The presence of the gopher tortoises in most counties is mitigated through permitting and relocation by an authorized agent. However, some counties make it more difficult to relocate than others.
Generally, costs can run from $500 to $2,500 per tortoise based on capture methods and permitting requirements of FWC. On the low end, tortoises can be relocated on site in some situations, but if off-site relocation is required, a relocation fee is required in addition to permitting and excavation costs.
Hire a qualified environmental consultant if this layer is showing on a property you are about to purchase.