Environmental Resource Permit

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.

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 Environmental Resource Permit Bureau.

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All 62-330, F.A.C. Statewide Environmental Resource Permitting (SWERP) forms can be accessed and downloaded from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) website. To access these forms, please visit the DEP website.

Attention: According to the National Notary Association, Florida Notaries must use new wording as of January 1, 2020. For more information, please visit the National Notary Association.

Publications Incorporated by Reference

(Inc. by reference in 40D-400.443(2)(k) eff 10/3/95)
(Inc. by Reference 40D-4.091(4))

Operating Agreement Concerning Regulation Under Part IV, Chapter 373, F.S., Between Southwest Florida Water Management District and DEP (July 1, 2007)

(Inc. by reference in 40D-400.500(5)(h) eff 10/3/95)

Supplemental Information

Mitigation Bank Credit Availability Certification Form

Florida Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM) – Rules and Forms

NPDES Stormwater Program for Construction Activity (for projects 1 acre or larger)

Stormwater Discharges to Impaired Waters

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.

Welcome to ERP eCompliance

ERP permittees can submit compliance reports online. It’s easy and it saves time and resources.

The eCompliance feature allows you to submit the following Environmental Resource Permitting compliance reports online which will save you time and resources:

  • Construction Commencement Notices
  • Dewatering Plans
  • Effluent Filtration System Construction Notification
  • Grass Carp Utilization Requests
  • HOA/POA/CDD Information
  • Notifications of Construction Engineer
  • Performance/Wetland Monitoring Reports
  • Sediment and Erosion Control Plans
  • Sinkhole Evaluations and Repair Plans
  • Statements of Completion
  • Statements of Inspection
  • Transfer of Ownership
  • Turbidity Reports
  • Water Quality/Level Reports

Simply log into your account and select the ‘New eCompliance’ option and follow the 3 easy steps. A user’s guide is also provided on your account welcome page.

If you do not have an account, registration is fast, easy and free. Help is available. For assistance or to schedule an interactive webinar demonstration, contact the District’s ePermitting Help Desk at 352-754-3456 or email ePermittingHelpDesk@watermatters.org.


“SWIFTMUD, Inc.” and “swiftmudinspect.com” Not Associated with the District:  Please be aware there are entities doing business in the Tampa and surrounding areas as “SWIFTMUD, Inc.” and “swiftmudinspect.com”. These entities are not in any way affiliated with, or endorsed by, the District. These entities are soliciting customers through direct mailings that offer to perform inspections and prepare inspection reports for surface water management systems to maintain compliance with permits. These entities do not have the District’s permission or authority to represent that any inspection reports submitted to the District will insure against compliance issues.