- Contact information
- For information on this page, contact:
- Jim Bertolacini
Storm Water Program Coordinator
Construction site storm water permits
Notice: Under 2011 Wisconsin Act 167, Section 30.19 of the Wisconsin Statutes was amended to exempt a person from the permit requirements for grading on the bank of a navigable water for any land grading activity authorized under a storm water discharge permit issued under Section 283.33 of the Wisconsin Statutes. Accordingly, as of August 1, 2012, a person with a construction site covered under a WPDES Construction Site Storm Water Discharge Permit pursuant to Chapter NR 216 of the Wisconsin Administrative Code is not required to obtain a permit under Chapter 30.19 for grading on the bank of a navigable water.
The DNR’s construction site permit requires landowners to install practices to help decrease the amount of sediment that pollutes Wisconsin’s waterways from construction projects. Land disturbance during a construction project exposes bare soil which can erode during storm events. Practices help decrease the amount of sediment that runs off during a storm event.
Erosion control plans contain specific practices to reduce erosion, divert storm water from disturbed or exposed construction site areas, and trap and control the transport of sediment and other pollutants. Construction site permits contain requirements for controlling erosion and storm water during construction as well as managing storm water runoff after construction is completed.
- Permit overview
Information on construction site erosion control and storm water discharge permits, how to apply with a Water Resources Application for Project Permits (WRAPP) (equivalent to the NOI), fees, and erosion control and storm water management plan requirements.
- Access the WRAPP, general permit, and other forms
Download the WRAPP form (equivalent to the NOI), General Permit to Discharge Construction Site Storm Water Runoff - WPDES Permit No. WI-S067831-4, inspection forms, and Notice of Termination (NOT).
- Find permit information
Search database for information on construction site applicants and permittees.
- Order publications/technical guidance
Obtain technical guidance on construction and post-construction Best Management Practices (BMPs).
- View presentations
View presentations from past workshops on construction and post-construction management practices.
Find information on technical standards for management practices and models.
- Erosion Control and Storm Water Management Plans
- DNR storm water contacts