40C-1.603. Permit Fees (Repealed)  


Effective on Friday, June 01, 2018
  • 1A fee is required and shall be paid to the District when certain applications or petitions are filed pursuant to District rules or permit programs delegated to the District. Effective October 1, 1990, governmental entities shall be required to submit the fees established except as provided in subsection (17) or (18). This fee recovers some of the District’s costs of processing applications.

    63The fee schedule is:

    67(1) Chapter 40C-2, F.A.C., consumptive use permits: 

     

    74(a) Applications for consumptive use permits.

     

    801. Consumptive use permits greater than 500,000 gallons of water per day

    93$1,000

    952. Consumptive use permits equal to or less than 500,000 gallons of water per day

    111$400

    1123. Consumptive use permits less than 100,000 gallons of water per day

    125$100

    1264. Consumptive use permits where the use does not exceed the thresholds in subsection 14040C-2.041(1), 141F.A.C.

    142$50

    143(b) Modifications of consumptive use permits.

    1491. 150Consumptive use permits where the total allocation requested (existing plus any proposed increase) is greater

    165than 500,000 gallons of water per day

    173$200

    1742. 175Consumptive use permits where the total allocation requested (existing plus any proposed increase) is equal to

    191or less than 500,000 gallons of water per day

    2013. 202Consumptive use permits where the total allocation requested (existing plus any proposed increase) is less than

    218100,000 gallons of water per day

    2254. Consumptive use permit where the use does not exceed the thresholds in subsection 23940C-2.041(1), 240F.A.C.

     

    241$100

     

    242$50

    243$25

    2445. No fee will be charged for early renewal of an existing permit for implementation of a project that provides a water quantity benefit to a water resource.

    2726. No fee will be charged for modification of an existing permit applied for by letter pursuant to Rule 29140C-2.331, 292F.A.C., regardless of withdrawal amount.

    297(2) Chapter 40C-3, F.A.C., well construction, repair or abandonment permit.

    307(a) Public water supply well

    312$250

    313(b) All other wells

    317$120

    318(c) Abandonment of a well

    323$0

    324(d) Variances

    326$100

    327(3) Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., individual or conceptual environmental resource permits (excluding mitigation bank permits):

    341(a) 342New applications (excluding projects described in paragraphs (3)(b) and (3)(c), below) – based on the categories below:

    3591. Project with no works in, on, or over wetlands and other surface waters, no boat slips, and:

     

    377a. Total project area of less than 10 acres

    386$490

    387b. Total project area of more than 10 acres but less than 40 acres

    401$1,190

    4032404. Total project area of less than 10 acres, less than 1 acre of works in, on, or over wetlands and other surface waters, and less than 10 new boat slips

    435$1,190

    4373. Project exceeds any of the thresholds in subparagraph (3)(a)2., above, but involves a total project area of less than 40 acres, less than 3 acres of works in, on, or over wetlands and other surface waters, and less than 30 new boat slips

    481$2,110

    4834. Project exceeds any of the thresholds in subparagraph (3)(a)3., above, but involves a total project area of less than 100 acres, less than 10 acres of works in, on, or over wetlands and other surface waters, and less than 50 new boat slips

    527$5,610

    5295. Project exceeds any of the thresholds in subparagraph (3)(a)4., above, but involves a total project area of less than 640 acres, and less than 50 acres of works in, on, or over wetlands and other surface waters

    567$5,610

    5696. Project exceeds any of the thresholds in subparagraph (3)(a)5., above

    580$9,120

    5827. When a project requires a chapter 40C-44, F.A.C., environmental resource agricultural system permit with no works in, on, or over wetlands and other surface waters, the fee will be the same as the fee under subsection (10), below, based on the acreage.

     

    625(b) New applications for environmental restoration or enhancement activities (not associated with a mitigation bank and not implemented as mitigation). For purposes of this fee category, “environmental restoration or enhancement” means actions designed and implemented solely to convert degraded or altered uplands, wetlands, or other surface waters back to communities typical of those historically present, or to improve the ecological value of wetlands or other surface waters in comparison to their existing condition.

    698$250

    699(c) New applications solely for stormwater retrofit projects

    707$250

      708(d) Major modifications of chapter 62-330, F.A.C., individual or conceptual environmental resource permits (excluding mitigation bank permits):

    7251. Major modifications that are consistent with an existing conceptual approval permit

    73750% of the fee for a new permit under (3)(a), above, for the activity proposed in the modification

    7552. Major modifications to a permit that increase the total project area

    767Same as fee for a new permit under (3)(a), above, for the activity proposed in the modification

    7843. Other major modifications

    78850% of the fee for a new permit under (3)(a), above, for the activity proposed in the modification

    806(e) Minor modifications of chapter 62-330, F.A.C., individual or conceptual environmental resource permits (excluding mitigation bank permits):

    8231. Transfers or statutory extensions of permits and correction of minor errors that do not require technical review

    841$0

    8422. Other extentions

    845$200 or 25% of the fee for a new permit under (3)(a), above (whichever is less)

    8613. All other minor modifications

    86625% of the fee for a new permit under (3)(a), above, for the activity proposed in the modification

    884(4) Mitigation Bank permits and conceptual approvals

    891$11,960

    893(a) Major modifications of mitigation bank permits and conceptual approvals involving

    904changes to one or more of the following components: service area; credit assessment; success or release criteria; hydrologic structures or alterations; constructions or mitigation design that does not increase the project area; elimination of lands; or monitoring or management plans

     

     

     

    944$1,410

    946(b) Other major modifications that do not qualify for a modification under paragraph

    959(4)(a), above, or paragraph (4)(e), below

     

    965$4,230

    967(c) Minor modifications of mitigation bank permits and conceptual approvals:

    9771. Transfers or statutory extensions of permits; correction of minor errors that do not

    991require technical review; mitigation bank credit withdrawals and releases

     

    1000$0

    10012. All other minor modifications authorized by subsection 100962-330.315(2), 1010F.A.C.

    1011$270

    1012(5) Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., general environmental resource permits set forth in rules

    102462-330.407 1025through 102662-330.635, 1027F.A.C.

     

    1028$250

    1029(6) Variances or waivers associated with any environmental resource permit application:

    1040(a) Under Section 1043120.542, F.S.

    1045$0

    1046(b) All other variances or waivers

    1052$550 or cost of application, whichever is less

    1060(7) Formal Determinations:

     

    1063(a) For property less than 10 acres

    1070$860

    1071(b) For property that is at least 10 acres but less than 40 acres

    1085$1,180

    1087(c) For property that is at least 40 acres but less than 100 acres

    1101$2,370

    1103(d) For property that is greater than 100 acres, plus $310 for each additional 100 acres

    1119or portion thereof

    1122$2,370

    1124(e) For properties with an existing formal determination that qualify for reissuance in accordance with subsection 1140373.421(2), F.S.

     

    1142$350

    1143(f) For properties that had a formal determination, when submitted within 2 years after expiration of the formal determination, provided petitioner certifies there are no unpermitted alterations in physical conditions and no change in delineation methodology since issuance of prior formal determination, as confirmed by the District

    119050% of the fee under (7)(a)-(d), above

    1197(8) Management and storage of surface waters permits under Chapters 40C-4 and 40C-40, F.A.C., as such rules existed prior to the adoption of rules adopted pursuant to Section 1225373.414(9), F.S., 1227that are submitted pursuant to the grandfathering provisions of Sections 1237373.414(12) 1238through (16), F.S.

    1241(a) Individual and conceptual permits

    1246$3,530

    1248(b) General permits

    1251$980

    1252(c) Permit applications and formal determinations which require wetland delineations pursuant to Section 1265373.421(7), F.S., 1267will be charged a supplemental application fee of seven hundred dollars ($700), in addition to the application fees above.

    1286(9) Chapter 40C-5, F.A.C., artificial recharge injection well permits

    1295$5,000

    1297(10) Chapter 40C-44, F.A.C., environmental resource agricultural system permits that only require a permit under paragraph 131362-330.020(2)(i), 1314F.A.C., and section 1.2.3 of the document entitled “Environmental Resource Permit Applicant’s Handbook, Volume II: For Use Within the Geographic Limits of the St. Johns River Water Management District,” which is incorporated by reference in paragraph 135140C-4.091(1)(a), 1352F.A.C.:

    1353(a) Individual Permits for agricultural operations less than 40 acres

    1363$420

    1364(b) Individual Permits for agricultural operations greater than 40 acres

    1374$1,050

    1376(11) Modifications of Permits. Unless the fee for modification of a permit is specifically provided above, the fee required with an application for modification shall be that which is established for the applicable type of permit. However, when an applicant for a permit under chapter 62-330, F.A.C., resubmits within 365 days after withdrawing an application for an activity on part of the same project area for which it already paid the application fee, no fee shall be charged except for any additional fee required due to a change in the project. Additionally, the fee for letter modification of a permit issued pursuant to chapter 40C-4, 40C-40, or 40C-42, F.A.C., before October 1, 2013 shall continue to be the following applicable fee, unless the permittee elects review in accordance with the rules adopted pursuant to section 1511373.4131, F.S.1513:

    1514(a) Chapter 40C-4, F.A.C., permits

    1519$270

    1520(b) Chapter 40C-40, F.A.C., permits

    1525$160

    1526(c) Chapter 40C-42, F.A.C., permits

    1531$110

    1532(12) Permit applications under chapter 62-4, 62-312, 40C-4, 40C-40, 40C-42, or 40C-44, F.A.C., submitted and made complete prior to the effective date of the rules adopted pursuant to Section 1561373.4131, F.S., 1563shall be required to submit the permit application fees in existence prior to October 1, 2013, 1579unless the applicant elects review in accordance with the rules adopted pursuant to Section 1593373.4131, F.S1595.

    1596(13) Application fees for authorizations on sovereign submerged lands under Chapters 253 and 258, F.S., are provided in Chapter 18-21, F.A.C.

    1617(14) Informal Wetland Boundary determinations under part IV of chapter 373, F.S., for property less than or equal to 1 acre

    1638$100

    1639(15) Verification that an activity is exempt from regulation:

    1648(a) Under rules 165162-330.050 1652and 165362-330.051, 1654F.A.C.

     

    1655$100

    1656(b) Under rule 165962-330.0511, 1660F.A.C.

    1661$0

    1662(16) The District shall use the Consumer Price Index, for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), all items, complied by the United States Department of Labor for revising fees under part IV of chapter 373, F.S., pursuant to section 1699373.109, F.S., 1701and subparagraph 170362-113.200(12)(a)8. 1704and paragraph 170662-4.050(4)(z), 1707F.A.C.

    1708(17) Pursuant to section 1712218.075, F.S., 1714the District shall, for each fiscal year beginning October 1st and ending September 30th, reduce all permit application fees to $100, or, if a permit application fee is less than $100, by 50 percent, for any county, municipality, or third party under contract with a county or municipality, to apply for a permit on the county or municipality’s behalf, which qualifies under this subsection. A county, municipality, or third party as described above, may apply to reduce the permit application fees by submitting form 179840C-1.603(13) 1799entitled “Request to the St. Johns River Water Management District to Reduce Permit Application Fees,” effective 11-11-03, 1817which is hereby incorporated by reference and which can be obtained from St. Johns River Water Management District, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida 32177-2529, for each fiscal year certifying:

    1846(a) That the county had a population of 50,000 or less on April 1, 1994, and that the county’s population has not yet exceeded 75,000, that the municipality has a population of 25,000 or less, or that the county or municipality is not included within a metropolitan statistical area; and

    1899(b) All projects for which the fee reduction or waiver is sought will serve a public purpose; and

    1917(c) The permit application fee cost is a fiscal hardship due to one of the following:

    19331. Per capita taxable value is less than the statewide average for the current fiscal year.

    19492. Percentage of assessed property value that is exempt from ad valorem taxation is higher than the statewide average for the current fiscal year.

    19733. Any condition specified in section 1979218.503, F.S., 1981that determines a state of financial emergency.

    19884. Ad valorem operating millage rate for the current fiscal year is greater than eight mills.

    20045. A financial condition that is documented in annual financial statements at the end of the current fiscal year and indicates an inability to pay the permit processing fee during that fiscal year.

    2037(18) No fee shall be charged for applications for chapter 62-330, F.A.C., permits by the following branches of the U.S. Department of Defense: U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard.

    2070(19) No fee shall be charged for applications for chapter 40C-2, 40C-3, or 62-330, F.A.C., permits by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection or another water management district.

    2098Rulemaking Authority 2100373.044, 2101373.109, 2102373.113, 2103373.421(2) FS. 2105Law Implemented 2107218.075, 2108373.109, 2109373.4131, 2110373.421(2) FS. 2112History–New 10-1-87, Amended 6-1-88, 10-17-88, Formerly 40C-1.202, Amended 8-1-89, 10-19-89, 8-19-90, 7-21-91, 7-23-91, 8-11-91, 9-25-91, 11-12-91, 10-20-92, 11-30-92, 1-6-93, 12-6-93, 1-23-94, 4-12-95, 1-4-96, 4-25-96, 10-2-96, 10-11-01, 4-10-02, 11-11-03, 2-1-05, 2-16-10, 10-1-13, 8-14-14, 11-1-15, 2-1-18, 6-1-18.