Wetland or Surface Water Impact - Requirements and Resources

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Description

A Natural Resource Impact permit (NRIP) is required prior to any proposed wetland impacts. Depending on the acreage of wetland impact and wetland functional assessment, a Noticed General Permit (NGP) or Standard Permit (SP) will be required. In addition, depending on the acreage of impact and functional assessment of the wetland system being impacted, some of these permits require approval by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners.


Process

  1. Complete and submit an Application for a Natural Resource Impact permit (NRIP), which will be either a Noticed General Permit (NGP) or Standard Permit (SP).
    1. Application can be emailed to WetlandPermitting@ocfl.net OR mailed, delivered or faxed to Orange County Environmental Protection Division (EPD), 3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200 Orlando, Florida 32803. Fax: (407) 836-1499.
    2. Submit application with required materials listed in the application. Note: parcel identification data can be obtained by visiting www.ocpafl.org.
    3. The following forms are required for permit application submittals that must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners:
  2. Application is reviewed for compliance with County regulations by EPD.
  3. EPD will conduct a site review.
  4. EPD will send a Request for Additional Information (RAI) if needed.
  5. Once the permit application is administratively and technical complete, EPD will either issue or deny the permit, or schedule the application for consideration before the Board of County Commissioners.
  6. The NRIP is valid for five (5) years.

Permit
Application Forms

Noticed General Permits (NGP)

NGP Impact:

  1. Fill for Private Single Family Homesite
  2. Fill for Isolated Artificial Surface Waters/Ponds
  3. Fill for Upland Cut Drainage Ditches
  4. Fill for Commercial or Residential Development
  5. Secondary Wetland Impact
  6. Fence Installation

NGP Beneficial:

  1. Maintenance Activities
  2. Invasive Plant Removal
  3. Wetland Enhancement Or Restoration
  4. Water Quality Enhancement
  5. Stormwater Management
  6. Utilities with Temporary Impacts
  7. Intake or Outfall Structures

Standard Permit (SP)

Other Application Templates:
Application for Permit Extension
Application for Permit Transfer
Application for CE Impact

Wetland Determination (WD)


Fees

  • Noticed General Permit (wetland impact): $1,765.00.
  • Noticed General Permit (Beneficial): $1,332.00.
  • Standard Permit – Level 1: $2,716.00
  • Standard Permit – Level 2: $7,039.00
  • Standard Permit – Level 3: $16,989.00
  • Minor Modification: 25% of Permit Fee.
  • $409.00 (for administrative variances)
  • $3,924.00 (for appeals and public hearing variance)
  • Permit Extension - $330.00
  • Permit Transfer - $330.00
  • For fees for TM/Econ Mitigation Bank Phase IV UMAM Credits, refer to UMAM Price Structure Exhibit A to learn more.

Contact Us

Environment Protection Division
3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32803

Email: wetlandpermitting@ocfl.net
Phone: (407) 836-1402
Fax: (407) 836-1499

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