Upland / Wetland Rules and Regulations
These Upland / Wetland pages contain valuable information regarding Upland and Wetland lots, ERPs, DEPs, and impact fees for Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Collier, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. In addition, there is valuable information through links to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and much more. All made easy for you.
Each Florida building lot is special in its own way. Some are completely wooded, some are cleared, and some are a mixture of the two. Every person has a specific property in mind. The attractiveness of wetlands lots is the gorgeous birds and wildlife that it attracts. All the while, uplands lots have appeal for possible agricultural and horticultural purposes, aside from decreasing the need for an environmental resource permit to construct. In general, wetlands lots tend to be less costly to purchase when compared to a comparably located upland lot. By the same token, lots containing uplands tend to run a better chance of avoiding the cost of mitigation fees to construct on wetlands. Which lot a person chooses to purchase depends entirely on the characteristics of a lot that someone is looking for.
**Flood zone designation DOES NOT necessarily CORRESPOND with Upland / Wetland areas. A lot can be 100% Upland, yet still be 100% flood zone AH (possible flood insurance requirement). A lot can also be 100% wetland, yet still be 100% flood zone X or X500 (no flood zone insurance requirement). Flood zone and Upland / Wetland topics are believed to be the same topic, but they are not!
Please keep in mind: I am not an environmentalist, attorney, appraiser, or government employee. I will try to post up-to-date information, but please verify all information by going to specializing resources.