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Welcome to ePermitting

The District’s online permit system, ePermitting, provides fast access to permit information and allows applicants to complete and manage many different types of applications online. Information about environmental resource, water use and well construction permits can be accessed through ePermitting.

Benefits for Everyone

With ePermitting, anyone can access information without registering for an account. Application and permit searches can be done by using permit or application number, project name, county or date range.

As a registered account holder, you can do even more with ePermitting, such as:

  • Apply for environmental resource, water use and well construction permits
  • Submit additional application details and/or changes
  • Provide information about permit compliance
  • Request permit transfers when property ownership changes
  • Calculate permitting fees automatically
  • Subscribe to receive notifications of newly received applications
  • Pay fees online by check, Visa, Discover, American Express or MasterCard at no additional charge

To register with ePermitting, log in to the appropriate type of permit portal below. Registering is free and easy.

Well Construction Permit

A well construction permit is required prior to installation of a water well within the District. The permits ensure that wells are constructed by qualified contractors and meet rigid safety and durability standards.
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Water Use Permit

A water use permit allows withdrawal of a specified amount of water from the ground, lake or river.
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Environmental Resource Permit

An environmental resource permit is required before beginning any construction activity that would affect wetlands, alter surface water flows or contribute to water pollution.
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Third-Party Noticing

District actions regarding issuance or denial of a permit, petition or qualification for exemption only become closed to future legal challenges if third parties have been properly notified and no third party objects within a specific period. Third-party noticing information and forms are provided to assist you with proper noticing regarding your application. MORE INFO »

Permit Noticing by Email

Account holders can subscribe to receive information by email about new applications or agency action. An email notification will be sent daily based on the criteria entered and when applicable.

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Search and view current or past applications and permits by application or permit number, county, basin, water use caution area, or section, township and range.

Well Construction Permit Search

Water Use Permit Search

Environmental Resource Permit Search


Need Assistance?

Learn about:
Environmental Resource Permit Search by watching this short step-by-step video »
Water Use Permit Search by watching this short step-by-step video »
Well Construction Permit Search by watching this short step-by-step video »

Permits Map Gallery

Find permits via our geographic information system. The ePermitting system is only available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. throughout the week and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the weekends.

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