Why do I need a Water Management District’s stamp and/or approval for engineering submittals to the Town?
There are five water management and / or control districts having jurisdiction within different areas of the Town. These include:
  • South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)
  • Central Broward Water Control District (CBWCD)
  • South Broward Drainage District (SBDD)
  • Tyndall Hammock Drainage District
  • Broward County
The majority of projects within the Town fall in areas where CBWCD has jurisdiction. Whichever drainage authority has jurisdiction, it is their responsibility to ensure that surface drainage from storm events, as well as surface waters within the Town, are maintained in a manner that minimizes flooding and provides an adequate degree of pre-treatment for stormwater runoff before discharging to waters of the State. Therefore, it is incumbent upon the permit applicant to ensure that submittals are consistent with drainage standards, specifications and policies of the drainage authority having jurisdiction within the proposed project area. In support of this policy, Town procedures require projects that may impact area drainage to have an approval stamp or be accompanied by an approval letter from the appropriate drainage authority.

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1. Why are two sets of plans submitted for engineering design review?
2. Why are three sets of plans submitted for the permit application package?
3. Why do I need a Water Management District’s stamp and/or approval for engineering submittals to the Town?
4. As a homeowner, why do I have to get a Site Development Permit if I want to put fill on my own property?
5. As a homeowner, what must I submit to receive a Site Development Permit to put fill on my own property?
6. When is a Clearing and Grubbing Permit required?