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Southeast District Port St. Lucie Branch Office HAS MOVED to Ft. Pierce!!!!

337 N. U.S. Hwy 1, Suite 307

Ft. Pierce, Florida 34952

(772) 467-5500


Map and Directions to the Southeast District Office


Southeast District MapThe Southeast District of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection covers six counties, including, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee. The geographical area includes portions of the Indian River Lagoon, the nation's most diverse estuary; Loxahatchee River, the state's only National Wild and Scenic River; one of the nation's largest freshwater lakes, Lake Okeechobee; and the unique and beautiful Everglades System, including Florida Bay and the Kissimmee River. In addition to these extraordinary natural systems, Southeast Florida contains approximately one-third of Florida's total population, with more than 5 million residents. Increasing population, urbanization and industrialization continue to place great stresses on our natural resources. We are committed to the protection of our extraordinary natural resources, and we strive to strike a balance between that commitment and responsible economic development.





Ft. Pierce Branch Office Programs

The Ft. Pierce Branch Office functions as an important public service by providing local community access to staff that represent several of the Southeast District's regulatory programs.  The main focus of the office is compliance and enforcement in the northern three counties: Martin, Saint Lucie and Okeechobee.  Staff is involved in Administration, Air Resources, Environmental Resources Permitting, Water Facilities and Water Quality Monitoring.

The Ft. Pierce  Branch Office also oversees the Okeechobee Field Office.  Please click the link to visit the OFO Web page.


Administration: The administrative staff, in the Port Saint Lucie Branch Office are involved in the every day operation of the office.  They manage the filing system and support the staff as needed through all administrative services.  Within this section you will find links to forms, applications, and statutes that staff frequently use and refer to.


Water Facilities Management:  The Water Facilities Management staff is responsible for compliance and enforcement for Domestic Waste, Industrial Waste and Potable Water regulated facilities in Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie Counties.  In addition staff investigates complaints and assists the District permitting staff in permit renewals.


Environmental Resources Program: The Environmental Resources Program (ERP) addresses dredging, filling, and construction in wetlands and other surface water, as well as stormwater and surface water management systems in uplands.  The program is designed to ensure that activities in uplands, wetlands and other surface waters do not degrade water quality or degrade habitat for aquatic or wetland dependent wildlife.


Water Quality Monitoring The water quality monitoring program for the Southeast District is housed in the Port Saint Lucie Branch Office.  The primary goal of the section is to gather and monitor the data associated with the surface water total maximum daily load (TMDLs) program.


Air Resources Management:  The Southeast District (SED) Air Program is responsible for protecting, conserving and restoring the air resources for Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.  Our District, as well as the rest of Florida, is currently meeting all federal and state standards for air quality.  Constant vigilance is needed, however, to maintain our status as we face a growing population.



Ft. Pierce Branch Office Contacts








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City of Port St. Lucie

City of Stuart

City of Fort Pierce

City of Okeechobee

St. Lucie County

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Florida Dept. of Health

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Last updated: October 30, 2013
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