Attention Water & Navigation Customers
Coming in Fall 2020: Pinellas County's New Citizen Access Portal
Apply for permits. Schedule inspections. Submit complaints. Submit applications. And more.
Visit the Citizen Access Portal page to learn about the portal and upcoming virtual information sessions.
The Water and Navigation section handles the permitting of docks and dredge and fill projects in both the unincorporated areas of Pinellas County as well as within municipal limits. The types of projects which require permits from Water and Navigation include private single family docks, multi-use docks, commercial docks, marinas, seawalls, riprap, tie poles, and all dredging or filling within the Waters of the County. Projects are reviewed for environmental impacts, navigational impacts, construction requirements, as well as consistency with the Pinellas County Water and Navigation Code.
Water and Navigation maintains many of the navigational signs and markers found throughout Pinellas County waterways and also works with local and State law enforcement officers to remove derelict vessels.