The Environmental Management and Environmental Permitting Sections were merged in 2009 in the interest of enhancing efficiency. For information related to natural resource ordinances, reviews, fees, and task forces, please visit the Review Process and Applications page
The Natural Resources Environmental Management writes management plans for protecting wildlife and their habitats, implements habitat restoration plans, conducts scientific research and monitoring, and provides outreach and volunteer opportunities for Brevard's citizens.
- To prepare innovative, comprehensive and scientifically-based environmental management plans that ensure the long-term conservation of Brevard’s natural communities while fostering local economic development, tourism and recreational opportunities for Brevard’s citizens and visitors.
- To provide scientific natural resource information to the Board of County Commissioners and outreach opportunities for Brevard’s citizens.
- To provide efficient, cost-effective environmental management services on county-owned working properties.
Environmental Permitting Section
Natural Resource’s Environmental Permitting Section's goal is to ensure that all proposed development activities within Brevard County’s unincorporated areas are in compliance with the County Code and Comprehensive Plan as approved and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. To accomplish this goal, the Environmental Permitting section reviews building permits, residential, commercial and industrial land development, and rezoning applications. They also provide environmental consultations, code enforcement, perform compliance inspections, issue Private Lake and Land Alteration (Borrow Pit), seawall, and rock revetment permits.
Our staff assist customers in the identification of the natural resources found on properties by reviewing current natural resources maps and performing on-site inspections. We also provide technical staff support to the Board of County Commissioners and the Local Planning Agency.
The Environmental Permitting Section also enforces all of these ordinances. Staff investigates citizen complaints as they arise and puts an emphasis on education and restoration first. We investigated over 100 enforcement cases last year.
Since our primary function is review of proposed developments, we are funded through fees charged to applicants seeking development approval.
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