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An environmental resource permit (ERP) is required before beginning any construction activity that would affect wetlands, alter surface water flows, or contribute to water pollution.

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Environmental Resource Permits

As authorized by Part IV of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the District is responsible for permitting construction and operation of surface water management systems. The review process of an environmental resource permit application ensures that the permit will authorize activities or situations that are not harmful to the water resources or inconsistent with the public interest. Complete ERP information is available in the Environmental Resource Permit Information Manual as PDF files linked from this page. To request a print version of the manual, or for more information about permitting, contact the appropriate regulation department for your region.

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Supplemental Information

Some paper forms are still required until the ePermitting transition is complete. Please note: Data typed into these forms cannot be saved using free PDF-reader software. Please print your completed form if you would like a copy for your records. In order to save the form and data, additional software must be purchased.

“SWIFTMUD, Inc.” Not Associated with the District:  Please be aware that a corporate entity doing business in Tampa and surrounding areas as “SWIFTMUD, Inc.” is not in any way affiliated with, or endorsed by, the District.  The District has been advised that “SWIFTMUD, Inc.” is soliciting customers in southwest Florida through direct mailings that offer to prepare inspection reports for surface water management systems, promising customers that, for a stated fee, they “can be worry free of compliance issues with [the District] and its code enforcement.”  Please be advised that “SWIFTMUD, Inc.” is not associated with the District in any way, and it does not have the District’s permission or authority to represent that any inspection reports submitted to the District will insure against compliance issues. 

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