The Environmental Permitting Division (EPD) protects the water, soil, wetlands, and tree resources in Broward County by overseeing the following environmental regulatory programs. To view or apply for one of our program licenses or permits, visit our
The objective of the Brownfield Program is to encourage the clean-up and redevelopment of environmentally contaminated or potentially contaminated industrial or commercial properties that are abandoned, idle, or underused.
The Environmental Assessment and Remediation (EAR) Section regulates the majority of the 1,000+ contaminated sites in Broward County. Our goal is to identify, assess, and clean up soil and groundwater contamination while protecting human health and the environment.
The Hazardous Materials Section regulates and enforces the licensing of hazardous material use, storage, handling, and disposal. If a business uses, stores or handles 25 gallons or more of hazardous materials, it is required to get a Hazardous Material License.
The Storage Tank Section regulates and enforces the storage of hazardous materials in above ground storage tanks (greater than 550 gallons) and in underground storage tanks (greater than 110 gallons). Tanks of smaller volumes are regulated under hazardous material regulations.
The Tree Preservation Section regulates and enforces the licensing of tree removal and tree relocation. A license is required for the removal or relocation of trees, except for nuisance trees.
The Waste Regulation Section licenses and inspects solid waste management facilities, waste transporters, borrow pit reclamation areas, and hazardous material transfer stations within Broward County.
The Water & Wetlands program regulates and licenses surface water management systems, domestic & non-domestic wastewater discharge systems, wetlands, dredging projects, and docks/seawalls.
The Wellfield program regulates the storage, handling, use, and production of regulated substances at facilities within wellfield protected areas. The program’s mission is to prevent hazardous chemicals from being released that can migrate into our potable water supply.
News & Highlights
The Broward County Air Quality Program, including Asbestos, Air Licensing & Permitting, & Air Monitoring, has moved to the
Natural Resources Division.
Pledge to Scoop the Poop!
Walk-In Services at Government Center West (GCW) are Available Online
Walk-in services at Government Center West (GCW) are being handled online in response to CDC recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
EPD Virtual Services