Southeast District - Viking Subdivision
Subdivision is an old platted 22 square mile project area, also known as
Coquina Water Control District,
which is divided into 1-1/4-acre lots. This subdivision lies in the northeast part of Okeechobee County
just south of the Kissimmee Prairie State Preserve. Wetlands
are scattered throughout the 22 square mile area.
South Florida Water Management District issued permits for a water
management system in 1979 and 1981.
is working closely with the public and other agencies to establish a better
understanding of the various agency roles and to improve coordination as to
ultimately achieve an educational outreach effort to property owners in
the area. Issues to address include: when permits are required, water
quality and resource impacts, mitigation, flooding, septic tank issues
and adjacent sensitive lands.
Permits are required from FDEP and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for construction within wetlands, and permits are reviewed by Department of Community Affairs for consistency with local comprehensive plans. If construction of a single family home is on land that does not contain wetlands, or if the wetlands on the property are avoided, no permit is required from the DEP or USACE.
For further information on the Viking Subdivision, please contact John Renfranz in our Okeechobee Branch Office at (863) 462-5891 or John.Renfranz@dep.state.fl.us
Last updated: September 11, 2013
Southeast District 400 North Congress Avenue, 3rd Floor, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401
(561) 681-6600 (phone) / (561) 681-6755 (fax)