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Legislative Authority

The Captiva Erosion Prevention District (CEPD) is a beach and shore preservation district under the Laws of Florida Chapter 2000-399 and shall exercise powers and duties of a beach and shore preservation authority and independent special district.  

The boundaries of the District include all of Captiva Island from the centerline of Blind Pass to the centerline of Redfish Pass and extend 300 feet into the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound.

The CEPD Board of Commissioners powers include but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop and execute a logical and suitable program for comprehensive beach and shore preservation.
  • Construct, reconstruct, or improve Erosion Prevention Projects* in and for the District.
  • Borrow funds.
  • Exercise the power of eminent domain.
  • Exercise jurisdiction, control, and supervision over the construction of any Erosion Prevention Project within the District and to make and enforce such rules and regulations for the maintenance and operation of any such projects.
  • Restrain, enjoin, or otherwise prevent any person, firm, or corporation, public or private, from establishing or constructing any Erosion Prevention Project within the District without the prior written approval of the District Board.
  • Contract for services of engineers, attorney, accountants, financial or other consultants, and such other agents and employees as the District Board may require.
  • Enter upon private property for purposes of making surveys, soundings, drillings, and examinations.
  • Levy and assess an ad valorem tax to pay for maintenance, operation, and corporate purposes.
  • Levy special assessments upon benefitted property for the construction or reconstruction of an erosion prevention project.

* "Erosion Prevention Projects" or "Project" are defined as any seawalls, groins, breakwaters, bulkheads, fills, and other works, structures, equipment or other facilities used for beach renourishment or erosion control as defined by s. 161.021(3), Florida Statutes, and in each case necessary or useful in the protection of the lands, including beaches, within the District from tidal action and other causes of beach and coastal erosion.

Florida Law ch 2000-399.pdf
InformationWhere to find it
Legal Name CitedCaptiva Erosion Prevention District
Contact Information On File
PO Box 365, Captiva, FL, 33924
11513 Andy Rosse Lane, 3rd Floor, Unit 4, Captiva, FL, 33924
Public Purpose StatementLegislative Authority
District MapCaptiva, FL
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Special District Charter and StatutesEnabling Legislation
Code of EthicsCode of Ethics
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