Lakeshore Protection Permit

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In situations where a lakeshore and/or an adjacent conservation area (wetland), has become dominated by nuisance, invasive, or exotic vegetation, a Lakeshore Protection Permit may be issued to allow the removal of these non-beneficial species. Replanting the shoreline and/or adjacent wetland with appropriate native vegetation is required following removal of the non-beneficial species.


  1. Application for Lakeshore Protection Permit.
    • 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 page 2. Note: two (2) copies are required of the diagram showing the location of vegetation removal area and replanting area.
  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 permit.
  6. A No Objection Form may be signed by the adjacent property owners to expedite the permit process, otherwise EPD will send notification letters and the neighbors will have 30 days to comment.


  • $126.00.
  • $409.00 (for appeals and variances).

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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