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Lakeshore Residents

Welcome to the lake, where your adventure begins!

As a lakeshore resident, you will encounter changing environmental conditions, wildlife, recreational lake users (on most lakes) and governmental agencies. Sooner or later, you will probably want to make some alterations to your property or the lakeshore.

In addition to permits required by the City of Lakeland for shoreline projects, other local, state, and federal agencies may also require permits and have additional regulations. Please contact the Lakes & Stormwater Division (863-834-3300) or the City of Lakeland Building Division (863-834-6012) for more information on proper permitting procedures for shoreline projects. 

 The Lakes & Stormwater Division can also provide helpful answers to questions about:

  • Lakes
  • Stormwater ponds
  • Aquatic Vegetation (Control & Maintenance)
  • Dock and Seawall Permitting Requirements for Lakeshore Property Owners
  • Various state and local agency contact information
  • Living shorelines

As a lakeshore resident, you have privileges that other folks do not, but you also have a responsibility to educate yourself and be good stewards of the environment where you have chosen to live.  Your actions have a direct impact on the water quality of your lake.  For answers to your questions, please reach out to Lakes&Stormwater@lakelandgov.net.