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Beach Field Services Program

Beach Field Services (BFS) is responsible for maintaining a statewide geodetic control network, managing a historic shoreline database of survey data collected by BFS surveyors or by private company land surveyors, and providing compliance support to ensure continuity of beach regulatory services statewide.

The geodetic control network is used to legally describe the Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) in the 25 coastal counties with established CCCLs and as a baseline to monitor shoreline changes along 825 miles of beaches that front the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida. BFS surveyors perform network maintenance and topographic profiling of Florida’s beaches on a four-year work cycle. Regional Coastal Monitoring Data provides information on surveying work schedules, control monument tabulation, and supplemental survey control.

The Historic Shoreline Database contains many directories of related types of information about beach changes in Florida. Beach profile data files collected by BFS surveyors or by private company land surveyors can be found in the ProfileData directory and visually in the ClickOnProfiles directory.

BFS manages a Service Level Agreement with the department’s district offices to ensure statewide continuity of beach regulatory services. The districts’ CCCL field representatives issue CCCL field permits, perform compliance/enforcement inspections and activities, and provide consultations with beachfront property owners. The Coastal Construction Control Line Permitting (CCCL) page contains a list of CCCL district field representatives with their contact information.

BFS staff and surveyors contact information can be found on our Staff Contacts page.

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