Impacts to wetlands, including clearing, filling or excavation, typically
require an Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) from the Florida Department of
Environmental Protection (DEP) or the South Florida Water Management
Generally, parcels zoned for single-family residence
are handled by DEP. Parcels zoned for multi-family residence, commercial and
agriculture are handled by SFWMD.
Prior to the release of Lee County
development orders and building permits on parcels containing wetlands (see Wetland Determinations), an ERP must be
obtained and a copy provided to Lee County. Conditions of the DEP or SFWMD
Environmental Resource Permit will be incorporated into Lee County development
orders and permits. Lee County Environmental Sciences staff will participate in
the compliance and enforcement of permit conditions.