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e-permitting for Chapter 105 General Permits, Water Obstructions and Encroachments

As part of Governor Wolf’s commitment to improve the permitting process, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched an ePermit for Chapter 105 Wetland and Waterway Obstruction and Encroachment General Permits to make application submittal and review more efficient and enable faster responses to applicants.

DEP began accepting Chapter 105 registrations/applications for General Permits for various types of water obstruction and encroachments through the e-permitting system in October 2018. The DEP is transitioning away from paper to online electronic permit applications through e-permitting.

Opportunity for Input While in Beta

The ePermit application is fully functional and available for use to submit general permit applications, but it is in a “beta” test phase. We are creating an opportunity for users to provide feedback. Applicants are encouraged to send comments and suggestions on the ePermit to a dedicated email account: All messages will be reviewed and considered for future improvements. We intend to use this input to perfect a tool that creates transparency, consistency, efficiency and speeds up the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

View Chapter 105 & 102 EFA & Certification Update Webinar Recording June 8, 2021


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