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Water permit applications

For some of our permits, submit applications and other forms to the DNR online. Get a WAMS ID, complete an application, sign and pay fees in a few steps. Track permits and know exactly where they are in the permitting process. 

Register for a WAMS ID to access our Water ePermitting System to complete an online application.

Begin a new or edit an existing application, sign and pay fees online.*

View public notices of the DNR’s intention to authorize activity relating to water, including permits issued to the DNR.

Track the status of Wisconsin water permits.

Learn with instructional videos and user guides.


* = WAMS ID and password needed to log in.

Water permit activities are listed by category and include electronic and paper submittal options.

Agricultural livestock operations
General information about the application type Paper process Online process
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) View info Available*
Aquatic plant management
Dams
General information about the application type Paper process Online process
New dam construction Begin IP application*
Repair or reconstruction Begin IP application*
Transfer of ownership   Begin IP application*
Abandonment and removal   Begin IP application*
Raise and enlarge    
Storm water
Wastewater
Water supply
Waterway and wetland
General information about the application type Application
Boat ramp Begin GP or IP application*
Boathouse repair certification Begin IP application*
Boat shelter - Permanent Begin GP application*
Boat shelter - Permanent or seasonal Begin IP application*
Bridge Begin IP application*
Bridge - Clear span over streams Begin GP application*
Bridge - Municipal highway bridges, arches, culverts Begin IP application*
Culvert Begin IP application*
Culvert - without professionally engineered design Begin GP application*
Culvert - with professionally engineered design Begin GP application*
Culvert - Municipal highway bridges, arches, culverts Begin IP application*
Dams - New construction Begin IP application*
Dredging - Invasive or non-native species management Begin GP application*
Dredging - Installation of utility crossing(s) Begin GP application*
Dredging - Jetting aquatic plants Begin GP application*
Dredging - Maintenance within a drainage district Begin GP application*
Dredging - Maintenance of previously dredged area Begin GP application*
Dredging - Manual Begin GP application*
Dredging - Riparian navigational dredging of man-made impoundments - Group or association Begin GP application*
Dredging - Riparian navigational dredging of man-made impoundments - Individual Begin GP application*
Dredging - Removal of plant or animal nuisance deposits Begin GP application*
Dredging - Small scale Begin GP application*
Dredging - Streams (less than 25 yards) Begin GP application*
Dredging - Streams Begin IP application*
Dredging - Lakes Begin IP application*
Dry fire hydrant Begin GP or IP application*
Fish habitat and stocking structures Begin GP application*
Ford crossing of a stream Begin GP or IP application*
Grading Begin GP or IP application*
Habitat structure - Lake Begin IP application*
Habitat structure - Stream Begin IP application*
Habitat structure - Stream habitat projects designed by government agencies Begin GP application*
Intake or outfall structure Begin GP or IP application*
Irrigation Begin IP application*
Lake shore erosion control Begin IP application*
Lake shore erosion control - Biological Begin GP application*
Lake shore erosion control - Great Lakes Begin IP application*
Lake shore erosion control - Riprap Begin GP application*
Lake shore erosion control - Riprap repair Begin GP application*
Lake shore erosion control - Riprap replacement Begin GP application*
Lake shore erosion control - Seawall replacement Begin GP application*
Lake shore erosion control - Seawall replacement with riprap Begin GP application*
Municipal highway bridges, arches, culverts Begin IP application*
Miscellaneous structures Begin IP application*
Nonmetallic mining Begin IP application*
Pea gravel blanket Begin GP or IP application*
Pilings Begin GP or IP application*
Piers, docks & wharves Begin IP application*
Pond Begin IP application*
Pond - Landscape Begin GP application*
Pond - Stormwater pond Begin GP application*
Pond - Wildlife pond Begin GP application*
Stream realignment & enclosure Begin IP application*
Stream bank erosion control Begin IP application*
Stream bank erosion control - Bio-stabilization Begin GP application*
Stream bank erosion control - Integrated bank protection Begin GP application*
Stream bank repair of riprap (placed prior to August 1, 2007) Begin GP application*
Stream bank erosion control - Replacement of structure with bio-stabilization Begin GP application*
Stream bank erosion control - Replacement of structure with integrated bank treatment Begin GP application*
Swim rafts Begin IP application*
Temporary in-stream crossing Begin GP or IP application*
Utility wetland, bridge, structure, dredging, driving on the bed Begin GP application*
Water quality conservation activities Begin GP application*
Water ski platforms Begin IP application*
Weed rake Begin GP or IP application*
Wetland conservation Begin IP application*
Wetland conservation - Federal Begin GP application*
Wetland conservation - Not federal Begin GP application*
Wetland disturbance Begin IP application*
Wetland disturbance - Residential / industrial / commercial development Begin GP application*
Wetland disturbance - Municipal highway bridges, arches, culverts Begin GP application*
Wetland disturbance - Recreational development Begin GP application*
Wetland disturbance - Dam maintenance, repair, reconstruction Begin GP application*
Wetland - Established incidental to construction Begin GP application*
Wetland exemption requests Available*
Wetland identification
General information about the application type Online process
Wetland exemption requests Available*
Wetland identification Available*
WisDOT
General information Application Termination
WisDOT construction Online process* Online process*