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What is the Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) Program ?

The Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) Program regulates activities involving the alteration of surface water flows. This includes new activities in uplands that generate stormwater runoff from upland construction, as well as dredging and filling in wetlands and other surface waters.   Environmental Resource Permit applications are processed by either the Department or one of the state's water management districts, in accordance with the division of responsibilities specified in operating agreements between the Department and the water management districts. The ERP Program is in effect throughout the State. 

Local Program Delegation
To implement this statutory authority, the Department adopted a rule, Chapter 62-344 of the Florida Administrative Code, to guide local governments in the application process, and the criteria that will be used to approve or deny a delegation request.

ERPs of Heightened Public Concern under Review by DEP


Permitting Activities in conjunction with the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE)

ACOE Permitting

Nationwide Permits

State Programmatic General Permit

ERP Operating Agreements with FDEP, US Army Corps of Engineers & WMDs

For more detailed information on permitting please go to the Overview of the Wetland and Other Surface Water Regulatory and Proprietary Programs.

1It should be noted that a separate stormwater program also regulates construction of new sources of stormwater runoff throughout the panhandle. See FL. ADMIN. CODE 62-25.



Search for an ERP Permit Online

View Permit Application Notices

ERP and the Water Management Districts

WMD E-Permitting


Fact Sheets and Pamphlets

Related Links


OCULUS (Electronic Document Management)


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ERP Online Help Home

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Last updated: March 26, 2015

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