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Tools for Applicants

File Information & Instructions

DEP has implemented a paperless permitting process that will allow for the electronic submission of applications, forms, and requests for information; and following permit issuance the submission of required compliance forms. These documents may be submitted via email to  

Important Note: For documents and/or plans that are too large to send via email (greater than 20mb), upload documents to DEP’s external JCP FTP Site using the naming conventions outlined in the Electronic Submission Instructions document. The DEP Business Portal now accepts online payments for permit application fees.  Upon receipt of an application, the applicant will receive an email with their application file number and information about online payment.  Get more information on obtaining an ERP.

To complete the following DEP electronic forms, you must have Adobe Reader 8.0 or higher.  You can download the latest Adobe Reader, which is free, from the Adobe website at:  

Get more information on the JCP Permitting process, rules and statutes, and how to apply for a permit.

Joint Coastal Permitting (JCP)

Joint Application for Joint Coastal Permit

Environmental Resource Permitting

The ERP Applicant's Handbook Vol. 1
ERP Application

Permitting Fees

Coastal Construction Fees - 62B-41.0085, F.A.C.
Permitting Fees - 62-4.050(4)(h), F.A.C.
Sovereignty Submerged Lands Authorization Fees 18-21.008, .009, or .010, F.A.C.

JCP processing fees are the sum of the fees required by 62B-41.0085, 62-4.050(4)(h), and 18-21.008, .009, or .010, F.A.C. ERP processing fees are the sum of the fees required by 62-4.050(4)(h) and 18-21.008, .009, or .010, F.A.C. 

Post Issuance / Compliance

Construction Commencement Notice
Request to Transfer Permit
As-Built Certification and Request to Conversion to Operation Phase

Biological Resources

Standard Operation Procedures For Nearshore Hardbottom Monitoring Of Beach Nourishment Projects

Nearshore Hardbottom in Southeastern Florida
 The “Ecological Functions of Nearshore Hardbottom in Southeastern Florida Field Study” is being conducted by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in cooperation with the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, universities, and consulting firms. DEP has received funding to conduct studies to resolve differences between the hard bottom mitigation requirements of the State and the Army Corps of Engineers and to help determine the appropriate designs and locations of artificial reefs.

Technical Advisory Committee Meeting October 30, 2012

Strategic Planning and Coordination Resources

Inlet Management Plans 

Strategic Beach Management Plan - SBMP (June 2015)


Regional Coastal Monitoring Data - Regional Data Collection and Processing component of Florida's Statewide Coastal Monitoring Program.
Historic Shoreline Data - Database of historic mean high water locations, maps, graphics, and beach and offshore profile data.

Public Records Requests

DEP’s Electronic Document Management System OCULUS is available to the public to search for and retrieve any non-confidential document or plan related to a project file. Please visit the department’s electronic document management system, Oculus, to find JCP and ERP related documents.  If a document cannot be located in Oculus, please email

More Information

For additional information about Engineering and Design Information please see technical reports. For more information about these tools for applicants, please contact us.  

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March 6, 2019 - 8:25am

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