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Department of Environmental Protection

District Offices

What is the purpose of the program?

The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) six regulatory district offices ensure statewide compliance with department rules. The districts are generally DEP's front line in permitting, compliance, enforcement, and in helping the public, local governments and businesses better understand and protect Florida's natural resources. Each district office is under the charge of a Director of District Management, who manages day-to-day program responsibilities, policy implementation, office administration, budgeting and accounting, public outreach and other administrative functions. District programs also respond to policy direction from their headquarters division counterparts in the Air, Waste, and Water programs.

Which department programs does district staff administer?

District staff administers programs related to regulating waste management, water resource management, wetlands, and air resources. Responsibilities include permitting, compliance, enforcement, technical assistance, and public outreach for the following DEP programs: air; domestic and industrial wastewater; drinking water; environmental resource permitting; solid and hazardous waste; storage tank regulation; and waste cleanup. District responsibilities include
  • timely reviewing and acting on permit applications;
  • onsite compliance inspections;
  • environmental monitoring;
  • reviewing air and water quality data, including waste cleanup data;
  • complaint response;
  • case referrals, penalty assessments, expert testimony, and other enforcement activities;
  • technical guidance and compliance assistance to regulated entities;
  • public outreach and education; and
  • emergency response.

How are these activities funded?

Fiscal Year: 2020-21
Fund Dollars Positions
PROGRAM: DISTRICT OFFICES
REGULATORY DISTRICT OFFICES
45,535,362
535.00
TOTAL
45,535,362
535.00

Where can I find related OPPAGA reports?

A complete list of related OPPAGA reports is available on our website.

Where can I get more information?

Other Reports
The Auditor General reports on department operations are available on its website.
The Department of Environmental Protection's Office of the Inspector General reports are available on its website.
Websites of Interest
Department of Environmental Protection News and Press Releases
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Performance Information
Performance measures and standards for the department may be found in its Long Range Program Plan.

What are the applicable statutes?

Section 20.255, Florida Statutes.

Whom do I contact for help?

  • Northwest District
    160 W. Government Street, Suite 308
    Pensacola, Florida
    32502
    850-595-8300
    Website  
  • Northeast District
    8800 Baymeadows Way West, Suite 100
    Jacksonville, Florida
    32256
    904-256-1700
    Website  
  • Central District
    3319 Maguire Boulevard, Suite 232
    Orlando, Florida
    32803
    407-897-4100
    Website  
  • Southwest District
    13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 101
    Temple Terrace, Florida
    33637
    813-470-5700
    Website  
  • Southeast District
    3301 Gun Club Road, MSC7210-1
    West Palm Beach, Florida
    33406
    561-681-6600
    Website  
  • South District
    2295 Victoria Ave, Suite 364
    Fort Myers, Florida 33901
    239-344-5600
    Website