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Asbestos Compliance

Broward County's Asbestos Compliance Program

Through an agreement with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Broward County is authorized to ensure compliance with the federal asbestos regulations. The asbestos compliance program requires a submittal of a notification for demolition and building renovation projects (described in more detail below) and follow-up inspections by Broward County staff.

For more detailed information regarding federal asbestos regulations visit the Asbestos Regulations page.

Broward County’s Asbestos Code

Broward County’s air quality code Chapter 27, Section 27-180 requires the submittal of the following items at least 10 working days before commencing work on demolition or renovation project that are subject to the asbestos regulations:

  • Statement of Responsibilities Regarding Asbestos
  • Notice of Demolition or Asbestos Renovation
  • Thorough asbestos survey of the project
  • Fee determined according to the Broward County Fee Schedule

More information on these code revisions and how it may affect you can be found at the links provided below:


Asbestos and the Clean Air Act

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has established regulations to protect the public from exposure to asbestos fibers that may result from the disturbance and/or removal of asbestos containing building products during the renovation or demolition of public, commercial, industrial and certain types of residential structures. 


Additional Asbestos Resources

If you would like to learn more about the air quality regulations in the Florida Administrative Code, please click here to go to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)'s Current Air Rules website.