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about storm water runoff
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Erosion at bottom of a field

Erosion control plans are developed before the WRAPP is submitted.

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Contact information
For information on this page, contact:
Jim Bertolacini
Storm Water Program Coordinator

Construction site storm water permit forms

Landowners must submit a Water Resources Application for Project Permits (WRAPP) to obtain construction site storm water permit coverage from DNR. Signing the WRAPP is also a certification that an applicant has read, understands and will implement the erosion control and storm water management plan(s) in accordance with the conditions of the Construction Site Storm Water Runoff General Permit No. WI–S067831–5. Applicants should read the general permit and make a copy of it for the project’s files.

When to submit the WRAPP

  • Submit the WRAPP at least 14 working days before land disturbing construction activities begin.
  • Coverage occurs automatically 14 working days after DNR receives a complete application, unless the applicant receives notification that the “clock has stopped” and additional information or review is needed.

The DNR may withhold automatic coverage to review erosion control and storm water management plans or evaluate concerns with wetlands, endangered and threatened species or historic or archaeological sites. The WRAPP should be submitted as early as possible after the appropriate erosion control and storm water management plans have been developed. This will allow additional time if DNR staff require site–specific changes to the plan.

How to apply

Beginning September 14, 2015, applicants submitting a WRAPP for coverage under the construction site storm water permit must use the online e-permitting application system. The e-permitting system is available for use at water permit applications. The e-permitting system does not require any special software and is completely web-based and available using any internet browser.

User Support Tools Date
Instructional training videos
Step-by-step help document [PDF] May 2019

Delegation of signature authority

Use this form to delegate electronic signature authority for submittals in our Water Permit system (such as electronic Notices of Intent or Notices of Termination). Submission of this form constitutes notice by the landowner or permittee that the person electronically signing the electronic submittal is authorized to do so on behalf of the landowner or permittee.

Form Form # Date
Delegation of Signature Authority [PDF] 3400–220 November 2018

Site inspections

Use these forms for site inspections and keep them in the project’s files.

Inspection Form Form # Date
Construction Site Inspection Report [PDF] 3400–187 November 2016
Construction Site Inspection Corrective Action Photos [PDF] 3400–187A November 2016

Permit cost

An application fee for the permit is charged with the submittal of the WRAPP. The fee is based upon the acres of land disturbance.

Acres of Land Disturbance Application Fee
At least one but less than five $140
five or more and less than 25 $235
25 or greater $350

Permit coverage

Coverage under the Construction Site Storm Water Runoff General Permit No. WI–S067831–5 [PDF] in effect for three years from the date of coverage. If construction is not complete and the site stabilized within three years, the applicant must resubmit a WRAPP and select the box “Storm Water NOI - Renewal Construction”.

Transferring permit coverage

Complete, sign, and submit the Transfer of Coverage form if site ownership has changed for the original project. If there are significant changes to the project (such as a change in scope, impervious area, location, etc.), contact the DNR to determine if transfer is appropriate.

Form Form # Date
Transfer of Coverage 3400–222 November 2018

Terminating permit coverage

Once construction is completed and the site stabilized, the permittee must submit a Notice of Termination. If the site qualifies, the DNR will notify the permittee in writing that the site is no longer covered under the permit. Beginning May 1, 2019, permittees must use the online water permits system to request termination of permit coverage.

Form Online Process
Notice of Termination Available*

* = WAMS ID and password needed to log in.

Other DNR permits

If the construction site is near waterways and wetlands, landowners may need other permits from the DNR. Obtain other Waterway and Wetlands Permits from the DNR if needed for construction near wetlands, streams and other waterways.

Last revised: Wednesday May 29 2019