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Upland / Wetland Rules and Regulations

Valuable Sarasota County upland / wetland information is found here. Check out the links on this page, aside from other sources, when making your upland / wetland purchase and sales decisions. Also keep in mind that fees and information changes through the State and County from time to time. 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 and:

To learn more about wetlands and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection office, this is a very useful link:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection for The Southern District

To request an informal wetlands determination:
Informal Wetlands Determination Request Form

To learn how wetlands are determined and the required permitting to disturb wetlands areas:
Sarasota County Planning and Development Services

The fees one pays to develop a vacant lot are known as impact fees:  
Sarasota County Impact Fees  

If your site requires an ERP (Environmental Resource Fee) to disturb wetlands, there will more than likely be an extra expense involved to build on the wetlands areas:
Florida Environmental Resource Permitting

Other links that I think you will find to be helpful are:Purple Flowers

Sarasota County Land Development Code

FL Exotic Pest Plant Council

FL Invasive Exotic Plants List