Sample Permit Application

This is a static version of the DNR Water Permit application made available for demonstrative purposes only and therefore functions without logic.

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  • STATE OF INDIANA
    DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

    JOINT PERMIT APPLICATION FOR CONSTRUCTION WITHIN A FLOODWAY OF A
    STREAM OR RIVER; NAVIGABLE WATERWAY; PUBLIC FRESH WATER LAKE; AND
    DITCH RECONSTRUCTION

    STOP *** INSTRUCTIONS ***

    This application can be used to apply for: (1) alteration of the bed or shoreline of a public freshwater lake; (2) construction or reconstruction of any ditch or drain having a bottom depth lower than the normal water level of a freshwater lake of 10 acres or more and within 1/2 mile of the lake; (3) construction within the floodway of any river or stream; (4) placing, filling, or erecting a permanent structure in; water withdrawal from; or material extraction from; a navigable waterway; (5) extraction of mineral resources from or under the bed of a navigable waterway; and (6) construction of an access channel.

    Use the following checklist to determine which permit to apply for. If you have trouble deciding which permit you need, please contact Technical Services Section at our toll free number 1-877-928-3755 or 317-232-4160.

    Your project may require one or more of the following permits. You may apply for multiple permits under one application by checking more than one permit type. You will be charged a permit fee and an enhanced access fee for each type of permit you apply for.


    PERMIT TYPE
      Projects in Public Freshwater Lakes under IC 14-26-2, the Lake Preservation Act
    states that no person may change the level of the water or shoreline of a public freshwater lake by excavating, filling in, or otherwise causing a change in the area or depth or affecting the natural resources scenic beauty or contour of the lake below the waterline or shoreline, without first securing the written approval of the Department of Natural Resources. A written permit from the Department is also required for construction of marinas; new seawall; seawall refacing; underwater beaches; boatwells; boat well fills; fish attractors; and any permanent structures within the waterline or shoreline of a public freshwater lake. The Act further states that each permit application must be accompanied by a non-refundable $25 statutory fee. Additionally, there is a $15 enhanced access fee for online permit filing.

     
      Ditch Reconstruction under IC 14-26-5, the Lowering of the Ten Acre Lake Act
    also know as the "Ditch" Act states that no person may order or recommend the location, establishment, construction, reconstruction, repair, or recleaning any ditch or drain having a bottom depth lower than the normal water level of a freshwater lake of 10 acres or more and within 1/2 mile of the lake without first securing the written approval of the Department of Natural Resources. The Act further states that each permit application must be accompanied by a non-refundable $25 statutory fee. Additionally, there is a $15 enhanced access fee for online permit filing.

     
      Construction in a Floodway under IC 14-28-1, the Flood Control Act
    requires that any person proposing to construct a structure, place fill, or excavate material within the floodway of any river or stream must obtain the written approval of the Department of Natural Resources prior to initiating the activity. The Act further states that each permit application must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 statutory fee. Additionally, there is a $15 enhanced access fee for online permit filing.

     
      Projects in Navigable Waters under IC 14-29-1, the Navigable Waterways Act
    requires that prior written approval be obtained from the Department of Natural Resources for placing, filling, or erecting a permanent structure in; water withdrawal from; or mineral extraction from; a navigable waterway or Lake Michigan. No statutory Fee. Additionally, there is a $15 enhanced access fee for online permit filing.

     
      Sand or Gravel Removal under IC 14-29-3, the Sand and Gravel Permits Act
    requires that prior written approval be obtained from the Department of Natural Resources for removal of sand, gravel, stone, or other mineral or substance from or under the bed of a navigable waterway. The Act further states that each permit application must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 statutory fee. Additionally, there is a $15 enhanced access fee for online permit filing.

     
      Access Channels under IC 14-29-4, the Construction of Channels Act
    requires that prior written approval of the Department of Natural Resources be obtained for construction of an artificial; or the improved channel of a natural watercourse; connecting to any river or stream for the purpose of providing access by boat or otherwise to public or private industrial, commercial, housing, recreational, or other facilities. each permit application must be accompanied by a non-refundable $100 statutory fee. Additionally, there is a $15 enhanced access fee for online permit filing.

     
    Please select the county where the project will be located
     
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    Primary Applicant is A Business An Individual



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