John Kraynak
John Kraynak Director Environmental Services
Development Support and Environmental Management 435 N. Macomb Street
Renaissance Center, 2nd Floor
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Fax: 850.606.1301

Environmental Permits

An environmental management permit shall mean an approved application for a permit for stormwater management , floodplain, landscaping, tree protection, or tree removal, as required pursuant hereto for each development project, or right-of-way placement permit, general permit, silviculture permit, or vegetative management permit, issued in lieu of an environmental management permit for development activity.

Please click here for information on fee suspension for Environmental Management Permit extension requests through December 31, 2012.

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Short Form A - Residential

This permit is for the construction of a single family residential structure or the installation of a manufactured home. The Short Form A Residential Permit is submitted as part of the combination building/environmental permit application.

Environmental Analysis

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Habitat Management Plan Guidelines

The Greenspace Reservation Area Credit Exchange (GRACE) Program

The GRACE program provides the ability for developers within the Urban Services Area (USA) of unincorporated Leon County to reduce the amount of area on their project site that must be committed to landscaping, or to natural area if the areas are not preservation features. In exchange, the developer is required to convey to the County other environmentally sensitive lands, specifically floodprone lands, that are vested or allowed to be developed. The program allows developers to meet 25% to 95% of their landscaping and 75% to 100% of their natural area requirements "off site" by conveying an area equivalent to twice the amount of land area that would otherwise be devoted to landscaping or natural area. The program allows the greatest amount of flexibility for development within those zoning districts intended to be the most intensely developed, and provides less flexibility for districts intended to be developed at more moderate intensities. The GRACE Program regulations are found in Section 10-4.346 of the Leon County Land Development Code. For a listing of potential floodprone lands that would qualify for the program, please contact the Environmental Services Division at 850-606-1300.