Nontidal Wetland and Waterway Permits, Approvals and Certifications

  • Effective July 1, 2008, all applicants for wetlands and waterways authorizations issued by the Wetlands and Waterways Program of the Maryland Department of the Environment and Tidal Wetlands licenses issued by the Board of Public Works, must pay an application fee. 

  • Joint Federal/State Application for the Alteration of Any Floodplain, Waterway, Tidal or Nontidal Wetland in Maryland - revised April 2018 
  • Related Documents:
    • Permit Guide 3.19 (.pdf)
    • Contiguous Property Owner and Appropriate Local Official Certification of Notification Form (.pdf)
    • Contiguous Property Owner and Appropriate Local Official Notification (Sample Letter) (.pdf)
    • Public Notice Billing Approval Form (.pdf)
    • Phase I Mitigation Plan - Required Information (.pdf)
    • Phase II Mitigation Plan - Required Information (.pdf)
    • Wetlands and Waterways Program ChecklistInformation Required for a complete application.
    • Nontidal Wetlands Sample Plans
      1. Crossing Plan (sample) crossing plan.pdf
      2. Detailed Impact Plan (sample) detailed impact plan.pdf
      3. Stream Cross-Section (sample) x-sect and summary.pdf
  • Other permits/forms
    • SCD Certification and MDE Concurrence for Proposed Agricultural Activities in Nontidal Wetlands ​ (.pdf)
    • Dam Safety Permits  (Permit Guide 3.25)
    • General Waterway Construction Permit (GWCP) (.pdf)
    • Tier II Basic Checklist (.pdf)
    • Tier II pH Form (.pdf)