Welcome to the online Maryland Department of the Environment e-Permits interface. Projects that disturb one or more acres of earth must apply for either a General or Individual Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity, and obtain coverage under that permit before beginning earth disturbance on any part of the project. All projects may apply for a general permit unless the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) has indicated that an individual permit is required. All applicants may use the e-Permits interface whether they are applying for an individual or a general permit. More information about the application process, in addition to important documents such as the text of the General Permit and the required self-inspection form, is available at MDE’s stormwater associated with construction activity webpage: http://mde.maryland.gov/programs/water/wwp/Pages/gp_construction.aspx.
Projects that initially disturb less than one acre, but that are part of a plan of development that will ultimately disturb one acre or more, must also obtain a General or Individual Permit for Stormwater Associated with Construction Activity before beginning earth disturbance on the first part of the project.
Existing general or individual permittees who seek to increase the disturbed acreage covered by their permit must also use this interface. Increases of one acre or more will follow the same process as a new project, including a public notification period. Permittees can submit increases of less than an acre of disturbance through this interface as well. MDE will review those submittals, and generally a public notification period will not be required.
Permittees may submit transfers of authorization through this interface. To transfer the entire permit to another responsible party, use a full transfer. To transfer just a portion of the permitted area to another responsible party, use a partial transfer.
Under certain circumstances, a user may wish to withdraw a recently submitted NOI and no longer pursue permit coverage. If so, choose the Withdraw NOI link for that NOI. MDE will review the withdrawal before accepting it.
Coverage under this general permit will expire when the General Permit is reissued or expires, when a Notice of Termination has been completed and accepted by MDE, or when MDE administratively terminates coverage for a site, whichever occurs first. Permittees may submit Notices of Termination through this interface.
Per the language of the existing General Permit (Part VI.C), an expired general permit continues in force and effect until a new general permit is issued.
To begin using the interface, create an account using the link to the right. This electronic government service includes a 3% service/convenience fee for credit card payments or $3 eCheck fee processed through this online service. This fee is assessed by NICUSA, Inc., Maryland's eGovernment service provider, a third party working under a contract administered by the Maryland Department of Information Technology (DoIT). The service fee is used to develop, maintain, and expand the online service offerings of the state and is non-refundable. Accepted credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
For technical support regarding the interface, please click on the 24/7 Support link at the top of this page. For information regarding permits, permitting processes, and permit requirements, please contact:
MDE Compliance Program
Phone: (410) 537-3019