State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP)

The Department of Army State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP) authorizes various activities if the applicant obtains a verification and performs the work in accordance with the terms and conditions of the SPGP. The SPGP enables the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and other agencies to issue the verification to an applicant, concurrently with their other State authorization(s), that the applicant's proposed work is authorized pursuant to the SPGP and that a separate application to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is not required. 

The Corps, on July 27, 2021, issued the Department of Army Permit titled State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP VI) State of Florida.  The permit will become effective on July 27, 2021. The FDEP, the St. Johns River Water Management District, Hillsborough County, Broward County, and the Southwest Florida Water Management District will be able to implement SPGP VI if and when updated Coordination Agreements with the Corps are executed.

SPGP VI authorizes 5 types of activities:  Shoreline stabilization (e.g., seawalls or riprap); Boat ramps; Docks; Derelict vessel removal; and Scientific Devices. The Projects authorized by this SPGP VI are those activities that qualify for and are authorized by the specific State of Florida Exemptions and General Permits cited below, as adopted by reference in Chapter 62-330, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) and meet the activity description provided in Section II. Work Authorized. The remaining paragraphs in the instrument provide additional limits on what is and is not allowed.   

Please send any questions on the above to Jacksonville District, Regulatory Division, PO Box 4970, Jacksonville, Florida 32232, Attn: Heather Mason; by phone at  (239) 334-1975 x0007; or by email at

Individual Documents


Department of the Army Permit State Programmatic General Permit (SPGP VI-R1), State of Florida
Attachment 01 Johnson’s Seagrass Range Map
Attachment 02 Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Survey Guidelines
Attachment 03 Manatee Key and Addendum
Attachment 04 Smalltooth Sawfish Critical Habitat Limited Exclusion Zones
Attachment 05 Gulf Sturgeon Migratory Restriction Zones and Critical Habitat Maps
Attachment 06 Atlantic Sturgeon Critical Habitat Exclusion Zone
Attachment 07 North American Right Whale Education Sign Zones
Attachment 08 Commencement Notification Form
Attachment 09 Self Certification Statement of Compliance
Attachment 10 Department of the Army Permit Transfer for SPGP VI
Attachment 11 Dock Construction Guidelines
Attachment 12 Federal Navigation Channels
Attachment 13 Beach Mice Habitat
Attachment 14 Wood Stork Active Nesting Colony Map
Attachment 15 Shipping Fairways
Attachment 16 Florida Panther Focus Area
Attachment 17 American Crocodile Critical Habitat Map
Attachment 18 Piping Plover Critical Habitat Maps
Attachment 19 Freshwater Mussels DCH
Attachment 20 Acropora Critical Habitat Maps
Attachment 21 Acropora Critical Habitat Essential Features
Attachment 22 Johnson’s Seagrass Critical Habitat Maps
Attachment 23 Johnson's Seagrass Critical Habitat Essential Features
Attachment 24 Loggerhead Turtle Nearshore Reproductive Critical Habitat
Attachment 25 North Atlantic Right Whale Critical Habitat
Attachment 26 Small tooth Sawfish Critical Habitat Maps
Attachment 27 Small tooth Sawfish Critical Habitat Essential Features
Attachment 28 PDCs for In-Water Activities
Attachment 29 Standard Manatee Conditions for In-Water Work
Attachment 30 North Atlantic Right Whale Information Form

                          JAXBO INFORMATION

JaxBO PDC Checklist Activity 00 SummarySheet v4

JaxBO PDC Checklist Activity 01 Shoreline v4

JaxBO PDC Checklist Activity 02 PileSupported v4

JaxBO PDC Checklist Activity 05 Scientific v4

JaxBO PDC Checklist Activity 06 Boatramp v4

JaxBO PDC Checklist Activity 07 AquaticRestoration v4

JaxBO PDC Checklist Activity 09 MarineDebrisDisposal v4