Do I Need a Permit?

The following screening tool is designed to show what kinds of activities require an MCWD permit. Once you have an idea of whether your planned project may require a permit, use our online permitting portal to fill out a pre-application, and we’ll assist you through the application process.

Your project may require more than one permit. Please answer all questions to see the full results of possible permits needed. This screening tool only evaluates your project for MCWD regulatory triggers. Your project may require permits from agencies other than MCWD such as the City, County, DNR, or USACE. This screening tool is not an official determination. Official determination can only be made by MCWD permitting staff.

If the City where the project is occurring requires official documentation from MCWD, please contact permitting staff to request documentation. Staff will want to verify the details of your project.

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