Wetland Impact

Don't impact a wetland without first knowing the requirements


A Conservation Area Impact (CAI) permit is required prior to any proposed wetland impacts. Depending on the wetland system being impacted, some of these permits require approval by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners.


  1. Complete and submit an Application for a Conservation Area Impact (CAI).
      1. Application can be 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 on page 2. Note: parcel identification data can be obtained by visiting www.ocpafl.org.
      3. As of January 1, 2009, the following forms are required with all permit application submittals:
  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 if needed.
  5. Once the permit application is administratively and technically complete, EPD issues the CAI.
  6. The CAI is valid for five (5) years.


  • Single Family: $556.00.
  • Non Single Family <10 acres of impact: $1,273.00.
  • Non Single Family 10-50 acres of impact: $2,016.00.
  • Non Single Family >50 acres of impact: $4,456.00.
  • $409.00 (for appeals and variances).
  • A reduced fee for minor modifications to previously issued Conservation Area Impact permits may be available to you. Refer to the Orange County Fee Directory to learn more.
  • 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) 836-1400
Fax: (407) 836-1499

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