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Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-application Procedures:

Please contact (813) 470-5700 for Permitter of the Day (POD)

Delegations of SW District

·         Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)

o   Regulation under Park IV, Chapter 373, F.S. http://www.dep.state.fl.us/legal/Operating_Agreement/Agreements/SouthWestFlorida_WM/SWFWMD_OperatingAgreement.pdf

o   To administer and enforce the regulation of mangroves http://www.dep.state.fl.us/legal/Operating_Agreement/agreements/SouthWestFlorida_WM/da_mangroves_1_29_96.pdf

·         Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission (EPC)

o   For the regulation of mangroves http://www.dep.state.fl.us/legal/Operating_Agreement/agreements/IndianRiverShores/da_mangroves.pdf

o   For certain permitting, compliance, and enforcement http://www.dep.state.fl.us/legal/Operating_Agreement/Agreements/Hillsborough/EPCHC_DelAgmt_FullySigned.pdf

·         Pinellas County

o   For the regulation of mangroves http://www.dep.state.fl.us/legal/Operating_Agreement/agreements/pinellas/da_mangroves_2_27_96.pdf


Shoreline Stabilization

image on dock  Dredging activity - Photo by Fred Scharmen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sevensixfive/3489277522/)



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Wetland / Utilities

Is it DEP or SWFWMD?

Wetland  SWFWMD

Lease/Sovereign Submerged Lands (SSL)

Is it DEP or EPC?




mangroves  Mitigation



ERP Online Help webpage link

ERP e-Permitting webpage link

OCULUS Electronic Document Management System website link

ERP Customer Survey link


Compliance Assistance Request webpage

Aquatic Preserves

Boca Ciega Bay

Cockroach Bay

Pinellas County

St. Martins Marsh

Terra Ceia

Last updated: September 27, 2016

D.E.P. Southwest District - TAMPA
13051 N. Telecom Parkway Temple Terrace, Fl. 33637 Phone: 813-470-5700
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