Dock Construction Permit

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An EPD permit is required prior to obtaining an Orange County Building permit for a new dock. Our permits review the dock construction for impacts to the environment and include review of side setbacks, roof height, terminal platform size and other specific criteria. Once you have obtained our permit, an Orange County Building permit is required.

For Division of Building Safety permitting requirements see New Commercial Structure or Residential Accessory Building.


  1. Choose Application for Dock Construction Permit or Maintenance and Repair of a Grandfathered Dock.
    • Application can be mailed, delivered or faxed to Orange County Environmental Protection Division (EPD), 3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32803. Fax: (407) 836-1499.
    • Submit application with required materials listed on pages 2 and 3.
    • An Agent Authorization Form must also be submitted with the application.
    • Some boat docks may be grandfathered. Contact the Environmental Protection Division for rules regarding maintenance and repair of old docks.
  2. Application is reviewed for compliance with County regulations by EPD.
  3. EPD will conduct a site review.
  4. EPD will send a Request for Additional Information if needed.
  5. Once the permit application is administratively and technically complete, EPD issues the dock construction permit.
  6. The permit is valid for one (1) year.
  7. Once you have obtained a Dock Construction Permit, an Orange County building permit is required.


  • Application Fee: $119.00
  • Variance and Appeals (public hearing): $3,924.00
  • Variance (administrative): $409.00

Contact Us

Environment Protection Division
3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32803

Phone: (407) 836-1400
Fax: (407) 836-1499

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