It depends, projects such as Single Family Residences, free-standing out-buildings, commercial buildings, and certain other projects are subject to review by the Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department, Development and Environmental Review (DER). They will provide you with a Broward County Transportation Concurrency Satisfaction Certificate and a Broward County Environmental Review Approval Certificate which must be submitted to us with your permit. The entire DER process is online. All plan review must be submitted electronically via the ePermits website. View the Broward County Development and Environmental Review Guide (PDF) for a more detailed description of projects that require DER. If you have any questions regarding this process, please call 954.357.6666 ext. 2.
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Non-residential projects may require a water-use permit. Please visit the South Florida Water Management District website to review the requirements.
Residential and non-residential projects of one acre or more may require a surface-water management permit. Visit the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program website for information on requirements for permitting. Proof of your compliance will be required prior to the issuance of a building permit for your project.