Governing Law and Regulations
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 Florida Panhandle, and both the Environmental Results Program (ERP) and the Sovereign Submerged Lands program are in effect throughout the state.
The Corps, Department of ...