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Hazardous Materials

The Environmental and Consumer Protection Division (ECPD) regulates the use, storage, handling and disposal of Hazardous Materials. If a business uses, stores or handles 25 gallons or more of hazardous materials, the business requires a Hazardous Materials License. A hazardous material is defined as any substance or mixture of substances which meets any one (1) of the following criteria:

  • Hazardous waste as defined or identified in 40 CFR parts 260—265 and appendices, promulgated pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9601, et seq., as amended, and rule 62-730, F.A.C., as amended.
  • Any substance listed in Chapter 27, Article XIII, Wellfield Protection, Appendix A, Broward County Code of Ordinances (once at Municipal Code Web Site, select Chapter 27 to show all Articles. Click on Article XIII).
  • Any petroleum product or any material or substance containing discarded petroleum products.
  • Any substance identified as hazardous (see Title III, Consolidated List of Chemicals) in the most current version of any of the following regulations:
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. § 9601, et seq.).
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) (42 U.S.C. § 11001, et seq.).
  • Hazardous Material Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. § 1801, et seq.).
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) (7 U.S.C. § 136(a)-(y)).

Anyone in the process of treating, storing, or disposing of hazardous waste in the State of Florida must have a permit from the State of Florida.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ A hazardous materials facility is any site or area, excluding vehicles used solely for transportation of people or property, where either of the following occurs: 

  • Any extremely hazardous substance in excess of the threshold planning quantity as defined by the most current version of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-KnowAct (42 U.S.C.​ § 11001, et seq.)
  • ​Within a month period, an aggregate amount of 25 gallons or more of hazardous materials or an equivalent dry volume** of hazardous materials are stored, handled, generated, used, processed, manufactured, disposed or are otherwise present. ** For dry volume divide the units of pounds by 10.

  • If the operations handle 25 gallons or more of hazardous materials including aboveground storage tanks up to 550 gallons in size apply for a Hazardous Materials License.
  • If the operations handle hazardous materials in underground tanks larger than 110 gallons and/or aboveground tanks larger than 550 gallons apply for a Storage Tank License.
  • When modifiying a storage tank or its parts, apply for a Tank Modification. Any facility inside a Wellfield Zone requires a Hazardous Material   Management Facility License.

For More information please contact Eduardo Koenig at 954-519-1406, ekoenig@broward.org, or Alfred Gomez at 954-519-1259, agomez@broward.org.

Hazardous Materials License

New operations using, handling or storing 25 gallons or more of hazardous materials require a license. F​ees are based on the type of operation and number of employees handling hazardous materials; Review the Fee Schedule for category and fee or call us at 954-519-1260.

You may Complete an Application or you may apply online through our epermits site:

Renew Hazardous Materials License

Renewal notices are sent by mail three (3) months and one (1) month before the license expires. The license can also be renewed online prior to expiration. Please be advised you will need the renewal notice with the provided pasword in order to renew online.


Transferring a Hazardous Materials License to New Operator

If you sell your business, buyer and seller must sign an Application for Transfer through our ePermits website, or complete a hardcopy Application for Transfer and submit by mail. The transfer can be initiated by buyer or seller. In lieu of the prior owner completing and signing the application, the new owner can provide a copy of the first page and signature page of the Bill of Sale.

Address Change for the facility listed on Hazardous Materials License

Licenses are issued for the address specified on the initial application. If the operation moves to a new address, the business needs to complete: 1. A Closure Notification Form prior to initiating closure activities at the address being moved from; 2. An Application for Hazardous Material Management Facility License for the new location.


Additional Information

Contact Us

If you have questions or need help with your hazardous materials license, contact us at the number assigned for your zip code or email us.

  • 33004-33029, Federal, State and County Government, AT&T/New Cingular Wireless, FCE (First Coast Energy),  Broward College - 954-519-1203
  • 33060-33076, 7-Eleven, BP (Automated Petroleum), Verizon – 954-519-1457
  • 33301-33314, Cities, CVS, Tire Kingdom – 954-519-1269
  • 33315-33442, Sprint – 954-519-1485

Best Management Practices
Best Management Practices can be found on the Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Hazardous Waste Publications website.