--------ELECTRONIC ACCOUNT AGREEMENT-------
By creating this Electronic Account, you will be able to take full advantage of the District's enhanced Permitting portal that combines the ability to electronically submit information (permit applications and compliance data) with the ability to receive electronic notices of applications, search those notices, and save those searches.
This agreement is a means for the District to minimize its liability and exposure for offering Permitting services. This agreement is worded so that you assume all risks associated with your use of the District's Permitting portal. Please read the entire agreement and make sure you understand it before accepting it.
PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND COMPLIANCE DATA
I agree to the following terms and conditions for conducting electronic transactions with the District, as well as any additional terms and conditions set forth on-line. I understand that if I do not agree to the following terms and conditions, then I will need to apply for a permit by paper and physically submit compliance data.
While payment is required for an application to be processed, you do not have to pay online. There are two methods for payment. The first, when submitting your application online, is to choose the "Pay now" button. This allows you to use your online checking account or credit card payment through a secure connection to Bank of America.
Your banking information is encrypted and the District and its employees do not have access to your credit card information. Also, your information is not retained as part of public records. The second method of payment is to choose the "Submit and pay later" button, which allows you to print an invoice and submit a check or other method of payment.
All required fields in the electronic permit application or compliance form must be filled in to submit an electronic permit application or compliance data. Electronic attachments must be in the format specified on the District's Permitting on-line application and compliance submittal forms.
Receipt of Application or Compliance Data
An electronic transaction will not be completed until the electronic permit application or compliance data is received by the District in a manner capable of being stored and printed by the District. If the ability of the District to store or print the electronic application or compliance data is inhibited or if there is an error in its transmission, then the submittal will be considered to have not been received by the District. Upon submittal, the District will send an e-mail with a submittal confirmation number to the submitter. It is recommended that the submitter keep the submittal confirmation e-mail until that person receives a receipt confirmation e-mail. Upon the District's successful receipt of the electronic application or compliance data, the District will send the submitter a receipt confirmation e-mail with a summary of the information received by the District (including the permit application number where appropriate). It is recommended that the submitter keep the receipt confirmation e-mail for future communications with the District.
Submittals received after the District's regular business hours (which end at 5:00 p.m.) will be deemed received on the District's next regular business day.
d. Errors in Submittals
By electing to submit a permit application or compliance data electronically, you are responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and readability of the document, and accept the full risk that the District may not receive the submittal or may receive the submittal with errors.
You are responsible for preventing and correcting all errors in your submittal. Please note that both before and after submitting an application or compliance data, you will have an opportunity to review a summary of the information and data. After receiving a receipt confirmation e-mail, we strongly recommend that you print out and review the summary of your submittal to ensure that all the submitted information and data is correct. You must promptly notify the District of all errors in your submittal.
e. Change in Address Information
You are responsible for promptly updating your Electronic Account information to reflect any changes to your telephone number, mailing address, or e-mail address. When your e-mail address changes, you can ask your Internet provider to forward e-mails to your new e-mail address in the interim. If you fail to update your Electronic Account information to reflect changes in your telephone number or address and the District is unable to contact you, then your permit application may become subject to denial.
f. Email Correspondence Regarding Application or Compliance Data
Any e-mail correspondence regarding your application, including, but not limited to, submittal of additional information, must be addressed to: Regulatory-Support@srwmd.org. Any e-mail correspondence regarding your submittal of compliance data must be addressed to: Regulatory-Support@srwmd.org.
g. Electronic Signature
Electronic signatures are legally valid and recognized by law. Typing in your name in the signature block and clicking "submit" is the electronic equivalent of signing your name. When more than one person's signature is required on an application, the person electronically submitting the application must attach a PDF of the scanned application form page containing the other required handwritten signatures.
h. Public Records Warning
Anything submitted or saved on the District's Permitting website may be subject to a public records request under Chapter 119, Florida Statutes, and therefore made available to the public and media upon request. Thus, if you do not want information about your project made public, you should not begin the on-line application until you are prepared to submit completed information to the District. Under Florida law, e-mail addresses contained in e-mails sent to the District are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to the District. Instead, contact the District by phone or in writing.