Almost every project DMC designs required jurisdictional and regulatory agency permitting. This often involves local state or federal entities such as cities, counties, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Water Management Districts, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Department of Transportation and United States Army Corps of Engineers. At DMC our experience has taught us the most successful approach to permitting is to clearly communicate the needs of our client to the regulatory staff on the on-set with a permit pre-application meeting with all the agencies. We set up onsite meetings with all the proper agency staff to clearly outline the intent of the project and listen to their suggestions before any applications are submitted. This approach gives the regulatory staff a better understanding of the site conditions and sets in place a clear line of communication that result in reduced costs for both field work required as well as a shorter permitting timeline for our clients.