Environmental Engineering & Licensing

The Environmental Engineering and Licensing Section protects the water, aquatic, wetland and tree resources of Broward County through the regulation of surface water management systems, domestic wastewater discharges, non-domestic wastewater discharges, non-point source pollution, dredging projects, wetlands, docks/seawalls and through the enforcement of the Broward County Tree Preservation and Abuse Ordinance. 


One N. University Dr., Suite 201A
Plantation, Florida 33324
Phone: 954-519-1483  Fax: 954-519-1412 



Aquatic and Wetlands Resources Program
          Contact our program if you want to: 
 Dock and Seawall on a Canal

 Repair or construct a dock, seawall or boatlift
• Excavate or fill a surface water area
• Dredge at a boat slip
• Construct a dry storage facility for boats
• Reconfigure an existing marina
• Clear vegetation from or place fill on your property
• Obtain a state permit for docks, seawalls or wetland impacts





Domestic Wastewater Licensing
         Contact our program if you want to: 

• Construct or modify a sanitary sewer collection system 
• Build or modify a wastewater treatment plant
• Construct a reuse transmission system
• Build or modify a reuse treatment facility
• Obtain a state permit for construction of a sanitary sewer
• Renew a license to operate a wastewater or reuse treatment plant
• Follow up on a sanitary sewer complaint 


   View of domestic wastewater lift station


Surface Water Management
         Contact our program if you want to: 
 Storm Water management structures   

• Construct or modify a stormwater system
• Obtain an Environmental Resource Permit
• Schedule your construction site inspection
• Convert your construction license to an operating license
• Renew a surface water management license
• Follow up on a surface water management complaint
• Obtain our section's release of your Certificate of Occupancy
• Find information about the FEMA community rating system program for unincorporated Broward County


Tree Preservation Program
         Contact our program if you want to:

• Obtain a license to remove and relocate a tree
• Learn about the Broward County Tree Preservation Trust Fund
• Follow up on a tree abuse complaint
• Schedule a presentation on tree preservation



  Stand of native pine trees on a Broward County land preservation site