DENR ONE STOP Permitting

Our goal is to make the environmental permitting process as friendly and easy to understand as possible.  Whether you have an existing business or are planning a new business, we want to help you understand everything you need to know about permitting -- What permits are needed? Where can I get application forms? What is the application procedure?  Time frames?  Duration of the permit?  Cost?  etc.


Several sources of permitting information are available from the links shown below.  These links may answer your questions but, if not, feel free to use the information as a guide for contacting us directly.  Our contact for one stop permitting is Kent Woodmansey.  Depending on the situation, Kent may be able to answer your questions.  If not, he can arrange to have the pertinent staff contact you or setup a face-to-face meeting at our office.  At the meeting we will have department staff available to explain permitting issues and answer your questions. 


    Kent Woodmansey, Natural Resources Engineering Director
    Phone:  (605) 773-3351 or 1-800-GET-DENR [1-800-438-3367]


ONE STOP Permitting links:


Environmental Permitting and Regulation Guide (PDF document)


      The environmental permitting and regulation guide is a comprehensive listing/description of department permits and regulations.  Section III of this guide provides a listing of business groups and identifies what permits are frequently needed for each of the listed businesses.  A detailed flow chart is also available for each type of permit as well as staff contacts for each type of permit.


Environmental Permitting Summary (PDF document)


      This environmental permitting summary provides a listing of all department permits along with a brief description of each permit.  In addition, the summary includes the duration of the permits and the permit costs.


Alphabetical listing of all department permits/forms   OR   All department permits/forms listed by environmental program


      Either of the above links provides a comprehensive listing of all application forms for department permits.  Instructions for completing each application are also available.  Most of the application forms are available for downloading in a PDF format with a few being in either a Microsoft Word format or HTML format.  All of the application forms can be printed and filled out by hand while some may be filled out online and then printed for mailing.


Who to call? (PDF document)


      A one page phone directory of department staff organized by environmental specialty including permitting.