MIAMI, Fla. --
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District announced Monday a change in hours at the Miami Regulatory Field Office beginning the week of September 23, 2019. The office is open for public access Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed to the public on Fridays.
Fridays are set aside so staff may efficiently evaluate permit applications, update our database, and address other regulatory matters. Currently, the Miami office has nearly 500 pending applications. We acknowledge this action may inconvenience the public, but request your patience as we continue to administer our regulatory program as efficiently as possible.
Florida continues to have an incredible growth rate of approximately 900 new residents per day. This daily increase in residents results in the conversion of approximately 300 acres of vacant land per day into residences, businesses, shops, roads, municipal landfills, and other developments. Approximately 25 percent of Florida’s surface area is either open water or wetlands, and the majority of these areas are subject to the Corps’ regulatory program. A considerable portion of this ongoing conversion of land use requires evaluation and/or permits from the Corps. State-wide the Corps’ workload has increased from approximately 8,000 applications a year in 1996 to approximately 11,000 applications in 2018.
Release no. 19-068