Public Information concerning Broward County's environmental regulatory activities is available on-line, in person, and by mail. Conducting your own search on-line is easy and the information can be obtained readily. Several helpful sites are listed below:
ENVIROS is Broward County's environmental on-line search engine that searches records within the POSSE Licensing, Inspection and regulatory enforcement database. (POSSE contains information from 2001 forward.)
Environmental liens are recorded as public documents with the Broward County Records Division. County record searches can be conducted on-line at www.broward.org/records/welcome.htm
For a database of contaminated sites go to http://www.broward.org/POLLUTIONPREVENTION/CONTAMINATEDSITES/Pages/EnvironmentalAssessmentResources.aspx
Pursuant to the Public Records Law, files are also available for review either at our offices or by mail. Please be advised that there may be fees associated with clerical research time or photocopying.
Review a File at our Office
Files are available for review during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. It is recommended that you call ahead so that staff has ample time to assemble the records you are requesting and that you allow yourself adequate time to conduct your review. If you are not sure who to contact, call (954) 519-1210 for assistance.
Our offices are located at:
Broward County Government Center West
1 North University Drive
Plantation, Florida 33324
Send a Request in Writing
A request can be made by sending a fax to 954-519-1493 or by sending a letter via U.S. Mail to the Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department, 1 N. University Dr., Mailbox 307, Plantation, Fl., 33324, or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A request in writing should be addressed to the Environmental Compliance Administrator and should contain all relevant information about the subject of your request including:
- Subject Name
- Subject Address
- What type of information you are requesting (enforcement information, discharge information, complaints, inspection results, etc.)
- Time frame of the search (Our current computer database has information from 2001 forward).
Additional Websites that may be helpful:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Florida Department of Health
United States EPA
Envirofacts is a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This website provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information. www.epa.gov/enviro/
If you have any questions or need assistance please contact Enforcement Administration at 954-519-1210.
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