Application To Construct 
A Boat Ramp

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Orange County regulates the construction of private and public boat ramps. A permit is required from EPD, prior to obtaining an Orange County Building permit for the ramp. For Division of Building Safety permitting requirements see New Commercial Structure. All new boat ramps require a public hearing and approval by the Orange County Board of County Commissioners.


  1. Complete and submit an Application to Construct a Boat Ramp Facility. 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.
    • Application is reviewed for compliance with County regulations by EPD.
    • EPD will conduct a site review.
    • EPD will send a Request for Additional Information if needed.
    • Once the permit application is administratively and technically complete, a public hearing with the Board of County Commissioners will be scheduled.
    • The Board of County Commissioners will either approve or deny the permit.
    • The permit will be issued.


    • $182.00.
    • $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

    All e-mail sent to this address becomes part of Orange County public record. Comments received by our e-mail subsystem can be read by anyone who requests that privilege. In compliance with "Government in the Sunshine" laws, Orange County Government must make available, at request, any and all information not deemed a threat to the security of law enforcement agencies and personnel.