The Natural Resources Division helps to protect, restore, and conserve the environmental resources of Charlotte County, such as the valuable ecosystems, along with plant and animal species. Natural Resources reviews all development activity proposed within Charlotte County for potential impacts to the soil, water, vegetation communities, and state or federally listed wildlife. Additional information on Coastal Construction, Sea Turtle Protection and Shoreline Protection is available online. These potential impacts are reviewed in conjunction with the Charlotte County codes and applicable state and federal laws. The codes associated with development review are available on-line.
All Charlotte County Codes and Ordinances are available on-line.
Fines and violations are defined at the end of each County code and are enforceable by the Charlotte County Code Compliance Section.
The Natural Resources Division is also tasked to manage Charlotte County's environmental lands. Charlotte County has been acquiring environmentally sensitive lands since the mid 1990's, through direct purchases, grant funds, and most recently the voter approved Conservation Charlotte program. To help protect, restore, and conserve these environmental resources the Natural Resources division actively manages Charlotte County's environmental lands. Land management is a necessity to protect the County's existing natural resource, allowing for increased flood control, filtering water resources, recharging the aquifer, cleaning the air, preserving the diversity of plant and animal species, and providing open spaces and recreational opportunities.
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2050 Forrest Nelson Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33952-5209