John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park


The DEP Business Portal allows Florida residents and businesses to obtain a variety of self-service authorizations online. You can apply for commonly issued authorizations, permits, certifications and renewals, pay fees and submit annual reports, subscribe to agency newsletters or request a technology review. It’s also a great place to get information about compliance assistance with wastewater permit determinations, dock permits or other environmental resource permits.

A resource page provides links to maps, air and water quality data, grant details and other useful information.

Please take our Economic Impact survey! If you are applying for or have obtained an environmental permit or license, please take a moment to complete the Economic Impact survey. DEP will use the data to better understand the economic impacts and determine the costs of obtaining and complying with DEP permits. survey

Compliance Assistance

  • DEP’s goal, and a goal of many residents and business owners, is to achieve compliance with environmental regulations to protect the resources that support our livelihoods and our ways of life. To help residents and business owners avoid fines and to protect Florida’s resources, DEP offers compliance assistance through site visits and technical support.
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  • Environmental Assistance Directory
    The directory provides a list of state and federal staff who can help you with compliance questions ranging from asbestos to wastewater facilities.

Technology Review

Thinking about taking the road less traveled? Want to use a non-traditional method or technology for nutrient remediation or pollution cleanup? Run that idea by DEP. Technical staff can help evaluate the method or product to determine how it stacks up to traditional methods and technologies. Subject area experts can also identify DEP permits you’ll need to put the new technology to work and suggest information you’ll need to provide to make the permitting process easier.

Fill out the online form to request a review.