Pelican River Watershed District Permitting Program Overview

Purpose: The Pelican River Watershed Districts mission is to enhance the quality of the water in the lakes within its jurisdiction.  It is understood that to accomplish this, the District must ensure that wise decisions are made concerning the management of streams, wetlands, lakes, groundwater, and related lake resources which affect these lakes. 

To aid in the responsible developement and redevelopment of land within the District The Board of Manager has approved Rules that govern the stormwater managment, soil erosion and sediment control, near shore land alteration.

To ensure consistent standards that will protect the District's water resources for generation to come, the Pelican River Watershed District issue and monitor permit.  Through the permitting process, the PRWD works with property owners and local governments to enhance water quality prevent irreversible damage. Ultimately, the goal is to balance property owners' use of their property with ensuring the protection and management of water and surrounding resources so that residents and visitors can enjoy local lakes, rivers, and streams.

Project Types

The Pelican River Watershed District has seperated its permitting program into three permit types; Small Site Permits, Large Site Permit, and Public Drainage Permits. 

Large Site Permits

Small Site Permits

Public Drainage Permits



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