Getting Started

Landscape irrigation is currently authorized for no more than 2 days per week during Daylight Saving time and 1 day per week during Eastern Standard time, with the following exceptions:

  1. Irrigation using a micro-irrigation system is allowed anytime.
  2. Irrigation of new landscape, is allowed at any time of day on any day for the initial 30 days and every other day for the next 30 days for a total of one 60-day period, provided that the irrigation is limited to the minimum amount necessary for such landscape establishment.
  3. Watering in of chemicals, including insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers, fungicides, and herbicides when required by law, the manufacturer, or best management practices, is allowed anytime within 24 hours of application.
  4. Irrigation systems may be operated anytime for maintenance and repair purposes not to exceed ten minutes per hour per zone.
  5. Irrigation using a hand-held hose equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle is allowed anytime.
  6. Discharge of water from a water-to-air air conditioning unit or other water dependent cooling system is not limited.
  7. The use of water from a reclaimed water system is allowed anytime. For the purpose of this paragraph, a reclaimed water system includes systems in which the primary source is reclaimed water, which may or may not be supplemented from another source during peak demand periods.
  8. The use of recycled water from wet detention treatment ponds for irrigation is allowed anytime provided the ponds are not augmented from any ground or off-site surface water, or public supply sources.

In most cases, healthy landscape can be maintained with no more than 2 days per week irrigation during Daylight Saving time and 1 day per week during Eastern Standard time. For more information on effective and healthy landscape irrigation, visit the District's website at

The following form is an application for a permit to irrigate landscape one additional day per week. This form can only be used for smaller irrigation uses that are below the Consumptive Use Permit thresholds in Rule 40C-2.041, F.A.C. A permit application fee of $50 must be submitted with this form.

For smart irrigation controller systems, that do not meet the criteria in 373.62(7)(c), Florida Statutes, a permit should be obtained before the smart controller irrigation system is installed and operation begins. This application form may be used to apply for that permit.

You are encouraged to file this application online including payment of the application fee using the designated payment methods available on the District's website:

To save time, before you begin your application, try to have all the necessary information available so that you can refer to and attach it as necessary.

All application information saved or submitted through this site may be subject to a public records request under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and therefore made available to the public and media upon request. If you do not want information about your project made public before you submit your application, you should not begin the online application until you are prepared to submit the application to the District.

The system will automatically save your information as you move between the pages of the application.


* You must enter this information before you can submit the application.

If the application form is left idle for more than one hour, the program will shutdown without saving the information entered into the application form.

Need help? Contact the District at (386) 329-4570.