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Permitting Contact Information

If you have questions or need assistance with permitting or regulatory issues, please contact the District's permitting offices. 

District Headquarters

General Permitting Questions, Water Use Permitting, Well Construction Permitting
81 Water Management Drive
Havana, FL 32333
Phone:  (850) 539-5999
Fax:  (850) 539-2777

Water Use Permitting:  Craig Freeman
Well Construction Permitting and Water Well Contractor Licensing:  Lyn Shiver

Performance and Compliance Improvement (Water Use Permitting)
Phone:  (850) 539-2625
Dylan Ryals-Hamilton

(Environmental Resource Permitting Only)
Phone:  (850) 539-5999
Janet Strutzel (Environmental questions)
Brandon Winter (Engineering questions)
Ari Rabinavich (Administrative questions)

Performance and Compliance Improvement (ERP, Surface Water, Agriculture) Water Resource Representatives
Ross Hutto (Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Holmes, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla)
Phone: (850) 539-2627
Mike Rundel (Bay, Gadsden, Jackson, Washington)
Phone: (850) 539-2642

Performance and Compliance Improvement (Wells and Wells Enforcement)
Lyle Hatchett
Phone: (850) 539- 2911
Eric Thomas
Phone: (850) 539-2655

E-Permitting Resources

Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) E-Permitting Application

Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) Document Search

Online Well Permit Management Account

For questions related to applications submitted in Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla counties, please contact:

Engineering - Brandon Winter
Environmental Sciences - Janet Strutzel OR Ken Greenwood

Defuniak Springs Field Office

Well Construction, Dam Safety, Minor Forestry Works, Agricultural Surface Water, Environmental Resource Permitting

700 US Highway 331 South
Defuniak Springs, FL 32435

Phone:  (850) 683-5048
Fax:  (850) 683-5051

Well Construction Permitting: Lauri Godair

Performance and Compliance Improvement (ERP, Surface Water, Agriculture) Water Resource Representatives
(Okaloosa, Walton)
Phone: (850) 683-5044 

Gary Meredith (Escambia, Santa Rosa)
Phone: (850) 951-4679

Case Pitcher (All District counties)
Phone: (850) 951-4664 

Water Use Reporting

Submit a Compliance Report

Submit compliance reports to:



Phone: (850) 539-5999