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Environment

News & Highlights

In our ongoing effort to keep Broward residents safe and healthy, our environmental inspectors have been assisting local cities to enforce the County's COVID Emergency Orders. Check out our Twitter page @BrowardECPD for the latest news and information.

What We Do

We protect the environment by regulating businesses with hazardous materials and/or storage tanks, through licensing, inspection, and compliance verification programs.  Additionally, to provide environmental protection of the Broward County Biscayne aquifer, we regulate businesses that store, handle, use, or generate hazardous materials and/or waste within the wellfield protection areas of Broward County's supply wells. 


File an Environmental Complaint

Environmental complaints can be filed online (select "Request for Service"), or by calling the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000. We will also accept written complaints.

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.


Storage Tanks

Storage Tank customers can now submit applications online for new storage tank facilities or modifications to currently licensed facilities. Access ePermits at any time to submit applications, upload documents and pay fees.


Wellfields​

As the population of Broward County continues to grow, so does the use of hazardous chemicals and the potential for contamination of our drinking water supplies. Toxic chemicals from chemical spills can persist for a long time underground and they can travel great distances in the subsurface environment to our public potable water wells.​


Contact Us

For questions, please contact the main line at 954-519-1260 or ECP@broward.org. For a list of phone numbers and emails by staff, see the Environmental Protection Organizational Chart


How are we doing?

We would love to get your feedback about the Environmental and Consumer Protection website (www.broward.org/consumer) so we can better serve you. Please help us by completing an English Version SurveySpanish Version Survey, or Creole Version Survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!