The Environmental Resource Permitting program regulates most alterations to the land surface in Florida that are not specifically exempt from regulation by statute or rule.
The State 404 Program regulates dredge or fill activities within state assumed waters. To determine what type of permit you need, please contact the district office in which your project is located.
A formal determination (FD) is a legally binding determination of the landward extent (boundaries) of wetlands and other surface waters as defined by Chapter 62-340, F.A.C. A formal determination is binding on the real property for which that determination is sought for as long as the determination is valid, in accordance with Sections 373.421(2) and (3), F.S.
If the project is a mining related the FD Petition will be processed by the Mining and Mitigation Program.
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.Learn More