Florida Wetlands: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Wetlands program overview: Florida Statutes (FS) 373.403 to 373.466

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Wetland delineation: Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-340.100 to 62-340.750

Wetlands definition: FAC 62-340.200

Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) Program: FAC 62-343.010 and FAC 62-343.140

Noticed-General permits: FAC 62-341.201

ERP permitting in Northwest Florida Water Management District: FAC 62-346.010 to 62-346.900

Wetland mitigation: FAC 62-342.100 to 62-342.900

Mitigation bank permits: FAC 62-342.450

Mitigation assessment methods: FAC 62-345.100 to 62-345.900

Joint Coastal Permits: FAC 62B-49.001 to 62B-49.013

Sovereign submerged lands: FS 253.03, FS 253.12, and FS 253.77

Regulatory Agencies

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Water Resource Management

Florida Regional Water Management Districts South Florida Water Management District St. Johns River Water Management District Southwest Florida Water Management District Suwannee River Water Management District Northwest Florida Water Management District

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) Jacksonville District Office Mobile District Office

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Florida administers an independent state permit program for wetlands that is in addition to the federal dredge and fill permit program, and does not operate a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-approved State Wetland Conservation plan. Florida also regulates alterations of uplands that may affect surface water flows, including issues of flooding and stormwater treatment. The Wetland Resource (WR) permit program is in effect in the ...

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