information can be located below.
When legislators have questions, the Southwest District's Office of Legislative Affairs is available to answer them. As a liaison between legislators and Southwest District staff, we can assist with information needed or issues of concern. Legislative Affairs contact information can be located below.
DEP's Southwest District can provide your school, community or organization with speakers and presentations on a variety of environmental conservation and protection topics. If DEP cannot provide a speaker for you, we will help you locate another resource. Outreach coordination contact information can be located below.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.