Various counties and municipalities have established
individual Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL)
permit programs. A CCCL permit from the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the local regulatory
agency is required for all coastal construction projects
proposed in these areas .
The DEP has jurisdiction over any structure proposed
partially or entirely seaward of the CCCL. Their regulations
allow local municipalities to adopt regulations that
are more stringent than those of the DEP. Typically,
the local permitting process focuses on issues of particular
interest in that area, such as preservation of unique
habitats or storm protection.
Only a handful of local governments currently have
independent coastal programs. The Florida Uniform Building
Code, which went into effect January 1, 2002, transfers
structural review of coastal projects from the DEP to
local agencies. Preparation for this shift in jurisdiction
is ongoing, and Coastal Systems is actively involved
in reviewing proposed local and state code modifications
that address the new coastal permitting rules.
Coastal Systems International, Inc. has unequaled experience
and success negotiating approval of coastal projects,
and will continue to pioneer creative permitting solutions
through the evolving regulatory program.