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Surface Water

Stormwater Permit for Construction Activities

Effective July 1, 2018, Stormwater fees for the General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities are effective and due when the Notice of Intent is submitted. A permit will not be issued until the fee has been received by check or credit card.

Payment Options:

  • Mail a check: Payable to "DENR" and memo line with the project name from the NOI. Mail to the address at the top of the NOI form.    If you email the NOI, mention that a check is being mailed. We will not process the NOI until the check has been received in our office.
  • Check by phone: Submit the NOI by email. Call 1-800-737-8676 to make the payment.
  • Pay by credit card: Submit the NOI by email. Call 1-800-737-8676 to make the payment.
  • Notice of Intents (NOIs) must include the first year's fee, billed to the owner of the project as follows:

    Permits issued prior to July 1, 2018, will receive an invoice for the annual fee in December 2018, with a due date of January 31, 2019.

    Permit applications received prior to July 1, 2018, but not yet issued, will not have an annual fee due until the December 2018 invoice mailing.

    Effective April 1, 2018, South Dakota's General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities permit was reissued. Existing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) need to be updated by October 1, 2018, as required by Section 5.1.1 of the new permit.

    If you are planning a construction project, you may need a permit for stormwater discharges from your construction site. Construction activities include:

    Any construction activity disturbing one or more acres must have coverage under a stormwater permit. Any sites that are part of a larger plan or sale may also need a permit, if the total plan meets the acreage requirement.

    The permit has simple and uniform terms to prevent any stormwater from becoming polluted prior to leaving your construction site. You should make sure to read and understand the conditions of the permit. A copy of the Stormwater Construction Permit is available in adobe acrobat format. You may also obtain a hard copy by contacting DENR.

    To obtain coverage under the general stormwater permit, fill out the Notice of Intent. You must submit the form to DENR at least 15 days prior to starting your project to the mailing address or email address:

    Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    Surface Water Quality Program
    523 East Capitol
    Pierre, SD 57501

    If your project is already in progress, you should submit a Notice of Intent immediately. If the project is within city limits, DENR recommends you contact the city to determine if there are any additional requirements.

    Pollution Prevention Plans. As part of the stormwater permit, you must develop a pollution prevention plan. You must have your plan in place before construction begins. The requirements of the pollution prevention plan can be found here.