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The Coastal Construction Control Line Permitting (CCCL)

The Coastal Construction Control Line Program (CCCL) is an essential element of Florida's coastal management program. It provides protection for Florida's beaches and dunes while assuring reasonable use of private property. Recognizing the value of the state’s beaches, the Florida legislature initiated the Coastal Construction Control Line Program to protect the coastal system from improperly sited and designed structures which can destabilize or destroy the beach and dune system. Once destabilized, the valuable natural resources are lost, as are its important values for recreation, upland property protection and environmental habitat. Adoption of a coastal construction control line establishes an area of jurisdiction in which special siting and design criteria are applied for construction and related activities. These standards may be more stringent than those already applied in the rest of the coastal building zone because of the greater forces expected to occur in the more seaward zone of the beach during a storm event. 

Chapter 62B-33, Florida Administrative Code, provides the design and siting requirements that must be met to obtain a coastal construction control line permit. Approval or denial of a permit application is based upon a review of the potential impacts to the beach dune system, adjacent properties, native salt resistant vegetation, and marine turtles.

Coastal Construction Control Line Permit Managers

The CCCL permit managers are in charge of reviewing permit applications, issuing permits, ensuring compliance and consulting with permit applicants.

Permit Managers Coastal Counties Served Phone
Fritz Wettstein, Environmental Manager
Statewide Permit Support, Broward 850-245-7672
Celora Jackson, Engineer IV
Dade and Palm Beach (850) 245-7668
Dr. Muthuswamy Subbuswamy, Engineer IV
Charlotte, Pinellas, Manatee, & Sarasota (850) 245-7674
Rolando Gomez, Engineer III
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton & Bay (850) 245-7676
David Kriger, Environmental Specialist III
St. Johns, Flagler, Lee & Volusia (850) 245-7680
Valerie Jones, Environmental Specialist III
Duval, Gulf, Franklin, Wakulla, Monroe & Nassau (850) 245-7681
Molly Edson, Environmental Specialist III
Collier, Brevard, Indian River, Martin & St. Lucie (850) 245-7671


Coastal Construction Control Line Field Representatives

Field representatives for the coastal construction control line program conduct compliance and enforcement inspections, issue field permits, and consult with permit applicants. The map below illustrates which counties are assigned to our field representatives.

Note:A portion of the west coast is without a representative due to it's classification as "vegetated shoreline" and not sandy beach. 

Field Representatives Areas of Responsibility

Please contact the Bureau Office at 1-850-245-7651. Your contact information will be forwarded to the appropriate staff member. The representative for your area will be in touch with you within 24 hours to address your request.

Field Representative Coastal Counties Served
Reginald Bradley,
Environmental Specialist II
Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa  Walton Counties, and Bay (excluding Mexico Beach)
Wesley Cich,
Environmental Specialist II
Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, and St. Lucie Counties
Keith Davie,
Engineering Specialist II
Mexico Beach in Bay County and Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla Counties
Steve West,
Engineering Specialist II
Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota Counties
Jennifer Cowart,
Engineering Specialist II
Charlotte, Lee, Collier, and Monroe Counties
Mark Taynton,
Engineering Specialist II
Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade Counties
Trey Hatch,
Environmental Specialist II
Nassau, Duval, St. Johns and Flagler Counties


Phone numbers for both the permit managers and the field engineers are also available on our staff contacts page.

Permit Managers

Bureau Coastal Armoring Policy & Guidelines

Field Representatives

Field Reps. Areas of Responsibility

Permit Application Forms

Permit Fees for CCCL

Rules & Regulations

Staff Contacts

FWC Lighting Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

Would you like to view rules and regulations regarding beach restoration?

Chapter 62B-36, Florida Administrative Code
Beach Erosion Control Assistance Program

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Chapter 161, Florida Statutes
Beach and Shore Preservation

Go to "Florida's Water - Ours to Protect" website. (Opens in new window.)


Last updated: March 04, 2014

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