Apply or search for permits
Regulatory programs help us to better manage and protect regional water resources. The resources include wetlands, rivers, lakes and estuaries as well as groundwater supplies. The South Florida Water Management District's regulatory responsibilities are shared with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other state and local governments.
To enhance the efficiency of the business process for permit applicants, our ePermitting database offers a quick, simple way to apply for, transfer or submit payment for Environmental Resource, Consumptive Water Use and Works of the District permits. The online system also enables anyone to research the status of permit applications. This convenient access reduces applicant paperwork requirements and postage while shrinking permit processing time to enable faster routing to permit review staff.
Users who register with the service can also sign up to be notified of timely permitting information and access helpful guidelines and assistance.
(NOTE: To apply for a Recreational Special Use License for certain activities on SFWMD public lands, such as camping, please visit www.sfwmd.gov/sul.)
The types of permits issued by this agency are listed below. Click on a permit type for more detailed information, including how to submit an application for each type of permit.
Environmental Resource Permits
Consumptive Water Use Permits
Well Construction Permits
Everglades Works of the District (EWOD) Permits
Right of Way (ROW) Permits
Key Permit Access