The Drinking Water Section located in the DEP headquarters in Tallahassee is responsible for writing rules, developing policy, managing funds, providing training and data management, and managing special initiatives. Enforcement of rules and permitting new construction is handled by six district offices.
In several Florida counties, the department has delegated enforcement and permitting authority to local approved county health departments. Laboratory certification is the responsibility of the Florida Department of Health's laboratory in Jacksonville.
DEP Tallahassee Office
Call us at 850-245-8624
Fax us at 850-245-8669
Write us at 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS 3520, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
Contact information for each of the department's six district offices:
Northwest District:160 West Government Street, Suite 308, Pensacola, FL 32502-5794 - Phone 850-595-8300
Northeast District: 8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256-7590 - Phone 904-256-1700
Central District: 3319 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 232, Orlando, FL 32803-3767 - Phone 407-897-4100
Southeast District: 3301 Gun Club Road MSC 7210-1, West Palm Beach, FL 33406 - Phone 561-681-6600
South District: 2295 Victoria Avenue, Suite 364, Fort Myers, FL 33901-3875 - Phone 239-344-5600
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.