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Register
for a WAMS ID to access our SharePoint site to complete an online application.
Complete
an 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.

Get started on your water permit application Instructional videos

These videos walk you through various features of our e-permitting process and answer common questions.


Before you begin

Create a WAMS ID [YouTube Video 00:43]

WAMS, Wisconsin’s Web Access Management System, is used by many State of Wisconsin web applications for safe and secure online transactions. The DNR’s e-permitting system requires a WAMS ID to create and submit an online water permit application. You do not need a WAMS ID to track the status of an application or view a public notice.

Complete the process

Step 1: Getting to a permit application [YouTube Video 02:01]

The process of completing an electronic permit application and options to access it.

Step 2: Completing a permit application for submission [YouTube Video 03:46]

How to finish completing a permit application for electronic submission to the DNR and features that help guide you through the process.

Step 3: Adding attachments to the permit application [YouTube Video 01:19]

After completing the application, choose the attachments button to add the required attachments. Also covers how to add and delete additional attachments.

Search and track an application [YouTube Video 02:46]
Search and track the status of a submitted water permit application. View active, pending and determined permit applications.
View a public notice [YouTube Video 01:34]
View, search and filter public notices for pending applications.
Last revised: Monday May 11 2015