Volusia County Emergency Permitting open house set for December 1.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
Officials with the Volusia County Government, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and coastal cities have scheduled an extended office hours open house to address emergency permitting for temporary and permanent repairs on coastal structures due to Hurricanes Ian and Nicole on Thursday, December 1, 2022, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Daytona Beach Shores Community Center, 3000 Bellemead Drive.
According to a release, representatives will be available to answer questions and assist with state and local emergency permitting, especially for seawalls, sand sources, and walkover repairs. Residents, consulting engineers, and contractors are encouraged to attend so city, county, and state employees can guide them through the process.
“Any resident who suffered coastal property damage and has questions about the permitting process is strongly encouraged to attend,” said Volusia County Growth and Resource Management Director Clay Ervin. “Staff representing multiple levels of government will be in the same room at the same time to speak individually to our impacted residents.”
For permitting requirements within Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach Shores, New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, and Ponce Inlet, contact City staff. Those who live in unincorporated areas should contact Volusia County.
For information on additional coastal questions, contact the following:
- Volusia County permit for vehicle access for closed beach driving areas: 386-238-4668 or 386-257-6000, ext. 21319
- Volusia County temporary permit: Jennifer Winters or Ryan Chabot, 386-238-4668
- FDEP field permit: Trey Hatch, 904-832-6757
- FDEP Coastal Construction Control Line permit: Doug Aarons, 850-245-7672