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Jacksonville District administers the largest regulatory permitting program in the Corps, which provides protection for waters of the United States, including federally delineated wetlands and navigable waters.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program began in 1890 with the responsibility of protecting and maintaining the nation’s navigable waterways. As a result of changing public needs and evolving policy via new laws and court decisions, protection has been extended to all waters of the United States, including many wetlands.

Jacksonville District Regulatory Division has jurisdiction over the geographic area of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Division is geographically aligned in two Permitting Branches, which are further divided into nine Sections, and a Special Projects and Enforcement Branch.

Regulatory News



USACE Recieves New Biological Opinion on 2012 Nationwide Permits - For the full article on the USACE Headquarters Page, please click here. To view the biological opinion, please click here.


The current "List of Navigable Waters of the United States within the Jacksonville District" through this link, or see the Items of Interest page or SourceBook for more details.


Southwest Florida Environmental Impact Statement 



Contact Information


Click Here for detailed contact information for all Jacksonville Regulatory Offices