Regulatory Permitting

State Coastal Construction Permits

The Coastal Construction Permitting program, administered by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is an essential element of coastal management in Florida. It provides protection for Florida's beaches and dunes while assuring reasonable use of private oceanfront property. The Coastal Construction Control Line (CCCL) defines the landward limit of the DEP's authority to regulate coastal construction on sandy beaches. New construction, as well as structural additions, remodeling, or other activities that could potentially impact the beach/dune system, requires a coastal permit from the DEP.

Coastal Systems International, Inc. provides creative and comprehensive coastal engineering and consulting services relative to obtaining DEP coastal permits. Coastal Systems works closely with the developer, project design professionals, legal team, and DEP staff to optimize results.

With over 16 years of experience in providing cutting-edge technical and legal regulatory analysis, Coastal Systems is unique in terms of the depth and breadth of experience we can apply to coastal permitting projects. We coordinate on almost a daily basis with DEP staff and, as a result, excellent communication and professional relationships are maintained to streamline the permitting process. On an average annual basis, over 20 permits are processed through our firm, proving Coastal Systems to be one of the best and most-referred consultants in the industry.