Permit Requirements and Conditions


Permits will be granted for actions which meet all of the following conditions:

  • Actions will not result in increases in stormwater discharge rates to adjoining properties or to waters of the state for the 5-year, 25-year, and 100-year- 24-hour rainfall events.
  • All actions must utilize standards procedures for controlling runoff rates, nutrients, and sediments
  • Stormwater management plan for alterations of impervious surface, subdivisions, plats, planned unit developments, highway, streets, roads, parking lots, public water access, stormwater infrastructure, inlets to waters of the state, bridges, culverts.
  • Actions involving ice ridges are allowed only for purposes of repairing existing shoreline damage; no ice ridge modifications which result in an increase of runoff to a lake or natural vegetation disturbance are allowed, except that a 4 foot wide walkway may be constructed upon an ice ridge.
  • Actions involving the stabilization of shorelines or stream banks (including rip-rap), or installation of beach sand blankets must use non-polluting fill. 
  • Retaining walls in the shore impact zone are allowed only for the purposes of correcting existing slope instability or erosion;  the base of such walls must be above the highest known water level.

Complete applications must be submitted to the District office for review and approval.  Applicants must present all of the items below prior to consideration by the District.

  • All necessary maps, plans, specifications, and calculations in duplicate.  Additional information may be required by the District after initial review.
  • Permit application in /field inspection fees according to the most recent schedule as set by the Board of Managers.  Application must be signed by the property owner or governmental unit.
  • Street location/vicinity map
  • A cash performance surety may also be required.

Complete applications are usually reviewed within 14 days, however the District reserves the right to allow 60 days for approval from receipt of completed application.  Once all plans and other permit requirements are met, the Board of Managers or their Designee will approve your permit.  You can pick up the signed permit at the District office or we can mail it to you by request. PRWD Staff will inform you within ten (10) days written notice of any deficiencies in your application and ask you to make necessary changes. 

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