Enforcement is an integral part of almost all aspects of environmental protection because enforcement compels compliance.
Compliance with the local, state, and federal environmental regulations is our main goal. Enforcement is one tool available in helping to preserve the environment and encourage governments, companies, and individuals, who are regulated, to meet their environmental obligations.
Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department (EPGMD) uses its enforcement authority to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, punish violators, deter environmental violations, and foster and promote sustained environmental compliance and stewardship.
Broward County EPGMD's environmental enforcement authority is delineated in Chapter 27 of the Broward County Code, also known as the Natural Resource Protection Code.
In addition to Enforcement Administration's specific responsibilities to support EPGMD's environmental compliance. It also processes requests for public information, Chapter 27 variance applications, and administrative review petitions.