Natural Areas Research Permit

Natural Areas Management operates on a 60 day processing cycle and makes every effort to review applications within 30 days to find them complete and have an additional 30 days to decide whether to issue or deny the request. This process is driven by the volume of applications received within the office and the complexity of the request. Typically NAM is able to review and make a final decision within 45 days. You must also submit a worker approval form with your application. 

Requests for activities that sell products, commodities resulting from project(s), or services for a fee should use the Permit to Conduct Private Business on County Property that must be approved by the County as detailed in the PROS Operating Procedures 4.260.

Requests for activities governed by Administrative Order 8-3, Special Events Permits in Park & Recreation Department Facilities, should use the Special Events Permit outlined in the Administrative Order and PROS Operating Procedure 4.258.

Requests for activities governed by or subject to a lease or license agreement, programming partnership agreement, interlocal and/or interagency agreement, or Board of County Commission action should use the procedures outlines in those policies and agreements or as amended.

Issuance of a Research or Educational Reseearch Permit by itself is not an authorization to engage in those activities that are regulated or require approvals provided by additional County, State or Federal entities.