Enforcement is an integral part of almost all aspects of environmental protection, because enforcement compels compliance.
Compliance with the local, state, and federal environmental regulations is our main goal. Enforcement is one tool available in helping to preserve the environment and encourage governments, companies, and individuals, who are regulated, to meet their environmental obligations.
Broward County Environmental Protection and Growth Management Department (EPGMD) uses its enforcement authority to ensure compliance with environmental regulations, punish violators, deter environmental violations, and to foster and promote sustained environmental compliance and stewardship.
Broward County EPGMD's environmental enforcement authority is delineated in Chapter 27 of the Broward County Code, also known as the Natural Resource Protection Code.
In addition to Enforcement's specific responsibilities to support EPGMD's environmental mission, Enforcement also manages the Environmental Response Line, processes requests for public information, evaluates all requests for variances of Chapter 27, and coordinates Administrative Review requests.
Last Update January 27, 2011