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Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County
Roger P. Stewart Center
3629 Queen Palm Drive · Tampa, FL 33619
Ph: (813) 627-2600 · Fax: (813) 627-2630
MTP55 - Application for Mangrove Trimming Permit

This Environmental Protection Commission application is for proposed trimming pursuant to section 1-14.06 or section 1-14.07, Rules of the EPC.
Staff can provide assistance if you are unsure about what to trim or what options are available to you under EPC's mangrove rule. A mangrove trimming brochure is also available online at www.epchc.org and look for "Homeowner Guidelines for Trimming Mangroves" under "Publications" or by calling our office. Please contact us at (813) 627-2600 if you have any questions.
The fee for this application is $400. Please be advised, there may also be a possible compliance fee of $220 for each staged trim event. Incomplete applications, including the fee, will not be processed until all missing information is provided.

* Indicates a required field.

1.  Property Owner Information

2.  Project Site Information
Site Type: *
Parcel ID: *

3.  Professional Mangrove Trimmer Information
As a Professional Mangrove Trimmer registered in Hillsborough County, I state that the work proposed in this application will be performed in compliance with Chapte 1-14, Rules of the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, Mangrove Trimming and Preservation, and in accordance with the conditions set forth in the permit.

4.  Agent Information (if different from above)
If an agent is applying on behalf of the property owner, an owner's authorization form must be signed by the property owner and submitted with this application.  You can download the Owner's Authorization Form from EPC's website and then upload the form at the end of this application.
Are you using an Agent? *

5.  Type of Trimming Proposed
Please indicate: *
Note:  Proposed alteration of mangroves will be reviewed pursuant to chapters 1-11, Wetlands, and 1-14, Mangrove Trimming and Preservation, Rules of the EPC, under a separate review process.

6.  Project Description

C.  How will the mangroves be trimmed? (Check one.)

E.  Has a conservation easement or any other restriction been place on the property? *
F.  Has a mangrove trimming, dock, or dredge and fill permit been previously issued for this property? *

7.  Terms of Agreement
Instructions: Owner/Applicant must complete this authorization form. For multiple persons, please provide a separate form for each person. For business organizations (e.g. LLC, corporations, partnerships), this form must be signed by a person authorized to bind the organization. A business organization or person who has sufficient real property interest is required to authorize access to the property.
By signing below, I or the business organization, am applying for a permit(s)¹ to conduct the activity(ies) described in the application. I am familiar with the information contained in the application and represent that it is true, complete and accurate. I understand this is an application and not a permit, and that work prior to approval may be a violation. I understand that this application and any permit issued thereto, does not relieve me of any obligation for obtaining any other required federal, state, water management district or local permit prior to commencement of activities. I agree to operate and maintain the proposed activity in compliance with permits and laws, unless the EPC authorizes transfer of the permit to a different responsible entity. I understand that my application will not be processed if there is any missing, insufficient, or invalid information or insufficient fees. I understand I may have to provide any additional information/data that may be necessary to provide reasonable assurance of evidence to show that the proposed project will comply with applicable environmental standards/laws. I agree that upon written concurrence, the EPC may make changes to the application based on revised drawings and/or additional information provided by agent or applicant. I further agree EPC can unilaterally change non-substantive typographical errors. I understand that knowingly making any false statement or representation in this application is a violation of EPC Act and rules and may result in, among other things, revocation of the permit or denial of the application.
¹ The term “permit” is used generally herein to mean a permit, an authorization, a wetland delineation, etc. For a wetland delineation request, it is understood that this is not an application to impact wetlands or conduct activities in wetlands other surface waters
Owner/Applicant Signature *