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Environmental and Consumer Protection

Broward CountyEnvironmental and Consumer Protection
Environmental & Consumer Protection

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​News & Highlights​​​​​​

Fingerprinting Available at GCW! Applicant​​s applying for a Chauffeur Registration are required to complete a Level II background screening. Fingerprinting can be completed by visiting Government Center West at 1 N. University Drive, Plantation, FL 33324 or by visiting any Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) fingerprint provider using our ORI number: FL924990Z.​

Broward County Locksmith Business Registration or Licensing is no longer required. Click here for more information.​

What We Do​​​

The Environmental and Consumer Protection Division is the advocate for the public. We provide information on child care licensing, environmental issues, auto repair, hazardous materials, movers, taxicabs, illegal towing and vehicles for hire.

We regulate Broward County businesses to:

  • Ensure a fair, safe and competitive marketplace​
  • Protect the environment and our water source
  • Sustain and improve the quality of child care

​Our vision is to be a world-class provider of regulatory services.

Our mission is to protect and improve the quality of life in Broward County through smart regulation. 

Our motto is We Serve and Protect."​

Consumer Protection


All types of complaints can be filed online (select "Request for Service"), or by calling the Broward County Call Center at 311 or 954-831-4000.



Auto Body, Paint Shops, Auto Repair, Chauffeur, Child Care, Hazardous Materials, Medical Transport, Movers, Storage Tanks, Towing, and Vehicle for Hire forms.


Broward County's Online ePermits System

​Using ePermitsOneStop, customers can now apply and receive approval for bo​th municipality building permits and associated Broward County permits in a quicker, more seamless process, eliminating the need to travel to Broward’s Government Center West in Plantation.

How are we doing?

We would love to get your feedback about the Environmental and Consumer Protection website ( so we can better serve you.  Please help us by completing the following Customer Satisfaction Survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated!